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  • Aruba introduces 'explosion resistant' WLAN gear

    "Explosion resistant" isn't a label most of us expect to see on a wireless LAN access point, but Aruba Networks' new rugged access points are aimed at industrial and outdoor applications where conditions are harsh, hazardous and even explosive.

  • Human error tops the list of security threats

    When it comes to security, human threats score much higher than those posed by technology. So says a new survey by consulting firm Deloitte of more than 100 technology, media and telecommunications companies worldwide.

  • Microsoft responds to Save XP petition

    Microsoft's decision to discontinue OEM and packaged sales of Windows XP at the end of June - leaving businesses and consumers with the less-than-celebrated Vista as their only choice of Windows operating system - has drawn considerable criticism and led to an outpouring of support for the continuation of XP sales.

  • UXC buys Getronics Australia

    ASX-listed services company, UXC (ASX: UXC), has acquired Getronics Australia for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is UXC's largest to date and one of many planned this year.

  • SA CIO jumps ship to IBM, Mills takes over

    The former CIO for the state government of South Australia, Grantly Mailes, has added himself to the long list of IT customers defecting to vendorland by joining the ranks of IBM's global services division in Melbourne while Andrew Mills has been appointed as his replacement.

  • Integrators working to train and retain

    The skills shortage continues to cause havoc across the IT industry, with spiralling salaries a major concern. In an attempt to tackle this ongoing problem, several integrators are trialling innovative ways of training and retaining personnel.

  • Security pros: Kill ActiveX

    A wave of bugs in the plug-in technology used by Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser has some security experts, including those at US-CERT, recommending that users disable all ActiveX controls.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer: More investments coming

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday future growth for the company hinges on continued investment that matches the company's multi-billion dollar revenue and operating income, and that the company will be very active in pumping money into eight core areas.

  • Yahoo: Will any other suitors come a-courting?

    While Google has reportedly shown an interest in collaborating with Yahoo to ward off a potential takeover bid from Microsoft, and other companies have contacted Yahoo, it's unlikely that any of them could beat Microsoft's offer, analysts said Monday.

  • HP user groups join forces

    There is strength in numbers, according to the leaders of three HP user groups, who this week announced they will seek approval to join forces and pool resources to better serve more than 50,000 members worldwide.