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  • Gartner: Local PC market ends 2003 on a high

    By ARN Staff | 25 February, 2004 16:10

    The Australian PC market ended 2003 on a strong note, growing 16.1 per cent compared with 2002. Meanwhile quarter-on-quarter comparison (the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter of 2003) showed growth was up by 3 per cent.

  • Watts bangs the drum

    By Brian Corrigan | 25 February, 2004 16:04

    John Watts has promised he will “keep banging the drum” after his appointment as the new president of the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia.

  • Juniper has Cisco in its sights

    By Alison Turner | 25 February, 2004 15:53

    Router vendor, Juniper Networks, is to acquire firewall specialist, NetScreen Technologies, in a deal worth about $US4 billion.

  • Democrats: FTA threatens small software players

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 25 February, 2004 15:49

    The recently agreed text of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US sets a dangerous precedent in the intellectual property (IP) arena, stifling competition and handcuffing the actions of small software players, according to a prominent Australian Democrat.

  • iiNet acquires FlowCom ISP

    By Nadia Cameron | 25 February, 2004 15:46

    Perth-based ISP iiNet has acquired the FlowCom ISP business for $6.3 million in cash.

  • Trend Micro schedules conference

    By Alison Turner | 25 February, 2004 15:45

    Trend Micro plans to hold an annual conference for its resellers.

  • MBO within reach: Alstom

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 25 February, 2004 15:39

    The management of distributor, Alstom Information Technology, is putting the finishing touches on a buyout bid that will see local management take over the company from its French energy and transport parent company on February 27.

  • Data#3 warms to MBS

    By Brett Winterford | 25 February, 2004 15:09

    ASX-listed reseller Data#3 has placed its bets with Microsoft Business Solutions for business applications, as the company moves to align itself with the most successful channel-focused vendors in each product category.

  • Swiftel to offer DSL users an extra phone line

    By Nadia Cameron | 25 February, 2004 14:40

    West Australian ISP Swiftel will soon commence trials of a second phone line service for its broadband customers to run over their DSL connection.

  • MS designing message transfer agent for network edge

    By John Fontana | 25 February, 2004 12:31

    Microsoft said on Tuesday it plans to offer a new standalone message transfer agent that runs on the edge of corporate networks to securely handle the flow of e-mail to and from the Internet.

  • Intel: Digital home needs interoperability with DRM

    By Martyn Williams | 25 February, 2004 12:00

    Intel CEO, Craig Barrett, has called for the adoption of a worldwide digital rights management (DRM) system that allows consumers the flexibility to manipulate the content they own in ways of their choosing.

  • Optima looks west for expansion

    By Alison Turner | 25 February, 2004 11:53

    ASX-listed PC vendor, Optima ICM, is looking to expand its business into Western Australia.

  • Hitachi's 300GB runs at 10,000rpm

    By Chris Mellor | 25 February, 2004 10:17

    Hitachi has announced what is believed to be the highest ever capacity enterprise-class hard drive.

  • E-commerce patent seeker threat fades

    By Matthew Cooney | 25 February, 2004 08:59

    Local e-commerce companies are hopeful that they've seen the last of DE Technologies, the Canadian firm that tried to claim licensing fees from New Zealand e-tailers last year, but the company's CEO claims the matter will be resolved by the courts.

  • Veritas Software overhauls storage software

    By Linda Rosencrance | 25 February, 2004 08:36

    Veritas Software Tuesday released Storage Foundation 4.0, the latest version of its storage management and virtualization software that allows companies to deploy utility computing across storage, servers and applications.

  • Novell turns around Q1 results

    By Todd R. Weiss | 25 February, 2004 08:35

    Networking software maker Novell posted revenue of US$267.1 million and net income of US$10.1 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2004, reversing a net loss of US$11.8 million for the same period one year ago.

  • Gates promotes Microsoft's security efforts

    By Joris Evers | 25 February, 2004 08:30

    Microsoft is "on the right track" in securing its software, the company's Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said Tuesday in a presentation that included new details on a Windows XP update and the company's spam-fighting efforts.

  • Govt help needed, says software community

    By Brett Winterford | 25 February, 2004 07:26

    Australia’s software industry is looking for more access to grants, tax concessions and Government procurement, according to a recent study conducted on behalf of ARN.

  • Chip technology rekindles cartridge debate

    By Steven Deare | 25 February, 2004 07:25

    Fuji Xerox has refused to comment on the new wireless microchip technology of five laser printers launched this month that further restricts the use of third-party cartridges.

  • Coalition forms to steer VoIP policy

    By Jim Duffy | 25 February, 2004 07:07

    A group of companies, including AT&T, MCI, Intel and Texas Instruments, has banded together in an effort to influence VoIP regulation and policy making.

  • Asus Chromebox: a simple business PC that won’t take up too much space

    The Asus Chromebox takes advantage of the Cloud to provide a small desktop that can be used by multiple users with ease. Read more

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