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  • Industry group defines spyware

    By Robert McMillan | 28 October, 2005 08:28

    A new coalition of technology companies and public interest organizations has hit some early milestones in its effort to combat spyware. On Thursday, the Anti-Spyware Coalition published two documents that the group hopes will take the computer security industry a step closer toward agreeing on a set of best practices for stopping this type of annoying and invasive software.

  • Users concerned about data security, encryption

    By Lucas Mearian | 28 October, 2005 08:25

    Keeping data secure, tracking who uses it and managing it in a way that maintains backup windows and keeps information available to customers -- especially after an interruption in service or a disaster -- are among the top issues for IT executives, according to users who took part in a panel discussion yesterday at Storage Networking World.

  • Sony Q2 profit almost halved on flat sales

    By Martyn Williams | 28 October, 2005 08:24

    Sony saw its net profit almost halve during the quarter from July to September as overall sales stalled, the company said on Thursday.

  • BenQ Mobile aims to double handset market share

    By Dan Nystedt | 28 October, 2005 08:23

    The new mobile phone company born from BenQ's acquisition of Siemens's mobile phone division earlier this year has set a heady agenda for itself, vowing to double its share of the global handset market within the next few years, turn profitable by the end of 2006, and reduce costs by Euro 500 million (US$604 million) without laying off a single worker.

  • Orange targets businesses with new Windows devices

    By Nancy Gohring | 28 October, 2005 08:19

    Orange added two new Windows Mobile 5.0 products to its line of devices geared toward business users, the company said Thursday.

  • Microsoft revenues up slightly for first quarter

    By Elizabeth Montalbano | 28 October, 2005 07:54

    Microsoft revenues were up slightly for its first quarter ended Sept. 30, driven by demand for core platform software such as the Windows OS and SQL Server, as well as growth in PC and server shipments, the company said Thursday.

  • New Sage business seeks channel

    By Julia Talevski | 28 October, 2005 07:41

    Sage Group is looking to grow its channel ranks to coincide with a newly launched product division, Sage CRM.

  • Users see disaster recovery as a top issue

    By Lucas Mearian | 27 October, 2005 13:30

    A panel of users at this week's Storage Networking World in Orlando said they are either having difficulty funding disaster recovery projects or are rethinking how they protect data to better ensure 100 percent reliability in restoring systems in case of a disaster.

  • EMC snubbed by open-source storage group lead by IBM

    By Lucas Mearian | 27 October, 2005 13:16

    EMC said it won't be part of an open-source storage management group that plans to develop software that can not only discover multivendor devices on a storage network, but also control those devices in a standard way.

  • PatchLink delivers partner program

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 27 October, 2005 12:15

    Patch management software vendor, PatchLink, has brought its global partner program to Australia to give dealers a personalised Web portal along with marketing and sales tools, technical training and support staff.

  • Free service unshackles VoIP users

    By Mitchell Bingemann | 27 October, 2005 11:51

    The days of having to be locked in to your Internet phone call provider are over, thanks to a free service by a local technology company.

  • SMB broadband connection hits 77 percent: survey

    By Howard Dahdah | 27 October, 2005 09:32

    A snapshot of broadband in the Australian SMB market reveals DSL to be the most popular delivery method of high-speed Internet; users average a monthly spend of $20 to $50 and download less than 5GB of data in that time.

  • Nortel and Websense join forces

    By Computerworld Staff | 27 October, 2005 08:47

    Nortel and Websense have joined forces to develop a Web content filtering solution to protect GSM/UMTS mobile handsets from receiving and accessing unwanted content.

  • Blueprints key to IT project success

    By Michael Crawford | 27 October, 2005 08:44

    Standardized implementation blueprints like those used by builders and architects would help IT shops to ensure projects meet business goals.

  • Google Web page fuels speculation

    By Nancy Gohring | 27 October, 2005 08:30

    The latest chapter in the often-fantastic saga of Google is now out. This time, it's about how Google plans to crush eBay.

  • Chip shortage will hit MP3 players, says Creative

    By Martyn Williams | 27 October, 2005 08:16

    An industry-wide shortage of a key flash memory chips will hit the availability of some models of MP3 player during the upcoming holiday shopping period, the head of Creative Technology's U.S. unit said Wednesday.

  • Nokia rolls out entry-level CDMA phones

    By Nancy Gohring | 27 October, 2005 08:16

    Nokia will offer two new CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) handsets that are part of its continued push into emerging markets, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Sun's Java middleware to support Windows, HP-UX

    By China Martens | 27 October, 2005 07:53

    Sun Microsystems made a flurry of announcements centered around its Solaris 10 operating system Wednesday. The news included the release of a new version of its Java Enterprise System (Java ES) subscription-based enterprise middleware, which will now support additional non-Sun operating systems.

  • Coles Myer scores iTunes cards

    By Nadia Cameron | 27 October, 2005 07:49

    The Coles Myer Group has scooped an exclusive deal with Apple to sell a series of pre-paid cards for its newly launched iTunes Australia music store.

  • Microsoft to retire Exchange Server 5.5 by year's end

    By Elizabeth Montalbano | 27 October, 2005 07:46

    Microsoft will be retiring Exchange Server 5.5 and support for the product at the end of the year and is recommending users upgrade to the latest version, the company said Wednesday.

  • 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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