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  • Apple fixes 18 flaws in Tiger's Java

    Apple has updated Java for Mac OS X 10.4, a.k.a. Tiger, to patch 18 different vulnerabilities, including some fixed as long ago as May by Java's maker, Sun Microsystems.

  • Symantec readies Norton 360 update

    Symantec is just weeks away from shipping a test version of the next major update to its Norton 360 desktop security-and-backup software, with the product expected to ship by the end of March.

  • Draft standards for VDSL2 equipment released

    Australia's Communications Alliance has revealed draft standards for the customer equipment that will be required for adoption of the next era in broadband technology - Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line 2 (VDSL2).

  • Forrester: collaboration software adoption to rise in '08

    About half of IT decision makers at companies with 1000 employees or more expect to implement a formal collaboration technology strategy in 2008, according to a year-end survey by Forrester Research. The interest in collaborative technology offerings tips heavily in favour of Microsoft at 55 per cent, which outpaced every other incumbent vendor by at least 40 per cent and clobbered up-and-coming vendors such as Google, which received no interest.

  • Filing reveals that Cognos went to IBM first

    Cognos executives first approached IBM in the months leading up to IBM's pending US$5 billion deal to buy the company, not the other way around, according to a document Cognos submitted Friday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • ePartners arrives in Australia

    Texas-based Microsoft business solutions integrator, ePartners, has kicked off its Australian operations as part of plans to build up its international might.

  • Mature IT workers back in vogue

    For years they were shunned for being too old and uncool, but as the skills squeeze tightens, mature age IT workers are coming back in favour for companies seeking to fill voids in the workforce.

  • Sun, ex-staffers in war of words over OpenDS project changes

    Sun's chief open source officer said the company restored the original governance policy of an open source directory project because the stewards of the project made unauthorized changes to it five months before they were surprisingly swept up in company-wide layoffs.

  • Google launches its own Wikipedia - with a twist

    Google last week announced plans to launch a tool it said will allow users to contribute articles for a new online encyclopedia of sorts. Unlike Wikipedia, Google's new Knol (which stands for a unit of knowledge) will include the names of authors who will maintain sole responsibility for editing the content.

  • Bugs at the core delay AMD's next-generation chips

    With Christmas just 11 days away, you have to wonder what Hector Ruiz is going to find under his tree. It's been a terrible year for Advanced Micro Devices, and the chipmaker's analysts conference on Thursday did nothing to spread holiday cheer.

  • The S of SMB is Cisco's next target

    Traditionally known as a big enterprise player, Cisco Systems began a strong move into the SMB space in 2007 with a host of new product offerings and channel programs designed to drive growth in the segment. While the technology is in place, an analyst says getting the channel marketing strategy right may be the real key to success.