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  • Powerlan in the wars

    By Georgina Swan | 22 August, 2002 10:40

    It has been a turbulent week for Powerlan. Firstly it was forced to place the remains of the company left over from the sale of Powerlan Qld into voluntary administration. Then reports surfaced that its premises had been raided by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) in relation to an investigation into unusually heavy share trading. To top it off, disaster recovery and outsourcing company Classic Blue announced it had snapped up Powerlan's mainframe hosting services for an undisclosed sum.

  • Former Senteq boss surfaces at Unisys

    By IDG News Service staff | 21 August, 2002 15:23

    Geoff Croshaw, formerly CEO of Senteq, has turned up as national sales manager of Unisys Australia.

  • Megamart creates jobs for Sydney's Westies

    By IDG News Service staff | 21 August, 2002 15:20

    The opening of Myer Grace Bros' Megamart in Sydney's west last week did more than just land a new mainstream retail competitor in the suburb of Auburn. It also created 150 new jobs, 100 of those being permanent full-time positions.

  • SMC debuts Barricade Turbo wireless router

    By Peter Cohen | 21 August, 2002 14:28

    SMC Networks last week announced the release of its new Barricade Turbo 11/22Mbps wireless cable/DSL router (model SMC2404WBR).

  • Enterasys sells off Aprisma unit

    By Denise Dubie | 21 August, 2002 14:26

    Enterasys Networks last week announced it has sold network management software company Aprisma Management Technologies to Gores Technology Group (GTG).

  • IE flaw undermines SSL security

    By David Legard | 21 August, 2002 14:20

    A security flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser can completely undermine the supposedly watertight secure sockets layer (SSL) standard for securing online transactions and e-commerce, researchers said last week.

  • Samsung hits the lead in monitors

    By Brett Winterford | 21 August, 2002 14:18

    Samsung has outsold rival monitor manufacturer LG for the first time this year, as June saw the major brands continue to win market share over smaller manufacturers.

  • Sony unveils two new PDAs

    By Martyn Williams | 21 August, 2002 14:16

    Two new PDAs (personal digital assistants) from Sony have begun appearing on the company's shopping Web sites in Asia ahead of an official announcement of the products.

  • Intel details 90-nanometre process

    By Tom Krazit | 21 August, 2002 14:07

    Intel will begin making chips in volume on its 90-nanometre (.09 micron) manufacturing process next year.

  • Logitech showcases new products

    By Georgina Swan | 21 August, 2002 14:02

    Logitech will expand its accessories range into the telecom and home theatre market, with a host of new products to hit shelves in time for the traditional Christmas sales boom.

  • Microsoft sorry for services sins

    By Brett Winterford | 21 August, 2002 12:35

    Microsoft is promising channel partners that its services company will no longer create headaches for channel partners, citing extensive reforms to the way in which its direct services staff are rewarded for their work.

  • Coles Megamart lands in Sydney

    By Gerard Norsa | 21 August, 2002 12:26

    Retail giant Coles Myer Limited has introduced its version of the superstore concept to "Australia's largest market" with the launch of a Megamart at Auburn in Sydney's west.

  • Flat-panel monitor prices to fall

    By Sumner Lemon | 21 August, 2002 11:04

    For PC users casting a covetous eye over a TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) monitor to replace their bulky CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor, now may be the right time to start thinking about an upgrade as prices on flat-panel screens are expected to fall in the months ahead.

  • Database study puts Oracle on top . . . for now

    By James Niccolai | 21 August, 2002 11:01

    A recent analyst report on the relational database market puts Oracle in pole position, though Microsoft will quickly gain ground as customers become more confident about its software and seek new ways to reduce their IT budgets, according to the report's author.

  • Genseric plans buying spree

    By Agnes King | 21 August, 2002 10:59

    While scores are bailing out of the IT industry, little-known customer software developer Genseric is on the acquisition trail to round out its hardware services and consulting business.

  • Dell finally turns to resellers

    By David Legard and Tom Krazit | 21 August, 2002 10:58

    Dell Computer, which built its business around selling PCs direct to consumers in a low-overhead business model, is to recruit resellers for the first time in order to gain more access to the corporate market.

  • Asia-Pacific server market down 9 per cent in Q2

    By David Legard | 21 August, 2002 10:56

    Sales of servers for the second quarter of 2002 in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region fell by 9 per cent in revenue terms from the same quarter last year, according to research figures from IDC.

  • Palm holds on as Pocket PC nips heels

    By Georgina Swan | 21 August, 2002 10:51

    Palm still leads the pack in PDA operating systems, but by an ever-decreasing margin, according to market analyst Inform. Over the past six months, the Palm OS has faced stiff competition from Windows Pocket PC.

  • SD flash memory cards can corrupt data, says Sony

    By Georgina Swan | 21 August, 2002 10:50

    The lack of mandatory standards for Secure Digital (SD) flash memory formats means users risk corrupting their data if they use the cards in more than one device.

  • Express Data revamps Web site

    By Brett Winterford | 21 August, 2002 10:49

    Distributor Express Data has given its Web site a complete overhaul to offer better functionality and performance to its reseller partners.

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