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  • OECD task force on spam

    By Peter Sayer | 13 August, 2004 08:09

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is taking the fight against unsolicited commercial e-mail to Asia next month, where it will hold a meeting to discuss the priorities for its newly created task force on spam, it announced Thursday.

  • Alarm bells sound over user group sponsorships

    By Julian Bajkowski | 13 August, 2004 08:09

    IT user groups must be careful about what they ask of vendors or risk losing the support of their members and leverage over the very vendors they seek to influence, users, analysts, developers and the Australian Computer Society warned last week.

  • PeopleSoft to launch mobile synchronization

    By Ephraim Schwartz | 13 August, 2004 08:04

    PeopleSoft has announced a deal with Intellisync to use its data synchronisation technology, Intellisync Mobile Suite, to enable its enterprise users deployed on PeopleSoft's Enterprise and EnterpriseOne product suites to wirelessly update data and work offline while disconnected from the corporate server.

  • Red Rock gets SQL to services

    By Nadia Cameron | 13 August, 2004 07:24

    IT services group, Red Rock Consulting, will extend its Oracle-based business into SQL Server support services.

  • FSR: a final hurdle for Microsoft software

    By Matthew Cooney | 12 August, 2004 14:00

    Many software vendors are caught between a rock and a hard place, trying to balance the need to support legacy software against the threat of malware and malicious hackers.

  • Boeing scores $66m Defence eavesdropping support deal

    By Julian Bajkowski | 12 August, 2004 13:51

    The Australian arm of Seattle-based aircraft and defence technologies behemoth Boeing has won a $66 million deal to provide technology Australia's foreign eavesdropping agency, the Defence Signals Directorate.

  • Gartner predicts a virtualised revolution

    By Computing SA staff | 12 August, 2004 11:49

    Virtualisation will become the most disruptive technology to face the PC in a decade, according to new research by Gartner.

  • Windows XP Starter Edition to hit Asia in October

    By Scarlet Pruitt | 12 August, 2004 11:44

    A simplified and lower-priced version of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system (OS) will begin shipping to Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand on new desktop PCs in October as part of a pilot program to tap into first-time PC users in developing markets.

  • G220 camera notebook in Australia by Christmas

    By Jon Silk | 12 August, 2004 11:33

    Marketed as the first ever notebook to ship with a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, Elitegroup Computer Systems’ (ECS) G220 notebook should be available in Australia by Christmas, according to local distributor, Protac.

  • Check Point blend ensures nodes meet security policies

    By Tim Greene | 12 August, 2004 11:15

    Check Point Software Technologies has integrated its VPN software with tools that check remote computers meet security policies, making it simpler to install endpoint security on computers accessing VPNs.

  • Torvalds settles Linux trademark dispute down under

    By LinuxWorld staff | 12 August, 2004 08:12

    When Linus Torvalds gets involved, the world usually listens. The Linux world, at least.

  • Dell hires HP's top notebook executive for client group

    By Tom Krazit | 12 August, 2004 08:02

    Alex Gruzen has left Hewlett-Packard (HP) to share responsibility for Dell's client product group with John Medica, a Dell spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

  • Survey: 86 percent of spam from US

    By Grant Gross | 12 August, 2004 08:02

    Just under 86 percent of spam sent to 1,000 enterprises between May and July came from U.S. spammers, according to a survey by CipherTrust Inc.

  • Kingston makes it a lifetime

    By Jon Silk | 12 August, 2004 07:46

    US-based memory manufacturer, Kingston Technology, has fired a shot across the bows of Australian market leaders with the introduction of lifetime warranties on flash cards instead of the five-year industry standard term.

  • Cisco posts record profit in Q4

    By Stephen Lawson | 12 August, 2004 07:33

    Cisco Systems has reported record-high net income of $US1.4 billion and earnings per share of $US0.20 for the fourth quarter ended July 31, a significant leap from net income of $US982 million and earnings per share of $US0.14 in last year's fourth quarter.

  • Acer races to back unwired Indy

    By Tim Lohman | 11 August, 2004 18:01

    For the second year in a row, Acer — with the help of Intel — will be a major sponsor of this year’s Lexmark Indy 300. As a result of the sponsorship, Acer and Intel will give trackside visitors the ability to access computing using a mobile LAN.

  • Aussies ready to strike at Games

    By Jon Silk | 11 August, 2004 17:59

    Regional qualifying events for the World Cyber Games are now under way in preparation for the national finals, to be held at Sydney’s Luna Park in September.

  • MP3 players are in fashion, literally

    By IDG News Service staff | 11 August, 2004 17:55

    Last year, tank tops and skirts were in fashion, this year striped dress shirts and capri pants are cool. Next year, it could be MP3 jackets.

  • Manaccom moving home after record year

    By Brian Corrigan | 11 August, 2004 16:39

    Expansion is the name of the game for Queensland-based software publisher and distributor, Manaccom.

  • Experts claim USB sales are no flash in the pan

    By Jon Silk | 11 August, 2004 16:36

    Sales of USB flash memory devices have gone through the roof in the past year according to several industry players, prompting talk of lucrative opportunities in the channel.

  • 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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