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  • Small business won’t be fooled by cheaper broadband

    By Nadia Cameron | 27 February, 2004 11:04

    The introduction of $29.95 ADSL retail products by Telstra and the massive pricewar that has ensued will stimulate interest in broadband from the small business sector, but most won’t sign up to cheaper barebone plans, an industry representative claims.

  • SanDisk, Motorola create smaller memory card format

    By Peter Sayer | 27 February, 2004 09:32

    SanDisk and Motorola have created a smaller removable flash memory card format for use in mobile phones. The first cards will go on sale in the third quarter to coincide with the launch of a 3G (third generation) Motorola phone designed to use them, said Kelly Radmer, 3G marketing manager at Motorola.

  • DOJ sues to block Oracle, PeopleSoft

    By Stacy Cowley | 27 February, 2004 08:42

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit to block Oracle's attempted hostile takeover of PeopleSoft.

  • KAZ in the chips: Kazacos

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 27 February, 2004 07:23

    KAZ Group has reported strong revenue growth for the first half of the year ended December 2003 – up 16 per cent to $215 million - topping off a stellar year for the ASX-listed IT services provider.

  • Telstra yields on wholesale pricing

    By Brett Winterford | 26 February, 2004 16:58

    Telstra has caved in to ACCC pressure and announced some reductions to its wholesale pricing to appease frustrated ISP partners.

  • Global launch of Sony's PSP slips to 2005

    By Martyn Williams | 26 February, 2004 16:09

    The launch of Sony's PSP handheld gaming device, described by the company as the "Walkman of the 21st century" and one of its most anticipated products of this year, has slipped and is unlikely to happen outside of Japan until next year.

  • IBM tops 2003 server market

    By Robert McMillan | 26 February, 2004 15:06

    IBM extended its lead over Hewlett-Packard as the top server vendor in 2003, with Big Blue's revenue share of the worldwide market for Unix and Intel Corp.-based servers growing to 32 percent in revenue terms, according to industry research firm Gartner Inc.

  • Comindico launches eCall brand

    By Rodney Gedda | 26 February, 2004 13:39

    Only four years and $400 million later, national IP carrier Comindico has launched its VoIP telephony service to businesses under the eCall brand.

  • Microsoft to make Longhorn vulnerability-aware

    By Joris Evers | 26 February, 2004 11:57

    Microsoft is working on security technologies for the upcoming Longhorn release of Windows that will protect users against security threats by monitoring system and network behavior as well as the security patches that Microsoft has issued.

  • Gen-i plants roots in Australia

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 26 February, 2004 11:55

    IT veteran Tim Ward will take the helm of the Australian arm of New Zealand-based IT service provider Gen-i. In his role as Australian CEO, Ward will steer operations in Sydney and Melbourne. And while the Auckland-based company - which has 50 customers and an estimated excess of $150 million this calendar year - has dipped its toe into the Australian market periodically over the last three years, it hasn't been a strong focus area, Ward said.

  • ACCC cautions Telstra over broadband pricing

    By ARN Staff | 26 February, 2004 11:50

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has slapped Telstra with an Advisory Notice, advising the telco giant to drop its wholesale broadband rates and warning Telstra against engaging in anticompetitive conduct that contravenes the Trade Practices Act 1974.

  • AOL patches ICQ to block worm

    By Stacy Cowley | 26 February, 2004 09:09

    America Online (AOL) said Wednesday it has implemented a fix to prevent further distribution of a worm that began attacking ICQ instant message software users Tuesday. The block was implemented on ICQ's servers and does not require any action from ICQ users, according to an AOL spokeswoman.

  • New Netsky.C variant reported

    By Robert McMillan | 26 February, 2004 09:05

    A new version of the NetSky e-mail worm has begun circulating through the Internet, anti-virus software companies reported on Wednesday.

  • IBM escalates SMB war with Microsoft

    By Ed Scannell | 26 February, 2004 08:33

    Trying to build some momentum going into its annual PartnerWorld conference in Las Vegas next week, IBM on Wednesday announced it has now signed up 200 ISVs (independent software vendors) in 10 months to its ISV Advantage Initiative, including some it has ripped away from archrival Microsoft.

  • Latest Mydoom variant deletes files

    By Scarlet Pruitt | 26 February, 2004 08:27

    The latest variant of the Mydoom virus, discovered Friday, is still spreading and actively deleting files from victims' computers, security researchers warned Wednesday.

  • Bizex worm attacks ICQ

    By Stacy Cowley | 26 February, 2004 07:52

    A new instant messaging worm dubbed Bizex is making the rounds, targeting ICQ users with invitations to visit a site that can install malicious code on the target computer.

  • Oakton posts strong half-year results

    By Helen Yeatman | 26 February, 2004 07:14

    IT consulting and services company, Oakton, has recorded strong results for the half-year ending December 2003, announcing a net profit after tax of $3.26 million, up 12.2 per cent over the same period last year.

  • Lan Systems joins Avaya stable

    By Brett Winterford | 26 February, 2004 07:13

    Networking distribution specialists Lan Systems has added yet another top tier vendor to its books, signing up as a distributor of Avaya’s small and medium business solutions (SMBS) products.

  • 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.

  • 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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