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  • Sun exec demos Mad Hatter desktop

    By Robert McMillan | 07 August, 2003 12:01

    Presenting a vision of co-operation rather than competition between Java and Linux, Sun executive vice-president of software, Jonathan Schwartz, told an audience at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to worry more about the quality of their code than the software licenses that govern it. Presenting a vision of co-operation rather than competition between Java and Linux, Sun executive vice-president of software, Jonathan Schwartz, told an audience at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to worry more about the quality of their code than the software licenses that govern it.

  • Harvey quits Quantum for new quest

    By Brett Winterford | 07 August, 2003 12:00

    Former regional director for Quantum Asia-Pacific, Simon Harvey, has resigned from the back-up and storage vendor to pursue new opportunities.

  • EC threatens to fine Microsoft

    By Paul Meller and Joris Evers | 07 August, 2003 11:59

    The European Commission (EC) has announced that it could fine Microsoft up to 10 per cent of its global annual sales for monopoly offenses.

  • Ingram Micro results give "cautious optimism"

    By Sarah Stokely | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Ingram Micro’s second quarter results, that saw its net income rise 31 per cent to $US11.5 million, have led the California-headquartered company to express “cautious optimism” for the third quarter.

  • Novell hails Linux, criticises SCO

    By Paul Krill | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Novell officials at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo have hailed their company's commitment to Linux and criticised The SCO Group for its attempts to extract licensing fees for use of the open source platform.

  • Newton shakes up the BenQ channel

    By Brett Winterford | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Newly recruited BenQ managing director, Phil Newton, has taken no time in making changes to the vendor’s channel strategy, bringing across Mitsubishi distributor, Global Business Technology, to begin distributing the BenQ product range.

  • Microsoft puts a tilt on the mouse wheel

    By Joris Evers | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Microsoft is reinventing the mouse wheel, adding "Tilt Wheel Technology" for horizontal scrolling and smoothing the vertical scroll motion.

  • Frontline Systems opens MSP business

    By Brett Winterford | 07 August, 2003 07:30

    Systems integrator, Frontline Systems, has opened a new managed services business called Harbour MSP, gained through a partnership with massive Sydney data centre provider, Global Switch.

  • Ballmer takes on Linux

    By Carol Sliwa | 06 August, 2003 16:18

    Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, took on Linux in a big way during the company’s recent annual meeting with the financial analyst community, saying that “too much abuse has gone on for too long”.

  • Vendors release financial results

    By Brian Corrigan | 06 August, 2003 16:11

    Networking vendor, Enterasys, has announced a 3.8 per cent rise in revenue for its second fiscal quarter for a total of $US108.4 million.

  • Wyse launches server-based software

    By Brian Corrigan | 06 August, 2003 16:05

    Thin client vendor, Wyse Technology, has launched a range of software designed for server-based computing.

  • Qld to invest in ICT institute

    By Cameron Roberts | 06 August, 2003 16:00

    The Queensland Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry will receive government funding of $13.75 million to create an Institute for ICT Innovation.

  • Victorian govt defends lack of IT claims

    By Cameron Roberts | 06 August, 2003 15:55

    The Victorian government has hit back at opposition claims that the state is not doing enough in its power to attract IT investment opportunities.

  • Acts of desperation, says TechOne

    By Brett Winterford | 06 August, 2003 15:54

    In five years from now, names such as Oracle or PeopleSoft may be talked about in past tense — in the same way as one would today recollect Wang or Data General.

  • ’I see dead people’

    By Brett Winterford | 06 August, 2003 15:50

    Within two months we have seen just about every major enterprise software vendor in the ERP and Business Intelligence space involved in some form of merger or acquisition. And while most analysis of this dramatic trend has so far focused on how it affects customers, a better curious question is to ask how it affects the business partners of acquired vendors.

  • HP defends Agent Program against accusations of direct dealing

    By Sarah Stokely | 06 August, 2003 15:48

    HP has hit back at partner criticism of its Agent Program, insisting it is a “complementary channel” for resellers, rather than a play for direct business.

  • ProCurve throws a distribution U-turn

    By Brian Corrigan | 06 August, 2003 15:41

    The networking arm of HP, ProCurve, has ditched plans to appoint Express Data as a high-end distributor of its switching products after appointing a new channel marketing manager.

  • Search begins for Australia's best modder

    By Steven Deare | 06 August, 2003 12:05

    A nationwide hunt is underway for the best PC modders in Australia. A 3.2GHz PC is on offer for the winner of the Intel PC Mod Challenge.

  • Cisco Q4 earnings up, sees rebound signs

    By Joris Evers | 06 August, 2003 12:04

    Cisco Systems has reported an increase in net income on slightly lower net sales for its fourth quarter compared to last year and said it sees reasons to be "cautiously optimistic" about the future.

  • Boxing clever?

    By Brian Corrigan | 06 August, 2003 12:03

    There is nothing unusual about getting a cake from friends, family or even fellow workers when you celebrate a birthday.

  • 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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