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  • Microsoft calls for outbound filtering against spam

    By Joris Evers | 04 June, 2004 12:09

    In its continuing fight against unsolicited commercial email, Microsoft plans to filter outgoing messages on its consumer mail services and is busy developing new "proofing" technologies, the software maker's chief spam fighter claims.

  • Alcatel: the future is in fibre

    By Darren Greenwood | 04 June, 2004 11:39

    Alcatel has proclaimed the future of broadband is in fibre, declaring the next generation technology will generate a plethora of new online services, including movies on demand and holographic TV.

  • Intel sees higher Q2 revenue on flash memory demand

    By Tom Krazit | 04 June, 2004 11:35

    Intel has raised its revenue guidance for the second quarter to the high end of its previous range, citing stronger than expected demand for flash memory.

  • Seagate to cut 2900 jobs

    By Tom Krazit | 04 June, 2004 11:28

    Hard drive manufacturer, Seagate Technology, will lay off about 7 per cent of its global workforce, or about 2900 employees, under a newly-announced restructuring plan.

  • Microsoft granted patent on button click timing

    By David Legard | 04 June, 2004 09:15

    Microsoft has been granted a patent relating to the use of buttons on hardware devices that form part of a user interface.

  • Gamer Fatal1ty leads to high-end hardware

    By Sumner Lemon | 04 June, 2004 09:05

    Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel wants to be like Michael Jordan.

  • SCO seeks more code from IBM

    By Robert McMillan | 04 June, 2004 08:33

    After reviewing Unix source code provided by IBM, The SCO Group appears to be experiencing difficulties in identifying the specific lines of code that it alleges IBM improperly contributed to the Linux operating system, according to court documents filed in a federal court last month.

  • Companies struggling with anti-spam compliance

    By Siobhan McBride | 04 June, 2004 08:00

    With the Federal Spam Act officially having taken effect in April, organizations have now had well over a month to adapt to the new laws or risk facing fines up to $1.1 million.

  • Via's Chen maps PC industry changes

    By Sumner Lemon | 04 June, 2004 07:55

    The blurring lines between consumer electronics and computing is changing the way that the PC industry works, according to Wenchi Chen, the president and chief executive officer of Via Technologies Inc.

  • Consumer electronics to drive chip demand

    By Sumner Lemon | 04 June, 2004 07:38

    Rising demand for products that blur the lines between consumer electronics devices and computers has become one of the most important sources of demand for semiconductors, but this presents a host of challenges for chip makers, according to the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

  • Ingram Micro extends hours

    By Tim Lohman | 04 June, 2004 07:16

    Ingram Micro Australia has announced it will extend its trading hours this month to meet an increase in customer demand brought about by the end of financial year.

  • Scansoft seeks VARs

    By Darren Greenwood | 04 June, 2004 07:15

    Voice and image recognition software company, ScanSoft, plans a further shake up of its channel, with the appointment of 10-15 value-added resellers by the year-end. This will increase its local representation and support.

  • IBM and SAP form retail alliance

    By Computing SA staff | 03 June, 2004 11:51

    IBM and SAP have formed an alliance in the retail industry which they claim will allow retailers to make more efficient use of existing applications, while reducing ICT infrastructure costs and supporting new technologies, such as radio frequency identification (RFID).

  • Epicor adds new staff to the mix

    By Darren Greenwood | 03 June, 2004 11:50

    Enterprise software vendor, Epicor, has made two new Sydney-based appointments to help the company’s regional growth.

  • Grantsdale, Alderwood headed for June 21 launch

    By Sumner Lemon | 03 June, 2004 11:42

    Intel plans to launch its Grantsdale and Alderwood chipsets for Pentium 4 processors on June 21, according to several motherboard makers at the Computex 2004 exhibition. But while the chipsets will soon be available to users, they may not become widely adopted by users until early next year.

  • Apple lines up for Toshiba's new 60G-byte drive

    By Martyn Williams | 03 June, 2004 10:23

    Toshiba is planning to launch a 60G-byte version of its 1.8-inch hard disk drive in the coming months and has already found a customer in Apple Computer, the company said Wednesday at the Computex 2004 exhibition in Taipei.

  • HP pushes digital printing, photography in living colour

    By Tom Krazit | 03 June, 2004 09:51

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) unveiled several new products on Wednesday in a move intended to help bring rich digital color into consumers' photographs and small businesses' marketing materials at a lower cost.

  • Telstra flexes its pricing muscle in storage stoush

    By Sandra Rossi | 03 June, 2004 09:06

    EMC has lost its single supplier (storage) status with Telstra creating an opening for Network Appliance to move in and secure deals valued at more than $10 million in the past 12 months.

  • Sun revamps storage line, pricing

    By Lucas Mearian | 03 June, 2004 07:41

    Sun Microsystems has announced its first near-line arrays based on Serial Advanced Technology Attachment disk drives, which it claims will offer 70 per cent more storage capacity than similarly priced Fibre Channel-based disk arrays.

  • ACA search for unified number testers begins

    By Nadia Cameron | 03 June, 2004 07:23

    The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has called on organisations with experience in delivering Internet services to submit applications for the first Australian trial of the unified phone and Internet number system, ENUM.

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