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  • Online auction house calls for resellers

    Online auction, Oztion, is looking to recruit about 250 computer resellers and electronics retailers for its new vShop service. It will be officially launched at the end of September.

  • Charges likely in HP case

    Criminal charges are likely in the scandal surrounding alleged spying involving the board of HP, according to California Attorney General, Bill Lockyer. But a spokesperson for Lockyer said the investigation could take "months".

  • PC hard disk system warns of Tsunamis

    Governments seeking inexpensive technology to warn of tsunamis could be interested in a free software application that monitors vibrations in the hard disks of computers in an attempt to detect the undersea earthquakes that cause tsunamis.

  • IBM prepares open source systems management initiative

    IBM and other parties are set to propose an open source systems management initiative for consideration by the Eclipse Foundation, with managing SOA a goal of the plan, an IBM official said at the EclipseWorld 2006 conference on Friday.

  • Software pirate gets record sentence

    A U.S. judge on Friday sentenced the owner and operator of to 87 months in prison, the longest sentence ever given for software piracy, according to a software trade group.

  • Grabba aims at local channel

    Brisbane-based hardware vendor, Grabba International, is looking for systems integrators, software developers and VARs to improve its local market presence.

  • Research: Digital hotting up

    Separate research studies conducted by analyst groups GfK and Connection Research Services (CRS) show strong growth in sales and future demand for digital media devices.

  • Local govt takes a standard look at DAs

    Any one who has ever applied to a local council for a development application will welcome moves that cut the paperwork, delays and bureaucratic bafflement. So will councils, which stand to save around $16 million a day in a new project under way across the country.

  • Microsoft exec gives his company a B+ on security

    Since Microsoft launched its Trustworthy Computing (TWC) initiative in January 2002, the company has substantially improved the overall security of its products, a company executive said Wednesday at The Security Standard conference being held in Boston.

  • SAP, Cisco ramp up their partnership

    Enterprise applications vendor SAP and networking company Cisco Systems are touting their new marketing alliance on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) business processes as a major milestone in their 18-month-old partnership.

  • IBM extending tech support to raw Eclipse platform

    IBM Rational on Thursday is announcing plans to provide technical support for the Eclipse open source tools platform, thus giving customers a single point of contact for both open source and IBM's commercial technologies for software development. IBM will also unveil plans for upcoming tools geared to the new Eclipse 3.2 platform, and it is rolling out online developer resources for Eclipse users. IBM is making the announcements at the EclipseWorld conference.

  • Will Apple enter movie download business?

    Apple's announcement of a September 12 special event has stirred rumors that the company will unveil a movie download service in the vein of its wildly popular iTunes Music Store. But to succeed in movies the way that it does in music, Apple faces three critical challenges: cost, content, delivery.


Email vs SMS

Communication is the lifeblood of productivity. Email is often considered to be the most efficient, cost effective and targeted medium of consumer communication in the enterprise world. Since its inception in 1971, it has replaced the “flyer in the letterbox” for some and the “schedule on the signboard” for others. However, certain limitations have diminished its virtues and credibility over time. Being email’s younger, trimmer, often blunt and sometimes ill-mannered sibling, SMS fills the gap of these limitations, but does it have a dark side of its own?. Read more