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  • Harvey Norman: All about creating an environment

    By Alison Turner | 18 February, 2004 11:50

    Harvey Norman ventured into the convergence market late last year, opening a technology store in the Sydney CBD.

  • Services the victor under AUSFTA

    By Brett Winterford | 18 February, 2004 11:45

    While the newly-signed free trade agreement with the US has many implications for local developers of IT products in Australia, the IT distribution channel is likely to feel little affect, according to industry commentators.

  • Death to drivers

    By Christopher Lindquist | 18 February, 2004 11:38

    At one time or another, device drivers have probably been the bane of your existence. The tiny bits of code that let one device connect to another have variably been buggy, incompatible with new operating systems or simply non-existent. Now the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is proposing an alternative that would do away with traditional device drivers forever.

  • Windows source code leak leads to IE hole

    By Joris Evers | 18 February, 2004 09:09

    A bug hunter claims to have uncovered a security flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) 5 Web browser by studying Windows source code that was leaked last week.

  • New Bagle e-mail worm on a roll

    By Paul Roberts | 18 February, 2004 08:16

    Antivirus software companies are warning of a new computer virus that spreads using e-mail messages and installs a Trojan horse program on machines it infects.

  • Intel promises 64-bit extensions for Xeon, Prescott

    By Tom Krazit | 18 February, 2004 08:10

    Intel's next generation Xeon processor and future versions of the Prescott Pentium 4 processors will come with 64-bit extensions technology, said Craig Barrett, Intel's chief executive officer, Tuesday during his opening keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

  • Hackers take advantage of Microsoft ASN flaw

    By Paul Roberts | 18 February, 2004 07:53

    Hackers have already found a way to take advantage of a critical security hole disclosed by Microsoft last week.

  • Cisco grants power over Ethernet

    By Maxwell Cooter | 18 February, 2004 07:52

    As a further indication of the acceptance of power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology, Cisco Systems Inc. has launched a range of Catalyst switches incorporating the recently ratified IEEE 802.3af standard.

  • Distie warns against HP promo

    By Sarah Stokely | 18 February, 2004 07:21

    The stoush between HP and its former authorised distributor, Dynamic Supplies, has spilled out of the courtroom into the channel. While the two are still tussling over $1.3 million in court, the distributor is now warning its reseller base against participating in a new HP promotion.

  • Sun drops its prices

    By Howard Dahdah and Brett Winterford | 18 February, 2004 07:18

    Sun Microsystems has dropped its prices by 7.25 per cent across the board in response to a strengthening Australian dollar.

  • Panasonic launches finance solutions

    By Brett Winterford | 18 February, 2004 07:17

    Panasonic Business Systems Australia (PBSA) has announced a new partnership with financial services organisation, CIT Group Australia, which will enable Panasonic’s resellers to offer financing solutions to customers buying Panasonic products.

  • Chip designers power down latest creations

    By Tom Krazit | 18 February, 2004 07:15

    As processors continue to grow smaller, chip designers are hammering away at the power consumption of those chips while examining power-thrifty methods of increasing performance, according to presentations at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

  • Disney board rejects Comcast offer

    By Stacy Cowley | 18 February, 2004 07:14

    The Walt Disney Company's board of directors has rejected Comcast Corporation's unsolicited acquisition bid, setting up a potential hostile takeover fight that would be one of the largest in US corporate history.

  • Genesys loses channel boss to Touchbase

    By Sarah Stokely | 17 February, 2004 12:26

    The tug of love over channel loyalty in the communications space has heated up recently with several Avaya resellers making moves towards rival vendor, Genesys. In the latest manoeuvre, Avaya integrator, Touchbase, has poached Genesys’ Asia-Pacific channel boss in a move which may signal the integrator’s intentions to cosy up to Avaya’s contact centre rival.

  • Datacom recruits to tackle Java market

    By Alison Turner | 17 February, 2004 12:15

    IT services firm, Datacom Systems, has recruited nine former SolNet employees in an effort to extend its open standards solutions service. SolNet ceased operations in Australia in early January after Sun Microsystems revoked its reseller contract with the company.

  • Sandilands secures Fortinet job

    By Brian Corrigan | 17 February, 2004 12:14

    Networking and security guru, Peter Sandilands, has re-emerged in vendor land as the A/NZ country manager of Fortinet. The security hardware vendor established an Australian presence six months ago and is looking to grow its business in the region.

  • APC adds cooling element to datacentre offering

    By Sarah Stokely | 17 February, 2004 12:13

    UPS vendor, APC, is preparing to launch its Precision Air Management solution that will augment its InfraStruXure rack and cooling system.

  • Symbol offers office Wi-Fi in a box

    By Peter Judge | 17 February, 2004 08:28

    The company that produced the first wireless switch for businesses, Symbol, has made a play for the branch office with an all-in-one device.

  • IBM to launch autonomic computing toolkit

    By Gillian Law | 17 February, 2004 08:06

    IBM has launched an Autonomic Computing Toolkit to help developers build self-healing computer systems.

  • Software Institute Opens in Melbourne

    By Alison Turner | 17 February, 2004 07:36

    The European Software Institute (ESI) has opened a centre of software excellence in Melbourne.

  • Colocation and the Cloud: the future is here

    Cloud and colocation sound like just more buzzwords in a seemingly never ending chain of new and complex technologies that are begging for attention.. Read more

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