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  • Gates memo puts software at heart of Microsoft

    By James Niccolai | 10 November, 2005 11:35

    Bill Gates has backed a sweeping plan to reshape Microsoft's development efforts to adapt to the threats and opportunities presented by the rapid growth of new Internet-based services.

  • Enstor becomes an ADIC

    By Nadia Cameron | 10 November, 2005 10:45

    Storage integrator, Enstor, has struck a formal partnership with Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC) for its range of tape library products.

  • HP updates application modernization services

    By Peter Sayer | 10 November, 2005 09:27

    Hewlett Packard Co. is refreshing its portfolio of application modernization services, putting more emphasis on the incorporation or replacement of legacy applications within a service-oriented architecture (SOA), it announced Wednesday.

  • McNealy: Galaxy servers to ship in volume soon

    By Nancy Gohring | 10 November, 2005 09:25

    Sun Microsystems' Galaxy servers will be shipping in large quantities with standard lead times in "a matter of days," Scott McNealy, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, said Wednesday at the Gartner ITxpo in Cannes, France.

  • CSIRO tames project management risks

    By Computerworld Staff | 10 November, 2005 09:01

    Scientists from CSIRO's manufacturing and infrastructure technology (CMIT) have announced new project management software that learns from previous successes and failures.

  • Tallest apartment block gets Ethernet fit-out

    By Rodney Gedda | 10 November, 2005 08:33

    Residents and businesses in the Surfers Paradise Q1 resort apartments have the luxury of symmetric Ethernet data services for converged voice and data.

  • IBM trying to promote internal cycle of growth

    By China Martens | 10 November, 2005 08:15

    IBM is working to promote a "virtuous cycle of growth" within its operations, according to a senior Big Blue executive. The hope is that increased employee productivity results in collaboration which in turn stimulates innovation which then drives productivity and so on.

  • Sun to offer enterprise developer tool for free

    By Paul Krill | 10 November, 2005 08:09

    Focusing on the familiar theme of developer productivity, Sun Microsystems on Wednesday is unveiling its Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 development tool, featuring a visual UML modeling interface. The tool will be provided free to Sun Developer Network subscribers.

  • Gates outlines Microsoft invasion plans

    By Matthew Broersma | 10 November, 2005 08:06

    A leaked memo from Bill Gates to top Microsoft executives says that the company is facing its biggest challenge in the current "services wave" - online services such as those developed by the likes of Google and Research In Motion.

  • IBM releases Cell software developer's kit

    By Tom Krazit | 10 November, 2005 08:01

    IBM and Sony have released a software developer's kit intended to help developers write games and other software for future products based on the multicore Cell processor, the companies announced Wednesday.

  • Verizon sues private investigation firm

    By Robert McMillan | 10 November, 2005 08:00

    A Florida court has ordered a Florida, private investigation agency to stop gathering confidential information on Verizon Wireless customers, Verizon said Wednesday. The telecommunications company sued the agency, called Global Information Group, in an attempt to block the "attempted theft" of its customer information, Verizon said.

  • Harvey Norman snatches up Megamart

    By Nadia Cameron | 10 November, 2005 07:33

    Coles Myer has dumped its poor performing Megamart furniture and electrical chain, striking a deal to divest six of the nine stores to mass merchant, Harvey Norman. The group will close the remaining three locations on Sunday.

  • Nikon recalls SLR batteries that may catch fire

    By Dahna McConnachie | 09 November, 2005 15:45

    Nikon has announced that some of the rechargeable Li-ion Batteries used in its Digital SLR cameras may overheat and catch fire, and has issued a worldwide recall and replacement.

  • Palm CEO reiterates commitment to Palm OS

    By Tom Krazit | 09 November, 2005 12:16

    The unrest among Palm OS developers over Palm's forthcoming Windows Mobile-based Treo smart phone has prompted Palm President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Colligan to pen a letter to Palm's developer community with promises to continue releasing Palm OS products.

  • Riverbed signs mcr, seeks more resellers

    By Mitchell Bingemann | 09 November, 2005 12:15

    WAN acceleration hardware vendor, Riverbed has signed three major resellers and is in negotiations with four more, according to ANZ regional director, Steve Dixon.

  • ACS: Australian IT needs to get put on the map and in schools

    By Dahna McConnachie | 09 November, 2005 12:09

    Putting Australian IT on the map for onshoring, creating a more disciplined industry and changing the way we teach IT in schools are at the top of the Christmas wish list for Australian Computer Society president, Edward Mandla.

  • Snapdragon gets Innovative with CRM

    By Nadia Cameron | 09 November, 2005 12:00

    Sydney-based Microsoft consulting outfit, Snapdragon, has launched a new Innovation division to co-ordinate and develop add-on modules for the software giant's CRM product.

  • Remarked Pentium M processors surface in China

    By Sumner Lemon | 09 November, 2005 10:36

    Remarked versions of Intel's Pentium M mobile processors are circulating in China, but the problem is not widespread, the chip maker said Tuesday.

  • Construction starts on China's first OLED plant

    By Sumner Lemon | 09 November, 2005 10:36

    Beijing Visionox Technology and Tsinghua University have begun construction of a plant that will produce OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, the company said in a statement.

  • Netgear to ship wireless LAN router

    By Ephraim Schwartz | 09 November, 2005 10:32

    Netgear, a maker of wireless LAN products, announced Monday it will soon ship what the company says is among the fastest wireless LAN [WLAN] routers.

  • 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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