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  • IBM unveils Opteron workstation

    By Robert McMillan | 16 March, 2004 11:17

    IBM in May will begin shipping the company's first workstation powered by Advanced Micro Devices's Opteron microprocessor.

  • Analysis: NOIE morphs to live and expand

    By Julian Bajkowski | 16 March, 2004 09:57

    In the six months since the spectacular exit of Richard Alston as IT and communications minister and his replacement by Daryl Williams QC, much has quietly changed in the way those who hold power in the federal sphere view public sector information technology and particularly outsourcing.

  • Regulators back EC Microsoft ruling

    By Paul Meller | 16 March, 2004 08:24

    Antitrust regulators from the 15 European Union (EU) countries have unanimously backed the European Commission's negative ruling against Microsoft, a Commission spokeswoman said Monday.

  • EDS sells design software business for $2 billion

    By Scarlet Pruitt | 16 March, 2004 08:15

    Electronic Data Systems (EDS) has agreed to sell its product data management, collaboration and design software business to three private equity firms for US$2.05 billion in cash as it moves to slash its debt and focus on its core outsourcing operations.

  • Sun snatches up XML guru

    By Robert McMillan | 16 March, 2004 07:31

    Sun Microsystems has hired one of the creators of XML (Extensible Markup Language), Tim Bray, to help set the technical direction for its software group.

  • Survey: Java winning at the top end of town

    By ARN Staff | 16 March, 2004 07:26

    While the competing J2EE and Microsoft .Net software development standards are an even tie among developers in corporate Australia, Java is winning the race at the top end, according to a recent survey.

  • Swiftel plans future with people

    By Nadia Cameron | 16 March, 2004 07:24

    Perth-based ISP, Swiftel, has announced it will acquire all shares in telecommunications company, people telecom, and merge the two operations under the people telecom brand.

  • EU regulators inform Oracle of merger objections

    By James Niccolai | 16 March, 2004 07:22

    Oracle has received the European Commission's statement of objections regarding its multi-billion dollar takeover attempt of PeopleSoft.

  • Competition watchdog bites scammers

    By Staff Writers | 15 March, 2004 15:53

    Up to 40 traders have been targeted in a crackdown on scam Internet sites undertaken by Australia's competition watchdog.

  • Extreme: 802.11a has done job, even if no one uses it

    By Peter Judge | 15 March, 2004 14:11

    In a broad announcement Monday, Extreme Networks has combined wired and wireless features on more of its switches. Launching an RF management tool, and a concurrent 802.11a/b/g access point, the company said that 802.11a will have served its purpose in the market, even if it's never used.

  • Moody's downgrades CA debt rating to junk

    By Stacy Cowley | 15 March, 2004 11:50

    Credit ratings firm, Moody's Investors Service, has downgraded Computer Associates International (CA) to junk status, citing intensifying industry competition and the uncertainty associated with continuing government investigations into the company's past accounting.

  • Lan 1 delivers mesh networking

    By Alison Turner | 15 March, 2004 11:48

    Lan 1 has partnered with US-based LAN network vendor, Strix Systems, to bring wireless mesh networking to Australia.

  • Delay raises questions about Software Assurance

    By Carol Sliwa and Brett Winterford | 15 March, 2004 08:48

    Microsoft's disclosure that the release date for Yukon has slipped again gave some SQL Server users even more to think about than the potential effect on their IT project plans.

  • Cisco pays US$5 million for Twingo, will boost SSL VPN

    By Paul Roberts | 15 March, 2004 08:44

    Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems is buying SSL VPN technology company Twingo Systems for US$5 million in cash, the company said Friday.

  • IBM denies report it will hire 2,200 in Calcutta

    By Peter Sayer | 15 March, 2004 08:40

    IBM, sensitive to allegations that it is moving jobs overseas to cut costs, described as "grossly exaggerated" a report that it plans to recruit thousands of staff in the Indian city of Calcutta.

  • Old PCs spell profit for Clearhouse

    By Sarah Stokely | 15 March, 2004 07:20

    The PC disposal business is booming, according to Melbourne-based Clearhouse Technologies, which plans to open a second operation in Sydney within six months.

  • Telstra remedy under ACCC watch

    By ARN Staff | 15 March, 2004 07:10

    Telstra has sent a submission to the ACCC in response to a consultation notice that cautioned the telco for acting anti-competitively when it released a range of broadband plans cheaper than what it offered its wholesale customers.

  • IBM refreshes server line for smaller businesses

    By Robert McMillan | 15 March, 2004 07:03

    IBM has launched new versions of its Intel-based servers for small and medium-sized businesses. Based on the Pentium 4 processor, the xSeries 206 and 306 servers represent IBM's latest attempt to target smaller customers.

  • eBay 'drop-off' stores bid for Australians

    By Steven Deare | 12 March, 2004 15:24

    'Drop-off' stores for eBay auction goods are set to spread across Australia, with the first expected to open by the end of June.

  • Oracle posts database-driven Q3 growth

    By Stacy Cowley | 12 March, 2004 14:38

    Oracle has reported solid third-quarter results, meeting analyst expectations and posting revenue growth in a quarter that executives said was marked by strong sales in the company's database business.

  • 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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