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  • Microsoft launches interactive partner blog

    Microsoft has launched an interactive blog at its annual Australian Partner Conference. Partner TV is a freely available service that will offer everything from senior executive messages to presentations from international speakers and marketing tips.

  • Corporate VC investments growing rapidly

    In the first half of 2007, corporate venture-capital groups -- those that are part of a larger corporation, not a private firm -- invested in start-up companies at levels rivaling those reached in 2001.

  • Vietnam's IT prowess rises with US$5 billion factory plan

    The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, which assembles gadgets from Apple iPods to Sony PlayStation 3 consoles and Nokia handsets, became the latest company to announce a high tech investment in Vietnam, with plans to spend a massive US$5 billion over the next five years.

  • FTC seeks more data on Intel flash spinoff

    US government antitrust regulators have asked Intel and STMicroelectronics NV to provide more information about their plan to spin off their flash memory unit into a new company, the vendors said Thursday.

  • IBM bolsters blade family with Cell upgrade

    IBM announced an upgraded version of its blade server based on the Cell processor on Wednesday, adding memory and data throughput for better performance on high-end applications such as graphics and finance.

  • HP delays MediaSmart Home Server

    Hewlett-Packard says it's delaying the release of its HP MediaSmart Home Server by possibly months to give Microsoft more time to fix and make small improvements to the Windows Home Server operating system.

  • Dell profit up 46 percent thanks to cheaper components

    Just two weeks after revealing that some employees had falsified corporate revenue to meet earnings targets, Dell reported a profit of US$733 million (AU$897.8 million) for its fiscal 2008 second quarter, up 46 percent from its mark of US$502 million for the same period last year.

  • Sun seeks developer help to make Solaris ubiquitous

    Sun Microsystems has ambitious plans for the commercial and open-source versions of its Solaris operating system, hoping to achieve for Solaris the kind of ubiquity already enjoyed by Java. To come close to reaching that goal, Sun needs to reach out more to developers and endeavor to overcome some long-held prejudices against the OS.

  • MS ANTITRUST - DOJ: Settlement has benefited consumers

    The 2002 antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the U.S. government has yielded several benefits for consumers, with competing Web browsers, multimedia applications and Web-based services flourishing since the agreement, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

  • Lockheed Martin begins to deploy IPv6

    U.S. government contractor Lockheed Martin has begun to move part of its network to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) as a way of showing customers how to make the transition, the company said.

  • AMD proposes speedier x86 instructions for multimedia

    Advanced Micro Devices wants developers to start thinking about how they can speed up their software using new instructions that will appear in the company's processors from 2009. The additions could simplify the way developers code the iterative calculations used to shade graphics, render photos or add spatial effects to audio.

  • Optima gets back into the black

    Local manufacturer, Optima, has crept back into the black, recording an after-tax profit of $580,000 on revenues of $80.1 million for the year to June 30.


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In recent years, cloud services have opened up countless new possibilities for businesses’ IT deployment strategy, in particular those of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The unlimited scalability, built-in disaster recovery facilities, and the multitude of cloud applications on offer have all led many business owners dive headfirst into the cloud. . Read more