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  • Patently obvious? Don't bet on it

    By Howard Dahdah | 09 November, 2004 12:56

    Software developers need to be aware of the implications and extent of patent law, despite its arcane complexity, or risk losing their work. Ensuring you don't infringe another's patent is both difficult and costly, but an essential part of protecting intellectual property.

  • Aldi PC vendor signs retail chains

    By Steven Deare | 09 November, 2004 11:58

    The PC vendor that put cut-price computers in Australian supermarkets has continued its mainstream push by signing OfficeWorks as a stockist.

  • CA integrates PestPatrol anti-spyware

    By Jack McCarthy | 09 November, 2004 09:05

    Computer Associates International (CA) will announce Monday that it has integrated an anti-spyware product from its purchase of PestPatrol with its own eTrust Security Management portfolio.

  • Some WLANs open to dictionary attack

    By John Cox | 09 November, 2004 08:31

    A dictionary attack tool designed to exploit a weakness the Wi-Fi Protected Access security for wireless LANs has been published on the Web.

  • MS settles antitrust cases with Novell, CCIA

    By Grant Gross | 09 November, 2004 08:11

    Microsoft on Monday announced antitrust settlements with Novell and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), ending years of legal wrangling.

  • Computing adds up to toxic waste

    By Sandra Rossi | 09 November, 2004 08:10

    The disposal of computers, monitors, keyboards, printers and other IT consumables, continues to be the waste management problem of our age. This environmentally hazardous gear is being dumped at landfill sites at a rate that is three times faster than any other waste stream in the Asian region, according to PlanetArk chairman Peter Shenston.

  • MS and HP partner for SMB server summit

    By Nadia Cameron | 09 November, 2004 07:30

    Microsoft, HP and Trend Micro have joined forces to create their first combined reseller summit. The series of one-day events, which begin touring the country this week, is aimed at educating the channel on how to deliver server technology solutions to the SMB market.

  • HP introduces 17-inch Media Center notebook

    By Tom Krazit | 09 November, 2004 07:30

    HP has unveiled a 17-inch digital entertainment notebook that is available with Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system and a standalone digital video recorder.

  • Hackers offer stolen firewall code for sale

    By Michael Crawford | 09 November, 2004 07:30

    Cisco is taking a hard-line stance to the alleged theft and online sale of its source code from PIX 6.3.1. firewall software.

  • Nigerian scammer gets minimum four-year sentence

    By Computerworld Staff | 08 November, 2004 13:55

    The Australian mastermind behind a global Internet fraud, more commonly known as the Nigerian or West African scam, was today sentenced to more than four years jail.

  • Smart handheld success in the applications

    By Kevin Green | 08 November, 2004 12:55

    Opportunities for resellers in the smartphone device market are based on providing value-added applications such as mobile email, according to an industry representative.

  • Salesforce.com pushes integration

    By Ephraim Schwartz | 08 November, 2004 09:33

    Hosted CRM service provider Salesforce.com took another step forward last week in its strategy to build an online ecosystem of vendors that offer software as a service.

  • Foundry readies new 10Gigabit products

    By Bryan Betts | 08 November, 2004 09:19

    Foundry Networks claims it will accelerate the uptake of 10Gigabit Ethernet with a new series of products next week. Among them is an eight-port switch that will bring the cost of 10Gig down to under US$2,766 per port.

  • Office by the (financial) numbers

    By Ed Scannell | 08 November, 2004 09:12

    Continuing its push to grab larger chunks of the SMB (small and midsize business) markets, Microsoft on Friday confirmed it will ship a low-end accounting package -- code-named Magellan -- with a new version of Office, and the two will work in concert.

  • Microsoft plots next Office release for '05 or '06

    By Carol Sliwa | 08 November, 2004 08:22

    A Microsoft vice president this week confirmed that the company intends to continue its track record of shipping a new version of its Office System software every two to three years. That would place the release date for the new product suite, referred to within Microsoft as "Office 12," between October 2005 and October 2006, since the last version shipped in October 2003. But Chris Capossela, vice president of Microsoft's information worker product management group, said he isn't ready to discuss any specific dates.

  • Symantec adds threat data to managed security services

    By Joris Evers | 08 November, 2004 08:11

    In a bid to expand its services business, Symantec next week plans to start selling security intelligence data as an add-on to its Managed Security Services.

  • New start-up sees ASP niche in ERP

    By Kevin Green | 08 November, 2004 07:30

    Newly formed application service provider, Pro Initiative, has inked a distribution agreement with SSA Global in a bid to tap into the hosted ERP services market.

  • Global chip sales headed for tough times in 2005

    By Sumner Lemon | 05 November, 2004 13:57

    Next year will be a tough year for semiconductor makers, as global chip sales are expected to be flat compared with 2004, according to a prominent industry group and industry analysts.

  • New QAS channel chief to formalise VARs

    By Kevin Green | 05 November, 2004 11:40

    Newly appointed QAS channel manager, Grant Colley, is looking to refine the company's channel base by refocusing on its value-added reseller programs.

  • Telstra trials larger ADSL footprint for size

    By Dahna McConnachie | 05 November, 2004 09:26

    Telstra's ADSL may soon be within the reach of 1000 customers currently cut off from the broadband service.

  • 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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