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  • IDF - Intel has big plans for little devices

    Intel Wednesday unveiled its Ultra Mobile platform, also known as McCaslin, designed for ultramobile PCs and other handheld devices, and outlined plans for increased Linux support and a new chip for ultramobile PCs due in 2008.

  • IDF - Intel offers a look beyond Santa Rosa

    The next version of Intel's Centrino notebook platform, called Santa Rosa, will hit the market next month, but the company is already looking ahead to other products, including an updated Santa Rosa refresh and a quad-core mobile processor set for release next year.

  • SAAS is hitting its stride

    Delivering software as a service (SAAS), accessed from the Internet rather than installed on a computer, is rapidly becoming the way for businesses to use software, said experts attending a conference Tuesday called SaaScon.

  • Integrators get the partnering bug

    Integrators are citing a marked rise in partnering across the channel, with many suggesting it is essential to survival. But one analyst has warned not all partnerships offer long-term gains.

  • Cisco partners weigh up SMB announcements

    Local Cisco executives are talking up the new SMB certification and aggressive product play, claiming it has particular relevance to the Australian channel. But several of the vendor's top certified partners are not yet convinced the market is their best option.

  • EMC posts record Q1 revenue

    Growth in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan along with demand for VMware virtual infrastructure products and RSA security software pushed EMC first-quarter revenue to a record level and also boosted net income over the same period of last year.

  • Woven Systems looks to trump 10G Ethernet switches

    Start-up Woven Systems this week is expected to launch its 10G Ethernet data centre switch -- a box the company says one-ups the switching power of Cisco, Force10 Networks and Foundy Network 10G gear and matches the low-latency performance of Fibre Channel and Infiniband with lower-cost Ethernet technology.

  • IT managers unfazed by XP cut-off

    Despite Microsoft's plan to phase out OEM shipments of Windows XP in a bid to push customers to Vista, Australian IT managers said they are sticking with the older operating system even if the software giant pulls support.

  • Sun, Fujitsu and Hitachi freshen server lines

    Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu are introducing new servers Tuesday that they jointly developed, while another server maker, Hitachi, is unveiling new blade servers. They each aim to address buyers' dual needs for computing power and energy efficiency.

  • Microsoft cutoff date for XP shorter than predecessors

    Microsoft will phase out Windows XP as an installation option for brand-name computer makers faster than it has any other operating system, but an analyst Tuesday said it probably wasn't a decision made to pump up Vista revenues at XP's expense.

  • Hip Gizmos makes Powermove on portable storage

    Melbourne specialist distributor, Hip Gizmos, has picked up sole rights to the Sarotech range of portable storage devices. The appointment sees fellow Victorian business, Powermove, removed as the vendor's distributor.