The Lunch Box - 16/02 (updated 4.45pm)

The Lunch Box - 16/02 (updated 4.45pm)

Tuesday. Well, yes, it is a an awful day, really. But let's look on the bright side: you get through it and there's only three days to the weekend! To help you survive, check out this news wrap, now updated several times a day. The world is just a link away.

Channel News

  • A government cloud in Australia could be launched within 18 months, according to CSC CTO, Bob Hayward.
  • Demand for business intelligence tools will drive the software market in Australia this year, but it will take three years for sales to fully recover to pre-GFC levels, new research claims.
  • Motorola has signed on Transition Systems as its wireless networking products distributor.

State of the market

  • The markets opened strongly today, buoyed by financial stocks, in particular a better-than-expected first-quarter cash profit return from Westpac.Peaking as high as 50 points up they then slid slowly back in afternoon trading. At 4pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 22.3 points at 4567.8.
  • The Aussie dollar opened slightly up and is selling for $US0.8904. Gold is down 0.41 per cent to $US1090.2 an ounce while oil prices are largely steady at $US74.2 a barrel.


General News

Winter Olympic Games 2010



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Mostly fine. Sunny periods. Min: 20, Max: 26
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 16 Max: 27
  • Brisbane: A shower or two. Min: 22, Max: 29
  • Perth: Hot, mostly sunny. Min: 18, Max: 36
  • Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 19, Max: 32
  • Hobart: Afternoon shower or two. Min: 14, Max: 23
  • Canberra: Fine and sunny. Min: 11, Max: 29
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 26, Max: 33

Product Wars: Best Tablet Device

    Results so far ...
  • 1st - Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 - 91%
  • 2nd - Panasonic Toughbook T8 - 89%
  • =3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X200 - 77%
  • =3rd - Toshiba Portege M750 - 77%
  • 5th - Asus Eee PC T90 - 53%

    Don't like what you see? Click here to vote for your favourite!

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