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Camtech adds digital certificates

Australian Internet payment gateway company Camtech will offer digital certificate authentication with its services from mid year to "boost consumer confidence". According to Andrew Weller, Camtech's group sales and marketing manager, people are still reluctant to use their credit cards over the Net and this is the main inhibitor to accelerated consumer e-commerce.

Camtech says digital certificate authentication is a key part of "creating a climate of confidence" about e-commerce. As a [self-proclaimed] Australian market leader in payment gateways, Weller says Camtech can "make a difference by rolling out this technology to a large number of merchants".

Digital certificates are a form of encrypted identification issued by an authority (such as a bank) to an individual (such as a credit card holder) along with a password to verify the cardholders identity during an online purchase.

Discount Linux training

Hewlett-Packard Education is now offering Linux training for IT professionals. Those who book the HP Linux Training Packs on offer before June 30, this year will be able to do so at a 9 per cent discount off its usual cost for six days of training.

The six days of training will cost $3000 and can be shared amongst a number of people and covers subjects such as installation, configuration and revamps NotesLotus Development has released a new version of its free language translation software for Domino-based Web applications.

Translation Components 2.0 connects Domino to machine translation engines such as parent company IBM's WebSphere application servers.

The translation software lets users translate applications and Web pages through translation technologies and services, Lotus said in a written statement. Machine translation connection services that are built into the Lotus software will be integrated into future versions of WebSphere as part of an integration initiative between IBM and Lotus. Fees vary for third-party translation connectors and machine translation engines with which Translation Components works, Lotus noted.

Translation Components 2.0 is available now for free download at A translation toolkit will be out in the second half of the year, Lotus said.

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