Stories by Rodney Gedda

  • Intel basking in Centrino success

    Less than a year into Intel’s flamboyant $US300 million Centrino campaign, the company’s national marketing manager for Australia and New Zealand, Phillip Dows, claims the entire integrated approach is successful and here to stay.

  • MPs preach open standards for government IT

    A move to open source and away from proprietary information management systems will help government departments avoid steep maintenance fees and increase the longevity of data, members of the ACT and South Australian parliaments said at the Linux open source in government conference in Adelaide.

  • ACT passes open source law

    The Australian Capital Territory has become the first Australian jurisdiction to mandate the consideration of open source software for government entities after a bill proposed by ACT Democrats leader Roslyn Dundas was passed into law overnight.

  • Router fast tracks stock exchange

    Abundant latency and reliance on origin-set destinations hinder today's communications systems, according to Mantara Software’s CTO Bill Segall at the launch of version 4.2 of the Elvin routing platform this week.

  • Weak margins dampen Christmas IT spend: HT

    Technology spending will increase before year’s end but deflating prices combined with a strong Aussie dollar will keep a lid on the sector’s growth, according to Harris Technology’s (HT) managing director David Foster.

  • Licence woes hound SCO library users

    As the world awaits the ramifications of The SCO Group’s Linux intellectual property licence, Linux users with SCO shared libraries installed for running Unix applications may have an additional licence to deal with regardless of the outcome, according to FreeBSD lead developer and Australian Unix User Group president Greg Lehey.

  • Rugby World Cup scores secured with SSL VPN

    Some 1500 Rugby World Cup field staff will be updating match scores and other statistics during the tournament securely with an SSL VPN solution, according to Nortel Networks Australia and New Zeland director of enterprise sales support Andrew Cook.

  • Democrats delay open source, move on RFID

    South Australian Democrat Ian Gilfillan has delayed pushing for a final vote on his long-standing open source procurement bill and will endeavour to introduce another aimed at “safeguards” on RFID technology before the end of the year.

  • HP targets local Sun shops with direct campaign

    HP has started its campaign to help Sun users to migrate off Solaris systems to its Intel-based servers, according to the company’s Australia and New Zealand business critical systems manager, Steve Williamson.

  • Microsoft will stick to channel with latest hardware

    Microsoft will continue to market its hardware through the channel despite introducing new wireless keyboards and mice that will appeal more to businesses, according to hardware product marketing manager, Cynthia Kouvatas.

  • Dual branding keeps HP on top

    Retaining the Compaq brand on PCs and notebooks has helped HP keep its number one position in the PC market as well as gaining the top spot in consumer notebooks, according to product marketing director Tony Ignatavicius.