Bing was tipping point in Microsoft-Yahoo deal

The successful launch of Microsoft's revamped search engine, Bing, was likely the event that tipped the scales in favor of Yahoo agreeing to a search deal, analysts said.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano30 July 09 07:29

Oops, e-mail security vendor McAfee spills 1400 private names

In a story just dripping with irony, e-mail security vendor McAfee has accidentally sent the contact details of more than 1400 conference attendees in a spreadsheet attached to a thank you message.

Written by Rodney Gedda29 July 09 16:11

Water cooling, virtualisation saves Uni data centre

Explosive business growth has caught up with Open Universities Australia which has used a combination of blade servers, water cooling and virtualisation to save its in-house data centre and a million dollar outsourcing contract.

Written by Rodney Gedda29 July 09 14:05

ICT lobby groups: time to give the NBN some spin

Now that the first towns to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) have been announced, it is time for the government and the ICT industry to work on promoting the rollout, according to two Tasmanian ICT lobby groups.

Written by Dahna McConnachie29 July 09 11:56

Optus in court over 'deceptive' phone cards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has initiated legal proceedings against Optus, accusing the Telco’s wholly owned subsidiary Prepaid Services and another company Boost Tel of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct over the sale of prepaid phone cards.

Written by Computerworld Staff29 July 09 09:12

Microsoft rushes patches to fix 'big deal' programming flaw

As promised, Microsoft today patched six vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE) and Visual Studio with the first "out-of-cycle" update since it plugged a hole last October that the Conficker worm later used to run rampant.

Written by Computerworld Staff29 July 09 08:33

Gartner: Global software budgets will grow next year

A new report by Gartner showing that software spending will increase worldwide next year indicates there may be truth to the general belief that the technology market has hit bottom.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano29 July 09 05:31

How UPS is scanning and printing its way to savings

At first glance, UPS's warehouse workers might be mistaken for gun-toting cyborgs out of a dystopian movie. But a closer look at the stainless steel devices wrapped around employees' forearms reveal a hi-tech contraption that scans barcodes and shoots bright magenta ink--not laser beams.

Written by Cindy Waxer29 July 09 04:59

Help us track the NBN

Australians can now track the progress of the Federal Government’s $43 billion National Broadband Network (NBN), as the fibre-to-the-premises network is rolled out to homes and workplaces across the country.

Written by Georgina Swan28 July 09 15:43

Environment dept greens up IT and sets trend

The Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) last month appointed a new IT services provider in a bid to green up its IT. Although it is the first Australian Government IT services tender specifying a green focus, this will be a growing trend according to Datacom Director Mark McWilliams.

Written by Dahna McConnachie28 July 09 15:07

Microsoft rushes to fix IE kill-bit bypass attack

Microsoft has been forced to issue emergency patches for its Windows operating system after researchers discovered a way to bypass a critical security mechanism in the Internet Explorer browser.

Written by Robert McMillan28 July 09 08:35

Low-tech Internet scams net big money

Domino's Pizza lost about US$77,000 in free pizza due to a weak password on an online promotion that wasn't supposed to go live -- a type of security problem that is all too common, according to a presentation slated for the Black Hat USA conference this week.

Written by Tim Greene28 July 09 08:13

Swine flu website crashes on launch

The UK government's national pandemic flu website, hosted by BT, crashed within four minutes of going live yesterday.

Written by Leo King28 July 09 02:22

Screen-blocking systems stop prying eyes

You've probably been in this situation before: A colleague strolls up behind your computer during work hours and your personal e-mail is in view.

Written by Jeremy Kirk28 July 09 00:09

Driving Nissan's new electric car prototype

Nissan on Monday previewed its upcoming electric vehicle (EV) on Monday with the unveiling of its latest prototype and a new EV platform.

Written by Martyn Williams27 July 09 12:32

Tassie towns first on NBN

The three regional Australian towns to be the first to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) were named at the weekend.

Written by Computerworld Staff27 July 09 12:25
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