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Gov't wants $24k for access to NBN documents

The Federal Government has hit the Opposition with a $24,000 fee to access documents concerning the fate of the original National Broadband Network proposal.

Written by Daniel Bishton23 July 09 15:59

Desktop virtualization on a slow ramp, VMware chief says

Organizations are finding it hard to calculate the cost benefits of desktop virtualization and broad adoption is unlikely to happen for another year or two, VMware's CEO said on Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai23 July 09 10:55

Red Hat lauds, criticizes Microsoft's Linux efforts

While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.

Written by Paul Krill23 July 09 07:10

VMware license revenue slips 20 percent

VMware reported a drop in profit for the second quarter as businesses cut spending on new software amid the tough economy.

Written by James Niccolai23 July 09 07:07

IT hiring spree in sight as contractors lead the way

While the last three months has seen flat IT employment levels, a rise in contractor hiring across Australia has contributed to very early signs of green shoots of recovery in the sector, according to IT recruitment firm Peoplebank.

Written by Kathryn Edwards22 July 09 15:04

Apple iPod sales slow but iPhone makes up for it

Apple beat analyst expectations and appears nearly untouched by the economic downturn, reporting its best non-holiday quarterly revenue and earnings in the company's history on Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Gohring22 July 09 09:17

Windows 7 RTM code available next month

Microsoft on Tuesday detailed how its partners and business customers can get their hands on Windows 7 RTM (release to manufacturing) code, which will be available next month on different days for different sets of users.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano22 July 09 08:25

IEEE 802.11n heads for a finish in September

The IEEE 802.11n standard is likely to be approved in September, making the high-speed wireless LAN technology official after about seven years of wrangling and refinement.

Written by Stephen Lawson22 July 09 08:01

Microsoft outlines upgrade paths to Windows 7

Microsoft on Tuesday detailed upgrade paths from old Windows editions to its upcoming Windows 7 OS, saying that Europeans will not be able to directly upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

Written by Agam Shah22 July 09 07:26

Apple iPod sales slow but iPhone makes up for it

Apple beat analyst expectations and appears nearly untouched by the economic downturn, reporting its best non-holiday quarterly revenue and earnings in the company's history on Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Gohring22 July 09 06:55

Oracle tries to ease concerns of Virtual Iron customers

Oracle is trying to reassure customers of Virtual Iron, the virtualization company it bought in May, as rivals like VMware push discount offers in hopes of capitalizing on any uncertainty.

Written by Chris Kanaracus22 July 09 05:31

Intel says its new SSDs are faster, cheaper

Intel has launched new solid-state drives that are cheaper and have faster write speeds than their predecessors, the company said Tuesday.

Written by Agam Shah22 July 09 01:05

EMC's Hauck: $2.1B bet on Data Domain will pay off

Earlier this month, EMC signed a US$2.1 billion agreement to acquire data deduplication specialist Data Domain, declaring victory over rival Network Appliance in a bidding war to acquire the company. The deal was remarkable because Joe Tucci, EMC's chairman, president and CEO, along with other senior EMC executives, had no opportunity to conduct the usual due diligence on Data Domain or even get to know its management team before bidding to buy the company.

Written by Sumner Lemon21 July 09 16:27

Putting paper reliance out with the rubbish

Planet Ark co-founders Jon Dee and Pat Cash have today launched a new not-for-profit campaign aimed at targeting paper waste in the enterprise.

Written by Kathryn Edwards21 July 09 12:19

Barnes & Noble makes a big splash into e-books

Barnes & Noble, which calls itself the world's largest bookseller, has given hints that e-books will play an important role in the company's future strategy. Today, we get the first insights to Barnes' digital strategy with the company's two-prong announcement of the Barnes & Noble eBookstore and its e-book reader plans--including the company's partnership with Plastic Logic to produce an e-book device.

Written by Melissa J. Perenson21 July 09 09:25