IP Australia to tune up business processes

IP Australia, the government agency responsible for administering patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights, is to deploy a intellectual property (IP) Rights Management solution as part of a push toward better business processes.

Written by Tim Lohman07 Sept. 09 13:30

Energy providers call for Smart Network consideration in NBN

Energy providers have urged the federal government to recognise the benefits of existing fibre infrastructure in the national broadband network (NBN) roll out and to consider the 'Smart Network' opportunities.

Written by Georgina Swan07 Sept. 09 12:44

Queensland Health appoints Ray Brown as CIO

Queensland Health has appointed acting CIO, Ray Brown, as its new CIO as the government body moves to implement the State’s e-health agenda.

Written by Tim Lohman07 Sept. 09 11:48

RailCorp seeks more passenger IT equipment

RailCorp is looking for suppliers of computer and network equipment for station passenger information projects within the CityRail train network.

Written by Rodney Gedda07 Sept. 09 10:59

Cisco's Chambers gets $US2 million payout despite bad year

Cisco Systems gave Chairman and CEO John Chambers a discretionary incentive payment of more than US$2 million for the company's 2009 fiscal year, despite the fact that net income fell nearly 24 percent from the previous year on sales that were down almost 9 percent.

Written by Stephen Lawson07 Sept. 09 07:50

Red Hat defends its subscription license model for Linux

Anyone finding Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscriptions a tough sell for management used to Microsoft's one-time license fee for Windows must emphasize that there are more factors to be considered, chiefly return on investment, Red Hat officials said Friday.

Written by Paul Krill07 Sept. 09 06:29

Google plans update to Android Market

Google is promising changes to the Android Market, the same week that a prominent application developer complained about issues with the store.

Written by Nancy Gohring07 Sept. 09 04:43

Samsung's prototype remote control doubles as a mini TV

For TV addicts it could be the ultimate remote control: a 7-inch portable touchscreen that can not only control gadgets in the living room but also check out and what's playing on channels other than the one currently showing on the big screen.

Written by Martyn Williams07 Sept. 09 04:32

Outlook tip: view your Google Reader feeds

I can't say I'm an Outlook fan, but for better or worse, I'm stuck with it. Fortunately, I've found a few ways to make the most of it, like using it as an RSS reader for my Google Reader account.

Written by Rick Broida05 Sept. 09 06:13

Amazon's 1984 Kindle credit: thank you, Big Brother!

There are things that should be left enough alone and Amazon's Orwellian removal of the book "Nineteen Eighty-Four" from Kindle e-readers is one of them. Orwell would have gotten a kick out of this, yet Amazon seems to miss the humor in it.

Written by David Coursey05 Sept. 09 03:47

Prototype uses gestures to control appliances

Thumbs up, lights on. Thumbs down, lights off. That's all a user would need to do with the GestureID project from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology. After more than a year of intensive research, the group presented its project at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

Written by Nick Barber05 Sept. 09 01:28

Android OS developers to revamp app marketplace

In a bid to compete more squarely with Apple's App Store the developers of the Android mobile OS are improving the way people browse for applications on Google phones through what is known as Android Market. As part of a software upgrade (Android 1.6, aka Donut) Android handset owners will be able to browse more easily third-party apps by previewing screen shots of apps and sort apps by criteria such as most popular and newest. There is no official date set for the release of Donut.

Written by Ian Paul05 Sept. 09 00:33

Chinese government sells Lenovo parent stake

A privately owned Chinese group will buy a stake in Lenovo's parent company being sold by a Chinese government academy, the companies said Friday.

Written by Owen Fletcher04 Sept. 09 19:56

Head of Google China leaving to start new venture

The head of Google's China operations, a former Microsoft executive recruited to kick start Google's business in the most populous country in the world, will leave in mid-September to start a new venture in Beijing, Google said Friday.

Written by Dan Nystedt and Owen Fletcher04 Sept. 09 18:27

NBN to spearhead e-health initiatives

An e-health project aimed at improving chronic disease patient care marks the beginning of a raft of e-health projects as Australia moves to a National Broadband network, according to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy.

Written by Georgina Swan04 Sept. 09 16:51
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