Biometrics sweep NSW gaols

The NSW Department of Corrective Services will implement mandatory iris scanning and fingerprinting across its 32 prisons to help verify visitor identities.

Written by Darren Pauli17 June 09 14:56

Microsoft's Windows 7-to-XP downgrade plan a 'real mess,' says analyst

As expected, Microsoft will let computer makers sell PCs with the aged Windows XP for six months after it releases Windows 7, a move that will confuse companies and make it tougher for them to manage their licensing, an analyst said today.

Written by Gregg Keizer17 June 09 08:24

Economy could break outsourcers, analysts say

Demand for IT services continues to grow in the depressed economy, but outsourcers still face financial challenges as the economy forces them to evolve their services and customers continue to seek reduced pricing and smaller deals.

Written by Denise Dubie17 June 09 07:06

Hackers dissect Palm Pre, webOS

A week after the release of the Palm Pre, hackers are eagerly dissecting and sifting through the webOS software that powers it.

Written by John Cox17 June 09 00:50

Optus iPhone 3G S pricing plan reveals tethering charge

Details of Optus’ pricing plans for the upcoming release of the iPhone 3G S are available, and it has been revealed on forum Web site Whirlpool that the telco is to charge for iPhone tethering.

Written by Kathryn Edwards16 June 09 14:17

Economy forces IT to cope with dumped products

Gregg Davis, CIO at Webcor Builders Inc., became concerned last fall when Oracle Corp. bought Primavera Systems Inc., because Webcor was a heavy user of Primavera's SureTrak construction scheduling software.

Written by Eric Lai16 June 09 08:21

Longtime Microsoft developer evangelist to retire

A longtime Microsoft developer evangelist and 19-year company veteran who has of late been in charge of Microsoft's startup program will retire later this year, the company confirmed on Monday

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano16 June 09 08:14

Android an alternative to Windows in netbooks, says Gartner

Google's Android mobile phone software worked well on mini-laptops at the Computex Taipei 2009 electronics show and, backed by the strong Google brand, may be headed for prime time, two Gartner analysts said Monday.

Written by Dan Nystedt16 June 09 04:04

Microsoft user group demands Opera boycott over EU suit

A Microsoft enthusiast group is calling for the boycott of Opera Software's products due to the browser maker's part in the antitrust campaign against Microsoft in Europe.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano16 June 09 03:55

Compuware taking 'agile' approach to Changepoint

Compuware on Monday announced a 12-month road map for its Changepoint IT portfolio and project management software that will include a number of enhancements throughout the year, as well as a major release in 2010.

Written by Chris Kanaracus16 June 09 03:20 offering no-charge access to is hoping to drive more interest from corporate developers and ISVs in its development platform by offering limited, no-cost access, the on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor announced Monday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus16 June 09 03:01

RTA's e-tag petrol payments move slammed by motorists

The New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is set to overhaul its tolling business by allowing motorists to purchase petrol using their personal e-tags, but this has already received criticism because of the millions of dollars it could potentially add to the organisation’s coffers.

Written by Kathryn Edwards15 June 09 11:30

Infor to buy SoftBrands for $80 million

ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor Infor and its investor, Golden Gate Capital, have formed a holding company to buy SoftBrands in a US$80 million deal that will further expand Infor's sprawling, acquisition-driven portfolio.

Written by Chris Kanaracus15 June 09 03:39

HP targets the cloud with new hardware

HP has designed a new portfolio of hardware, software, and services, aimed at reducing costs and saving resource, particularly for businesses involved in Web 2.0, cloud and high-performance computing.

Written by IDG Online Staff12 June 09 08:27

With pandemic alert, firms urged to review disaster recovery

With the first flu pandemic in 41 years officially declared today by The World Health Organization (WHO), companies are again being urged to make sure that business continuity plans are in place and they're prepared for the outbreak.

Written by Lucas Mearian12 June 09 07:53

Linux 2.6.30 released, Torvalds proclaims 'new world order'

Linux kernel 2.6.30 has been released with hundreds of changes from the previous version, including a new architecture for suspend and resume which Linus Torvalds says switches the kernel to a “new world order”.

Written by Rodney Gedda11 June 09 09:10

Google adds editing tools to online translation

Google has brought out a translator toolkit that combines the company's machine translation technology with online tools for manually editing content.

Written by John Ribeiro10 June 09 04:35

Dell bundling open source applications for SMBs

Dell is planning to offer small and medium businesses (SMBs) globally pre-configured bundles of hardware and open source software to run their businesses, according to an executive at the company.

Written by John Ribeiro10 June 09 04:23

Telstra pumps $1.2b into IT outsourcing

Telstra has poured $1.2 billion to renew its technology support and services contracts with IBM and Electronic Data Systems to 2014.

Written by Darren Pauli09 June 09 09:55
  • Network security: Enterprise in scope, personal in delivery

    The Fortinet Security Brand Posts are a series of hard-hitting discussions of trends in the cyber-security world. This month Fortinet’s Jon McGettigan talks about protecting enterprises and individuals via Fortinet’s Security Fabric.


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