White House plan to create 600K jobs in 100 days won't help tech

The real impact of the nearly $800 billion stimulus package on shrinking IT employment remains in the future, despite President Obama's plan, announced today, to expedite hiring of some 600,000 people over the next 100 days. Many of the jobs in this summer boost will be aimed at the construction and education fields and at young people.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau09 June 09 04:57

Amalga helps hospital keep swine flu in check

When fears over the swine flu first broke out in many parts of the world in April, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, was about to pull the trigger on an implementation of Microsoft's Amalga software.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano09 June 09 04:54

Greenplum spins 'Enterprise Data Cloud' vision

Data warehousing vendor Greenplum on Monday rolled out its "Enterprise Data Cloud" initiative, a long-term product and methodology strategy meant to further the idea of "self-service" data warehousing.

Written by Chris Kanaracus09 June 09 04:31

Cheerleader for new domain names defends ICANN plan

Plans to introduce new top-level Internet domains will not force trademark owners to make defensive registrations to protect their brands, according to two reports published by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Saturday.

Written by Peter Sayer09 June 09 04:23

Two years on, netbooks on verge of big shake-up

Asustek kicked off an entirely new category in the mobile computing space when it presented a prototype of its Eee PC at Taiwan's Computex trade show two years ago. Since then, many users have embraced netbook PCs for their small size, light weight and low cost. Their popularity pushed Microsoft to extend the life of Windows XP and they've turned out to be one of the bright spots in the PC industry over the last few months.

Written by Martyn Williams08 June 09 21:36

Sweden's Pirate Party sets sail for Brussels

The Pirate Party, a party campaigning for online civil rights, has won at least one seat in the European Parliament, after obtaining 7.1 percent of the votes in elections in Sweden.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs08 June 09 21:21

Lazy CIOs in trouble after GFC

CA chief John Swainson today renewed calls for CIOs must be on the executive table for businesses to save money during the global financial crisis.

Written by Darren Pauli04 June 09 16:34

U.S. accidentally releases list of civilian nuclear sites

A 267-page document listing all U.S. civilian nuclear sites along with descriptions of their assets and activities became available on whistleblower Web site days after a government Web site publicly posted the data by accident.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan04 June 09 07:15

'Google-like' tool aids network security

Network administrators and security specialists have long had tools and software for analyzing the streams of traffic that course through company systems, but now a Marlborough, Massachusetts, startup wants to make the process a lot easier.

Written by Chris Kanaracus04 June 09 04:27

Intel targets all-day battery life for netbooks

The ability to run a netbook all day on a single battery charge is one of the goals Intel has set for itself as it develops the Atom platform.

Written by Martyn Williams03 June 09 21:36

Optus calls for Telstra Split

Optus has today called for the structural separation of Telstra in a response to a government regulatory reform paper.

Written by Darren Pauli03 June 09 13:27

Developers may shun greenfield fibre bill

The government may face opposition from real estate developers objecting to a proposal to mandate fibre-to-the-home in greenfield sites.

Written by Darren Pauli03 June 09 11:17

Apple patches 10 critical QuickTime bugs

Apple on Monday patched 10 critical vulnerabilities in QuickTime, including one that was hinted at in a Mac hacking book three months ago.

Written by Gregg Keizer03 June 09 08:30

CA plucks automation assets from struggling Cassatt

CA has acquired for an undisclosed sum the assets of data center automation vendor Cassatt, perhaps salvaging the technological innovation developed earlier this decade at the financially struggling start-up.

Written by Denise Dubie03 June 09 08:11

HP uses outside air, big fans, 12-foot raised floor to cool servers

Just off the North Sea coast in the United Kingdom, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s EDS unit has built a data center that largely relies on cold sea air to keep servers chilled and -- by doing so -- cut the center's cooling power needs in half.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau03 June 09 07:44

IT jobs frosty as recession bites

As many as 46 percent of IT managers will not hire new staff, according to the New Economics of IT survey by recruitment firm Hudson, and a further 24 percent will cut contractors.

Written by Darren Pauli03 June 09 07:13

Windows 7 to ship Oct. 22

Windows 7 will be generally available on Oct. 22 and the code will be finalized and sent out to manufacturing in late July, according to Microsoft.

Written by John Fontana03 June 09 07:05

Thousands of Web sites stung by mass hacking attack

Up to 40,000 Web sites have been hacked to redirect unwitting victims to another Web site that tries to infect PCs with malicious software, according to security vendor Websense.

Written by Jeremy Kirk03 June 09 03:08

AMP inks $300m contract extension with CSC

Financial services giant AMP has entered into a revised $150 million outsourcing contract over six-years with IT service provider CSC, with the option for additional services to a total of $300 million.

Written by Rodney Gedda02 June 09 11:36
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