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

Busted: the NSW Police crime fighting toolkit

NSW Police will have access to a new forensic information database within nine months along with a suite of centralised records management and field imaging systems.

Written by Darren Pauli02 June 09 07:50

Red Hat offers customizable app servers

Red Hat Monday introduced an open source application server strategy called JBoss Open Choice and a trio of upgraded middleware platforms that adhere to an architecture that is customized using components.

Written by John Fontana02 June 09 07:20

SaaS not fine enough for wool researcher

Implementing an enterprise content management system to facilitate the consolidation of 20 Web sites is stretching the limits of today' software-as-a-service offerings, according to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), which went down the path of a more traditional, in-house application.

Written by Rodney Gedda01 June 09 14:37

Adobe aids Flash apps developers

Tending to its bread-and-butter Flash technology, Adobe Systems will offer on Monday previews of rebranded version of its rich Internet application tools platform as well as a new tool for building user interfaces without coding.

Written by Paul Krill01 June 09 14:19

Obama's cybersecurity initiative wins praise

U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement Friday of a new cybersecurity push by the U.S. government won widespread praise from the technology industry, with many people saying his attention to the issue is a major step toward better securing the nation's computer networks.

Written by Grant Gross01 June 09 04:50

Apple, Dell, IBM among top global supply chains

AMR Research released its annual "Supply Chain Top 25" list, and the top dog leading the supply chain pack this year -as it did last year - is Apple.

Written by Thomas Wailgum30 May 09 03:30

Server revenue declined sharply in Q1, IDC says

A precipitous fall in worldwide server shipments triggered a sharp decline in revenue for server makers during the first quarter of 2009, IDC said in a survey released on Thursday.

Written by Agam Shah29 May 09 08:06

Microsoft Bing a good start, but no game changer

Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, will help the company gain some search share against Google and has features that users will find helpful, but it is in no way a quick fix for the company's poor position in the search market, analysts said.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano29 May 09 08:03

'Rigged' product demo in SAP suit goes missing

A presale product demonstration software package that is key to Waste Management's rancorous lawsuit against SAP has gone missing and both sides are claiming the other should have it, according to documents filed in a U.S. District Court.

Written by Chris Kanaracus29 May 09 06:50

Google's Wave consolidates core online features in one tool

Google released to developers an early version of a collaboration and communication tool that consolidates features from e-mail, instant messaging, blogging, wikis, multimedia management and document sharing.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez29 May 09 04:38

Study: Operators should use DNSSEC to improve security

Various challenges are making many operators hesitate to adopt DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) to prevent hackers from tampering with DNS information and redirecting Web traffic, according to a study from European Union's cybersecurity agency.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs29 May 09 04:36

Time Warner ditches troubled AOL unit

Time Warner will finally rid itself of AOL, its struggling Internet subsidiary, by spinning it off as a publicly traded company.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez29 May 09 04:28

Dell's net income drops 63 percent in Q1

Dell on Thursday reported a 63 percent fall in net income during the first quarter of 2010, triggered partly by reduced PC sales and a restructuring charge related to cost cutting.

Written by Agam Shah29 May 09 04:01

Defence trials sneaky cameras

The Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) is running facial recognition trials which will underpin biometric initiatives across the Department of Defence, Immigration and new smartcard driver's licences.

Written by Darren Pauli28 May 09 10:39
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