The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Less than a year after creating a sub-notebook revolution with the Eee PC, ASUS has announced the local availability of its Eee Box, a small footprint computer sans a monitor running the older Windows XP Home, not Linux or Windows Vista.
IBM on Tuesday said it wants to free desktops from Microsoft software, announcing an alliance with Linux vendors to preload its middleware on Linux distributions.
EMC Tuesday will ship a new generation of its Clariion midrange storage-area network disk array, which makes support for iSCSI a standard feature, offers new energy-saving software tools and gives customers the option to use flash memory.
Managing three different types of backup systems proved to be an unnecessary headache for Cancer Council South Australia which has rolled everything with an automated application.
NEC has launched new products with the aim of increasing its share of the small and medium business unified communications market and being more friendly with third-party products.
A surprisingly large number of small and midsize businesses appear to be either blissfully unaware of or uncaring about the online security threats they face, according to a survey conducted by security vendor McAfee.
A company is now selling what it calls the "world's cheapest laptop," which at US$130, is not a bad deal if you can bear some hardware limitations.
Peripheral device manufacturer Logitech has announced its first Mac-compatible webcam with autofocus technology and Carl Zeiss optics.
Tandberg Data has announced it Viking FS-800U 2U NAS appliance that supports up to eight hard disks using SAS 3Gbps or SATA II connectivity.
Apple installed a control panel applet for its MobileMe online sync and storage service on Windows XP and Windows Vista systems when they were updated to iTunes 7.7 -- the second time this year that it's bundled new software with an update for an existing program.
Telco Optus has launched two mobile phone plans that allow unlimited calls on local, national and GSM networks in Australia and thrown in a bit of mobile data access.
Storage costs eat up at least 11 per cent of IT hardware budgets, but there are plenty of ways to save money without sacrificing performance or security. In a new report called "Five Key Storage Strategies for a Down Economy," Forrester analyst Andrew Reichman provides a road map for smart purchasing and maximizing the resources you already have. Here's a summary.
Gold Coast City Council has today been revealed as the culprit behind this week's Optus outage after excavations in a Queensland state water project severed an interstate fibre cable.
Optus customers cut-off by the Queensland telecommunications black-out yesterday may be able to seek compensation from the company.
Storage software vendor Acronis has released its True Image Virtual Edition product to the local market which can used to backup and restore more than four virtual servers on a single physical server.
After much anticipation, the iPhone 3G was released internationally this morning.
With many organizations scrambling to meet exploding demand for storage capacity without constantly expanding their IT staffs, Sun Microsystems continues to push open-source software as a solution, along with a new series of storage arrays and a hybrid server-storage platform.
Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed technology that could boost the throughput of existing networks by 100-fold without costing the consumer any more, and its all thanks to a scratch on a piece of glass.
Toshiba has entered the portable storage market with the launch of an external hard drive range.
Motorola and Research in Motion have released the BlackBerry Connect client software for the MOTO Q with local mobile service plans.