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To top iPhone sales, Microsoft must aim low

Our colleagues over at IDC caused some chuckles to break out across the tech world when they predicted that Microsoft's Windows phones will beat the iPhone in market share by 2015. Impossible! Absurd! seemed to be the default responses.

By Jon Brodkin | 08 April, 2011 05:40

Tags: consumer electronics, IDC, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, smartphones, Phones, Android, Apple, Gartner

Lessons Learned from the Epsilon Data Breach

Unless you are a statistical anomaly, you should have received a handful of notifications by now from companies like Chase Bank, or Best Buy warning you that your email address may have been compromised in the attack on Epsilon

By Tony Bradley | 08 April, 2011 06:54

Tags: Epsilon Data Management, applications, security, software, phishing, data protection, malware

IBM jumps into cloud, customers tip-toe behind

In announcing its cloud computing services on Thursday, IBM stressed repeatedly that private clouds -- or those that exist behind the corporate firewall -- are as important to its strategy as those in the public realm.

By James Niccolai | 08 April, 2011 13:03

Tags: services, application development, IBM, integration, Application services, software

Westpac scam emails still lurking

Westpac has warned that malicious emails discovered earlier this week are still being churned out to customers.

By Hamish Barwick | 08 April, 2011 12:30

Tags: spam, Westpac, security

AARNet looks to specialised NBN services

The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is in negotiations with universities covered by the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) first mainland release sites in an attempt to offer “always-on access” to students and researchers at their homes.

By James Hutchinson | 08 April, 2011 12:27

Tags: aarnet, NBN

MGM Wireless offers Cloud to schools

IT services company MGM Wireless (ASX:MWR) has begun offering its student management systems as a Cloud-based solution in an attempt to increase availability of its solution.

By James Hutchinson | 08 April, 2011 11:25

Tags: Cloud, schools, MGM Wireless

Open source Horde groupware reaches version 4

After nearly three years of development the fourth generation of the Horde open source e-mail and groupware suite was released this week bringing with it a more modern code base and social networking features.

By Rodney Gedda | 08 April, 2011 11:20

Tags: open source, frameworks, e-mail, php, groupware, horde

FCC kicks off review of cell signal boosters

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may regulate cellular signal boosters, which are designed to solve voice and data coverage gaps by picking up signals from carrier base stations and amplifying them in homes or vehicles.

By Stephen Lawson | 08 April, 2011 11:05

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, Wilson Electronics, ctia, mobile, government

NBN Co announces first mainland RSPs

Eligible users in the first five mainland sites of the National Broadband Network (NBN) could potentially choose from 12 retail service providers (RSP) who have signed agreements with the network wholesaler to provide access on the network.

By Chloe Herrick | 08 April, 2011 10:48

Tags: Armidale, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co

Motopia acquires AFL app developer

Mobile marketing and content company, Motopia (ASX:MOT), has arranged to acquire a sports mobile apps developer in an all-stock deal worth $1 million.

By Dylan Bushell-Embling | 08 April, 2011 09:35

Tags: mobility, acquisition, Pro Fantasy Sports, mobile, Motopia, mobile apps

IBM to launch Websphere 8 in June

IBM plans to release the next version of its flagship Java application server, Websphere 8, on June 17, according to documents posted to IBM's website this week.

By Joab Jackson | 08 April, 2011 08:44

Tags: IBM, middleware, software, Application servers

Slowed corrections database rollout ties up Victorian justice

The delayed rollout until February 2012 of an integrated database by the Victorian Police and Corrections Department has made the measuring of a reduction in court orders and bail conditions impotent in the state of Victoria.

By Computerworld Staff | 07 April, 2011 16:32

Tags: Corrections Department, victorian police

Time Warner asks judge to decide on iPad streaming

Time Warner has asked a judge to rule on whether it has the right to let customers stream cable content to their iPads, a question that has lit up debate among content providers, cable companies and their customers over the past weeks.

By Nancy Gohring | 08 April, 2011 07:41

Tags: Apple, Viacom, Time Warner Cable, hardware systems, legal, tablet PCs, laptops

Cisco CEO calls for dramatic cuts and a narrowing of priorities

Dramatic expense cuts and a narrowed focus on five networking technologies, including video, are coming to Cisco Systems as part of a massive planned turnaround, Cisco CEO John Chambers told financial analysts Thursday.

By Matt Hamblen | 08 April, 2011 04:03

Tags: IT industry, IBM, Networking, Network Hardware, CIO role, IT management, cloud computing, internet, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, networking hardware, Cisco Systems, virtualization, IT Leadership, Wells Fargo

Prepaid carrier Locus to resell Clearwire

WiMax carrier Clearwire has added a low-cost prepaid mobile operator, Locus Telecommunications, to the set of partners that offer services over its high-speed broadband network.

By Stephen Lawson | 08 April, 2011 06:18

Tags: Locus Telecommunications, WiMax, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, mobile, Clearwire

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