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  • Kogan slams big retailers

    The founder of Kogan Technologies, Ruslan Kogan, has slammed the current campaign for the application of GST on overseas online sales, saying Australian retailers need a “reality check”.

  • EOS lauds Aus-US space debris partnership

    Optics technology developer Electro Optic Systems (EOS) (ASX:EOS) has welcomed a collaboration between the US and Australian governments to tackle the growing problem of tracking space debris.

  • Inside HP's new $1 billion outsourcing plan

    HP today revealed further details of its previously announced $1 billion investment in offshore outsourcing, selecting six countries-Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, India, Malaysia and the Philippines-as its global delivery hubs.

  • Social networking can make or break a brand

    The power and pervasiveness of social networks has been further thrust into the public consciousness in recent weeks with the huge critical and commercial success of the film ‘The Social Network’, which chronicles the turbulent rise of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, from awkward student to internet billionaire.

  • signs second UK deal

    Mobile social networking company (ASX:MKB) has revealed it has signed a deal with UK carrier O2 for its eponymous platform.

  • Windows 7 wanted at work: Consumer IT strikes again

    If you are happy with Windows 7 on your personal laptop, but grumble every time Windows XP boots up on your work computer, it may be time to tap your company's IT pro on the shoulder and ask for Windows 7. You might be surprised at the response you get.

  • ASG acquires Progress Pacific

    ASG (ASX: ASZ) has expanded its enterprise credentials with the acquisition of SAP consulting and services provider Progress Pacific.

  • SmartPay considers ASX listing

    New Zealand electronics payment firm SmartPay (NZX:SPY) is contemplating a bid to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

  • NexBis defends investment strategy

    Listed telecommunications services company Nexbis Limited (ASX:NBS) has posted a net loss after tax of $49.6 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2010.

  • How to get tough with your tech vendors

    Planning a purchase from a major IT vendor? In this still-tough economy, negotiating pros recommend being aggressive and creative, as well as analyzing your requirements first so that you don't buy more than you need and know where you can compromise.

  • HP completes $2.35 billion 3Par merger

    HP has completed its $2.35 billion merger with 3Par, just weeks after thwarting rival Dell in a bidding war for the storage vendor, HP announced Monday.

  • Ego Pharmaceuticals wins SAP CEO choice award

    Ego Pharmaceuticals has taken out SAP Australia’s ‘CEO’s choice award’ for its go live with SAP Business All-in-One and BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence software.

  • Intrapower posts revenue drop

    Communications and technology company, Intrapower Limited (ASX: IPX), has posted a slight revenue drop from $29.4 million last year to $25.1 million for the financial year ended June 30, as a result of less interest revenue.