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Alston reveals $78 million fund

Senator Alston has unveiled a $78 million fund to provide small and medium-sized IT businesses with financial and non-financial assistance.

MYOB makes international moves

Accounting software company MYOB is making international moves with the announcement today that it has acquired New Zealand company Professional Tools (NZ).

Hosting is the future for developers

Software vendors providing only traditional, non-hosted solutions, are "bringing a knife to the gunfight" and will miss out on the opportunities coming from the application service provider market, Solution 6's Kent Duston has warned.

Single password protects MS Passport

Hackers could theoretically gain access to a user's Microsoft Passport online shopping wallet, if they guessed its single password, Microsoft officials have conceded.

Australians still not at ease online

The online shopping boom is being held back by a fear of unknown brands, with e-tailers waiting six months or more after surfers eyeball their sites, for the sales to flow in .

Sage boosts local presence

UK accounting software firm Sage has Australia's SME market firmly in its sights following a restructure of the company and the acquisition of ERP company Tetra.

Melbourne IT to float

Australian domain name registry Melbourne IT will list on the Australian Stock Exchange in an attempt to raise $110 million.

BankBid's bid for business

Ever thought banks would be fighting for your custom? A new online auction site that lets banks bid for customers, has launched, sans the support of two major banks.

WAP slow off the mark

Launched yesterday, Cable & Wireless Optus' WAP service will operate at one-third the speed of regular Internet access, while downloading graphics will be costly.

Oz retailers miss the online boat

Australian retailers have already missed the boat for the expected online trading boom this Christmas according to an e-commerce specialist.

SA computer industry under attack

Computer retail companies will be the target of a campaign of inspections launched by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

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