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Quad core servers hit the streets

With processor giant Intel releasing its quad-core Xeon processors to OEM partners this month, systems sporting four cores on one CPU should be available to customers within weeks, according to the company.

Optus trials HSDPA in Canberra, Sydney

Not wanting to be left behind by Telstra and Vodafone, Optus has started a field trial of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) over its 3G network in Canberra and Western Sydney.

Firefox 2.0 hits the Web

The next generation of the open source Firefox Web browser, version 2.0, has been released and is sporting a slew of feature and security enhancements.

Analyst strikes down Firefox 'hype'

The early release this week of the Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Web browser is another shot in the arm for the open source IE competitor but one industry analyst is less optimistic about Firefox's ability to compete with Microsoft.

Telstra trials turbo 3G

Not content with its new High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) 3G mobile network, Telstra will start trialing a 'turbo-charged' upgrade of the Next G network.

Vodafone joins HSDPA foray

Only a few weeks after the high-profile launch of Telstra's NextG mobile broadband network, Vodafone has fired up its own High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network in Sydney and Melbourne.

NEC debuts digital signage solution

Companies that need to display information and multimedia through large flat panel displays now have the option of an integrated software and hardware solution from NEC which launched its PanelDirector digital signage solution for the local market to...

Toshiba ramps up local Linux-based R&D

Despite all the talk of offshoring software development to developing nations, computer and electronics giant Toshiba is expanding its Sydney research and development centre, which uses Linux as its platform of choice.

MXL wins $3m Tasmanian education contract

After completing a tender process and proof of concept, Sydney-based software company MXL has entered into a $3 million contract with Tasmania's department of education (DoE) for the supply of its .Net-based eMinerva student management system to all ...

DRM may harm open source innovation

The digital rights management (DRM) provisions of the federal Attorney General's Department proposed copyright law changes could stifle open source innovation and increase litigation, according to a Sydney lawyer.

Wireless trial gets the green light

In an effort to reduce road congestion and save on operating costs, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) and National ICT Australia (NICTA) are planning a trial of wireless traffic light control systems in Sydney which could be operational as ea...

Enterprise development reaches more SMBs

More small to medium businesses are enjoying the flexibility of custom application development on top of commodity software that their enterprise counterparts have long since enjoyed.

Child support system in budget blow-out

Queensland's Department of Child Safety has revealed its new Information Renewal Initiative (IRI) will cost $61 million as it expands to accommodate additional agencies.

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