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I must admit I like my anti-spam folder. I'm not quite sure how the vendor configured it but it works as an almost perfect catchment…
Monday, 13 February 2006 00:56

Microsoft or Linux - the hard sell

About six months ago, after a chat with some local Linux evangelists, I decided to take the bold step (at least for me it was…
Tuesday, 07 February 2006 10:06

Microsoft has a problem says maddog

Jon 'maddog' Hall is a legend in the Linux world. During his 30 year career, the executive director of non-profit Linux advocacy group, Linux International,…
The closure of the leading Adelaide-based Playstation 2 development house Ratbag by its new US owners in December 2005 highlights the danger of selling the…
Friday, 04 November 2005 11:00

How the anti-spam industry lost its way

By Peter Stewart*One definition of madness is continually trying the same thing and expecting a different result.  Yet this is exactly what much of the…
Sunday, 16 October 2005 21:13

Has Microsoft lost its edge?

Increasingly there is a buzz making its way around the traps of the IT world that Microsoft is starting to lose its grip and is…
By Greg Gianforte*How would you feel if your mechanic handed you a 125-piece wrench set rather than actually fixing your car?  What if another mechanic…
Monday, 03 October 2005 10:00

NAB provides IT lessons

The announcement last week, that National Australia Bank is to spend $1.8 billion to return the financial institution to its former glory days, provides some…
Monday, 26 September 2005 10:00

Is it time for IT to get organised?

The recent announcement that EDS is to retrench 106 of its IT staff, just after the outsourcer's very public stoush with staff over pay claims,…
Sunday, 18 September 2005 12:01

Another sad Aussie sellout

The imminent sale of promising Australian technology company Innovonics for what must seem to its US buyers a bargain basement price is a sad indictment…




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