Stories by IDG staff

  • IDG awarded for excellence

    IDG Communications publications received 18 awards for publishing excellence on Friday from the Australian Business Publishers Association (ABP).

  • Prices tumbling on Gigabit Ethernet gear

    Shipments of Gigabit Ethernet ports grew slightly in the third quarter of this year, while diminishing per-port prices caused the total market revenue for Gigabit gear to shrink, according to Dell'Oro Group.

  • IBM bundles app server with small-market servers

    Hoping to stall some of the momentum of archrival BEA Systems among small to midsize end-user companies, IBM on has announced it is bundling its Websphere Application Server with its iSeries of servers.

  • Melbourne IT in growth domain

    Internet domain registrar Melbourne IT announced net positive cash flow of $1.9 million for the September quarter compared with $900,000 for the first half of the year.

  • Network Associates loses $US11.3m, will restructure

    Network Associates announced yesterday that it lost nearly $US11.3 million for the third quarter of 2001 and that it would embark on a restructuring plan that would strip Network Associates (NAI) of its Gauntlet security device products, its PGP encryption software and more.

  • Microsoft NT 4.0 engineer certification spared

    Microsoft has abandoned plans to strip MCSEs (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers) of certification for Windows NT 4.0 as of December 31, and will recognise certifications for those who do not train for Windows 2000 after that date, the company said yesterday.

  • Codminco launches IP network

    Australian company Comindico has launched Australia's first wholesale national Internet protocol network for data, voice and broadband.

  • MS alters licences; changes draw fire

    Microsoft has made major changes to its product licence policies, including one that allows customers to replace software preinstalled on a computer with versions of that software purchased through its volume licensing program without paying extra.

  • Palm Hotsync blues

    Do palm handhelds zap PCs? Some Palm V owners think so and have sued the company. They claim that an electrical defect in Palm's HotSync serial port cradle has damaged their PCs' serial ports, and in some cases, their PCs' motherboards. At press time, Palm declined to comment, citing the pending lawsuit.

  • HP buys CSC in New Zealand

    Hewlett-Packard will undergo a dress rehearsal in New Zealand for its proposed merger with Compaq as it absorbs the local arm of services company CSC.

  • EZ-GO alternative to PC/notebook

    Zitech Electronics has announced the exclusive distribution rights to a new type of computer that the company claims bridges the gap between desktops and notebooks.