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Universe stuffed with a bunch more starsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Two U.S. astronomers contend our Universe has three times more stars than previously thought. That would make for upwards of 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars. (IT news)

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Canon: ‘Aggressive growth strategy’ with new appointmentsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Canon has put its competitors on notice that it is undertaking what it calls an ‘aggressive growth strategy’ in the Australian market as it announced the appointment of two 22-year print industry veterans to spearhead its latest sales and marketing drive. (IT news)

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Big migration to social media for Aussie businessesview story

http://www.itwire.com – More than half of all Australian businesses will adopt social media as a customer service channel for the first time in 2011, with 71 per cent investigating the use of Facebook, and 53 per cent reviewing Twitter as potential vehicles for propelling positive customer experiences. (IT news)

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Optimisation delivers better outcomes for online retailerview story

http://www.itwire.com – Women’s designer lingerie and swimwear online retailer, Zodee.com.au, says it is already achieving an increase in average order value (AOV) of 18 percent through its use of the adaptive recommendations solution from  personalisation and digital marketing optimisation company,  Baynote and its Australian partner, StoneBridge Systems. (IT news)

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Objective boosts team experienceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Public sector management solutions provider, Objective Corporation (ASX: OCL) has appointed a 20-year IT industry veteran as the new head of product management. (IT news)

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Dataweave upgrade, outsource support contractview story

http://www.itwire.com – IT consultancy, Dataweave, has successfully completed a major upgrade of key database and enterprise application software for Australian private hospital network, Healthe Care, and secured a contract to provide ongoing outsourced administration and support for Healthe Care’s databases, and other Oracle business applications. (IT news)

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Trans-Tasman win for TransLogixview story

http://www.itwire.com – Transport and logistics solutions vendor, Translogix, has scored a double-header, sealing a contract with Contract Warehousing on both sides of the Tasman. (IT news)

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RailCorp’s IT projects $41m over budgetview story

http://www.itwire.com – NSW public transport agency RailCorp is facing fresh allegations of problems within its IT department, with the state's auditor-general publishing a report today detailing extensive delays in the delivery of IT projects and cost overruns amounting to $41.4 million. (IT news)

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Red Hat top corporate kernel contributorview story

http://www.itwire.com – Red Hat continues to hold its lead as the main corporate contributor to the development of the Linux kernel, according to the annual Linux Foundation report on kernel development which has just been released. (IT news)

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Assange on Interpol most wanted: reality checkview story

http://www.itwire.com – OPINION Rape is a heinous crime and if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is proven guilty then he should do serious time in a Swedish prison. That said, it must be asked when was the last time a person was made Interpol's most wanted criminal for alleged non-consensual sex - or are there other factors at play? (IT news)

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FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011 kicks offview story

http://www.itwire.com – Lace up those virtual boots, apply some virtual liniment, don that virtual jersey it is time to NOT run out onto the field and test your football skills in the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011. (IT news)

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Federal Parliament deploys Windows Vistaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 7 has been out for more than a year, but Australia's Federal Parliament revealed this week that it will ignore the release in the short term and is instead in the process of upgrading to its much-maligned predecessor, Windows Vista. (IT news)