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Vodafone GE buys Quickcomm for push into telecoms expense managementview story

http://www.itwire.com – Vodafone Global Enterprise – the division of the global Vodafone group that targets multinationals - has made a big push into telecoms expense management, acquiring the (formerly Australian company) Quickcomm and TnT Expense Management. (IT news)

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Will Web-scale servers find a role in the enterprise?view story

http://www.networkworld.com – An emerging class of extremely low-power servers is helping Internet companies and hosting providers to slash their energy bills, and proponents say they could have a role in the enterprise as well. (IT news)

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Noisy work means more risk for heart diseaseview story

http://www.itwire.com – A study by Canada researchers performed in the United States found that a noisy workplace means such workers have two to three times the risk from coronary heart disease and hypertension when compared to employees in quiet environments.   (IT news)

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Three scientists receive 2010 Chemistry Nobelview story

http://www.itwire.com – Wednesday, October 6, 2010, saw the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announce the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: It went to three scientists for their work in synthesizing complex carbon molecules; specifically, "for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis".   (IT news)

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McAfee, Citrix deliver centralised security for virtual desktopsview story

http://www.itwire.com – One of the stumbling blocks for virtualised desktops is security - conventional anti-malware products aren't designed for this environment. A partnership between McAfee and Citrix has yielded a new and more efficient approach. (IT news)

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46% don’t want a 3D Television with glassesview story

http://www.itwire.com – A recent survey has shown that technology manufacturers still have a way to go to win over an audience for 3D electronics.  In particular, the requirement for glasses with 3D tech was seen as a major negative, and then there is a problem with cost and confusion over the hardware requirements. (IT news)

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Facebook privacy still awry says security expertview story

http://www.itwire.com – Social networking monster site Facebook needs to make a grassroots change to its security infrastructure, according to a security expert. In particular, Facebook should dump its opt-out and adopt a completely opt-in model for all of its features. (IT news)

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Fujitsu launches Australian cloud services portalview story

http://www.itwire.com – Fujitsu has launched a self-service cloud services portal for IT infrastructure, platforms and applications which the company claims will enable enterprises to match technology systems and costs directly to changing business needs. (IT news)

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Every Tasmanian will get the NBN - unless they say 'No'view story

http://www.itwire.com – The Tasmanian Government is planning legislation that would make connection of all homes and businesses the NBN the default - those that did not want it would have to opt out. (IT news)

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Optus talking to NBN Co, but who's courting whom?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Net news sites have been running hot today regurgitating a Financial Review report that Optus is in advanced stages of negotiations with NBN Co to scrap its HFC network, transfer its half million or so customers onto the NBN and contribute network assets to NBN Co in a deal similar to the $11b deal now being negotiated between Telstra and the Government. (IT news)

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Telstra's Sensis to offer Google-beating Aussie NearMapsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra subsidiary Sensis has struck a deal with Perth based Ipernica (ASX: IPR) under which it will use Ipernica's NearMap aerial imagery to improve its B2B mapping and navigation products. (IT news)

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Microsoft's new spin: Android isn't freeview story

http://www.itwire.com – With patent lawsuits flying this way and that across the tech landscape, Microsoft has given the clearest hint yet that while it will litigate to protect patents in Google's Android operating system that it claims it owns, it is hesitant to take on Google. (IT news)