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New Zealand says no to software patentsview story

http://www.itwire.com – New Zealand has decided not to make any modifications to its patents bill and this means that software will not be patentable in the country. (IT news)

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A win in the filter debate (for everybody)view story

http://www.itwire.com – There is nothing the Government said in its announced review of the Refused Classification category of the National Classification Scheme that makes its plan for a mandatory ISP level internet filter any less likely, should it win the election. (IT news)

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Mozilla blocks rogue Firefox add-onview story

http://www.itwire.com – Mozilla has added a malicious add-on to the Firefox blocklist. A second add-on with a serious security vulnerability is also heading for the blocklist. (IT news)

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Google grows revenue and net incomeview story

http://www.itwire.com – Google's second-quarter results featured revenues of $US6.82 billion, up 24% on the year-ago period. (IT news)

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TaskJuggler: a tutorialview story

http://www.tuxradar.com – TaskJuggler is a complete project management solution in that you can use it right from the planning stage through to project completion. It offers comprehensive reports and makes it easy to manage tasks, costs and resources. You can follow the exploits of each of the teams working on the project and determine instantly where you need to allocate more workers to make sure you stay on course. (IT news)

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'Ageism' alive and well in Aus: ACSview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Computer Society wants an end to 'ageism' in the workplace and wants a better deal for older technology workers and has called on the Federal Government to work with the Human Rights Commission to help change the attitudes to age among local employers. (IT news)

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Private cloud = virtualisation + automation + self-serviceview story

http://www.itwire.com – If the idea of a 'private cloud' seems like an oxymoron (perhaps because 'cloud' implies the resources are out there somewhere and you don't really care where, but an organisation has to know where its own resources are), try this definition for size: private cloud equals virtualisation plus automation plus self-service. (IT news)

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BMC lets customers mix and match cloud and on-premises deploymentview story

http://www.itwire.com – Cloud or in-house software deployments are sometimes seen as an either-or choice, but that's not always the case. For example, BMC's Remedy IT service management (ITSM) product is offered as conventional on-premises software or (as Remedy OnDemand) as SaaS. (IT news)

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Cloud 'strategic' for BMC and its customersview story

http://www.itwire.com – According to Kia Behnia, CTO at business service management software company BMC, cloud is "one of our more strategic initiatives." BMC has been working with early adopters for around 18 months in order to develop an appropriate strategy. (IT news)

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Fuzzing detected 1600 Office 2010 bugs during developmentview story

http://www.itwire.com – A technique popular among security researchers has detected thousands of bugs in Microsoft software while still in the development phase. (IT news)

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Staying with XP? Upgrade to IE8 says Microsoft security execview story

http://www.itwire.com – From a security standpoint, Steve Lipner, senior director, trustworthy computing at Microsoft, would understandably prefer everyone running older versions of Windows to upgrade to Windows 7. (IT news)

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Banks must lift their game to cater for tech savvy micro-businesses, says Telstraview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra has called on Australia's financial institutions to improve their customer service to microbusinesses as these businesses become increasingly mobile and increasingly run by tech-savvy younger generations, instead of the baby boomers. (IT news)