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Melbourne IT company wins major UK dealview story

http://www.itwire.com – Victorian specialist IT consultancy and development business Quantum IT has signed a major deal with six UK universities to supply technology to manage their health faculty work placement program. (IT news)

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iiNet and Microsoft aim virtual server deal at small businessview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australia's self proclaimed "number two" ISP has sought to capitalise on the growing cloud services market for small business by announcing a deal with Microsoft to provide virtual private servers for businesses that want to host their applications online. (IT news)

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Add Revenue and Value for Your Enterprise with JBoss Enterprise Middlewareview story

http://press.redhat.com – Custom applications are vital to any business; there’s no argument there. But, it can be very difficult to determine the costs and benefits of the middleware necessary to develop, deploy, and manage those custom applications. So how do you know if your middleware is really delivering value? And what is “value” anyway? Is it low upfront acquisition costs? (Distributions)

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Sensis cuts 120 as financials slumpview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra's directories and advertising business Sensis this afternoon confirmed it had made some 120 staff redundant, just days after it unveiled a dismal financial picture which saw total revenues sink 17.8 percent in the first half of its financial year, compared with the same period 12 months before. (IT news)

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Windows Vs Linux Web Hostingview story

http://linux.bihlman.com – Windows Vs Linux Web Hosting By Pamela Henderson The topic I have chosen to write about is no new issue at all. There are lots of write ups about Windows vs. Linux web hosting. Still people get little confused about choosing the hosting platform for their websites. I want to clarify the matter in very simple way. Actually there is nothing troublesome in deciding either Windows or Linux. (General)

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Dell dangles devices, tips tablet, pumps priceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Dell has put together what it claims is its largest ever product refresh, officially launching 15 new business computers today – and promising another 24 during the year including a 10 inch Windows 7 based tablet. (IT news)

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Johannesburg Stock Exchange to move from Microsoft Windows to Linuxview story

http://www.h-online.com – The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced that it is moving to an all Linux based trading platform when it relocates to Johannesburg. The JSE is following the example set by the London Stock Exchange, which in 2009 began the process of migrating to the Millenium Exchange system using Linux and Solaris based systems. (IT news)

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Telcoinabox to provide venture capital for franchisees to buy ISPsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telecommunications franchisor, Telcoinabox, has committed to providing funding for its franchisees to make acquisitions of small ISPs and other micro-businesses in 2011. The seller of turnkey telecoms retail businesses to franchisees and service providers says it will help its retailers to grow through acquisition by providing venture capital and business broking services. (IT news)

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Shock, Horror: International Chamber of Commerce Promotes Intellectual Monopoliesview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: More ICC propaganda gives patent lawyers the ammunition which they need to convince people that intellectual monopoles “drive innovation and economic growth” There is yet more propaganda from IAM (site for patent lawyers), claiming that “IP drives innovation and economic growth, new ICC report claims”. (General)

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Links 3/2/2011: PCLinuxOS Magazine Issue for February 2011, CentOS 6 Interviewview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Desktop Conversion Tales From the Land of Linux “I’ve converted my wife to Linux,” asserted Eric Mesa among the 100 or so comments that soon appeared on the topic. “Installed Ubuntu on her computer. She is OK with Linux 90% of the time. (General)