Open source advocates have two options. They can ignore the Microsoft claims and wait for the patents in question to expire, or they can bring suit based on claims of harm from bogus patents. Which do you recommend?
In conjunction with CeBIT Australia 2008, ZDNet Australia has announced Bulletproof Networks' Dedicated VM Hosting platform as the winner of the Emerging Innovation Award.
At its advance08 ad summit this week, Microsoft is rolling out yet another push to grow its Web search share by rewarding users with cash.
It's not money that's the problem, in other words, it's monopoly. Giving distributors a monopoly on ideas when distribution is free no longer makes sense.
The Federal government has announced that its border security portal is now online, triggering the alarm of privacy advocates who believe that poor data quality could lead to cases of mistaken identity.
The IT industry should view the buzz around green technology as an opportunity rather than a compliance burden, says industry analyst Bruce McCabe.
The 55 Australian organisations that took part in Australia's cyberwar games, Cyber Storm II suffered "death by a thousand cuts", according to the head of Australia's Cyber Storm II effort.
A ZDNet Asia reader asks whether studying full-time is the best way to do it.
GirlsBoysSpend time in personoutside of school40%38%Send text messages4428Talk on a cell phone4526Talk on a landline or homephone4724Send instant messages3425Send messages through asocial networking site3116Send email2012Source: Pew Internet Project
Queensland police are warning of a rapidly growing type of fraud that uses Russian brides and dating Web sites to con victims into becoming money launderers and drug mules.
It's MCAS day here in Massachusetts. For those of you not familiar with our oft-maligned system of testing students for proficiency in math, English, science, and US history, MCAS stands for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System.
Companies are wasting money on security processes--such as applying patches and using antivirus software--which just don't work says Cisco's chief security officer.
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Newcomer to the Philippine telecommunications market, CURE, says it would offer 3G services for free as long as subscribers allow ads to be served to their handsets.
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), the organisation charged with steering Australia's efforts to unify patient records across the nation's healthcare providers, has asked for patience in the face of growing criticism of its progress.
Kraft Foods and Telkom Indonesia say software-as-a-service model does not address their needs for an integrated software architecture and a platform that supports core business applications.
Not quite yet, analysts say, noting that even if it is, Asian businesses aren't ready to accept software-as-a-service as the new delivery platform.
Rational, but unrealistic in today's threatscape. According to the Times :"Customers using their credit or debit cards online have been advised that high street banks are likely to become increasingly reluctant to help victims of internet fraud as new rules added to the Banking Code signal less willingness to cover losses.