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A quick Thanksgiving digression

A quick Thanksgiving digression

Here in the States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and in between budgeting for FY10, trying to find areas of the FY09 budget to cut in preparation for trickle down effects from our state deficit, and redeveloping our websites, I'm going to be shuttling relatives from the airport and starting to cook.

November 25, 2008 by

SAP slapped with 'sell' rating; Pushback from customer base cited

SAP slapped with 'sell' rating; Pushback from customer base cited

Societe Generale analyst Richard Nguyen hit SAP with a sell rating on Wednesday citing increased odds of a fourth quarter profit warning and signs that customers are pushing back on the software company's attempt to upsell them following a maintenance price increase.Nguyen's report--he downgraded SAP shares from a hold to a sell--come amid some worrisome signs for SAP.

November 25, 2008 by

Mobiles for your users

Mobiles for your users

We all have users for whom a mobile phone of some sort makes a lot of sense. Our district has always either provided a phone or a moderate subsidy for key staff who need to stay in touch.

November 25, 2008 by

Telstra submits non-compliant NBN bid

Telstra submits non-compliant NBN bid

Telstra this morning submitted what appeared to be a non-compliant mini-bid to build the National Broadband Network, in what appeared to be a 'middle-ground' approach after receiving no certainty on whether a successful bid would force it to separate its operations.

November 25, 2008 by

Symantec puts value of underground transactions at $275M

Symantec puts value of underground transactions at $275M

Those of you looking for statistics to justify your security budgets for next year, look no further: Symantec has released their view of the underground economy as it has evolved over the past year.The qualitative information in the report is amusing, but the quantitative information has far more value to anyone trying to build a justification for infrastructure and security services related to PCI-DSS.

November 25, 2008 by

Thanking open source developers

Thanking open source developers

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States - and today I want to say "Thank you" to the people whose work makes open source so valuable to me and everyone else who uses it.

November 25, 2008 by

Govt CIOs silent on Gershon fallout

Govt CIOs silent on Gershon fallout

A number of top-ranking federal government chief information officers have broadly declined to comment on any fallout for their departments from the news that the Federal Government will adopt Sir Peter Gershon's recommendations "in full".

November 25, 2008 by

US music sales to reach $9.2 bln by 2013

US music sales to reach $9.2 bln by 2013

Forrester Research estimates that music sales in the United States will decline to $9.2 bln in 2013, from $10.1 bln 2008. That compares with $14.6 bln in 1999, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

November 25, 2008 by

Photo Management on Linux - Part 2

Photo Management on Linux - Part 2

When I am looking for a photo management program, I want one which meets most or all of the following requirements:- Allows me to store my photos where I want on the disk. I don't want the program to "steal" my pictures and squirrel them away somewhere that I can't find, access or recover them without assistance from that program.

November 25, 2008 by

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