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ITU approaches Asia-Pac nations to support new ITRs

The ITU has reportedly sent a senior official to Bangkok to try and win votes for the new International Telecommunications Regulations which were proposed, argued over and ultimately voted down in December. According to CommsDay, the official is Malcolm Johnson, head of the ITU Telecommunications Standardization Bureau, pursuing …
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Microsoft’s Asia-Pac head goes to post office

Microsoft’s vice-president for Asia-Pacific Tracey Fellows has left the company for Australia Post, the nation’s postal service. Fellows was Redmond’s leader for Australia, New Zealand, various small Pacific nations, Korea, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Microsoft’s profile of Fellows also mentions “South East Asia” as coming under …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Jan 2013
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Asia Pac app-gasm to hit five billion this year

Mobile phone app downloads are forecast to reach 14 billion in the Asia Pacific by 2016 with revenues of $US2.2 billion, according to the latest research from Ovum. The Asia Pac app market will hit 5 billion downloads by the end of the year with revenues from mobile phone apps poised to reach $US871 million. This compares to 1.6 …
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Asia Pac networks filled with entertainment

Asia-Pacific bandwidth is increasingly being consumed by users of ‘real-time entertainment’ according to the latest Sandvine Internet Phenomena Report. The category includes on demand content such as streamed or buffered audio and video via platforms such as YouTube, Google Video or Spotify. real-time entertainment is the …
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New Asia Pac cable launched for bandwidth express

Construction has commenced on a new 7,200 km fibre optic cable linking Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The $US300 million, Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) is expected to be built by Q3 2012 giving the project’s lead carrier Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Co (PLDT) access to double its international …
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GPS rival Beidou will cover Asia Pac by end of the year

China will expand its home grown GPS rival Beidou by launching three global positioning satellites that it hopes will make it possible to have the service up and running in Asia Pacific by the end of the year. Beidou, which translates as “Big Dipper”, will be able to provide a high quality positioning, navigation and time …
Phil Muncaster, 17 May 2012
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Just NINE per cent of Asia Pac operators have commercial 4G

Asia Pacific mobile operators have caught up their rivals in North America and Europe but only nine per cent have commercial 4G LTE networks up and running, according to new research from analyst ABI Research. The firm’s latest study, Asia CapEx, Core & Radio Access Network Infrastructure Forecasts, beats the drum for a region …
Phil Muncaster, 20 Apr 2012
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Sun loses MySQL Asia-Pac veteran

The veteran head of MySQL's Japan business has quit less than six months after the completion of Sun Microsystems' acquisition of the database company. Larry Stefonic, the president of MySQL's Japanese unit, is now running his own company after more than five years working in MySQL's Asia-Pacific region. A Sun spokeswoman told …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Aug 2008
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Euro recession over as sales rebound for mega distie Ingram Micro

Economic recovery on both sides of the Atlantic – and to a lesser extent sales of Apple's iPhone in certain countries across Europe – helped Ingram Micro offset declines in its mobility and Asia Pacific wings… but only just. First calendar quarter revenues at the world's bulkiest tech distie went up one per cent year-on-year to …
Paul Kunert, 24 Apr 2014
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Victorian Police say Redmond's wrong! XP doesn't 'heighten risk'

Victoria Police has defended its continued use of Windows XP until the dying days of 2014, claiming it does not elevate risk. The use of the almost 13 year-old now defunct operating system was revealed in a blue paper which found many officers could not open files in new applications and resorted to printing documents to take …
Darren Pauli, 19 Jun 2014
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Datatec: Oh no, EPS will be 20% lower than we expected

Enterprise tech group Datatec's share price has dived after it issued a warning that profit for this fiscal may be at least some $13m lighter than forecast, blaming distie wing Westcon US for the bottom line decline. Group revenues for the year ended 28 February are expected to remain in line with projections of $5.6bn to $5.8bn …
Paul Kunert, 15 Jan 2014
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Huawai teams with Aussie investors to launch APAC cable

Quest Telecom, the Hong Kong based subsidiary of Australian diversified investment outfit Quest Investments, has signed an MoU with Huawei Marine Networks to develop and launch integrated submarine optic cable systems throughout the Asia Pacific. The company has not dabbled in the costly deployment of submarine cables before, …
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Using email? Text messages? Congrats, you're in the 'underbelly of dark social sharing'

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden got tired of hearing himself referred to as a tech geek this week and told the world that, actually, he’s real-life James Bond type. Speaking to NBC News, Snowden said he wasn’t some lowly outside contractor, but a bonafide 007: I was trained as a spy in the traditional sense of the word in that …
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Elon Musk helps AsiaSat with new regional satellites

Hong Kong satellite operator AsiaSat and space launch company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will launch two new communications satellites in 2014 servicing the Asia Pacific region. Space X was founded by dotcom protagonist, PayPal and Tesla creator Elon Musk. AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 are scheduled to launch in the …

Riverbed rolling script language and SDK everywhere

Riverbed Technologies has announced its intention to open up its APIs and make its kit more consistently scriptable across all devices. The announcement today of FlyScript is as much the launch of a strategy as a finished product, but Riverbed sees it as an important move in two ways: ultimately, FlyScript will support the …
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APAC CIOs told to take the gloves off

Asia Pacific CIOs had better brush up their combat skills because they’ll need to “hyper compete” in 2013 if they want to attract the best staff and innovate their way to success, according to analyst IDC. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Summit 2012, IDC group vice president Sandra Ng argued that the region is the most competitive …
Phil Muncaster, 16 Aug 2012
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China and India to power global enterprise software market

China and India are set to lead worldwide enterprise software growth over the next four years as Asia Pacific cements itself as the powerhouse of the global IT industry, according to Gartner. The analyst’s Q1 2012 update to its Enterprise Software Markets, Worldwide, 2009-2016 report revealed that China will have the fastest …
Phil Muncaster, 04 Apr 2012
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APAC IT spend to grow THREE TIMES faster than rest of the world

Asia Pacific is powering ahead of the rest of the world and driving a recovery in global IT spending forecast to total $3.7 trillion (£2.3tr) in 2012, according to the latest data from Gartner. While total worldwide growth is set to stand at 2.5 per cent this year, down from the analyst’s previous forecast of 3.7 per cent, the …
Phil Muncaster, 06 Apr 2012
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Biz social networking set for take-off

The market for enterprise social media and Web 2.0 tools is growing by over 20 per cent a year and will top $126m (£80m) by 2017 as firms look for better ways to collaborate and manage content across Asia Pacific, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The analyst’s Enterprise Social Media and Web 2.0 Market 2010 …
Phil Muncaster, 28 May 2012
Symantec quarterly results to Q4 fy2012

Symantec: Big as ever... just not growing

Symantec earned a staggering amount of money in its latest quarter but is stuck fast at a $1.6 to $1.7bn quarterly revenue level, seemingly unable to grow. It made $6,73bn in its fiscal 2012 year (fy212), a huge sum, and up 9 per cent on the prior year's $6.19bn. The final fy2012 quarter saw revenues of $1.68bn, which was down …
Chris Mellor, 03 May 2012
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Will Westerners soon be getting their IT direct from Asian players?

Singapore’s money is made of plastic, which makes it incredibly hard-wearing but also slightly slick and unreal. Which is just as well, given the amount of cash which was moving around when the Asia Pacific region’s channel players descended on the city state for the Canalys Channels forum last month. The event was held at the …
Joe Fay, 06 Dec 2012
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CIOs must do more with mobile

Mobile analysts have urged Asia Pac IT managers to keep an open mind ro BYOD and other new technologies with the potential to transform the business. Claus Mortensen, principal for emerging tech at IDC, used the analyst’s Asia Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference in Hong Kong on Tuesday to share some findings from a new survey …
Phil Muncaster, 14 Jun 2012
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Aus visual search start-up goes global

Adelaide based start-up Thereitis.com has raised the funds to commercialise its patented user interface technology. Thereitis says its “visual search” methodology provides a faster, easier way for online customers to sift through visual data, from shoes to friends to music. It has also secured a Commercialisation Australia …
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Pacnet adds Honkers datacentre

Pacnet is continuing its Asia-Pacific data centre expansion with a new Hong Kong data landing station (DLS), which the company says provides a one-stop collocation and connectivity solution. The new Hong Kong facility has direct connectivity into the carrier’s Asian submarine cable network. Bill Barney, Pacnet’s CEO, says the …
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Hard disk prices help shore up Ingram Micro sales

Ingram Micro saw revenues stall but net income jump in its first quarter, as it reaped the benefit of rising disk drive prices, and sales growth in America, Germany and the UK. The tech distribution giant turned in sales of $8.64bn for first quarter ending March 31, a slip of 1 per cent on the year. Ingram put the sales dip down …
Joe Fay, 26 Apr 2012
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Fusion-io nosedives as Facebook, Apple finish scoffing flash and chips

Flash memory maker Fusion-io's revenue is forecast to decline by 30 per cent from last quarter to the next, ending its meteoric growth. Sales in the company's Q2 of fiscal 2013, which ended on 31 December, rose 43 per cent year on year to $120.6m, an 8 per cent rise on Q1 and a record for the company. Profits of this latest …
Chris Mellor, 31 Jan 2013
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Here comes the zettabyte, says Cisco

There will be more of them than us: Cisco has joined the clamour of voices predicting an explosion in machine-to-machine comms, saying that by 2015, there will be more than two Internet-connected devices for every person on Earth. Yes, it’s Cisco Visual Networking Index time again. In the latest round of its ongoing Internet …
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CA, Unisys bring “private cloud” partnership to Oz

Unisys and CA, which earlier this year announced that they would offer joint cloud services in North America, are planning a rollout in Australia. The joint services combine CA’s various management products with advisory, planning, design and implementation services from Unisys. Unisys’ Asia-Pac director for data centre …
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iiNet stiffens backbone with 100Gig Ethernet

iiNet is gearing up for Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) with Juniper’s first Asia-Pac 100 Gbps Ethernet deployment to beef up backbone capacity. . The ISP put Juniper T1600 core routers into its network at the beginning of the year, and began trialling the 100 Gbps interfaces back in May. The anticipated growth in …
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Oz channel in the spotlight for Kaspersky

Along with a new product release, Kasperky Lab is also prepping a 12-month assault on Australia’s IT channel with the aim of growing its business here by 20 per cent in the current financial year. Andrew Mamonitis, ANZ managing director for Kaspersky’s local office, says that the company’s consumer brand-building of recent years …
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EMC revenues explode in Q2

EMC second quarter 2011 results are extremely good with record-breaking, double-digit growth all over the place, and only the Information Intelligence stuff down in the dumps. Second quarter (Q2) revenues were $4.85bn, 20 per cent higher than Q2 2010's $4.02bn. Net income rose to $546.5m, up a stonking 28 per cent on the $426m …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2011

Ethernet standards for hyper-scale cloud networking

What if the largest Ethernet networks we see today are just precursors, initial steps on the path to what's been called hyper-scale cloud networking? "Hyper" is the term used generally for something almost unfathomably and exceptionally large. We might say that a regional group of airports is a small air transport network, a …
Chris Mellor, 09 Feb 2012

IBM fires on some cylinders in Q1

IBM fired on some cylinders in Q1, growing revenues seven per cent to $22bn and net income eight per cent to $1.8bn. A good performance in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and a very good performance in Asia-Pac compensated for flat revenues in the Americas. Services - outsourcing and the like - and software did well, …
Team Register, 18 Apr 2007
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HP's Hurd points out flat and spotty US in Q3

HP boss Mark Hurd sketched out a "flattish" picture of the US market, but confirmed the company was seeing worldwide growth as he aired third quarter earnings yesterday. Hurd also offered a couple of crumbs of detail on his ambitions for EDS – once the services giant has been borged by HP – and gave Wall Street analysts a …
Joe Fay, 21 May 2008
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Ingram buys Aussie distie for $493m

Ingram Micro is shelling out $493m cash including assumption of debt for Tech Pacific, an Australian distie. The deal will see Ingram's Asia Pac operations double in size. Sydney-based Tech Pacific turned over AUS$3.1bn ($2.2bn) in 2003, generating operating margins of two per cent. It is the market leader in Australia and New …
Drew Cullen, 27 Sep 2004
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Old guard storms boardroom at ailing Lenovo

Lenovo's old guard Chinese management parachuted back into the boardroom yesterday as it released third quarter numbers that showed its shipments dropping faster than the industry average in every market except China. Sales at the Beijing-based PC vendor slipped 20.1 per cent to $3.6bn in the quarter ending December 31, while …
Joe Fay, 05 Feb 2009
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EMC's double-digit growth run will finish this quarter

Storage industry bellwether EMC has delivered its 21st consecutive double digit growth quarter with revenues of $3.76bn for the third quarter. These are up 13 per cent on last year's revs, which were $3.3bn. But the company is forecasting low single-digit growth next quarter. GAAP net income for the quarter to the end of …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2008
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Insight opens China front

Insight Enterprises, the giant US reseller, is dipping its toes into mainland China, opening up base in Shanghai. The office is not facing inwards, more reaching out to multinationals with Chinese subs. Insight claims 70 per cent of Global Fortune 500 companies as its customers – and it can help their Chinese operations avoid …
Team Register, 12 Oct 2006
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Linux sales fell in 2001, on rebound

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Revenue from the open source Linux operating system dipped in 2001 after two consecutive years of substantial growth, but is still on track to become a $280m market by 2006, according to the latest research from IDC. According to the Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research …
ComputerWire, 06 Aug 2002
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PC growth dives during World Cup

Zidane, Rooney and the rest put the boot into PC vendors in the second quarter with unit shipments knocked off course as punters tuned into the World Cup. Analysts IDC said that while the market overall grew at a “healthy” 12 per cent to 52 million units, there were unexpected twists at regional level. The most significant …
Joe Fay, 20 Jul 2006
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HP knocks Dell off PC pedestal without trying

HP has snatched the PC crown from Dell's barely coherent clutches. It has taken HP close to three years to once again lead the market in worldwide PC sales. Under CEO Carly Fiorina and post Compaq, the company largely gave up on the tit-for-tat struggle with Dell for the PC top spot that had been so important to it over the …
Ashlee Vance, 19 Oct 2006
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Software team codes IBM higher in Q2

Every quarter IBM orders investors to pay attention to a particular product group as the driver of its success. For this year's second quarter, IBM has promoted the software division as its savior. That's software - not services. Got it? IBM sold a lot of stuff during Q2. In fact, it sold $23.8bn worth of goods and services, …
Ashlee Vance, 18 Jul 2007

Dell hammered over record Q3

Some candy ass $63bn companies out there might find nine per cent revenue growth satisfactory. But not Dell. The 2.0-ified hardware maker today rolled out third quarter financial figures, showing a near double-digit rise in revenue to $15.6bn. Buoyed by improved gross margins and cost cutting measures, Dell turned around a 13 …
Ashlee Vance, 30 Nov 2007
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Nokia launches 3650 Symbian phone

Good news today for Symbian from Nokia which today announced the Nokia 3650, a feature-rich handset built with a integrated digital camera, and powered by the operating system. In essence, The 3650 develops Nokia's imaging phone story beyond the 7650, launched earlier this year in Europe and Asia Pac. The handset is pitched at …
Drew Cullen, 06 Sep 2002
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US drags down HP sales

HP produced sales of $17.9bn for Q1, ended January 31, down slightly on the previous quarter. But cost-cutting fed through to a 49 per cent increase in earnings to $721m. But revenues were less than consensus analyst forecasts of $18.5bn and the reason for this, HP says, is weaker commercial IT spending in the US and Japan. …
Drew Cullen, 26 Feb 2003

Sun releases low end kit – Opteron box on the way

Sun Microsystems has released several new low-end systems hoping to keep up pressure on rivals with low pricing on 64bit gear. Before jumping into the new kit, however, we thought it appropriate to deliver an update on an as of yet unannounced system. Sources have confirmed that Sun will ship an Opteron-based workstation. …
Ashlee Vance, 18 Sep 2003
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HP stays humble in Q3

HP's CEO Carly Fiorina took on a somber tone in describing the company's disappointing third quarter, saying 5 percent revenue growth was acceptable but not good enough. HP brought in $17.35 billion in revenue for the period ended July 31. This compares to $16.54 billion posted in the same quarter a year ago. The company …
Ashlee Vance, 19 Aug 2003
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Sybase gets it on with PeopleSoft

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence John Chen, Sybase Inc's long standing CEO, announced a slew of partnerships and new products in a bullish address to analysts at the firm's annual TechWave 2002 User event in San Diego, California this week, Madan Sheina write Chen opened by claiming that Sybase, a Dublin, California- …
ComputerWire, 07 Aug 2002