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Stories by James Hutchinson
“Cisco has done the industry a service by putting context into the customer service mix.”
Networking vendor, Cisco, has cancelled a regularly scheduled security advisory update for users of IOS software on the company’s routers and switches, citing recent events in Japan.
Small businesses operating online require contractual and regulatory protection from potential collusion between traditional retailers and online magnates such as Google, according to the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA).
Microsoft has launched its Azure cloud platform in Australia, letting developers deploy applications on the company's datacentres in North American, Europe and in the Asia Pacific.
Samsung's CLP-660ND is a capable colour laser printer with features that will suit small businesses. It provides automatic duplexing and can connect to a network, but print quality is inconsistent.
Canon's PIXMA MP480 offers a good compromise between quality and price. It certainly isn't the fastest of printers, but its consistency and print quality are well worth the few extra dollars it costs over competitors.
There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the HP Photosmart C6380 — it is the biggest, brightest and most feature-packed multifunction in the Photosmart range. Surprisingly, while the C6380 might be the pinnacle of home printing and scanning in some ways, when it comes to print quality it isn’t the best. Despite this shortcoming, a raft of features will be certain to entice.
Linksys offers yet another excellent VoIP solution with the iPhone CIT400. Sitting at the top of the Linksys range, the CIT400 provides users with a dual-mode VoIP solution capable of transmitting calls over both Skype and a traditional landline. While it has some call clarity flaws, the phone is a good option if you are considering the transition from landline to VoIP telephony.
Fuji Xerox's latest offering is the environmentally friendly DocuPrint C1110, a colour laser printer targeted at small office users. For a relatively low price point, the C1110 offers surprising quality in colour printing for graphics documents, as well as a fast printing speed that is sure to enhance the work productivity in many small and home offices.
The Epson Stylus CX8300 is a mid-range inkjet multifunction printer that provides surprisingly good quality prints for its price point. Despite some room for improvement with the software and the printer's interface, this is definitely a good buy for the average user.