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  • Sybase and Sun set Guinness world record

    Sybase has set a new Guinness world record by powering the world’s largest data warehouse in New York on a Sun Sparc Enterprise M9000 server. The combination enables more data to be stored in less space and search and analysed in less time, while consuming 91 per cent less energy and generating less heat and carbon dioxide.

  • SAP unveils NetWeaver Business Process Management tool

    At its Sapphire show in early May, SAP announced plans for the future release of two new tools: the Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Rules Management offerings, which will be added to its NetWeaver platform in the latter part of 2008.

  • Optus also gets iPhone in Australia

    The lack of certainty surrounding exactly who will bring the iPhone to Australia, and what model will be released here, has been clarified a little further yesterday with an announcement by Optus that it too has signed an agreement to bring the iPhone to Australia.

  • Apple slammed on climate change

    Apple is once again being pilloried on the strength of its green credentials, taking last place among computer firms rated within a recent ClimateCounts survey on climate friendliness.

  • Intel and friends plan move to 450-mm wafers

    Intel announced that it has joined with two other chipmakers in an effort to ease a move from 300-mm wafers to 450-mm wafers, which will enable each to increase production and maybe even lessen their impact on the environment.

  • Microsoft releases XP SP3

    Microsoft has released the third service pack for Windows XP to the web after last week delaying its scheduled release because of an incompatibility with one of its other software applications. It also resumed automatic distribution of Windows Vista, Service Pack 1 (SP1), which had been halted because of a similar problem.

  • Australia, New Zealand consumers happy to dump bad suppliers

    More than half of the consumers surveyed in a recent customer experience report have ceased buying products and services from a company due to poor customer service, and a high number felt that the supplier didn't know it had lost their business. Only half of the companies aware of the loss of business had attempted to win the business back, the survey found.