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Roaring Penguin puts the freeze on zombie spam

According to David Skoll, president and CEO of Ottawa, Ont.-based Roaring Penguin, a high volume of spammers this month have hacked their way into vulnerable desktop PCs, which are in most cases home, SOHO and small business users hooked up to cable or DSL lines that currently don’t have a firewall in place and have […]

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Electrovaya keys into new Tablet PC and reseller opportunities

The Scribbler SC2000 series will be the Toronto-based company’s first Tablet PC that can quickly transform into a notebook computer by snapping on a detachable keyboard. The first line of Scribblers were a rugged slate design, targeted for vertical and small niche markets looking to leverage the benefits of digital ink, and the company’s bread […]

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New technology standard will enhance corporate reporting speed and accuracy

XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is a royalty-free, XML- (eXtensible Markup Language) based international business reporting standard used in the preparation, publishing, analyzing, and exchange of business financial information. XBRL’s adoption will enable investors, analysts, and business owners better understand and investigate their financial data. Its use, according to XBRL Canada, will significantly reduce the […]

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IDC trashes Linux TCO

According to the analysis, which was conducted by IDC on behalf of Microsoft and released this week – just happening to coincide with the start of the Enterprise Linux Forum in Boston! – ‘Microsoft Windows 2000 servers were less costly to run and maintain over a five-year period than were Linux servers for four important […]

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Synnex reports 3Q05 results

Net income on a non-generally accepted accounting principles (Non-GAAP), basis was $10.5 million or $0.34 per share. Non-GAAP net income represents GAAP net income adjusted to exclude, net of tax, $0.5 million in restructuring charges related to the company’s Canadian operations and a $1.0 million non operating loss on the company’s equity investment in MCJ […]

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Businesses should view open source indemnification as critical: Yankee Group

With open source and Linux gaining more ground in the market, indemnification has become crucial to businesses, and The Yankee Group is advising organizations to review the terms and conditions of their licensing contracts with legal counsel to determine if they have adequate coverage for indemnification. Businesses without indemnification coverage could be the target of […]

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HP targets mainstream with new convertible tablet

The new 4200 joins HP’s existing TC1100 tablet PC, which offered a smaller, more mobile product weighing in at four pounds with a keyboard attached. The TC4200 will weigh in at 4.5 pounds and will come without the detachable keyboard offered on the TC1100. Indeed, the TC4200 looks much like a normal notebook — in […]

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System builder 64-bit opportunity centers on consolidation

While Microsoft has long touted server consolidation as one of the key drivers for users moving towards the company’s Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003, Derrick Wong, senior product manager for Windows Server System at Microsoft Canada, said that consolidation will be “taken to the next level” by the emergence of Windows Server enabled for […]

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