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E-Rate fraud lands consultant in jail

The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that a former education consultant from California has been sentenced to serve seven-and-a-half years in prison for rigging bids and defrauding a U.S. government program designed to help schools and libraries in poor areas connect to the Internet.

Poor information system in municipalities leads to support deficit

The Local Government Performance Index, an analysis by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a western Canadian think-tank, has found that our cities are suffering from more than just a lack of attention. Poor public disclosure, archaic accounting and vast performance differences from city to city paint an unflattering picture.

Environmentalists question carbon offsetting practice

The environmental pressure group, FOE (Friends of the Earth), believes carbon offsetting tactics are a smokescreen to avoid real measures to counter climate change.

Software briefs – DOJ pushes FBI to share data

The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing the FBI and its other operating units to speed up and expand their efforts to share a wide array of information with outside law enforcement agencies via a centralized database called OneDOJ.

XMax sparks low power wireless revolution

A little-known start-up has demonstrated wireless broadband 1,000 times more efficient than WiMax -- and claims the technique could also make wireless LANs that will run for years on watch batteries.

Tax changes could help local NZ integrators

Local IT service companies could benefit from tax changes signalled by New Zealand's finance minister Michael Cullen in the 2003 Budget, delivered to Parliament yesterday.

BT announces broadband strategy

BT Wholesale yesterday announced plans to trial a 1Mbps consumer ADSL service this autumn.

IBM targets Linux at mainframe users

IBM Corp. has announced a suite of service and support options for Linux on its S/390 systems...

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