Stories by Kathryn Edwards

IT bounces back with upsurge in job ads

IT job ads have grown 11.75 per cent amid a resurgent market, according to the latest results from the Olivier Job Index.

ASPI report calls for Internet shop front to deal with cyber crime

Australia needs a central ‘Internet shop front’ where the public can report cyber security matters, according to a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).


Minchin hits back at Conroy jibes

Liberal Senator Nick Minchin has hit back at jibes by communications minister Stephen Conroy over the delay of the Telstra separation bill.


NICTA competition shines spotlight on high school web development

In an effort to encourage high school students to consider a career in ICT, National ICT Australia (NICTA) ran its inaugural Creative Embedded Challenge competition.


It can't get worse than Minchin: Budde

The ICT industry couldn’t get a worse shadow communications minister than Nick Minchin, according to telecommunications analyst Paul Budde.


Virgin Blue apologises (again) for email blunder

Virgin Blue has issued a second email apology regarding its frequent flyer rewards program blunder a fortnight ago, blaming a “process error” for the problem.

Optus befriends NEC for new unified communications offering

Optus has partnered with NEC to deliver unified communications (UC) solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs) through a package combining fixed and mobile services.

Is unified communications still relevant?

Debate over the significance of Unified communications (UC) as a technology continues with Gartner and Frost & Sullivan arguing that its is respectively, no longer a strategic priority and its an evolving technology still worth watching.


Bushfire locator map launches in Australia

A free online mapping service which collates and displays up-to-the-minute bushfire information designed to empower fire-affected residents, has been launched in Australia.

In pictures: 31 years of tech

Computerworld Australia has turned 31! To celebrate, we take a look at some of the technology that has helped shape the last 31 years.

CSIRO beefs up research with GPU cluster

A supercomputer which combines the central processing units (CPUs) found in traditional PCs, with more powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) will be launched by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Canberra today. The first of its kind in Australia, the GPU cluster contains 61,440 compute cores and will help scientists to explore the use of GPU technology for parallel processing.


Open source no panacea for e-health

Open source software could provide a model for better e-health collaboration, but should not be seen as a panacea for addressing the interoperability challenges in healthcare, according to a leading healthcare industry CIO.


Gartner lays out Top 10 strategic technologies

At this week’s Gartner Symposium in Sydney, the analyst firm presented its top 10 strategic technologies for 2010.


AFACT v iiNet: ISP draws on TV copyright battle

Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet continued to draw on a 2002 copyright case between Channel 9 and Channel 10 over segments broadcast on The Panel as part of its case against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).

NZ town looking to raise the UC bar with Nortel deployment

Porirua City Council, just north of the capital Wellington, services 50,000 residents and 3000 businesses for simple tasks such as rate payments through to more complex emergency situations like burst water mains. In an effort to boost its organisational efficiency and customer service the council deployed a Nortel unified communications (UC) solution.

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