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  • CIOs pursue projects with fast ROI

    Surviving the toughest economic downturn in recent history was never going to be easy for those in IT, but there are plenty who mastered the art of ROI and are delivering quantifiable business value to their organisations.

  • Client lockout led to system reviews

    Federal Government project director Aaron Ralph knew he had to make better use of the Internet and other communication channels when the department's Sydney office had to shut its doors at 12 noon each day to lock out thousands of clients inundating staff resources.

  • Downloadable exploits accelerate security concerns

    For hackers or 'script kiddies' to attack and severely damage a Web site or corporate server it's almost a point-and-click exercise using widely available 'downloadable exploits'.

  • SA library system gets $3.6m overhaul

    The State Library of South Australia is replacing its legacy information systems infrastructure in a $3.6 million project.

  • HP hatches Asia-Pacific storage centre

    HP has opened the doors of its new multimillion-dollar data storage centre for Asia-Pacific. Located in Sydney's Rhodes, HP claims the enterprise storage centre is the first of its kind in the region, one of the largest in the world and will allow customers to gain first-hand experience of data storage solutions in a variety of configurations to suit their specific needs.

  • UTC signs $255m Asia Pacific services deal

    US-based manufacturing giant United Technologies Corporation has signed a $255 million ($US143 million) deal to extend its outsourcing agreement with CSC to include its operations in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and China.

  • IBM, Telstra tops in technology brands: survey

    IBM and Telstra have emerged among the top most trusted technology brands in Australia due to the perceived reliability of their products and services.

  • Snoopers, crackable keys hamper wireless LAN uptake

    Fear of snoopers on street corners, and the easily-cracked keys used to encrypt data, has kept many enterprises from deploying wireless LANs.

  • EDS standardises global support centres

    Two weeks after announcing layoffs and other cost-cutting moves, Electronic Data Systems detailed plans to rely more on facilities located outside the US to provide application development and call centre services to clients on a global basis.

  • Storage disks get cheaper but watch TCO

    While IT managers can expect disk storage to continue to get cheaper, the total cost of storage ownership must still be addressed, according to industry executives.

  • Compuware releases error detection suite for Itanium

    Compuware released its error-detection solution for Intel Itanium processors, the DevPartner64 suite, in Australia this week, to provide a cheaper alternative to in-circuit emulators.

  • WorldCom, SEC agree to settlement

    Bankrupt telecommunications carrier WorldCom Inc. Tuesday entered into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil lawsuit over its accounting practices, agreeing to a permanent injunction.

  • Builder calls up IP telephony

    The Asian Pacific Building Corporation (APBC) is spending more than $1 million on an Internet Protocol (IP) telephony solution to provide services for more than 3000 building staff and tenants in its office complex in Queens Road, Melbourne.

  • IT spending priorities need a joint approach

    Leaving business units solely responsible for defining IT investment priorities inevitably fails particularly if a project spans multiple units within an organisation. IT spending plans should be developed jointly between business and IT units through the establishment of an in-house project priority scheme, according to Meta Group analyst Wissam Raffoul.

  • HP Australia pushes .NET

    Aiming to become an architectural leader in the application development space, Hewlett-Packard is throwing its weight and investment dollars behind developing applications and infrastructure for Microsoft’s .NET framework over rival platform J2EE.

  • HP Australia pushes .NET

    Aiming to become an architectural leader in the application development space, Hewlett-Packard is throwing its weight and investment dollars behind developing applications and infrastructure for Microsoft's .NET framework over rival platform J2EE.

  • Optus launches MMS news service

    Australian Associated Press (AAP) has announced a deal with Optus for the provision of news content for Optus' Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).

  • SA Court adopts $3m e-evidence system

    South Australia's Courts Administration Authority has invested $3 million in technology and courtroom redevelopment that will reduce the length of the infamous Snowtown murder trial by up to 20 per cent.

  • Scams will feel the Ping

    Australia has set a world first with the introduction of a free software package that alerts online shoppers to potential scams.

  • Vodafone restructures Asia-Pacific ops

    Vodafone is merging its Asia Region and Pacific operations to form a new entity, Vodafone Asia Pacific which, as of January 1, 2003, will oversee operations in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and its investments in China, Fiji and India.