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  • Enterprises muster in-house vendor wranglers

    Some Australian IT departments are picking up on the trend within global companies and setting up a dedicated office to manage and maintain vendor relationships.

    16 March 05 08:10 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Government to scrutinize IT visas

    Concerned by mounting industry criticism that Australia's long-stay IT visa scheme is being rorted by unscrupulous operators, federal IT and Communications Minister Senator Helen Coonan has pledged the government will investigate.

    16 March 05 08:08 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • NSW med students enter Web collaboration

    In another positive step towards harmonizing healthcare and technology, staff and students at the University of New South Wales' faculty of medicine have started collaborating via its new in-house Web application, dubbed eMed.

    16 March 05 08:07 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Computer Society blindsides Treasury with demands for child-care tax breaks

    With the Federal Budget only weeks away, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has bypassed Communications and IT Minister Senator Helen Coonan to court the chorus of discontent emanating from the government's back bench with a costed demand for widespread tax reform.

    15 March 05 12:53 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Salaries set to rise: survey

    It looks like good news in the salary stakes for networking executives and applications developers, according to a survey released on Monday.

    15 March 05 08:38 Written by Michael Crawford
  • IBM, Lenovo deal gets go-ahead

    Users claim it is business as usual with the sale of IBM's PC division to Lenovo of China resulting in minimal disruption to local customers.

    15 March 05 08:06 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Defence jump starts Network Centric Warfare

    In what could be a boost for the local IT industry, the Department of Defence will start prototyping of new Network Centric Warfare (NCW) technologies to bring Australia's combat capabilities up to speed with friends and foe.

    15 March 05 07:58 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • NSW Health puts architecture under microscope

    The NSW Department of Health is undertaking a sweeping review of IT architecture to meet interoperability requirements for a nationally connected system of electronic health records.

    15 March 05 07:55 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Analysts' merger concerns users

    With the looming merger of IT analyst shops, Gartner and Meta Group, some clients say they are worried about a drop in analysis quality, service levels and vendor independence.

    14 March 05 13:48 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Honeywell opens new R&D centre

    Honeywell officially opened its new Pacific headquarters and research and development centre in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde last week.

    14 March 05 13:47 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Netware users eye Linux lifeline

    With the local release of Novell's Netware or Linux-based Open Enterprise Server (OES) this week, Netware users are cautiously optimistic about moving to Linux but ultimately see Netware following the likes of DOS and OS/2 into the great museum of operating systems.

    14 March 05 10:31 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Telstra invests in ADSL2+ broadband future

    Telstra will have the technology to deliver up to 25 Mbps broadband speeds by mid-2006, but when it will be available to customers is uncertain.

    11 March 05 16:48 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • Labor calls for ACCC powers to strip Telstra of assets

    Communications shadow minister Stephen Conroy has called for competition watchdog the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) to be granted powers to seek Telstra divest itself of assets should the telco abuse its market power.

    11 March 05 10:07 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Oracle to keep PeopleSoft licensing regime: Henley

    Hungry for maintenance revenue, Oracle Corporation chairman and CFO Jeff Henley has stated the vendor will keep PeopleSoft's controversial licensing system for the foreseeable future, but also left the door open for aggrieved customers to negotiate a better deal.

    11 March 05 09:16 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Music piracy team raids ISP over BitTorrent

    Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) has raided Perth ISP Swiftel, claiming the company used the BitTorrent peer-to-peer technology to link to sound and video recordings.

    10 March 05 18:08 Written by Steven Deare
  • NSW CIO rebukes Gartner attack

    A month after the NSW government named its first Chief Information Officer (CIO), research firm Gartner has publicly attacked the position, boldly predicting the chances of someone succeeding in the role are slim.

    10 March 05 09:27 Written by Siobhan McBride and Julian Bajkowski
  • Scrap metal merchants push for IT recycling laws

    Scrap metal merchant Sims Metal and recycling group Collex are pushing for a federally-funded computer and electronics recycling initiative in an effort to add some green credentials to Australia's IT industry and bolster their balance sheets at the same time.

    10 March 05 09:17 Written by Michael Crawford
  • ACA's VoIP regulation quest faces 'challenges'

    Less than a year after the Australian Communications Authority announced plans to introduce VoIP regulations, acting chairman Dr Bob Horton has conceded it won't be easy and that choice will be the ultimate regulator.

    10 March 05 09:00 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Business backs Queensland.NET

    Two major players in Queensland's software industry have thrown their weight behind a new industry cooperative and its plans to improve commercial opportunities for locals.

    09 March 05 16:39 Written by Steven Deare
  • BPL country trials generate new opposition

    Regional and rural NSW utility Country Energy has announced it has been trialling Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) technology successfully at 45Mbps speeds with residents in the Queanbeyan area, with the promise of 200Mbps in the coming months.

    09 March 05 16:31 Written by Howard Dahdah

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