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  • Dropping costs to make Video on Demand reality, soon

    Video On Demand setup and operating costs are still high, but they are dropping, which may lead to a steady growth in the technology, according to a report by research company Point Topic.

    17 May 04 12:41 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • Group goes fishing for Linux

    Astronomical maintenance costs have forced the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to migrate off its proprietary Unix systems to commodity Intel servers running Linux. The outcome was a saving of an estimated $45,000 a year with further changes on the agenda.

    17 May 04 11:55 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • New iSeries sparks user interest

    IBM’s next generation of iSeries mid-range systems, dubbed i5, should be looked at for its virtualization ability and overall reliability, according to Automotive Components Limited’s (ACL) IT development manager Don Johnston.

    17 May 04 08:14 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • CIOs loosen cheque books for infrastructure growth

    With the spending doldrums fading, IT cheque books are getting a workout as IT leaders look at selectively investing in flexible, efficient infrastructure projects, according to industry analysts and representatives.

    17 May 04 07:53 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • BTO the next industry ‘wave’: Mercury

    Business technology optimization (BTO) is about managing IT like a business and could well be the next big thing for a recovering IT industry, according to Mercury’s vice president of strategy, Zohar Gilad.

    14 May 04 15:32 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Storage mega-growth pitch gets a knockback

    With storage vendors desperate to tell you that information growth is staggering, it is surprising that storage solution provider StorageTek has been brave enough to claim this isn’t so.

    14 May 04 08:47 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • IT contracting regains pulling power

    Contracting in IT as a career has regained favour with project professionals with a sharp rise in positive sentiment recorded over the last year according to a candidate survey by recruiter Resources Connection Australia (previously DeLoitte Re:sources).

    14 May 04 08:46 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • PM's office names security gateway supplier

    The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has selected Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications for its IT security and Internet gateway services.

    14 May 04 08:45 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Linux laptops launched

    The move towards open source has received a small boost with the arrival of Tadpole laptops pre-installed with Linux and Sun Solaris.

    14 May 04 07:04 Written by Darren Greenwood
  • Critical wireless flaw identified

    A serious wireless network technology flaw that could lead to the breakdown of some critical infrastructures in just five seconds has been identified by QUT’s Information Security Research Centre, a finding that is likely to have worldwide ramifications.

    13 May 04 11:31 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Telstra sale pushed back to 2006/07

    The sale of Telstra will not proceed until the 2006/07 financial year, according to federal Budget papers released this week.

    13 May 04 09:54 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • SPAN: More services key to broadband expansion

    Service providers need to put more service into the broadband arena and reposition themselves in order for the market to expand, according to the chairman of the Service Provider Industry Association (SPAN), John Kranenburg.

    13 May 04 07:34 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • HP Services guns for government

    Not content with the announcement of a $50million IT services and infrastructure deal with Woodside Energy, fledgling IT services outsourcer Hewlett-Packard (HP) has revealed it will gun hard for the public sector in the wake of the break up of large cluster agreements.

    13 May 04 07:30 Written by Julian Bajkowski and Sandra Rossi
  • Over-reporting poses project danger

    When it comes to dealing with big IT rollouts: confess to problems quickly and regularly, but don't get bogged in the detail.

    13 May 04 07:30 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • South Aust utility reviews security plan

    Betrusted has tightened its stranglehold in the Australian security solutions industry following the announcement by South Australian-based TXU that it has selected the vendor to consult on implementing security services.

    12 May 04 16:39 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Internet brings IT closer for far flung defence

    Frontline Defence Services (FDS) has brought access to IT closer for Australian Defence Force personnel for the past 10 months. And the reseller says that IT is a growing category for its phone and online sales.

    12 May 04 11:44 Written by Tim Lohman
  • EDS and Damovo in $16M Customs deal

    EDS and former Ericsson subsidiary, Damovo, have won a joint $16 million managed services contract to provide voice communications services to the Australian Customs Service (ACS).

    12 May 04 11:42 Written by Darren Greenwood
  • Big Brother IT budget

    In a scorched earth budget that has spent $8.39 billion of surplus taxation revenue to appease voters, the federal government will spend more money than ever on new technology to nail down security - and new security to nail down technology.

    12 May 04 08:26 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Budget 2004: Special report

    Public and private sector CIO eyes will be on Canberra over the next 48 hours as Treasurer Peter Costello presents what is tipped to be the biggest-spending budget in Australian economic history.

    11 May 04 14:06 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Uni commercializes tech skills

    Adelaide University made use of last week’s CeBIT trade show in Sydney as a way to promote its Masters in Science and Technology Commercialization (MSTC), a course, which has increased student numbers five-fold in four years.

    11 May 04 11:18 Written by Dahna McConnachie

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