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  • IT exec demand up July

    Demand for information technology executives in Australia has grown 22 per cent over the past month, according to a survey released.

  • Health informatics group ready to launch

    A new professional body will be launched at this week's health IT conference in Melbourne, HIC2002.

  • LAN Systems gets secure

    IT security vendor Secure Computing has announced a new distribution arrangement with LAN Systems which sees the networking distributor fill the authentication technology void created by its split with RSA Security.

  • IBM-PwCC transition likely to drag on: Gartner

    Market analyst Gartner last week warned that while the IBM and PricewaterhouseCooper Consulting's deal may close by September 30 2002, the transition and integration will probably continue through year-end 2002.

  • HP announces 3-year storage roadmap

    Hewlett-Packard told partners and customers that it would continue to support the full range of Compaq and HP storage products for the immediate future at its annual ENSA [Enterprise Networked Storage Architecture] conference in Queensland last month. However, the number of partners dealing direct with the vendor could be cut.

  • MMS breaks out across Asia-Pacific

    Mobile operators in Australia and Singapore have moved ahead with offering multimedia messaging service (MMS), looking to maximize data revenues while waiting for the right time to start rolling out 3G (third-generation) mobile services.

  • Prophecy scores plum IBM deal

    South Australian software developer Prophecy International Pty. Ltd. will be the first ISV (independent software vendor) to have its tools distributed globally to IBM Corp.'s channel partners under Big Blue's IPASS program.

  • Wireless data, broadband likely winners of Telstra property selloff

    Telstra CFO David Moffatt has hinted that the $570 million raised through the sale of seven of its main buildings may be reinvested in wireless data and broadband technology.

  • Conflict, mistrust and doubt cloud IT's business credibility

    Conflicting terminology and confusion over business-critical applications have spawned an environment of mistrust and doubt that's impeding IT shops.

  • Security takes hold in boardrooms

    Now that security is the legal responsibility of boardroom directors it is a whole new ball game for IT.

  • Silence surrounds SCM projects to protect innocent - or guilty

    Whether a supply chain management project succeeds or fails, it seems you won't get to hear about it.

  • IT pros reject US-style background checks

    Australia's IT industry has rejected adopting moves in the US to run background checks on private sector IT employees.

  • MPs give e-lobbying thumbs down

    E-campaigning, when voter or protest groups embark on mass e-mail campaigns to their MPs, has been slammed as an ineffective, network-damaging political tool.

  • Secure data centre opens in Sydney's IT precinct

    An e-warehouse, promising secure data storage, was opened yesterday in inner Sydney's well "connected" Ultimo.

  • Sysadmin Appreciation Day barely nets a ripple

    Throw out that flat champagne and the beer, clean the cake crumbs from the IT shop floor and get back to work, sysadmins, your 'day' is over.

  • Monash names billing system supplier

    Melbourne-based Monash University has awarded a $250,000 contract for its new-generation network billing system, which is expected to save $250,000 annually.

  • Tyco chooses Telstra in multimillion dollar telecommunications deal

    Tyco International has signed Telstra to a three-year $45 million to provide telecommunications services to its Australian operations.

  • WatchGuard announces Q2 results

    Internet security solutions provider, WatchGuard Technologies, announced its financial results yesterday for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2002.

  • Telcos talk up broadband numbers

    Leading telecommunications companies and ISPs Telstra, Optus and OzEmail have all released statements to the market indicating increased subscriber numbers for broadband Internet services.

  • Hostworks cuts a profit

    The folks at managed Internet hosting provider Hostworks are popping open the champagne magnums after announcing the company's first quarterly profit.