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  • Compliance budgets miss the mark

    Many Australian companies' budgets are inadequate to meet the growing number of compliance projects, according to the Resource Connection Australia (RCA) survey.

    10 Sept. 04 08:04 Written by Staff Writers
  • Online fraud: We got law, but no enforcement

    Plenty of laws exist to prosecute online identity thieves and fraudsters, and also to co-opt ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and online auction sites into the fight against fraud, but enforcement is lacking across the board, according to security experts.

    10 Sept. 04 08:00 Written by David Legard
  • Stolen code heightens offshoring fears

    Burnt by poor IT security standards at offshore locations such as India, Australian companies are revisiting their outsourcing requirements.

    09 Sept. 04 08:19 Written by Sandra Rossi and Siobhan McBride
  • SCO's 'Linux doesn't exist' claims stupid: Lehey

    SCO Australia and New Zealand managing director Kieran O’Shaughnessy’s recent claims that Linux doesn’t exist (CW AUG 30, p1) and is just an unlicensed version of Unix have been labelled ‘stupid’ by former AUUG president and 25-year Unix veteran Greg Lehey.

    09 Sept. 04 08:16 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Report: Australian companies investing in VoIP

    Australian organisations are increasingly investing in IP services and infrastructure, an IDC study has found; though the price point for deployment still remains high.

    08 Sept. 04 15:21 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • McGauran tightens ICT research purse strings

    Australia's ICT research and development community will receive no new federal money from the government's election warchest, with ICT research policy left as it stands until after the polls.

    08 Sept. 04 10:27 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Telstra IT chief lifts lid on Linux turf war

    The head of Telstra’s technology division opened up both barrels yesterday over reports the telco’s CIO Jeff Smith has been sidelined because of the failure of open source initiatives. Telstra group managing director for technology innovation and products, Ted Pretty vowed neither he nor Smith will be bullied by vendors – regardless of flavour or creed - into making decisions based on platform rather than business sense.

    08 Sept. 04 10:05 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Qld council launches massive WiFi network

    A million-dollar venture to ease IT burdens for small business in remote Australian locations could potentially find itself an exported as a wireless business model.

    08 Sept. 04 08:09 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Intel unwires education sector

    Intel has begun a push to 'unwire' Australia's education sector, creating a wireless environment for 25 local universities and earmarking a further 270 in the Asia-Pacific region.

    07 Sept. 04 10:48 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Centrelink to migrate 450 Windows systems to Linux

    As part of a $312 million infrastructure refresh project, Centrelink will migrate at least 450 Windows servers over to Linux and join the small number of enterprises running the open source operating system on the mainframe.

    07 Sept. 04 10:39 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Coonan tempers stand on offshoring push

    The government's hard stand on offshoring public sector ICT jobs appears to be softening around the edges, with federal ICT Minister Senator Helen Coonan adding some noteworthy qualifications to her so-far ebullient support for the concept.

    07 Sept. 04 08:22 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Index shows graduate employment on the rise

    IT jobs are still on the rise in Australia, though it is the graduates that are in demand rather than senior IT professionals, according to Olivier recruitment's latest index.

    06 Sept. 04 15:55 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • AGIMO may open source custom CMS

    Four months after successfully implementing a new content management system (CMS), the Australian Government Information Management Offfice (AGIMO) is now considering whether or not to make the source code for it available to anyone in addition to other government departments and not-for-profit organizations.

    06 Sept. 04 13:03 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Bank computing turns 40

    October this year will mark a significant milestone in Australia’s computing history – the fortieth anniversary of the first computer used by a trading bank.

    06 Sept. 04 08:22 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • New low in Sydney Wi-Fi battle

    Wireless broadband start-ups in Sydney look set to immediately challenge the major carriers following one wireless carrier's price drop.

    03 Sept. 04 17:05 Written by Steven Deare
  • Info management system supports child protection commission

    Queensland's Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian has launched a new community visitor information system (CVIS), considered to be at the cutting edge of information management in child protection.

    03 Sept. 04 15:15 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Interoperability woes hinder SAN projects

    Interoperability between vendor offerings – or the lack of it – plus high infrastructure costs hamper SAN implementations and make standards development critical, storage management forum chairman Ray Dunn said last week.

    03 Sept. 04 08:27 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Network security disasters ‘waiting to happen’

    Until network security is elevated from an IT issue to a company-wide risk management issue, disasters are waiting to happen on the nation’s most critical networks, according to Senetas’ chairman and CEO Francis Galbally.

    03 Sept. 04 08:26 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • System upgrade dumps costly overheads

    The Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland (CPLQ) has streamlined its financial, stock control and customer-facing processes to overcome costly overheads and laborious processes.

    03 Sept. 04 08:24 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Satyam opens Vic development centre

    Satyam Computer Services this week announced the opening in Melbourne of its largest global development centre outside of India.

    03 Sept. 04 08:20 Written by Computerworld Staff

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