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  • Immature IT 'pays more for less': Slee

    While companies struggle to better utilise technology in an attempt to "do more with less" the reality is they are "paying more and knowing less", according to Oracle Australia's business and technology solutions director Roland Slee.

  • IT execs demand hits a low point

    Demand for executives in the information technology sector has fallen to its lowest point since 1992, according to a recruitment consultant.

  • Internet business unaffected by power failure

    The lack of a shopfront works in your favour during a power blackout as one Sydney business retailer discovered during the city's outage on Tuesday.

  • Users applaud Blaster suspect arrest in US

    Australian IT managers hit by the W.32.Blaster-B Worm said this week they would love to get their hands on the US teenager who has been arrested for unleashing the virus.

  • Pent-up demand adds gloss to IT spend

    While analysts predict IT budgets will increase in 2004 with tech spending in Australia set to grow by more than 6 per cent, IT managers are not so upbeat.

  • Sydney developer bolsters GroupWise

    A local software developer claims to have sold a customisation tool for Novell's GroupWise into 24 countries, which could help the collaboration suite challenge Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.

  • Australian PC market Q2 results: Shipments skyrocket, revenues rocked

    IDC Q2 2003 figures for the Australian PC market, released this week, show strong unit shipments but a fall in revenues.

  • Ugly duckling ERP matures

    After a troubled youth, ERP projects appear to have matured and are drawing spontaneous applause from users, according to a recent survey.

  • SCO faces AUUG anger, claims Linux users still liable

    Less than one week after SCO allegedly stated it had no plans to take action against commercial Linux users, the company’s Australia and New Zealand managing director Kieran O’Shaughnessy has reignited the threat.

  • Optus outage hits half a million customers

    An estimated half a million Optus Mobile customers were affected by a network outage last night, with only one in three calls reaching intended recipients.

  • Linux uptake swells in the Australian enterprise

    The uptake of Linux in the Australian enterprise continues at pace and is well ahead of Asian nations, according to figures from Gartner.

  • Telstra organisational re-structure

    Telstra has announced changes to its organisational structure with new responsibilities for its senior executives.

  • Judge rules out staff cuts for Crystal

    Newlywed business intelligence firm Crystal Decisions will put on staff rather than shed them as the merger between Crystal and Business Objects takes shape, according to Crystal CEO Jon Judge.

  • Oracle takes E-business suite to mid-market

    After several sales campaigns testing out the “dumbing down” and box-bundling of its enterprise software for the mid-market, Oracle has created a new version of its E-Business product specifically for mid-market customers, to be deployed exclusively by channel partners.

  • Government takes cautionary stance on open source software

    The federal government has no plans to support legislation which requires open source software solutions to be included in all future departmental ICT contracts, and will continue to uphold a neutral stance on open source software, the National Office of Information Economy (NOIE) has stated.

  • Job Network system faces audit

    The litany of end user complaints that have dogged a Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) system upgrade will finally face the harsh light of a formal investigation.

  • SCO's ill wind blows no good for Microsoft

    Microsoft is not benefiting from The SCO Group's intellectual property dispute with IBM despite the market uncertainty the legal fiasco is creating.
    Microsoft Australia's platform strategy manager Martin Gregory has rejected claims the software giant is a beneficiary of the dispute pointing out that software will continue to be chosen on merits and Unix is now being replaced by Linux more than Windows.

  • CBD power outage gives IT managers headaches

    Many IT managers in Sydney's CBD have had to put their power contingency plans into effect today as electricity to sections of the city was cut off thanks to a fire in an underground cable tunnel.

  • Apple should pay for “gratuitous” legal action over Buzzle: Liquidator

    Having lost its attempt to have the liquidator of Buzzle removed, Apple is now locked in battle over who will pay the legal costs for the action.

  • AuDA takes legal action against DNA

    The company responsible for operating the .au domain, .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) has started a class action against Domain Names Australia (DNA) for allegedly misleading the recipients of a mass mail-out.