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  • Lax IT security controls let the fraudsters in

    Information technology aids fraudsters, but IT professionals also assist criminals through poor security practices, according to a computer forensics survey.

  • Crying wolf: false alarms hide attacks

    Intrusion detection systems (IDS) set off so many false alarms they can cause more trouble than they are worth, according to chair of Australia's Information Security Interest Group (ISIG) Mark Ames.

  • Vic Govt rolls out $7.6m comms convergence project

    Dimension Data Australia has begun the rollout of a $7.6 million dollar project with technology providers, Cisco Systems, IBS Audio Visual and Technology Ideas, to build and maintain a new converged network to support voice, video and data for the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE).

  • Hallmark moves into storage

    Victorian wholesaler and white-box assembler Hallmark Computer International has signed an agreement with Dublin-based network storage vendor Eurologic.

  • Developers show strong belief in Web services

    In an IBM Australian software developer's world, the future is bright for Linux and Web services, despite a general lack of interest in these areas by enterprises.

  • Business bears burden of buggy software costs

    Business is bearing the spiralling cost of buggy software, which adds up to billions of dollars a year, as IT shops continue to expend resources fixing software errors.

  • Cyberslacking is a $4.6b waste of space

    Cyberslackers - office Web-site surfers on non-business forays -- cost Australian business $4.6 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a survey.

  • .au deregulation welcomed by channel

    Newly appointed domain name registrars are expecting a landrush of businesses registering domain names following the long-anticipated deregulation of the .au domain name registry which came into effect yesterday.

  • Centrelink signs four-year deal with IBM

    IBM has signed a four-year deal with Centrelink to provide mainframe capacity and associated software and services and to establish a world-class Linux laboratory.

  • Job ads drop in June

    WorldCom's troubles and the subsequent uncertainty they created may have had an impact on the information and technology sector in Australia, which dropped 1.9 per cent in the latest Internet job advertisement index.

  • EMC names local MD

    EMC has appointed a new head to its Australian operations, naming Steve Redman as its new managing director.

  • Australian telcos play waiting game with WLANs

    Unlike overseas counterparts, Australian telecommunication operators are taking a wait and see approach to public access wireless LAN (WLAN) networks.

  • Parliament reviewing IT access

    The Federal Department of Health needs to review and strengthen its IT access policies to prevent former ministers from using e-mail after they leave office.

  • Web site usability lags but improving

    Australian Web site usability lags two to three years behind that of similar US-built sites, according to Dr Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group (NNg).

  • Senate snubs e-mail snooping law

    The Senate has rejected a proposal that would have forced Internet service providers (ISPs) to assist law enforcement agencies to snoop on e-mails.

  • CA: Banking and finance switched onto security

    They may be the worst hit by security attacks, but a new client-based report by Computer Associates (CA) has found banking and finance companies are also the most security conscious.

  • Lundy slams Govt over $45m blow-out on overdue IT project

    After an estimated $45 million blow-out and the lateness of an overdue human resources IT project, Shadow IT minister Senator Kate Lundy accused the Government of "gross mismanagement" of the Defence Department contract.

  • Handheld technology gets a moove on

    While corporate Australia remains steadfastly devoted to their desktops and laptops, Australian farmers have shown who the real innovators are with their adoption of handheld computing.

  • Logica nabs QLD law enforcement deal

    Queensland Transport has selected IT solutions company Logica to supply and manage new computer terminals for law enforcement vehicles.

  • CSIRO updates J2EE app server report

    The Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation has updated its evaluation of J2EE-compliant application servers first released in September 2001, again naming Borland Enterprise Server as a cut above competing products by IBM, BEA, Fujitsu, Silverstream and open-source app server JBoss.