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  • ACCC: broadband take-up growth slows

    Broadband take-up experienced its lowest growth rate during the last quarter of 2003 compared with the rest of the year, the latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) broadband report claims.

    07 June 04 12:24 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Local start-up solves presence problem

    A tracking device with a difference from a Brisbane start-up gives new meaning to 'you can run but you can't hide'.

    07 June 04 08:16 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Vic IT leaders deem open source laws unnecessary

    The Victorian government's newly appointed chief technical officer Tony Aitkenhead is standing firm and refusing to buckle to demands from industry body Open Source Victoria (OSV) to adopt ACT-style open source procurement legislation.

    07 June 04 08:14 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • IBM's deals highlight continued outsourcing growth

    Big Blue's recent outsourcing wins at companies such as Morgan Stanley, Shell Oil and Qantas Airways reflect the growth in the outsourcing market as businesses look for ways to run their IT operations more efficiently, using both onshore and offshore resources.

    07 June 04 08:12 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • DVD pirate sunk by sentence

    The Australian Customs Service has chalked up its first custodial sentence for offences under the Copyright Act, with a Brisbane man given a nine month jail sentence of which he will serve three months, pay a $1500 recognisance fee and be placed upon a five year good behaviour bond.

    04 June 04 16:05 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Alcatel: the future is in fibre

    Alcatel has proclaimed the future of broadband is in fibre, declaring the next generation technology will generate a plethora of new online services, including movies on demand and holographic TV.

    04 June 04 11:39 Written by Darren Greenwood
  • RFID gets temperature sensitive

    Enterprises that deal will perishable goods distribution and handling can now use RFID to track assets and any change in temperature with the government-backed Cold Chain Validation project now in its trial stage.

    04 June 04 08:00 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Companies struggling with anti-spam compliance

    With the Federal Spam Act officially having taken effect in April, organizations have now had well over a month to adapt to the new laws or risk facing fines up to $1.1 million.

    04 June 04 08:00 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Trans-tasman digital archive sets new standard

    Public record institutions across Australia and New Zealand will spend more than $6 million establishing a massive digital library that will be used as an international standards benchmark.

    04 June 04 08:00 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Security lust creating privacy headaches

    An unchecked lust for IT security, surveillance and identity management by enterprises and governments could create bigger headaches than the ones they solve, former Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton warned delegates at the 2004 AusCert Conference.

    03 June 04 10:05 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • National grid computing project launched

    The Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC) is working to establish a national grid to integrate eight supercomputing facilities around the country.

    03 June 04 10:01 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • SAP warns of the perils of buying best of breed

    Kicking off Sapphire (SAP's Asia Pacific user conference) in Brisbane yesterday, SAP executive board member Leo Apotheker warned of the perils of buying best of breed products.

    03 June 04 09:59 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Telstra flexes its pricing muscle in storage stoush

    EMC has lost its single supplier (storage) status with Telstra creating an opening for Network Appliance to move in and secure deals valued at more than $10 million in the past 12 months.

    03 June 04 09:06 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Qld checks out smart licences

    More than 2.5 million Queenslanders could soon become a walking database of personal details and private information should the introduction of a 'smartcard' driver's licence be given the green light.

    03 June 04 08:00 Written by Michael Crawford
  • ACA search for unified number testers begins

    The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has called on organisations with experience in delivering Internet services to submit applications for the first Australian trial of the unified phone and Internet number system, ENUM.

    03 June 04 07:23 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • iBook goes to high school

    If the slick marketing of Apple Computer and wireless hotspots conjures up images of yuppies in polo necks, then students at a western Sydney high school don't seem to care.

    02 June 04 14:01 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • BugTraq scientist mauls Microsoft security effort

    Microsoft's $100 million security improvement initiative has been savagely attacked by one of the world's leading authorities on Windows vulnerabilities, with claims the software behemoth's security gets worse rather than better with every OS upgrade.

    02 June 04 13:49 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • CSC switches on IP telephony

    IT services giant CSC has migrated some 1300 staff to IP telephony as part of a corporate headquarters relocation to Macquarie Park in Sydney.

    02 June 04 11:14 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Telstra price cuts hamper broadband rival

    Telstra’s recent slashing of broadband prices is hampering rival Unwired’s ability to find wholesalers for its fixed wireless broadband offering.

    02 June 04 07:00 Written by Darren Greenwood

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