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  • Buy versus build

    Vendors of prepackaged business applications say they hold the key to solving back-end processing and business problems common to large enterprises. While mid-tier customers may buy into this spiel, the larger enterprises aren't so sure.

  • HSBC standardises net infrastructure

    HSBC is chasing cost and network management efficiencies in standardising its network infrastructure across a common Cisco platform.

  • Contractor rates dip for bottom line win

    Corporate Australia is going through one of its periodic re-balancing acts between contract and permanent IT staff. Both groups have been under pressure in a complicated scenario, which has seen contract rates dip and permanent staff numbers tighten.

  • IT management eases when CXOs cotton on

    Life is easier for Nik Vorgic thanks to the aggressive interest his CEO and CFO take in information technology.

  • Banks confident IT spend safe from cuts

    Two of Australia's top banks, National Australian Bank (NAB) and Westpac, are confident that IT spend and staffing will remain unchanged within their organisations despite both banks undergoing business reviews.

  • Kaz cashes a $108m line on Aspect

    Kaz Computer Services has bought Aspect Computing for $108 million plus shares, elevating it to the big boys' playground.

  • How to get that pay rise

    In these tough times it is reasonably difficult for IT professionals to convince their boss that a pay rise is warranted. But if you can prove yourself as an asset to the company, you are on the road to wealth.

  • LINUXWORLD: Red Hat expands enterprise software tools

    Linux developer Red Hat is looking to increase its presence in the high-end market for enterprise software. At this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the company is showing off its forthcoming Red Hat Advanced Server and introducing several new tools designed for large businesses.

  • Broadband bright light in shrinking telco industry

    The telecommunications industry is set for another year of consolidation with broadband being portrayed as light at the end of the 'dwindling revenue' tunnel, according to a new survey by Deloitte.

  • Hutchison buys One.Tel remains

    Lucent Technology has finally offloaded its white elephant to Hutchison 3G Australia (H3GA). For an undisclosed amount, the Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) subsidiary has bought failed carrier One.Tel's network.

  • Hackers hijack Optus Internet customer accounts

    Hackers have hijacked the account details of 400,000 Optus Internet dial-up customers launching the biggest computer crime investigation undertaken by the NSW Police.

  • Banks take brunt of database breaches

    A new survey has found the banking and finance sector suffers more database security breaches than any other industry forcing Australia's biggest players to beef up security practices.

  • SMS not the answer in an emergency: ACA

    Mobile users should not rely on short message service (SMS) in an emergency, warned the Australian Communications Authority (ACA).

  • Telstra phone service falls victim to software glitch

    A fault within Telstra's switching equipment at a Northwestern Sydney exchange cut phone access for thousands of users yesterday (Monday January 28 2002).

  • Security to lead industry bounce back

    IDC Australia predicts security, storage and managed network services will be some of the top moneymakers between 2002 and 2005.

  • Sorting out mobile call costs

    With the advent of GPRS technology and PDAs, the use of mobile phones is proliferating and modernising communication within organisations. But the ability to recoup money from employees for private calls has remained a prehistoric chore.

  • IT's geek du jour

    Our hero, the IT professional, is often pitilessly characterised as a geek, complete with short-sleeved white shirts, pocket protectors, taped-up glasses and nasal decongestants. But does this image ring true?

  • University opts for biometric security

    Once relegated to the likes of sci-fi and futuristic movies, biometric technologies such as fingerprint scanning is increasingly finding its way into corporate Australia.

  • Gateway bloodbath continues

    The bloodbath continues for computer giant Gateway which closed its operations in Australia last September.

  • Dell kiboshes local hosting service

    Dell Australia has canned any plans it may have had of entering the hosting business in Australia, following the mild success of its DellHost business in US. Web hosting in Australia is better left in the hands of its well established ISPs, says Dell Australia spokesman Rob Small.