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  • Manufacturer bets on ERP to hone competitive edge

    Personal care aerosol and liquid products manufacturer, PAX Australia is investing around $800,000 in an ERP project it hopes to have completed by July next year.

  • Fire service readies for dramatic boost in GIS users

    Anticipating a tough fire season again this summer the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is planning to upgrade its Geographical Information Systems (GIS) strategy and a call for tenders is likely next month.

  • Telstra rebundles portals

    Telstra is revamping its main dial-up portal to incorporate bundled services.

  • Vietnam to spend $4B on IT development to 2010

    Vietnam will invest $US4 billion on building up its IT sector between now and 2010.

  • Antispammer maintains fight after court victory

    An antispam activist has vowed to continue to publish the details of spammers in Australia, and their ISPs, after the District Court of Western Australia dismissed a lawsuit against him for allegedly providing the IP address of a marketing firm to an antispam Web site.

  • IBM claims new software will increase channel margins

    IBM has launched a new software development kit designed to cut costs in the creation, deployment and maintenance of PCs across networks.

  • Telemetry upgrade is watertight

    Melbourne Water recently faced the challenge of replacing its 20-year-old, in-house developed IT system that controls the city's water supply, sewerage and drainage network with a new system without any possibility of disruption.

  • One-stop number for phone and Internet services proposed

    A communications protocol which would provide users with a single number for both telephony and Internet services has sparked the release of a new discussion paper by the Australian Communications Authority (ACA).

  • R&D spending back under the microscope

    A parliamentary committee will continue its inquiry today into research and development (R&D) spending by Australian business.

  • It's the best of times - for storage buyers

    In a tougher-than-usual climate for enterprise storage vendors it may never be a better time for IT managers to open their purse strings.

  • Qld developer builds visual Java tool

    Brisbane-based development tool specialist inteRAD Technology has announced a visual Java development tool for the Sun ONE Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

  • Home-grown product wins $1m Qld tender

    The Queensland Government has selected a home-grown product to enable online access to a range of Government agencies via a single Web site and call centre.

  • IBM centre to create 300 jobs in Ballarat

    IBM is set to build a new software development centre in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat, creating an estimated 300 skilled jobs for software developers.

  • CIOs consolidate IT spending with larger vendors

    As IT budgets tighten, most CIOs turn to larger vendors that have strong brands and the ability to provide a wide variety of products and services to consolidate their purchases.

  • Mainframe ruling a 'sleeping' tiger

    A ruling in a long-standing legal dispute could have big ramifications for companies that use third parties to maintain packaged mainframe applications.

  • St George pilots scalable e-payment system

    St George Bank is piloting a new transaction server to boost the processing capacity of its online card transaction operations.

  • Cutting resumes to bits

    It's winter for IT job prospects out there. So commiserate with the unfortunate HR manager charged with the task of sorting through a towering pile of paper-based resumes. This is where resume sorters, tools for electronically sifting through resumes, can help stem the flood of candidates.

  • Defence secretary blasts 'blow-out' reports

    Department of Defence secretary Allan Hawke has hit back at reports detailing multimillion dollar cost blow-outs in a number of the department's IT projects accusing the media of suffering from the "if it bleeds, it leads" syndrome.

  • RAMS outsources to Unisys in $146m deal

    In a deal worth $146 million over seven years, non-bank mortgage lender RAMS Home Loans has outsourced its core business process, mortgage processing, to technology service provider Unisys.

  • CIO ditches financials for fins

    Three weeks is a long time in the banking world, especially when the sun is shining and the surf is up. In a low-key changing of the guard Nigel Smyth has been appointed CIO at Macquarie Bank, replacing Ian Graham who has, at least according to his former employer, taken up life as a waxhead, replete with a brand new surfboard under his arm as a parting gift.