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  • Brightmail opens Sydney Office

    US antispam vendor Brightmail opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney today and launched its suite of spam-blocking technology.

  • Seminars highlight business role in IT security

    Two security companies will kickoff a seminar series next week presenting real-world advice on building an integrated security environment.

  • USER GROUPS: Uniting for influence

    An active user base is often the measure of a healthy IT vendor proving customers are the lifeblood of a successful business. Australia's user group community is certainly passionate about technology with membership numbers swelling into the thousands.

  • Country Energy bets business on open source

    When David Peters faced the prospect of dwindling platform and application support for Country Energy's proprietary Unix systems he took a step towards migrating the company's core business systems to open source software.

  • DNA-based networking cuts bandwidth costs

    WAN application performance vendor Peribit Networks launched its DNA-based networking products to the Australian market this week claiming its technology can reduce bandwidth costs by up to 80 per cent.

  • Business savvy adds appeal to IT jobs market

    Technology skills combined with business smarts increase your chances in taking advantage of any perceived lift in IT recruitment, according to a leading academic and industry recruiters.

  • Minister slams proprietary digital standards

    Tentative signs of life on technology policy are emerging from the portfolio of Communications IT and the Arts, with Minister Daryl Williams taking a public swipe at proprietary digital media standards.

  • Certifications a must, but courses confusing, IT managers say

    While Australian IT managers are convinced of the importance skills certifications hold within the information industry, most confess they are confused by the increasing number and variety of qualifications now on offer.

  • Customs' facial check system earns top marks

    The results of an independent evaluation of Australia's own automated border control system, SmartGate, show it is delivering world-leading performance in terms of facial recognition.

  • Wesfarmers in $60m telecomms services deal with Telstra

    Western Australian industrial conglomerate Wesfarmers has entered into a $60 million, three-year, whole-of-business telecommunications deal with Telstra.

  • 3G - SingTel not ready to begin 3G trial

    Saying that the quality and variety of third-generation (3G) mobile handsets is lacking and that the technology has yet to make a persuasive business case, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) president and chief executive officer, Lee Hsien Yang, said that SingTel was not yet ready to launch a 3G trial service.

  • Collins appointed MD of Interwoven

    Enterprise content management vendor Interwoven has announced the appointment of Richard Collins as its managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

  • Primus eyes SME telecomms

    Telecommunications carrier Primus Telecom has introduced an alternative business telephone service for the SME market providing high speed Internet access and local and long distance telephony over the digital network.

  • Tenancy database operators face new rules

    Strict regulations and stiff fines will confront operators that sell data on prospective real estate rental clients under new state and federal laws and guidelines. Operators of residential tenancy databases (RTDs) will also be prohibited from charging exorbitant fees.

  • Avanade names new MD

    Microsoft integrator Avanade has appointed Trevor Harper as managing director Australia and New Zealand to take charge of the company's overall business operations in the region.

  • Geoscience Australia upgrades massive storage vault

    Geoscience Australia will transfer its 400 terabyte vault of seismic data to new media as part of a $25 million, three-year project to be announced today.

  • 3Com bets big on VoIP lift

    This will be the year that Australian enterprises fully embrace VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) in an effort to slash operating costs and integrate customer-facing applications and networks, according to network plumbing heavyweight 3Com.

  • Microsoft moves on security promises

    Microsoft has taken the next step in its 'Secure Computing' mandate announcing a point person for Australian customers to strengthen local product deployments and undertake a national education seminar series.

  • HDS storage network easy as ABC

    Hitachi Data Systems is in the final stages of implementing a $1.7 million dollar storage network for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

  • Tower signs $1m comms upgrade deal

    Financial services provider Tower Australia has inked a $1 million deal with voice and data integrator Integ Communications Solutions to replace its entire communications network.