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  • Betta builds better supply chain

    Betta Stores Limited (BSL), the retail services company behind Betta Electrical and Chandlers retail franchises, is leading a push to streamline supply chain management for the electrical appliance industry.

  • Melbourne IT slapped for improper marketing

    Domain Name registrar Melbourne IT has been slapped on the wrist by the Australian Domain Authority (auDA) for resorting to improper business practices.

  • Bank squatter denies hoaxmail; more sites ready to launch

    Originators of the squatted URL that provoked Westpac Banking Corporation into calling in the Australian Federal Police have posted a blog denying involvement in the circulation of a hoax e-mail at the centre of the dispute.

  • BearingPoint scoops Afghanistan deal

    Local employees of BearingPoint Australia are involved in the implementation of a new accounting system for the government of Afghanistan as part of a $US40 million contract to help institute economic reform.

  • Manufacturer shelves legacy system for ERP upgrade

    Australian electronics manufacturer GPC Electronics has set its sights on international expansion, replacing a legacy material requirements planning system with a modular enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation that will allow international customers to place orders online.

  • IDC: A-P storage sales continue recovery

    The storage market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) grew 13.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2002 in terms of the total number of terabytes shipped, and 5.1 percent in terms of revenue earned, showing a recovery from a 2001 and early 2002, according to figures released Friday by IDC.

  • Parliament sets up cybercrime inquiry

    The exponential growth rate of cybercrime has led to a parliamentary inquiry with public hearings planned for later this year.

  • Guide outlines Net usage risks

    A business information guide that examines state and federal legislation and business risks relating to content security, the circulation of e-mails and Internet usage by employees made its debut today.

  • AAD manages the Antarctic data flow

    Storing and maintaining the mountains of scientific data Australia’s Antarctic researchers generate is not a job for the faint-hearted. But keeping tabs on each and every piece of information while making it accessible to the public is the challenge the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) Data Centre’s database management team has undertaken.

  • IT support system is a big bite for Macca's

    McDonald's Family Restaurants has signed a multimillion dollar contract for the service and support of the company's mission-critical IT and point-of-sale systems across 700 restaurants in Australia.

  • Privacy loophole needs stitching

    Privacy fears surrounding new barcode technology, which is designed to track inventory and improve supply chain efficiencies in the retail, freight and transportation industries, could stall its widespread use in Australia.

  • Gauge, protect potential impact from Iraq conflict: Gartner

    As the conflict in Iraq escalates Gartner has advised business and IT leaders to gauge how world events might affect them and move to protect their supply chain, communications and staff.

  • Oracle initiatives bridge troubled waters

    Oracle has introduced a range of customer initiatives the company claims has bought an end to ongoing criticism over its pricing and licensing practices.

  • Mandrake enters new Galaxy with release 9.1

    MandrakeSoft has put aside its financial woes, announcing the release of Mandrake Linux 9.1 for x86 processors on Wednesday.

  • Westpac calls in cops to shift website squatters

    What first appeared to be the second web-related bank scam in Australia in a week has transpired to be a fiscally harmless but very annoying case of cyber-squatters for Australia's oldest bank Westpac. The bank has assured customers their funds and details are safe.

  • Getronics to sell noncore businesses

    Holland-based IT services provider Getronics, which has a 500-plus customer base in Australia, will sell off select assets to reduce its debt and restore the confidence of customers and the financial markets.

  • Outsourced services substandard: users

    IT users in companies with outsourced IT departments rate service levels as "substandard" but also claim the situation is "satisfactory", because such poor practices have become the norm when dealing with IT helpdesk staff.

  • McNealy predicts the rise of utility services, decline of integrators

    Sun Microsystems CEO and chairman, Scott McNealy, predicts that end user organisations will bypass systems integrators in the future and will instead have their IT needs satisfied by “utility” style service providers.

  • McNealy sees thin clients, open source as path to lower TCO

    Sun has set its sights on companies facing the pressures of scalability, software licensing costs, and remote working requirements as targets for its thin client network computing model, according to Scott McNealy, president and CEO of the company.

  • Corel puts itself up for auction

    Software vendor Corel is talking to two venture capital firms about a possible take over of the company, it announced in a statement Monday.

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