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  • AGL's mainframe marriage lasts the distance

    Talk to AGL IT engineering services manager Jim Kotoulas about dumping the mainframe and he will tell you such chatter is downright irresponsible.

    16 April 04 11:01 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Telstra ADSL outage cuts off ISP partners

    Four Telstra wholesale customers suffered nationwide disruptions to their ADSL service earlier this month due to 10 faulty Broadband Remote Access Servers (BRAS) which prevented customers logging onto the network.

    15 April 04 11:39 Written by Agnes King
  • Tassie police turn up the heat with forensic databases

    One state that is using technology to get an edge on the fight against crime is the Tasmanian Department of Police and Public Safety which is using a home-grown solution to analyse crime scene information.

    15 April 04 08:44 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Banks' e-fraud code of silence stymies action

    Australian banks which stubbornly refuse to provide law enforcement authorities and government with comprehensive figures on the incidence of electronic fraud is impeding the fight against cyber crime. It may even encourage e-crooks to target Australia, a conference on ATM security was warned last week.

    15 April 04 08:41 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Comindico CEO and staff ousted

    Net-based telco, Comindico, promises a fresh focus on voice products after a strategic review forced the departure of 36 staff.

    15 April 04 07:07 Written by Darren Greenwood
  • NSW traffic authority switches to Macs

    In what may well be Apple Computer's largest coup in the Australian enterprise space, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) will deploy 1200 Apple G4 iMacs across 140 registry offices.

    14 April 04 11:02 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • BlackBerry wins friends despite support concerns

    Telstra’s foray into a mobile office solution with RIM’s BlackBerry handheld device can improve business processes but the telco needs to up support quality, particularly if its enterprise uptake proliferates, according to end users of the service.

    14 April 04 09:18 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Spam legislation levies heavy fines

    The Federal Spam Act 2003 officially took effect on April 11 with companies which breach the legislation facing fines of up to $220,000 per day or $1.1 million for repeat offences.

    13 April 04 09:45 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Educator kick-starts expansion plans

    Australian software trainer ClickStart has opened new training centres in Canberra and Melbourne and added a range of courses to its offerings as part of an expansion program.

    13 April 04 08:33 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Threat moves from network to application layer

    With the shift in the perimeter of the enterprise, traditional firewall vendors such as Check Point Software Technologies are changing direction and broadening their product focus.

    13 April 04 07:30 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Wireless ATMs promise cost savings

    Australian ATM transaction processor Eftex is set to roll out wireless ATMs using Vodafone’s GPRS network and promising ATM owners cost savings of up to 50 percent.

    13 April 04 07:30 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Smart Net drops PCs, keyboard and mouse

    Enabling people to access computers and collaborate on digital content without using the traditional computer, keyboard or mouse is part of the vision of researchers at the Smart Internet Technology CRC, which launched Project Nightingale this week.

    08 April 04 14:27 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Australia gets open source think-tank

    A newly formed, Australian-based open source advisory group aims to deliver expert advice and information on free and open source software (FOSS).

    08 April 04 12:23 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Database monitoring goes to the show

    Melbourne's Exhibition and Convention Centre has implemented a system to monitor database activity following a state government security audit.

    07 April 04 14:40 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Telstra to snare Kaz in $333m deal

    Telstra plans to buy technology services company Kaz Group Limited for a projected $333 million.

    07 April 04 11:28 Written by Jennifer O'Brien
  • Comms Authority considers more wireless broadband spectrum

    The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) is to consider opening up more wireless broadband spectrum in metropolitan and regional areas across four frequency bands and is calling for comment from interest parties from industry and interested parties.

    07 April 04 11:04 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Learning to become a salesman

    Desperate to reduce IT purchasing cycles, vendors are teaching IT professionals how to pitch projects to their internal committees and stakeholders.

    06 April 04 09:56 Written by Sandra Rossi and Rodney Gedda
  • Williams to quit as PM takes control of ICT

    After only six months in the post, Communications, IT and Arts Minister Daryl Williams will not contest his lower house seat in the forthcoming elections "for family reasons" and has effectively ceded control of the national ICT agenda to the office of the Prime Minister, John Howard.

    06 April 04 09:12 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Buying sign-off cycle creates paralysis

    Aligning IT spending with business has created a long and drawn-out purchasing cycle that is paralysing market activity.

    06 April 04 07:51 Written by Rodney Gedda and Sandra Rossi

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