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  • Mortgage processing gets its own e-language

    E-commerce standards developed for mortgage processing look set to cut the industry's costs by $10 million and boost approval times by at least 40 per cent.

  • Get smart about security assets: consultant

    Technology already in-house might solve some security dilemmas for IT managers before they upgrade or add devices, according to TruSecure Australia's senior security consultant Leanne Fleming.

  • Compliance to add to IT's burden

    IT executives who shaft corporate governance responsibilities back to the business unit face the wrath of shareholders and regulatory authorities if obligations under legislation like the US-based Sarbanes-Oxley Act are neglected, according to Morris & Patron principal Chris Morris.

  • Steady growth expected for IP VPN market

    Virtual Private Network (VPN) adoption is expected to remain solid for at least the next five years, according to the research company, IDC.

  • Report: Linux thrives in Australian organisations

    Linux continues to gain popularity amongst organisations in Australia and New Zealand where the number using Linux servers has doubled since 1999, according to an IDC study of end users.

  • Foxtel installers barricade Telstra HQ

    Nearly 100 Telstra subcontractors, who install Foxtel and broadband services, barricaded the telco's head office in Melbourne today in a protest against new contracts that include a 20 per cent drop in earnings.

  • Telco billing gets a drilling

    In an effort to spare CFOs and enterprise telco managers the pain of fluorescent markers or forcing comma-delineated ASCII into spreadsheets, AAPT has launched a self-service, online billing reports system for enterprise customers.

  • Yarra Valley Water solves procure-to-pay mess

    Yarra Valley Water has streamlined its purchasing processes by deploying an integrated e-procurement system to control all financial transactions in involved in the process over the Web.

  • Users shape up for insource, outsource battle

    When it comes to in-house IS units competing with outsourcing service providers, the CIO of mid-sized law firm Spark Helmore Peter Beck is willing to go toe-to-toe with any vendor.

  • Red Hat Linux to gain security stamp of approval

    Red Hat is pushing to have its commercial Enterprise Linux software certified under the Common Criteria (CC) Scheme worldwide, and has anticipated the OS solution will gain accreditation by the end of this year.

  • Intel seeks new boss as Bolt resigns

    Intel is hunting for a new Australasian boss, following the news that longtime country general manager, David Bolt, has resigned and will leave the company in January.

  • Microsoft shifts local Services director

    Microsoft Australia has announced that Kevin Ackhurst will trade in his position as director of the local Microsoft Services division to be appointed Director of Public Sector.

  • LG launches into notebook market

    Consumer electronics specialist LG Electronics has taken a major stride into the IT sector, launching three Centrino-based notebooks.

  • Vendorland gets tough in IT's new world

    The new world is a depressing place for vendors as IT professionals have become ruthless buyers behaving more like smart businessmen than
    geeks, the managing director of consulting firm Project Media, Phil Ackman said last week.

  • Batteries now included in warfare sound and vision

    Anyone fed up with short battery life for their mobile computing needs should spare a thought for the humble Aussie digger who may soon be issued with a house brick of a 1kg battery to power their electronic battlefield system needs.

  • IAG insources, but keeps IBM near and dear

    After almost a year in contractual limbo land, details are finally starting to emerge as to the full scope of Insurance Australia Group's $323 million insourced IT future, with a few rays of sunshine poking through for embattled outsourcer IBM.

  • Bank completes $3m IT project

    Elders Rural Bank, a joint venture between Bendigo Bank and Elders, has started using its new $3 million AgriBank System (ABS) allowing remote workers to conduct loan application and management, according to the company’s IT resources manager Brenton Parham.

  • ACS elects new president

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has elected Edward Mandla as president and Chris Avram, Vic, as vice president for two-year terms.

  • Optus: Australian VoIP uptake doubling

    The uptake of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) within Optus network almost doubled in the period 2002-2003, according to results published in the latest Optus IP Index.

  • Industry urges government to address conterfeit conundrum

    Australia leads the pack in the proliferation of business software piracy - ahead of the US, Canada and the UK – highlighting the need to push for strong copyright enforcement legislation, according to the chairman of the Business Software Association of Australia (BSAA), Jim Macnamara.