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  • SSA rolls out new ERP suite

    After months of delay, business software vendor SSA Global Technologies is rolling out its next-generation, Web services-based enterprise resource planning and supply chain suite. It plans to offer the software to its far-flung customer base as a future migration platform.

    06 Aug. 04 08:27 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • AMD and Intel reject hype tag for 64-bit computing

    Rejecting IT manager claims that 64-bit computing is still in the hype phase, both AMD and Intel last week said the technology has arrived with organizations already making the transition from 32-bit processor technology.

    06 Aug. 04 07:54 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Sydney Uni centre revisits 64-bit computing

    After successfully migrating from 64- to 32-bit systems six years ago, the University of Sydney’s NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre will now look at migrating back to 64-bit over the next four years as commodity processor vendors begin to push the technology.

    06 Aug. 04 07:50 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • SingTel steady as Optus prospers

    Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), the largest regional telecommunications operator in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) posted revenue of S$3.02 billion (AUD$2.5 billion) for its first quarter ended June 30, 2004, 11.5 percent higher than the equivalent figure last year, the company said in a statement Thursday.

    06 Aug. 04 07:41 Written by David Legard
  • Finance union wants call centre standards

    Research conducted by Australia's Financial Services Union shows that up to 15 percent of jobs in the banking industry will be offshored by 2008, which equates to 50,000 local jobs.

    05 Aug. 04 10:09 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Offshoring profits lure banking industry

    While Australia's largest banks are busy reviewing their call centre operations to identify areas that can be moved offshore, Suncorp has hit out at the local financial services industry accusing it of disregarding customer service levels in favour of profits.

    05 Aug. 04 10:06 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Technical specs and frequency stall local RFID plans

    Sydney plays host to RFID World today but not a single vendor will be offering Electronic Product Code (EPC) compliant products simply because the specifications are yet to be ratified.

    05 Aug. 04 10:02 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Microsoft takes the plunge with marine biologist

    You know things are about to get technical when the trivia question broadcast across huge screens at the front of the auditorium asks you which came first - The Nintendo 64 or the Pentium II?

    05 Aug. 04 07:30 Written by Tim Lohman
  • Government banks on White-brand Linux apps

    In the boldest manifestation of public sector insourcing in Australia to date, federal government agencies are developing their own open source-based applications and will make them available for re-use across the whole of government in the form of generic software application held in code banks.

    04 Aug. 04 11:05 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Telstra and Hutchison ink shared 3G deal

    Hutchison 3G Australia, has reached agreement with Telstra for joint ownership and operation of 3G radio access network infrastructure.

    04 Aug. 04 11:00 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Core business apps moving to IP networks

    One sweet spot that is outstripping expectations in the Australian enterprise market is the deployment of IP networks and applications, particularly the use of IP VPNs to provide access to core accounting, financial and CRM apps.

    04 Aug. 04 08:26 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Monash works to streamline e-government data

    Monash University's school of information management and systems wants to improve the use of meta data within electronic recordkeeping systems.

    03 Aug. 04 13:09 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Telstra performance under renewed scrutiny

    Less than a week after leaked documents revealed Telstra is struggling to keep its CDMA mobile network up to government mandated standards, the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has announced it will review the telco's performance of priority phone fixes for customers with life-threatening medical conditions.

    03 Aug. 04 09:55 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Cognos Series 7 users safe for three years

    Cognos is to move its business intelligence and performance management software onto a service-oriented architecture platform (SOA).

    03 Aug. 04 09:16 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • It's official: 2004 is year of the virus

    It is officially the year of the virus, with a 21 percent increase in new viruses discovered in Australia in the first six months of 2004 compared to the last year.

    03 Aug. 04 09:13 Written by Michael Crawford
  • ANZ Bank forges cultural change in contact centres

    The ANZ Bank embarked on a three-year project to overhaul its contact centre operations in the region, a huge cultural change that required courage, heart and a commitment to stick around for the long haul.

    02 Aug. 04 09:19 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Broker goes cautiously to IP telephony

    Finance brokerage Merrill Lynch is still wrestling with IP telephony and will not make a final decision on widespread implementation until 2005, the company's global private client technology director, Chris Reimers said last week.

    02 Aug. 04 09:16 Written by Sandra Rossi

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