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  • Sinclair Knight Merz signs up for IP VPN

    Professional services firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has implemented an IP virtual private network (VPN) as part of a four-year $US2.8 million deal with AT&T.

    10 Feb. 05 08:51 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • CSIRO's lock-in supply deal nears end

    More than two years after entering an exclusive deal with hardware vendor Dell, research giant CSIRO is preparing to release a selective tender that aims to renegotiate supply arrangements with IT vendors and open the door to increased competition.

    10 Feb. 05 08:47 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Equant teams up to win $20m BMA deal

    BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Coal Operations (BMA) has signed a $20 million deal for managed communications infrastructure services.

    10 Feb. 05 08:46 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Survey: IT job market is hot, graduates wanted

    The IT job market last year was the strongest of 21 industry sectors surveyed, with a particular increase in vacancies for graduates, according to an index released on Monday.

    09 Feb. 05 15:59 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • Late night chat set to save lives

    Doctors in Australia and the UK now have a late-night "chat lifeline" that can save lives by providing them with immediate medical information.

    09 Feb. 05 14:42 Written by Steven Deare
  • Optima debuts new servers, holds back Opteron

    Local whitebox giant Optima has taken the wraps off five new Intel systems and is prepared to add AMD Opteron-based servers to its catalogue if only the market demanded them, according to server product manager Ole Mortensen.

    09 Feb. 05 12:00 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Users welcome but ponder Opensolaris entrance

    Sun Microsystems' move to release the source code of its Solaris Unix platform in the public domain is welcomed by existing users but they question the impact Opensolaris will have on Sun's overall business interests.

    09 Feb. 05 09:10 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Southern Rural Water connects staff with DataWorks

    Victorian government authority Southern Rural Water (SRW) was looking for ways to improve staff efficiency and communications, and to provide a consistent method of capturing and distributing information across the organization.

    09 Feb. 05 09:10 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • ACA considers private band management

    The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) is mulling over the possibility of industry, community or other government organizations managing some radio frequency spectrum bands and has released a discussion paper.

    08 Feb. 05 09:05 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Coonan calls for new IT industry metrics

    Dissatisfied with the competing opinions of IT lobby groups, vendors, peak bodies and bush electorates, federal Communications Minister Senator Helen Coonan wants even more statistics on the state of Australia's ICT industry, with a study now commissioned a to come up with them.

    08 Feb. 05 08:37 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Qantas silent about Solaris to Linux shift

    Despite trumpeting a significant migration from Unix to Linux as part of 10-year IBM global services outsourcing agreement inked last year, Qantas is reluctant to disclose details about the scale of the project.

    08 Feb. 05 07:30 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Vendors score poorly on indemnity test

    Vendor warranties and indemnities disappoint Australian IT managers, many of whom find they carry the burden of glitches and mistakes delivered by their suppliers.

    08 Feb. 05 07:30 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • NSW names first CIO

    NSW Government announced the appointment today of Paul Edgecumbe as the state's first chief information officer.

    07 Feb. 05 16:04 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Father of Java chides open source developer community

    Java creator, IT industry heavyweight and CTO of Sun Microsystem's developer products group James Gosling has launched a blistering attack on the open source developer community saying companies that give away software lack financial viability.

    07 Feb. 05 11:00 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Hard drive shortage hits Australia

    A global shortage of high-speed hard drives has hit Australia, with demand for larger capacity models outstripping supply, and key vendors warning of delays.

    07 Feb. 05 10:58 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Linux boom boosts conference

    The annual Linux "geek-fest" is booming, with submissions for this year's conference three times the number required.

    04 Feb. 05 16:21 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • Merger mess with Cyberlynx plans

    Only six months after being paraded as a trophy win for PeopleSoft's integrated application suite, Cyberlynx, a procurement services provider, is worried about the impact of the Oracle merger and has decided it will shop with Cognos for analytics.

    04 Feb. 05 14:22 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Wattyl paints future with Web apps

    Despite a heritage of stovepiped and legacy information systems, paint maker Wattyl is taking the great leap forward into Web-based architecture and is deploying a new portal project to unify its current range of applications.

    04 Feb. 05 08:22 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Army Cadets Web site hacked

    Military-grade Web defacements are rare these days; however, the Australian Army Cadets have found themselves recruiting a different sort of prospect following an embarrassing defacement attack by a hacker group running under the name of "spykids".

    04 Feb. 05 08:21 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Software fingers workplace bandwidth hogs

    Exinda Networks last week launched a software system it claims will allow companies to formally charge employees for stealing bandwidth.

    04 Feb. 05 08:18 Written by Sandra Rossi