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  • VPNs insecure, cyberterrorism expert says

    Hackers are changing their methods and targets with executives' home computers and unsecured Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) the principal aim.

  • IT adoption has slowed: ABS

    Australian business has slowed it adoption of information technology, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  • Changes to HP certification are in the mail

    People accredited with Hewlett-Packard training will learn the status of their certification within the next two to fours weeks following an overhaul of the company's accreditation process earlier in the month.

  • Syngenta sees success in modular CRM

    Australian biotechnology and crop management company Syngenta has implemented a modular customer relationship management system to consolidate its business processes and help automate the company's highly distributed sales arm.

  • Telstra boosts Internet backbone

    In an Australian first, Telstra has commercially deployed 10GB/sec technology, boosting its Internet backbone to meet anticipated broadband demand.

  • CSC teams up on financials platform

    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and software developer NTBS have launched a strategic alliance to deliver what they claim is "the first totally new end-to-end banking and financial services platform to be launched in 20 years".

  • Tax Office says not yet for .Net

    Despite developing most of a new digital certificate model for Australian business on .Net software, Australian Tax Office chief technology officer Peter Wilson said the platform "doesn't give us anything we [the ATO] couldn't do before".

  • Tax Office says not yet for .Net

    Despite developing most of a new digital certificate model for Australian business on .Net software, Australian Tax Office chief technology officer Peter Wilson said the platform "doesn't give us anything we [the ATO] couldn't do before".

  • IT too important to leave to geeks

    A company's IT is too important to leave to geeks but the truth is many business executives lack the technical savvy required to make IT a strategic weapon.

  • NSW govt moves to boost research bandwidth networks

    The NSW government has moved to improve the networking capabilities of the state's research centres by pledging $1.45 million over four years to the creation of high-bandwidth networks.

  • Enterasys names new MD

    Enterasys Networks has announced the appointment of Gary Mitchell as managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

  • BankWest adds $26m to its Unisys deal

    Perth-based BankWest has extended its IT outsourcing contract for infrastructure services with Unisys West for another two years to the tune of an additional $26 million.

  • Stay single, get rich, Web developers told

    Multi-screen applications and clunky data entry hamper users' online experiences, according to a speaker at the first MXDU (Macromedia MX Down Under) developer conference in Sydney last week.

  • Ageing PCs let users beat upgrade fatigue

    Australian IT managers have overcome upgrade fatigue by extending the lifespan of their PCs from three years to five.

  • Dataquest: A-P server shipments up 4 percent in 2002

    Server shipments in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region during 2002 reached US$4.6 billion, 3.4 percent higher than in 2001, according to research released Thursday by Gartner Inc. unit Dataquest.

  • Sun has two surprises in store for users

    Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to announce two new technologies in the coming weeks, one of which will help it catch up to rivals IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. and another that could help it take a step past the competition.

  • Manufacturer milks storage solution

    Australian dairy products manufacturer Pauls is implementing a content-addressed storage solution to manage its electronic and document archiving workload.

  • ACCC drags NTG to court

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken legal action against National Telecoms Group (NTG) in the Federal Court, after conducting a year-long investigation into alleged deceptive conduct by the telco provider.

  • ICT unemployed rate outpaces national average

    Unemployment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is almost twice the national average, according to a new study by the Australian Computer Society.

  • Facing up to security challenges

    A number of deals using facial recognition technology will be announced in coming weeks with deployment in Australia expected as early as June.