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  • Security lost in rush for software richness

    In the rush to develop feature-rich software security is taking a back seat in the minds of software developers.

  • Spin's not the thing for integration

    Big IT vendors are confusing "unwary" IT managers with their spin on XML and Web services. As part of their sales spiel, vendors are claiming Web Services will replace EAI (enterprise application integration).

  • Cyber terrorism may spawn Y2K-style legislation

    The Federal Government is considering legislation similar to the Y2K disclosure act, that was introduced in the run-up to the year 2000, to facilitate information sharing with the private sector.

  • Handhelds take a $5000 bite at IT budgets

    Analysts and IT professionals believe the spiralling cost of purchasing handheld computers for employees is creating budget havoc.

  • Unions eye high tech companies

    IBM Australia has tried to "short-change" staff and has failed to satisfy concerns on entitlement payments by the set deadline, according to a union body.

  • Feds force multimillion dollar upgrade

    The Federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) is being accused of forcing rival work placement applications out of the market for insisting its 200 Job Network Members undertake a multimillion dollar IT upgrade.

  • Bank puts BI tools to work on market risk

    Using technology tools to manage the risk in its financial markets operations was not the Commonwealth Bank's forte, until it streamlined its previously cumbersome reporting process.

  • IT outsourcing standards bind banks tightly

    New outsourcing standards for the banking industry are "incredibly binding" on IT and risk managers, according to Leif Gamertsfelder, e-security group head of law firm, Deacons.

  • Technology doesn't fail business, people do: Furini

    It is not technology failing business but information and communications technology (ICT) practitioners who fail to meet professional standards, according to Australian Computer Society (ACS) chief executive Dennis Furini.

  • ROI on tool give 'flushed with success' result

    When planning meetings descended into heated debates over which numbers were correct on which manager's spreadsheet, Carter Holt Harvey Tissue started to question its data.

  • Hole in DNS servers warning

    Security watchers have issued an alert about a serious hole in DNS servers that could see companies face denial-of-service attacks.

  • VIC Govt outsources HR system to KAZ

    The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DE&T) will outsource a human resource management system to KAZ Group Limited in a five-year deal worth $10 million.

  • Staff cull begins at HP

    The process of making redundant between 10 and 15 per cent of the post-merger HP's approximately 4,000 staff has begun under a "managed selection" process.

  • Optus, IBM seal apps management deal

    Optus and IBM Global Services Australia today announced an outsourcing contract for application management services potentially valued at up to $500 million over 10 years.

  • IBM Australia confirms 400 potential cuts

    About 400 employees from IBM Australia's Global Services division are looking at redeployment options within IBM Australia.

  • Telstra reels in TES

    Telstra has announced that it will absorb its Telstra Enterprise Services (TES) business (formerly Advantra) into the mainstream Telstra business.

  • WebCentral gets Complex with sophisticated customers

    WebCentral has established a new business called "Complex" that will serve the more sophisticated hosting needs of larger clients.

  • Analysis: Intel CIO pushes productivity payoff

    You would expect the CIO of the company built on the famous Moores law of exponential growth over time in CPU capacity to push the productivity benefits of new IT investment. This is exactly what Intel VP and CIO Doug Busch did in Sydney last week.

  • DoCS blames IS for reporting woes

    Amid a parliamentary inquiry into NSW child protection systems, the Department of Community Services will replace its "obsolete" information systems with a reported $40 million cash injection from the state Government.

  • Tech companies offer lay-back time to stem need for lay-offs

    Faced with a still lagging economy, a handful of tech companies has decided to reduce costs by implementing mandatory employee holidays, perhaps figuring that telling workers to lay back for a week is better than telling them they are laid off.