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  • More Aussie IT jobs go the way of outsourcing

    IT services at Woodside Energy will increasingly be outsourced as the Perth-based resources giant downsizes its internal IT staff over the next two years.

  • IT projects feel SARS impact

    IT projects could face significant delays unless companies tighten workplace policies and activate solid business continuity plans as the epidemic economists are calling the $US30 billion disease spreads.

  • Fake bank Web site scam reaches US

    The Bank of America has warned its customers to be aware of a scam which attempts to get them to log in to a fake Web site which then captures their personal financial details.

  • StorageTek adds data centre consultant

    StorageTek has appointed David Cowell to the new position of principal consultant, data centre services, Asia Pacific Region.

  • IT picks up some Budget bounty

    Securing Australia's critical infrastructure and combating computer crime remains high on the federal government's 2003-04 Budget agenda.

  • Civil action may hit cyber thugs harder than criminal laws

    Civil remedies are a more viable legal solution to cyber crime for the enterprise than criminal prosecution, according to IT security consultant and forensics expert Ajoy Ghosh.

  • Some heat dissipates from Firebird, Mozilla naming war

    The Firebird RDBMS project has successfully managed to get the Mozilla Organisation to formally drop its use of the 'Firebird' name to describe its upcoming browser, but the heated debate created by the name change continues to smoulder.

  • Show Time collaborates with IM

    Show Group, a travel and freight logistics company for the entertainment, film and sports industries, has upgraded its collaboration platform across a heterogeneous server environment becoming one of the first companies in Australia to beta test directory integrated instant messaging.

  • Integration driving ERM growth

    The Australian Enterprise Resource management (ERM) software market is currently worth $374 million and will show a compound annual growth rate of 6.3 per cent until 2007, according to market analysts at IDC.

  • AusCert survey shows computer crime rising

    There is very little good news in the 2003 Australian Computer Crime and Security Survey released today, which shows a rise in attacks and that the impact on business is more costly and damaging.

  • Miners dig into reporting tools

    Three publicly listed exploration companies in Western Australia have just completed the implementation of new enterprise business software to comply with the new Mining Act expenditure reporting requirements.

  • AAPT appoints CIO

    The former chief information officer of BT Financial Group, Bob Hennessy, has been appointed CIO of AAPT Australia.

  • PeopleSoft opens global support centre in Sydney

    Business applications company PeopleSoft has opened a global support centre (GSC) in suburban Sydney to serve as the regional headquarters for support services for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Are IT execs wimps, does business bully IT?

    IT managers are the first to admit they need to be more assertive and that they often let other business managers off the hook too easily when an IT project falls apart.

  • Quantum reshuffles ranks

    Data storage and back-up vendor, Quantum, has imported a new managing director for the Asia Pacific region and committed more resources to its new enhanced data protection (disk to disk back-up) business.

  • Wendy's scoops up savings on messaging

    Wendy's, the ice cream seller with a turnover of about $90 million a year, has almost completed streamlining communication and business systems with its 300 franchise sites.

  • Audit recomends tougher agency risk assessment

    A review of Victoria's online initiatives by the state's Auditor General's Office has recommended a sweeping threat-and-risk assessment of information systems and data for all state government agencies.

  • Panel: Telco business models all bundled up

    Bundled telecommunications services present a significant threat to the future of competition within the industry, and could cause irreparable harm to new and emerging convergence business models between telco and media content providers, industry representatives claim.

  • Alston declares war on spam

    After a shaky start, Communications and IT Minister Senator Richard Alston has publicly backed the National Office of the Information Economy's antispam drive by vowing that Australian spammers will be thoroughly prosecuted under his new antispam regime.

  • Ericsson inks Telstra deal for trans-Tasman WAN

    Ericsson’s 18 IT and sales sites, primarily in metropolitan New Zealand and Australia, will be linked as part of a new two-year agreement with Telstra and TelstraClear.