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  • Financial services sector strengthens criminal defences

    Australian financial services companies are supporting a Wall Street initiative to develop a customer database to help the industry in screening out suspected criminal activity.

  • Integration worries slow IP technology uptake

    Integration teething problems are forcing Australian enterprises to take baby steps with Internet Protocol-driven technology for voice applications.

  • Asset-tracking troubles cost plenty: report

    IT shops in large companies are being rapped across the knuckles for wasting millions of dollars for doing a poor job of tracking their distributed hardware assets.

  • Photo database gives mugs a go

    End users will inevitably avoid a system if it is too complicated and time consuming to use, but this problem can be critical if it involves information used by police.

  • Celluloid heroes mirror IT's dilemmas

    Investigative agents, nuclear warfare, identity authentication and plans by rogue terrorists to detonate bombs were all RSA Security senior VP Scott Schnell wanted to talk about during a visit to Australia this week.

  • Wireless climbs the IT ratings but still lacks compelling solutions

    It might have been the 'victim of hype', but an industry researcher predicts wireless solutions will be one of the biggest enterprise trends since the Internet revolution.

  • PCs bite deeper than Apples, says Gartner

    Contrary to popular opinion Apple Macintosh computers are cheaper to own and run than their PC counterparts, according to a study from market analyst Gartner.

  • Battling the Code Red worm

    The global cost of the Code Red worm has topped $2.6 billion, according to Computer Economics. An estimated $1.1 billion was spent cleaning infected servers and another $1.5 billion has been attributed to downtime and lost productivity.

  • 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.