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  • Westpac goes all the way with IBM GSA

    CSC and Optus spent black Friday ruing the deal that might have been after Westpac announced that its multi-billion dollar outsourcing requirements will be handled by IBM Global Services Australia and Telstra. While that news put all else in the shade, Australian companies continued during the week to show they can hold their own on the world stage

  • Outsourcing breaks out everywhere

    A big part of management's concern about IT has been cost and delivery, and those genuine concerns have forced IT to fight for capital at the same time as organisations are facing eroded profit margins and -- for many -- a shortage of capital. Where IT expenditure is too high it won't survive; but will be cut back or outsourced. Len Rust explains

  • Red Hat turns to eSec for security

    Australian e-security specialist eSec has made a breakthrough on the world stage by negotiating an alliance with Linux specialist Red Hat. Other Aussie battlers also made their marks in the international arena this week

  • Paul Brandling takes reins at Compaq

    It is now on the record that Paul Brandling moved into Ian Penman's well-worn shoes at the helm of Compaq on Black Friday - no omens there. Elsewhere Michael Burnie made a surprise comeback, the drift of directors from Sausage and Solution 6 continued, and one or two other surprises kept the week buzzing

  • Hosting is hot as ASP market takes off

    If you wondered how well the application service provider (ASP) hosting model is being accepted by corporate users consider the forecasts of growth at more than 60 per cent a year and annual revenue of $US2.5 billion by 2004. The figures came from Gartner Group. Len Rust looks at these predictions, as well as other recently released prognostications from the professionals

  • Gates Says Microsoft Will Thrive

    Microsoft's dominant position in software will hold steady even as PC-centered computing wanes, Bill Gates, the company's chairman and chief software architect said Thursday at an Intel-sponsored event.

  • IBM Stalls Looming Industrial Action

    IBM Global Services Australia (IBM GSA) stalled industrial action by staff last week who threatened to take industrial action and disrupt services if enterprise bargaining demands were not met.

  • Human Element Befuddles IT Depts

    IT departments are struggling to properly address human resource problems, particularly issues in attraction and retention of key staff.

  • Westpac Outsources to IBM for $4.3 Billion

    Westpac Banking Corporation has appointed IBM Global Services Australia to supply its information technology services for the next 10 years in a $4.3 billion dollar deal announced yesterday.

  • NEC, Hitachi Ink Optical Networking Alliance

    Furthering an alliance that began with memory chips, NEC and Hitachi have agreed to work together to develop next generation optical networking systems.

  • AMD Ignores European Worries, Posts Record Gains

    Escaping the European woes that have haunted some other PC-related vendors, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings and revenue that exceeded expectations.

  • Systran launches translation software

    Multilingual software veteran, Systran is on the hunt for channel partners to bring its translation products to the Asia Pacific market.

  • First Linux Development Standards Spec Released

    The first version of a new Linux Development Platform Specification was released Wednesday, clearing the way for the adoption of standards that will make participating Linux platforms work together seamlessly.

  • New MD for Compaq

    Compaq has appointed former Australian enterprise solutions and services group general manager Paul Brandling as managing director of Compaq South Pacific.

  • Network Appliance goes all out for enterprise market

    Network Appliance has announced a management reshuffle and a slew of new products as the network attached storage (NAS) vendor rallies around a new push into the enterprise space.

  • eNTITy1 in running for NT contract

    Northern Territory IT services company eNTITy1 has won a place on the panel of approved suppliers for small system development in a $21 million government contract.

  • Intel Holds Relaunch of Faster PIII Until Next Year

    Intel won't relaunch the 1.13MHz version of its Pentium III processor, which was recalled in August because of a technical glitch, until the second quarter of next year, an Intel spokesman said Wednesday.

  • ANZ Introduces PKI to Facilitate E-commerce

    Australia's first large-scale application of PKI in the banking sector was announced this week by ANZ (Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd) in a multimillion dollar agreement with Baltimore Technologies.

  • Compaq anoints Penman's replacement

    Compaq has appointed Paul Brandling as managing director for the South Pacific region as replacement for the retiring Ian Penman.

  • HP Puts Focus on Developing Countries

    In an effort to narrow the "digital divide," Hewlett-Packard on Thursday said it will begin a new initiative helping to provide technology and working to build markets in developing countries.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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