News »

  • Bos takes miner by scruff of neck

    Wayne Bos, former managing director of Sausage Software, has been appointed CEO of Mid-East Minerals with orders to change the company's name to Tomorrow and exploit business opportunities in the"new economy". Elsewhere around the traps Acer Australia's loss is a gain for the US, and some familiar names crop up in new places

  • Career opportunities abound in new economy

    Today's corporate leaders have no choice but to make quick decisions in a world where the pace and the complexity of change has become nearly overwhelming, blurring previously accepted boundaries of geography, time and language, of industries, enterprises and markets. Len Rust examines the repercussions of electronic commerce

  • Data#3 picks up handy outsourcing contract

    Queensland IT integrator Data#3 received a handy boost to its revenue stream last week when it clinched an outsourcing contract with Tower Life Australia. In other news Intellect picked up orders worth a cool $20 million in Europe, and Telstra took a swing at the ACCC

  • Boom time for computer services

    Australia's computer services industry is hitting its straps as services providers proliferate to meet a burgeoning demand. Len Rust examines the latest set of figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and checks out other recently-released research

  • Melbourne IT and Ericsson chase WAP

    Melbourne IT and Ericsson Australia have agreed to form a 50:50 joint venture company to develop mobile e-commerce applications for world markets, IBM wants to ring the Pacific with Linux centres, and the flood of Australian company reports keeps pouring out

  • Corel details layoffs and restructuring

    Corel said it will eliminate 139 positions at its engineering operation in Dublin, Ireland as part of a US$40 million cost-saving measure, the Canadian software vendor said Wednesday.

  • Cisco Adds IP Telephony to Catalyst 4000

    Cisco Systems Inc. this week announced the addition of IP telephony options on its Catalyst 4000 LAN switching platform.

  • Invensys Is Also Stricken by Pink-Slip Fever

    Attempts to reposition an old-style engineering business as a high-tech engineering company does not come without some pain, as 2,000 to 3,000 Invensys PLC (IVNSY) workers in the U.S. and Mexico will find out during the next month when the company hands out the pink slips.

  • Sonus Debuts Mgmt. Package for Packet Telephony

    Sonus Networks Inc. this week introduced a Web-based system for unified management of all the distributed elements in its packet telephony suite for service providers.

  • SCO Sheds Almost One Fifth of Worldwide Staff

    Unix software vendor The Santa Cruz Operation Inc. (SCO) said Thursday that it plans to reduce its worldwide workforce by 19 percent, or around 190 employees. The job cuts will result in the company taking a charge of $5 million to $6 million in the quarter ending Sept. 30.

  • IBM Unveils ThinkPads with Wireless Connections

    IBM will begin offering new laptops later this year with internal antennas to provide wireless connections, the company said Thursday.

  • DOT's Vision Adds Innovation

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's new strategic plan encourages DOT workers to be innovative and use technology to increase safety and efficiency as they develop new systems over the next five years.

  • Fujitsu Taps L&H Speech Software for CRM

    Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV (L&H) said Thursday that its speech and language technology will be making its way into a line of forthcoming customer relationship management (CRM) products from Fujitsu Ltd.

  • And You Thought You Had Credit Card Trouble

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it has won a $37.5 million judgment against two California residents who purchased a database list of credit card numbers and used it to fraudulently bill thousands of consumers for alleged visits to adult-oriented Web sites.

  • Minister: Europe is Punishing Teleoperators

    "Europe's left hand does not seem to know what the right hand is doing," said Harri Pursiainen, deputy director-general of Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications.

  • Ex-Sausage Man Takes On Tomorrow

    Wayne Bos, former CEO of Sausage Software, has taken the chief executive seat at investment company Mid-East Minerals.

  • CoShopper Would Rather Face Us Than US

    CoShopper, a business-to-consumer (B2C) group-buying Web portal launched this week, with offers of up to 30 per cent discount off typical offline purchase prices to lure customers.

  • Outsourcing Costs, Savings Lost, Says Audit Report

    Instead of achieving savings in public expenditure the Federal Government's IT outsourcing program has already cost $24.6 million, according to an Auditor-General report released this week.

  • AmEx -- Don't Surf the Web Without It

    American Express Co. (AXP) unveiled a new e-commerce security product Thursday that enables shoppers to buy goods online with a disposable credit card number that can be used for only one transaction.

  • Report: Investors Out for Invensys Chief's Head

    BERLIN (09/08/2000) - Shareholders in U.K. software automation and controls group Invensys PLC are demanding the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Allen Yurko, The Times newspaper of London reported Friday. The news comes as the company's stock is plummeting following a surprise earnings warning.