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  • Get your e-hack cover now

    Australian companies using the Internet as part of their business operations could be in breach of the law if they fail to have insurance coverage for hack attacks.

  • ArrayComm nabs spectrum for i-Burst 3G

    Newcomer mobile carrier, ArrayComm will use its i-Burst wireless system technology to deliver its third-generation (3G) network within Australia's capital cities.

  • Outsourced services to defy R-word: Gartner

    Despite broad industry speculation that Australia is headed for a recession, Gartner Dataquest says that IT services in the Asia Pacific (AP) will continue to grow, particularly in the ASP market.

  • Moratorium on illegal software

    Seven leading software companies have announced a 60-day truce in the battle against unlicensed software inviting companies to come forward and legitimise illegal software without the risk of legal action or penalties.

  • Buyers spent $3.4B online in February

    Despite the current economic slowdown, consumer online spending increased substantially in February from January as well as from the same period a year earlier.

  • Service screens digital certificates Inc. last week announced a code-signing certificate service as part of its digital certificate offerings.

  • Wall Street releases draft XML standard

    The Ltd. standards committee, a consortium of brokerage firms that's committed to creating a standard computer language for presenting investment and financial research, last week released a draft version of Research Information Exchange Markup Language (RIXML) 1.0 for public comment.

  • Police policed with data mining engines

    After decades of mounting complaints about the use of excessive force, false arrests and racial profiling, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is being forced to implement a computerized risk-management system to track officers' conduct and performance.

  • IT recruiters exploit layoffs

    Corporate layoffs may signal a gloomy economic outlook for most folks, but the recent spate of downsizings has been a boon for IT managers in dire need of skilled technologists.

  • WebGain furthers component reuse battle plan

    WebGain Inc. last week announced Application Composer, software that enables developers who use Visual Basic and other non-Java languages to build applications and deploy them on a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform.

  • iPlanet comments affect rival's stock

    Comments by an iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions official last week in an article on led to a sell-off of stock in rival software provider BEA Systems Inc. The comments were later denied by another iPlanet official.

  • Industry tows the privacy-CRM line

    A wave of tools on the horizon for companies struggling to manage the divergent demands of CRM (customer relationship management) will enable marketing departments to better balance the pressure for ROI with customer privacy concerns.

  • Network streamlines shipping

    The technology company that spearheaded the launch of a global transportation alliance for ocean carriers is charging ahead with its plan to design the de facto online reservation marketplace of the shipping industry.

  • Iridium Satellite launches service

    Re-created after a financially dismal attempt at a global satellite communications network in 1998, the new Iridium Satellite LLC has launched its worldwide telecommunications network for industrial users in remote locations.

  • Ebay Australia hits time snag

    Online auctioneer eBay Inc. launched a New Zealand web site last week, while being aware of a "frustrating" flaw - the site goes down for two hours at peak time on Friday nights.

  • New IBM OS shifts license paradigm

    IBM's rollout of its z/OS mainframe software provides a crucial foundation for building the kind of usage-based license models businesses have been demanding for a long time, users and analysts said last week.

  • "Gi' us a job": computer society careers portal opens

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has launched an IT Careers Portal offering course and career information for IT professionals.

  • Clean sweep at RTA

    Looking to overcome an "obsolete" system and a solution that had been modified to the point of being "unsupportable", the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is upgrading its entire IT infrastructure.The NSW government department is currently implementing SAP solutions to replace its current finance and human resources systems.

  • Domain name watchdog warns of dodgy offers

    An alert has been issued to Australian companies to be wary of false claims when renewing licenses for domian names.

  • Pay-per-use models ready for online business

    With the demise of the pure-play dot-com business model -- which said you could give away content and make it up in volume -- technology providers are readying pay-per-use content management systems to allow content providers to change the way they run their businesses.

  • Key to omnichannel CX is customisation

    In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.

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