Tough laws, new codes of practice and improved technology have not stopped the spammers, only made them smarter.
Stories by Sandra Rossi and Helen Schuller
Outsourcing should not be seen as a short-term tactical measure to reduce costs, but as a way to improve an organization's market position, according to Wipro Infotech A/NZ managing principal Vincent Nair.
In a scathing attack on IT departments of mid-sized companies last week a new report found widespread mismanagement was stifling creativity and the full value of technology was unrealized.
Ask IT managers to nominate the Golden Age of IT and the year 2006 rates highly, well above the pre-dotcom crash days when overnight tech sensations were driving Ferraris. The more sentimental IT professionals polled in a Computerworld survey last week, preferred the mid-1980s when the office fax ruled, DOS-driven PCs were everywhere and important data was coded in Cobol and locked away on mainframes in hallowed glass rooms.
On the whole IT managers are happy with their career choice, are keen to investigate Wi-Fi technology and admit there is still plenty of work to do when it comes to application integration.