As IP networks reach mainstream status, any business with a significant LAN and PABX should be thinking of moving to VoIP to exploit the protocol's flexibility for integrated voice and data services.
Stories by Gabrielle Wheeler
While a paperless office has long been the goal of IT, professionals build careers on the 'paper' they collect.
If sticking together can, as Carly Simon sang in Jacob Brackman's Safe and Sound, then managed security services might be worth investigating.
Oscar Hammerstein, hopefully, made millions out of 'getting to know all about you' and that's a result - through cost cutting and business-boosting decisions - that many companies hope for with data integration projects.
Taking to the road is a whole lot easier when there are guaranteed links to home. For Meryl Whetton that got easier last year when Sydney-based events organizer MVM upgraded its network.
Expenses, whether for travelling, accommodation or entertainment make for a monthly nightmare both for staff and for the accounts department. And it's not only a bad dream, it's a messy and expensive one.
Test early and test often is an instruction that is increasing in its frequency and while testers have been a specialized group for some time, their numbers are growing.
Continued training is a way of life in Western Australia for staff at Fujitsu Australia where five of the DBA team recently completed an intensive course for Oracle's Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional status.
In the 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em stakes', computer-based crime is driving more and more IT professionals to study the skills and tools needed to unravel and reveal the inner workings of cyber fraudsters.
Do you hanker after a Ph.D or two, or perhaps a Masters to add to your existing degree and expand your career?
While some headlines might scream about a drop in job ads they don't reflect what's happening in the IT security sector.
Fancy a career as a trainer in wireless security?
Training has become such an important factor in company performance that Alex Smith, CEO of Learning solutions integrator Impart confidently predicts the days of the CLO (chief learning officer) are not too far distant.
If location, location, location is the key to property investment, could it also impact on training investment?
IT is not the be-all for small enterprise operators, in fact the less time spent on it the better for owners and managers whose primary concern is building a business.