Stories by Julian Bajkowski

Alston declares war on spam

After a shaky start, Communications and IT Minister Senator Richard Alston has publicly backed the National Office of the Information Economy's antispam drive by vowing that Australian spammers will be thoroughly prosecuted under his new antispam regime.

ASIO slams cyberterror 'hype'

A senior-ranking officer of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has strongly discounted the threat level of a cyberterrorism attack on Australia in a speech delivered to the annual Security in Government conference in Canberra.

Canberra scores new data centre

Home-grown managed IT security services vendor 90East has expanded its foothold in the federal market with the opening of a new secure data centre in the macropod-ravaged Canberran suburb of Bruce.

Bucket of bandwidth helps bad medicine go down

While the complementary medicine industry is crushed by the fallout of the Pan Pharmaceuticals debacle, the agency responsible for adding a new section to our daily newspapers, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, is enjoying a bout of online popularity.

Hi-Tech Crime to score $20m in budget

The Australian Federal Police and Australian Crime Commission will receive around $20 million in new funding in the forthcoming federal budget to spearhead high-technology based counter-terrorism capabilities and security measures to be coordinated by a newly formed High Tech Crime Centre.

VicRoads breaks up $20m IBM GSA deal

After nine long years together in the outsourcing sack, VicRoads has revealed it will break up its $20 million IT outsourcing contract with IBM GSA in favour of three smaller, best-of-breed 'bundles'.

Telstra solves identity crisis with penguin power

Australia's largest telco Telstra has lifted the cone of silence on the deployment of Linux over its desktop population in a trailblazing speech by its national manager for security architecture Michael Warner to an identity and access management conference in Sydney.

Alston's IT industry baby arrives three weeks early

The federal government's report outlining the proposed future framework for the information and communications technologies industry in Australia has been rushed into the public domain three weeks early after being leaked by disgruntled members of its steering committee.

Leaner times change vendor performance

Corporate IT users are benefiting from a discernible lift in vendor performance fuelled by austere buying intentions and intensifying marketplace competition, according to the latest figures from InterData's IT customer satisfaction monitor the Corporate Report.