As companies restructure and change strategies to cope with budgetary pressures, analysts are betting chief information officers (CIOs) will increasingly turn to outsourcing to ease pressures
Stories by Kelly Mills
Australia needs to wake up from its "cul-de-sac" mentality and recognise the significance of information to the long-term profitability of the country's enterprises.
Change management issues have often hampered SAP enterprise resource planning deployments for many companies, but Radio Frequency Systems had been looking for an excuse to abandon its business processes.
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Queensland, operating in 'smart state' mode, has lined up as the first Australian state to introduce a smartcard-integrated public transport ticketing system.
Despite a year's grace to get IT systems and processes in order, Australian banks claim the new Code of Banking Practice will have little impact on IT.
Solving the dilemma of disparate health care IT systems and duplicate patient records could go some way towards reducing the nation's hospital waiting lists.
When Northern Territory's Power and Water went commercial and chose a "vanilla" IT system, it set itself up to save $1.5 million a year.
Dirty play, or the hint of it, is enough reason for Virgin Blue's refusal to bow to Sydney Airport's demand it uses its IT infrastructure.
Investment banking spends 30 per cent more on IT than its retail cousins but shareholder pressure for dollar delivery leaves it with under performing IT systems and huge legacy issues.
Conflicting terminology and confusion over business-critical applications have spawned an environment of mistrust and doubt that's impeding IT shops.
Melbourne-based Monash University has awarded a $250,000 contract for its new-generation network billing system, which is expected to save $250,000 annually.
Tyco International has signed Telstra to a three-year $45 million to provide telecommunications services to its Australian operations.
Sydney Airport, Australia's busiest and most expensive paddock, has put its wireless network to work and deployed a wireless handheld solution for asset management.
Australian telecommunications carrier Request has released an alternative to leased line virtual private networks (VPNs) and Internet protocol VPNs (IP VPNs).