IT professional numbers in government employment slipped while outsourcing expenditure increased -- up almost $400 million -- according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report.
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Hollywood's to blame for users' "unrealistic" expectations of IT, according to an analyst who also warned programmers are in for a very tough time.
Software applications and Web services will drive the IT market for the next three to five years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Australian companies are taking the next step in CRM and leveraging on the intelligence and data that is collected during transactions, according to analysts Frost & Sullivan.
Information technology took a back seat in 2002-2003 Federal Budget, with border protection and the war on terrorism making Defence the big winner.
For all the hype surrounding e-procurement, Australian companies still rely mainly on the old fashioned methods of the phone, fax or snailmail to order office supplies.
Users of IBM's eServer x430 and earlier Sequent Computer Systems-based servers will have to migrate to other systems as a result of Big Blue's decision to ditch the technology.
Following Victoria's lead, the Ambulance Service of NSW will make the leap from paper to the latest wireless technologies in the pursuit of improved patient care.
The Department of Defence has handed over the management of its telephony systems to Telstra, in a deal potentially worth $100 million.
IT alignment with business is still causing grief for Australian CIOs, with some questioning why IT has to make all the moves.
A very fine line determines whether enterprise systems management (ESM) solutions are the eighth wonder of the world or the kiss of death.
With resolution of the Hewlett-Packard and Compaq merger yet to be finalised, Compaq boss Paul Brandling has been selected to run the new HP in Australia.
Middleware may turn out to be the villain of the decade for IT professionals who face turbulent times if they relax their gaze, according to analysts.
Vodafone Australia and Vodafone New Zealand have outsourced IT operations to Hewlett-Packard Australia.
Companies need to wholeheartedly embrace the SAP way of doing things if their implementation is to be successful.