Stevedoring giant Patrick Corporation saw through the hype surrounding short message service (SMS) and GPRS (general packet radio services) when choosing its new multimillion dollar communications infrastructure, preferring to stay with the tried and tested.
Stories by Kelly Mills
Vendors must put in the hard yards to win IT contracts with Australia's Federal Government agencies, according to an independent survey of government buyers.
Hutchison Telecommunications needs to raise at least $600 million to develop its 3G network and services.
The telco has announced its intention to proceed with a pro rata renounceable Rights Issue of Convertible Notes to raise the money.
Nine Australian software designers and developers have received Consensus Software Awards.
The awards, in their third year, were presented by Senator Kate Lundy, shadow minister for information technology in Sydney last night.
Concern about IT security is rising but system security levels within the enterprise is actually falling.
Coinciding with the rejuvenated push forward of the ACT's Health Information Networking project -- an initiative to provide an electronic backbone to coordinate the capital's health care system -- a project linking mental health service providers is set to go live in June.
A draft guideline, from the Australian Communications Authority (ACA), has been designed to standardise the information made available to consumers by Internet service providers (ISPs).
Vendors continue to live by the maxim of 'only when it suits me' when discussing the management cost of new IT investments.
Lessons about the after-effects on IT systems from September 11 have apparently failed to resonate with about half of Australia's companies which still have no disaster recovery plans in place.
Coles Myer plans to have an end-to-end supply chain in place by the end of 2004 as part of a five-year $250 million overhaul of its IT systems.
IT will not go unscathed by the National Australia Bank's plans to cut 1500 jobs Australia-wide.
Despite much singing and dancing about Web services overseas, Australia is yet to catch on to the latest IT 'solve all'.
Continuing its series of cost cutting measures, Optus has announced a $350 million contract with Nortel Networks which is expected to cut the telco's network capital expenditure costs by 50 per cent over the next five years.
Lack of responsibility and accountability at senior management level means the business benefits of IT investments go unrealised.
With budget wishlists shelved for this year and IT belt tightening expected to continue throughout the first half, it is now more important than ever for IT to ensure upper management understands and recognises the important role IT plays within business.