There's the good, the bad and the ugly to every advance in technology, and e-commerce is no different. A recent experience highlights its expensive side
Stories by Cass Warneminde
A Y2K-driven software upgrade at a key Mobil Oil distribution centre collapsed the same day it was installed in late May, temporarily halting the fulfilment of deliveries.
The cost to organisations of tailoring their systems to meet the demands of a food-free GST is "almost unimaginable", according to a leading consulting organisation.
The much-hyped $US2.7 billion merger between Veritas Software and Seagate Software's Network and Storage Management Group has been given the official thumbs up.
Public servants at almost 50 Australian federal and state government agencies have been exposed accessing pornographic material on the Internet, according to documents obtained by Computerworld.
Honeywell and Allied Signal announced yesterday that they are planning to merge in a $US14 billion transaction that promises to take the technology company into the top 50 largest US corporations.
Like the local banking industry, the Australian telecommunications marketplace is headed towards a "four pillars outcome", according to a report by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Like most e-commerce initiatives, a lack of user faith in Internet security procedures is hampering online stock trading, according to the Gartner Group.
Networking vendor Cabletron Systems has weighed into the Internet censorship debate, issuing a press release backing the federal government's controversial plan.
More than 70,000 mobile phone users were locked out of the TelstraNet mobile network last weekend after a hardware upgrade turned sour.
Looking to turn up the heat on Internet fraudsters, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has established a dedicated electronic enforcement division.
Dairy products manufacturer Pauls has installed an enterprise storage system from EMC to help it manage an IS consolidation and cement its disaster recovery model.
Despite years of hype surrounding the year 2000 bug, hundreds of organisations lined up on Tuesday to attend a conference detailing the most basic of millennium issues.
A scathing letter from a top shelf reference site, about "ongoing disappointments" with an SAP R/3 implementation, circulated to thousands of people this month.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has released its final say on the Internet-enabled fundraising activities of local companies.