Stories by Helen Han and Lucas Mearian

Proposed regs could make banks boost IT spending

Australia's banking industry needs to do more to prepare for proposed changes to international reporting regulations, industry sources say. The new regulations could compel banks worldwide to spend tens of millions of dollars on technology over the next several years.

Users beginning to consider Star Office

End-user unrest over Microsoft's enterprise licensing plan may prompt some companies to move from the Microsoft Office suite to rival Sun Microsystems' personal productivity suite, StarOffice, according to research group Gartner.