Software giant Oracle Corp. has joined with Perth-based mining company Burdekin to form a startup to bring interactive TV to the local market.
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The ANZ Bank has become the first of Australia's largest financial organisations to declare its internal computer systems devoid of the Y2K bug.
Federal agencies and departments are now able to consider proposals from electronic commerce service providers who compete with Telstra under a new procurement scheme.
The Australian federal government announced yesterday it will introduce Y2K good Samaritan legislation, early in the next parliamentary sitting, to provide limited liability for Y2K disclosure statements made in good faith.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) yesterday started piloting a system of electronic registration of Australian companies over the Internet.
Telstra has sold the lion's share of its personal computer asset base to IBM Australia Credit for $100 million.
Facilitated by the IBM Australia Credit PC Fleetlease Plan, the deal covers the sale and leaseback of the telco's administration desktop PCs and notebooks. Telstra expects the move will result in an 80 per cent reduction in administrative costs associated with the accounting and management of the equipment, as well as giving line management more financial responsibility for IT assets.
Netscape's Australian operation is reportedly on the verge of closure. According to industry reports, the Internet software vendor will shut down its Melbourne office and run its Australian business from Singapore.
United Customer Management Solutions (UCMS), a Victorian call centre business, has scored a multimillion dollar contract to handle all telephone customer enquiries for First Electric, a New Zealand electricity provider.
Australian business travel agent, SBT Business Travel Solutions has designed and delivered an online reservations system allowing local business travelers to make full ticketing transactions via the Internet.
Victoria will take the lead in protecting consumer transactions over the Internet with the introduction later this year of a data protection legislation.
Information in electronic form should not be denied legal effect because of its electronic format; an electronic data message should have the same legal power as any document in writing; and appropriate electronic identification should be equivalent to a signature.