It is that time of year again when many IT managers are securing their budgets for the year ahead and struggling to prove they are not the 'Cinderella' of their organization.
Stories by Helen Han and Sandra Rossi
After scouring the market for three years to find a suitable supplier of lease management systems, Macquarie Capital (MC), a division of Macquarie Bank, is finally moving to a single software platform.
Since developing a B2B e-commerce system to take the 'build to configure' process online three years ago, PC maker Acer has reduced transaction processing costs for a single PC from $65 to $15 per order.
Whitehorse City Council has retired an "unacceptably" old legacy-based system for payroll and HR to manage and streamline its business processes.
In a warning that gets straight to the point, Gartner claims CIOs who don't adapt to continuing budgetary and performance pressures risk losing their jobs.
PeopleSoft's acquisition of JD Edwards has created a climate of uncertainty for Australian users who feel they have been left in the lurch with no product roadmap for the future of their IT investments.
Qantas is set to slash up to a third of its 1000 IT staff as part of plans to slice $1 billion off its operating costs over the next two years.
A company's IT is too important to leave to geeks but the truth is many business executives lack the technical savvy required to make IT a strategic weapon.
IBM has launched a number of global privacy and data protection initiatives for enterprise customers, which will reach Australian shores in early 2002.