The US$830 million purchase of Altiris by Symantec should do more to prove Symantec on-paper growth rather than creating extra value for existing Symantec customers.
Stories by Michael Crawford and Darren Pauli
Australian Banking Association (ABA) chief executive David Bell has slammed misleading reports that member banks have been lobbying the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to make customers liable for Internet banking fraud.
Figures from the latest IT recruitment report on salary figures and pay rates have been shot down by industry analysts and IT managers alike as unrealistic but recruitment firms claim salaries for IT professionals are definitely on the increase.
Australian IT managers last week sought assurances from offshore providers that their data was safe in the wake of a controversial documentary showing identity thieves purchasing the credit card details of 200,000 customers in Bangalore.
IT managers may be ahead of the game in the salary stakes but it's a grim story for database administrators whose pay rate is in serious decline.
Cyber insurance will become as commonplace as car or home or any form of business cover within a decade as a way to mitigate financial losses should a "cyber attack" occur and sensitive data be lost or stolen.
A lack of industry standards and few migration tools means that moving from one brand of gateway firewall to another can be a daunting task that can take six months or more.