Stories by David Halperin

Getting a grip: Scholastic Australia

With sorting out a jumble of hardware, legacy systems, numerous operating systems, three databases, and two networks, Andrew Ogbourne's team have had their work cut out. They have made significant steps towards building an integrated IT environment

Getting a grip: Scholastic Australia

With sorting out a jumble of hardware, legacy systems, numerous operating systems, three databases, and two networks, Andrew Ogbourne's team have had their work cut out. They have made significant steps towards building an integrated IT environment

Gold standard

Standards and the interoperability they allow were such a good idea that we've been inventing them
in droves.

Taming the beast: IT infrastructure management today

Sometimes the growth of an organisation's IT management systems over time resembles the spread of a culture in a petrie dish. Intensely populated colonies appear; filaments branch out from them to other colonies, until a labyrinth of connections is created. Some nodes die off; others spring up to replace them, and the whole thing is in a constant state of flux.

Racing to 3G

Australia's race towards third-generation (3G) mobile networks has begun.

Online gaming ban excludes ISP filtering


Internet service providers will be under no obligation to block or filter gambling sites under legislation to prohibit online and interactive gambling in Australia which is set to be introduced to federal parliament.
The prohibition will apply to all gaming and wagering services offered on a commercial basis over the Internet or through online delivery systems such as interactive television and advanced mobile phone technologies.

Consulting budgets squeezed during downturn

The scale-back on IT plans, as some companies respond to a slowing economy, is leading some businesses to slash their IT consulting budgets in an effort to rein in spending.

Telcos' Scorecard


Australian telcos have scored 88 to 97 per cent on their response to new service connections, according to the Australian Communications Authority (ACA).

Until We Meet Again . . .

Today's edition of Network World Today will be the last for 2000. We thank you all for your support and participation over the past year, and wish you a festive holiday season and a happy and successful new year. This site will next be updated January 9, 2001, when we will continue to bring you the latest and most pertinent IT news from Australia and around the world. See you then!

And Now, Gas-fired Telecoms

The Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) will offer 'bundled services', including telecommunication services, following the acquisition of dingo blue.

Tivoli, Ericsson, Team for Mobile Solutions

Tivoli Systems and Ericsson have struck an alliance to develop 'straight-out-of-the-box' mobile device management solutions. Under the agreement, Tivoli device management technologies will be incorporated into Ericsson's next generation of mobile communication devices.

Allan Smith New CEO at Ariba

Ariba has appointed Allan Smith as its new chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand. The business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform and network service provider said Smith had recently been with Computer Associates for 14 years.