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  • NAB begins SOA adventure

    Implementing a service oriented architecture may be a strategic direction for enterprises with disparate systems, but the National Australia Bank is now deploying its first production app built on top of an SOA.

    19 May 05 14:52 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • KAZ powers up utility deal

    Kaz has announced it has won a $4.3 million managed IT services contract with Western Power.

    19 May 05 14:32 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Unisys centralizes Sydney ops

    Unisys Australia has consolidated its Sydney operations in one data centre with a keen eye to shoring up the competition in the outsourcing and managed service space.

    19 May 05 09:50 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Privacy law review tells feds to go it alone

    The biggest review to date of Australia's privacy laws has recommended the federal government consider legislating over the top of the states, and finds the current legal situation to be inconsistent, fails in its objectives and negatively impacts on business efficiency.

    19 May 05 08:40 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Health insurer transforms on $400K KM project

    Employee frustration with paper document searches has driven Medibank Private to invest in an enterprise-wide knowledge management system likely to house all written policies.

    19 May 05 08:19 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Cisco eyes Australian hospitality market

    Cisco is making a play for the Australian hospitality market which it sees as an area ripe for the triple and four-play content market including video on demand.

    19 May 05 07:44 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Qld government inks utilities deal

    LogicaCMG has won a deal with the Queensland government to design, build and operate the state's gas and electricity certificate registry.

    18 May 05 12:09 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Macquarie stitches up infrastructure deal

    Australian wool textile manufacturer Macquarie Textiles has signed a $300,000 contract to expand its IT infrastructure to meet its growing business demands.

    18 May 05 12:06 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • AG slammed over Workplace Surveillance Bill

    The Australian Privacy Federation has lambasted the NSW Workplace Surveillance Bill, stating that it merely creates a headache for employers and workers and the NSW Attorney General has not kept a promise to protect workers' privacy.

    18 May 05 12:04 Written by Michael Crawford
  • CSIRO vows to defend US vendor IP raid

    Australia's government science organization, the CSIRO has vowed it will defend its international property rights to the hilt following a major legal attack over a patent from multinational wireless networking players Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Apple and Netgear.

    18 May 05 11:28 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Parliamentary paperless coup aborted

    Australia's elected representatives have shown just how ugly IT cost-cutting exercises can become if users are not consulted. An opt-in option has produced an uneasy truce over attempts to force-march senators onto electronic documents and away from paper.

    18 May 05 10:12 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Wide net catches phishers, spammers

    Without the Spam Act Australia would become a safe haven for electronic miscreants, according to AusCert director Graham Ingram.

    18 May 05 08:14 Written by Michael Crawford
  • IDC: Local PC market continues to grow

    Despite traditionally being a quieter period for sales, the first quarter of 2005 saw growth in the Australian PC market.

    18 May 05 07:13 Written by Tim Lohman
  • Tabcorp outsources Keno logistics management

    Tabcorp has outsourced logistics management and field service of its Keno terminals across New South Wales and Queensland in a three-year contract worth more than $5 million.

    17 May 05 10:57 Written by Michael Crawford
  • IT too difficult to measure

    Organizations are finding IT too difficult to measure, with only a minority of enterprises having formal mechanisms to measure the benefits of IT, according to a recent survey.

    17 May 05 07:38 Written by Siobhan McBride
  • Defence department eyes bad behaviour

    The Department of Defence has inked a deal with Tier-3 for an enterprise-class version of Huntsman Behaviour Anomoly Detection (BAD) software.

    16 May 05 12:07 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Hutchison to meet 2005 targets

    Hutchison Telecommunications remains on track to achieve its 2005 targets, the company's chairman Canning Kin-Ning Fok told shareholders today.

    16 May 05 12:03 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Australia Post has CMM level 3 in the bag

    Australia Post kicks off an NT4 upgrade to Windows 2003 this week, a large-scale project that will really measure the value of the organization's newly formed Production Assurance and Testing Unit.

    16 May 05 09:31 Written by Sandra Rossi