Australian News »

  • Vista's licensing speeds NSW govt move to Linux desktops

    The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) is taking a tough stance against Microsoft's decision to make an enterprise edition of Windows Vista only available to companies that have signed on to its Software Assurance program. The tax collection agency has declared it would rather switch desktop operating systems than lock itself into Microsoft's licensing regime.

    29 Sept. 05 11:33 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • ASIC tool nets fraudsters on the run

    When the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) trialled its in-house developed fraud detection software, it was so effective it nabbed a fraudster.

    29 Sept. 05 11:22 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Nortel CTO rejects claim the desktop phone is dead

    Nortel chief technologist and vice president of network architecture, Phil Edholm has brushed aside claims that the consolidation of desktop communication devices will sound the death knell for the desktop phone.

    29 Sept. 05 09:05 Written by Mitchell Bingemann
  • Government employees to road test smartcards

    Federal government employees will become human guinea pigs as a preliminary test to an Australia-wide rollout of smartcards federal government services delivery under a proposal floated by Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz.

    28 Sept. 05 15:25 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Stop CFOs stealing your thunder

    If CIO's want permanent seats on the board they should consider the threat of a jail term.

    28 Sept. 05 13:02 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Nurture upcoming CIOs today, and reap future rewards, execs say

    Corporate Australia should be thinking seriously about providing for staff development and education to ensure a crop of leaders who can deliver the future leadership needed for the vast human and capital resources invested in information technology.

    28 Sept. 05 10:12 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • Forget AI, EI could be the key to unlocking your staff woes

    It may seem an arcane concept to many organizations, but understanding, managing and fostering the emotions of your staff can lead to outcomes ranging from greater employee satisfaction to reduced absenteeism.

    28 Sept. 05 10:00 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • Ignore IT Governance at your peril, warns expert

    A number of CIOs turn a blind eye to decision- making and the corporate governance of their organization, instead preferring the more risky approach of being inwardly focused.

    28 Sept. 05 08:43 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • NSA patents Internet tracing technology

    In a sign big brother is becoming a commercially mature technology player, the US National Security Agency (NSA) not only wants to find out exactly where you are from your VoIP phone or PC - it wants to own the intellectual property around the locating process as well.

    28 Sept. 05 08:09 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • IT execs need to aim for the top prize

    The aspirations of an IT manager shouldn't end with the CIO title. In fact, the role of the CIO should simply be a stepping stone on the road to becoming the CEO, according to the Egidio Zarella, Asia-Pacific partner of KPMG's information risk management group.

    28 Sept. 05 08:03 Written by Michael Crawford
  • ISPs called on to bar 'nasties'

    Internet service providers could lift their game when it comes to clamping down on malicious code such as worms, viruses and of course spam, according to McAfee chief security officer Ted Barlow.

    27 Sept. 05 14:24 Written by Michael Crawford
  • Customs issues blunt warning over cargo system

    The Australian Customs Service has dispensed with the niceties over the introduction of its $200 million Cargo Management Reengineering (CMR) system, warning users to sign up for digital certificates or watch their goods go nowhere in a hurry.

    27 Sept. 05 10:11 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Document integrity still at the mercy of human error

    Too many organizations are relying on IT departments to protect company information, particularly sensitive data that is shared electronically and must meet compliance regulations.

    27 Sept. 05 07:40 Written by Sandra Rossi

Market Place