Defence scraps Vista, Office, Exchange Server upgrades

The Department of Defence has abandoned its deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and will forgo plans to deploy Windows Vista and Office 2007, citing the products lack “significant business advantage”.

Written by Darren Pauli19 Feb. 09 10:36

Security Vendor Breaches: Fallout Justified

Kaspersky Lab and F-Secure were up-front in acknowledging recent hacks against them, but the negative fallout is still justified.

Written by Bill Brenner19 Feb. 09 09:53

Computer thefts prompt Los Alamos security review

The Los Alamos National Laboratories has launched a month-long project aimed at ensuring that offsite computer systems fully comply the institution's information security policies. Los Alamos officials are also conducting a full review of its policies and its procedures governing the use of official computers at home by employees of the laboratory.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan19 Feb. 09 09:46

Symantec to release Endpoint Virtualization Suite in winter

Symantec Tuesday unveiled Endpoint Virtualization Suite, its set of server-based tools for controlling and delivering laptop and desktop application environments through flexible online provisioning.

Written by Ellen Messmer19 Feb. 09 09:09

Hackers jump on newest IE7 bug

Attackers are already exploiting a bug in Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) that Microsoft patched just last week, security researchers warned Tuesday.

Written by Gregg Keizer19 Feb. 09 08:51

Bot busts newest Hotmail CAPTCHA

Spammers have cracked Microsoft's latest defense against abuse of its Live Hotmail e-mail service using a sophisticated network of hacked computers that receive encrypted instructions from a central server, a security company has reported.

Written by Gregg Keizer19 Feb. 09 08:24

Microsoft-Red Hat deal shows need for virtualization support

A virtualization deal struck Monday between Microsoft and Red Hat shows the growing need for vendors to ensure customers can get cross-platform support for applications running in virtualized environments.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano19 Feb. 09 06:00

Judge dismisses Google Street View case

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania family against Google after the company took and posted images of the outside of their house in its Maps service.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Feb. 09 05:39

Oracle goes up-market with new on-demand CRM apps

Oracle on Wednesday announced a number of new on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) modules, adding capabilities clearly aimed at large enterprises.

Written by Chris Kanaracus19 Feb. 09 02:46

After the Open, Tennis Australia CIO shoots for winning IT

Being appointed an organization's first CIO is a challenge at the best of times, but when you have an international Grand Slam tennis tournament to prepare for in two months things are just that much more hectic. That's what it was like for Tennis Australia's first CIO Chris Yates who, reporting directly to the CEO, began the job in a baptism of fire by managing IT during the Australian Open.

Written by Rodney Gedda18 Feb. 09 16:00

Customer satisfaction drops for e-commerce sites

The online shopping experience last year left U.S. customers less satisfied with e-commerce than they were in 2007, according to a new report.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 Feb. 09 09:41

Group: Time for Obama's open gov't promises to be fulfilled

New U.S. President Barack Obama has taken good first steps toward making the U.S. government more open, but his administration's actions in the coming weeks will be critical in determining how transparent it intends to be, one open-government advocacy group said Tuesday.

Written by Grant Gross18 Feb. 09 04:59

Down economy fuels IT outsourcing

Companies flocked to IT outsourcing vendors as the recession unfolded last year and industry watchers expect more of the same as companies seek to slash fixed costs and deliver services with smaller staffs.

Written by Denise Dubie16 Feb. 09 12:59

Wine maker raises toast to managed print services

Printer management has long been the bane of IT departments, but a Melbourne-based wine company has reduced its printing costs by using a managed print service with its in-house label production.

Written by Rodney Gedda12 Feb. 09 15:01

E-health projects sick without govt aid

Health professionals have slammed Australian governments for a lacklustre investment in e-health, claiming the nation has slipped behind many countries in the field because of weak funding and unresponsive departments.

Written by Darren Pauli12 Feb. 09 14:31

An in-depth look at Jetstar’s heart-stopping IT overhaul

Its CEO told his staff that it was akin to giving someone a heart and lung transplant while they are in the middle of a marathon -- without stopping. And that pretty much was what it was like for Jetstar last weekend as the low cost airline embarked on its largest IT overhaul since it took flight in 2004.

Written by Howard Dahdah12 Feb. 09 10:55

New Red Hat project looks to simplify JBoss migrations

Red Hat has launched a new open-source project the company said is aimed at making it easier for enterprises to move from proprietary Java-based middleware like Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to its JBoss Enterprise Middleware.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano12 Feb. 09 08:18
  • Is cloud computing delivering on what it has promised?

    Senior tech executives gathered in Melbourne recently to discuss the technical and business challenges driving their move to the cloud, at a lunch sponsored by cloud service provider Oreta.


    Based in Australia, Oreta provides cost effective value add cloud services. Oreta leverages a mix of public and private cloud services, enhanced with an orchestration layer to deliver a complete and robust cloud service to every single customer, every single time.