Ziggy finally hangs up at Telstra

After a year of internal white-anting and a fortnight of back-stabbing leaks, Telstra CEO Ziggy Switkowski has finally called it a day.

Written by Julian Bajkowski02 Dec. 04 08:00

Unix pros get a free taste of Linux skills

Red Hat will be offering free, half-day training sessions in mid December to help Unix professionals transfer their skills to Linux.

Written by Dahna McConnachie30 Nov. 04 13:49

UK's Blair tries to allay fears over ID card database

U.K. Prime Minster Tony Blair attempted to quell growing concern over the security of the country's national identity program by threatening jail time for anyone caught tampering with the project's massive database.

Written by Laura Rohde30 Nov. 04 08:14

UK government hit with another large computer failure

IT system failures continued to plague the U.K. government last week, when as many as 80,000 civil servants working for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) had to deal with what is being described in the local press as the biggest computer crash in government history.

Written by Laura Rohde29 Nov. 04 08:02

Group releases open-source Web services messaging app

Three of Japan's largest IT companies have developed an open-source implementation of a standard from OASIS to ensure reliable messaging between Web services applications.

Written by Martyn Williams29 Nov. 04 08:01

BigPond addresses Idol problem

Telstra's Internet service provider BigPond has turned self-appointed content cop after accidentally steering millions of unwitting Australian teenagers to the tribute site of a gay porn star.

Written by Julian Bajkowski23 Nov. 04 08:47

Union warns Telstra privatisation equals job losses

Telstra has slashed more than 40,000 jobs since 1996 and privatisation will lead to more job cuts, according to the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU).

Written by Christine Lennard19 Nov. 04 08:09

Federal program to get councils online

South Australian councils have grouped together to use a content management system to store information and offer state-wide searches from a single Web site.

Written by Michael Crawford19 Nov. 04 08:05

CIOs influence spreads as role gets bigger

CIOs are becoming more influential within their organizations as they forge closer ties with business and their role gets bigger.

Written by Sandra Rossi17 Nov. 04 07:48

Government close to spyware law decision

The federal government is considering the possible introduction of new legislation in an effort to stamp out the malicious use of spyware; a decision is due by the end of the year following the completion of a legislative review.

Written by Julian Bajkowski16 Nov. 04 11:39

Sun makes Star Office twinkle for whitebox resellers

Sun Microsystems is making a serious pitch into the whitebox space with a series of AMD-Opteron workstation and server bundles, as well as aggressively priced Star Office and Java Desktop System (JDS) offerings.

Written by Jeanne-Vida Douglas16 Nov. 04 11:01

NT govt moves on $140m VoIP overhaul

The Northern Territory government plans to introduce IP telephony as part of an all-departmental communications and network overhaul valued at around $140 million over five years.

Written by Rodney Gedda16 Nov. 04 09:01

Australia-US FTA may boost local ICT exports

Despite concerns by local open source industry groups that an Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will result in US-led intellectual property laws being applied here, Austrade is confident the agreement will open a $US30 billion homeland security market to Australian technology companies.

Written by Rodney Gedda12 Nov. 04 07:46

Defence appoints Monaghan as new CIO

The lengthy search to appoint a CIO at Department of Defence following the sudden departure of Patrick Hannan has concluded with Air Vice Marshal John Monaghan to take over the role from December 3.

Written by Julian Bajkowski09 Nov. 04 15:53

User group formed to tackle upgrades

While Technology One was spruiking the benefits of its Connected Intelligence (CI) platform at its annual user conference, some customers said they were still years away from upgrading.

Written by Sandra Rossi08 Nov. 04 07:07

Docs management - build or buy debate continues

Today an effective document management system (DMS) is more critical than ever, but users must first decide whether to buy or build to make sure they get the right fit.

Written by Rodney Gedda04 Nov. 04 09:10

Centrelink issues $200m IT services tender

Australia's largest government service agency Centrelink will appoint an integrated services panel (ISP) to oversee one of the largest IT integration projects in the country from mid-2005.

Written by Julian Bajkowski03 Nov. 04 12:07

IT spearheads $80 billion Human Services shake up

The federal government is preparing a massive IT shake up in the wake of the election and is set to consolidate and streamline information systems across no fewer than six agencies whose annual budgets exceed $80 billion as early as next year.

Written by Julian Bajkowski03 Nov. 04 08:29