Slideshow: The New Economics of IT, Part I

In the midst of the current economic gloom, there are some rays of light for those Australian IT professionals who currently are employed.

Written by A CIO Executive Council Report24 March 09 11:36

Slack audits facilitate corporate fraud

Up to 70 percent of corporate fraud is committed by employees and occurs because of broken processes, according to consulting firm Deloitte.

Written by Darren Pauli24 March 09 11:16

Google Apps missing enterprise social-networking revolution

By now, many collaboration software providers consider it a must to have an enterprise social-networking component in their suites, but Google, which shook up this market with its Web-hosted Apps product in 2006, stands out for lacking this capability.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez24 March 09 08:38

Oracle buying drug-safety software maker

Oracle said Monday it is purchasing Relsys International, a maker of drug safety and risk management software, a move that ties into its ongoing strategy to tap verticals.

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 09 08:22

Salesforce integrates Service Cloud with Twitter is working to integrate its Service Cloud customer-service platform with the popular messaging service Twitter, the company announced Monday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 09 08:07

Sage aims new CRM appliance at small business

Sage North America on Monday unveiled SalesLogix Today, a new CRM (customer relationship management) software-hardware appliance aimed at small businesses.

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 09 07:46

Visa pilots new payment card security initiatives

Acknowledging the need for controls that go beyond those offered by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, a senior Visa executive Thursday described two new initiatives to reduce payment card fraud being tested by the company.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan23 March 09 07:47

Countdown to Earth Hour

Over a billion people in 680 cities vote with their light switches

Written by ARN Staff21 March 09 18:28

Visa: Post-breach criticism of PCI standard misplaced

Visa's top risk management executive Thursday dismissed what she described as "recent rumblings" about the possible demise of the PCI data security rules as "premature" and "dangerous" to long-term efforts to ensure that credit and debit card data is secure.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan20 March 09 07:37

NetSuite opens developer network, app marketplace

NetSuite is taking a cue from rival's playbook with a new developer network and online application marketplace - but NetSuite claims its take on the formula is much improved.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 March 09 07:35

Report: Obama's CIO May Have a Criminal Record

Vivek Kundra, the popular and accomplished IT manager appointed by President Barack Obama to the office of Federal CIO, may have a minor theft charge from 1997.

Written by Paul Boutin19 March 09 09:00

Data center talent pool shrinks faster than expected

The talent pool of senior data center pros is shrinking faster than anticipated as budget cuts have forced businesses to close their doors and shed older workers, the ones with the most knowledge and experience, according to the AFCOM Data Center Institute (DCI).

Written by Jon Brodkin13 March 09 04:35

SAP to virtualise 500 servers with Xen

Citrix Systems has announced global software company SAP will use its XenServer to virtualise 500 servers by mid-2009.

Written by Rodney Gedda12 March 09 10:26

Layoffs leave orphaned hardware, unused software licenses

Pat Beemer, IT director for Seattle Lighting, has a lot of orphaned computer hardware and unused software licenses on his hands -- the result of what he calls "serious" layoffs at the company.

Written by Lucas Mearian12 March 09 08:38

A SaaS app that's free unless it delivers value

Imagine an application that you don't have to pay a penny for unless it provides measurable value to your company -- and it's up to the vendor to prove that. IT shops the world over would be a lot better off, though the entire class of enterprise applications vendors would be in dire straits if they ever made such a claim. But eGain promises just that.

Written by Tom Sullivan11 March 09 08:36

State of SOA pondered again

Debate over the status of SOA continues to rage, with panelists at a Silicon Valley software conference Monday evening pondering the topic.

Written by Paul Krill11 March 09 08:27
  • How NTT is meeting the skills crisis head-on

    NTT Ltd (previously Dimension Data) head of services and technology education, Judy Marshall, spoke with CIO Australia at the recent CIO Summit in Sydney.


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