Government recordkeeping failing

An audit of Australian government agencies has found standards around digital and physical recordkeeping lacking, with each agency audited failing to manage an electronic corporate recordkeeping system in accordance with established policy.

Written by Michael Crawford31 Oct. 06 14:12

Sensor net deployed in flood warning study

Researchers in the United Kingdom are deploying a trial network of wireless sensors intended to help predict river flooding.

Written by John Cox27 Oct. 06 23:33

Workshare extends content security

Workshare this week unveiled software designed to help companies keep sensitive information from being copied or distributed without authorization via portable devices.

Written by Ann Bednarz27 Oct. 06 16:03

Competitors bicker over Vista's security features

The Vista Kernal Patch Protection feature, known as PatchGuard, is intended by Microsoft to prevent modifying system structures for purpose of intercepting system calls, said Bruce McCorkendale, Symantec's distinguished engineer.

Written by Ellen Messmer26 Oct. 06 19:01

Government ticks security checklist for business

The Department of Communication, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) this week began a week-long campaign to protect business and online users against Internet threats.

Written by Michael Crawford24 Oct. 06 07:59

EXCOM's ITIL offering to cope with 'sleeping giant'

EXCOM Education, in conjunction with ITIL experts Contactability, has launched a suite of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) training courses to cope with an increasing demand for ITIL certifications in the Australian market.

Written by Liz Tay23 Oct. 06 09:45

ICT research gets $20 million funding boost

National ICT Australia (NICTA) opened a new research laboratory in Victoria today with the sole aim of investigating ICT as an enabling technology and commercializing telecommunications, information technology and life sciences.

Written by Michael Crawford20 Oct. 06 12:46

Letter warns of open source 'threat to eco-system'

A leaked letter to the European Commission has revealed the extent of lobbying by proprietary software groups to prevent the widespread adoption of open-source software.

Written by Matthew Broersma17 Oct. 06 08:40

HP hires Ethics and Compliance Officer

Hewlett-Packard is hiring a chief ethics and compliance officer to make sure its businesses practices, sullied by a boardroom spying scandal, remain on the straight and narrow.

Written by Robert Mullins13 Oct. 06 09:34

U.S. military to test IBM's translation in Iraq

The U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) will deploy IBM's speech-to-speech translation software to help U.S. forces serving in Iraq better communicate with local security forces and Iraqi citizens.

Written by China Martens13 Oct. 06 09:24

Forrester: HP image takes a hit over boardroom scandal

The perception of Hewlett-Packard by other companies has suffered somewhat as a result of HP's boardroom scandal, according to a survey by Forrester Research. But only a few HP customers said the controversy would affect their purchasing plans.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau13 Oct. 06 08:08

Federal government increases research grants to states

The federal government yesterday made available $365 million in funding to all states and territory governments for a host of projects including the creation of swimming microrobots, antivenoms from jellyfish and galactic mapping of distant eight billion year old universes.

Written by Darren Pauli12 Oct. 06 09:13

HP snoops plead not guilty in pretexting case

The three private investigators charged in Hewlett-Packard's spying scandal have pleaded not guilty to felony charges in the affair.

Written by Robert McMillan11 Oct. 06 11:14

HP scandal moves to criminal court

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer late last week filed felony charges against former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn, a former HP legal counsel and three private investigators for their alleged roles in the company's boardroom leak scandal.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 Oct. 06 12:00

T3 prospectus released

The prospectus for the sale of the third tranche of Telstra shares, known as T3, was released yesterday.

Written by Computerworld Staff10 Oct. 06 09:15

HP's Dunn, Fiorina blame Perkins for downfall

Former Hewlett-Packard chairmen Patricia Dunn and Carly Fiorina each cited board member Thomas Perkins as an instigator behind their ousters from the technology company, according to interviews the two gave on a U.S. TV news program Sunday night.

Written by Robert Mullins10 Oct. 06 08:50

HP's email tracer in widespread use

The tracer software that Hewlett-Packard investigators used to try to sniff out boardroom leaks sounded like it had been ripped from the pages of a bad science-fiction novel. That is, until the company began talking about it in detail at a congressional probe into the spying scandal.

Written by Robert McMillan10 Oct. 06 08:17
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