CSIRO project suffers delays, budget increases

CSIRO's Business Enabling Technology Replacement (BETR) project has stalled with the science agency admitting original deadlines and budgets will not be met.

Written by Rodney Gedda28 March 07 11:19

Open source ... hardware? Someday, say ETech attendees

If sci-fi author William Gibson's claim that "the future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is correct, then how we will manufacture physical goods tomorrow may be augured by how we make software today.

Written by Eric Lai28 March 07 11:08

ODF group a year old, but format still unproven

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the ODF Alliance, an international group of organizations dedicated to promoting Open Document format for XML (ODF) as an international standard for document formats. But while the group has encouraged public agencies across the world to enact policies to support open IT standards over the last year, ODF supporters have more work to do to increase the adoption of alternatives to Microsoft's Office suite, industry watchers said.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano28 March 07 09:58

O'REILLY - Death threats result in cancelled talk

Prominent blogger Kathy Sierra cancelled a workshop she was scheduled to give today at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego and suspended her blog because of death threats she received on her blog and threats of violence posted on other blogs, she said.

Written by Heather Havenstein28 March 07 09:09

Dell division will design Web 2.0 data centres

Dell on Tuesday announced it launched a division to design customized data centres for companies that rely on servers to run their businesses, such as Web 2.0 firms or Internet search engines.

Written by Ben Ames28 March 07 09:00

Novell takes Microsoft InfoCard technology open source

Novell is developing an open source implementation of Microsoft's identity card technology that is functionally equivalent to the Windows software but will run on both Linux and Macintosh.

Written by John Fontana27 March 07 15:05

Google, Yahoo may not show your good stuff

Researchers are trying to figure out how to make more of the good stuff float to the top of Internet search engines and keep more of the bad stuff buried.

Written by Network World staff27 March 07 13:58

Preconfigured reports eases Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

A vendor that makes database security and compliance products today unveiled a set of pre-configured reports that automate the process of generating audit reports needed to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Written by Jon Brodkin27 March 07 11:30

Are your software programmers coding securely?

A large group of organizations led by the SANS Institute has launched a new information security skills assessment and certification program for software programmers.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan27 March 07 09:00

War of words erupts between figures in HP scandal

The attorney for ousted Hewlett-Packard chairman Patricia Dunn fired back Wednesday at public comments made by board rival Thomas Perkins about the HP pretexting scandal.

Written by Robert Mullins01 March 07 13:50

Vendors demonstrate e-health record network

Four vendors on Tuesday demonstrated electronic health records, one of the first steps toward making the records widely available in the U.S.

Written by Grant Gross24 Jan. 07 15:50

Centrelink consolidates BI platform

National welfare agency Centrelink will upgrade its business intelligence software to Cognos 8 in a multimillion dollar deal, according to the vendor.

Written by Rodney Gedda24 Jan. 07 09:49

Resources boom stabilizing IT hire

Both the private and public sectors have begun increasing permanent staff, with the resources boom in Western Australia and Australia's stable economy making it the ideal location in the Asia Pacific.

Written by Michael Crawford23 Jan. 07 11:54

Unisys wins DIMIA and defence contracts

Unisys has signed a four-year, $A140 million contract with the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) to provide a range of outsourced desktop services. The announcement comes a day after the Australian Department of Defence began negotiations with Unisys for a five year contract to provide IT support services to 460 defence bases across Australia.

Written by Sandra Rossi23 Jan. 07 10:51

CPOs replace CIOs but support CSOs and CTOs

The increasing importance of business transformation has led to the creation of a new C-level title - the Chief Process Officer (CPO).

Written by Michael Crawford10 Jan. 07 09:35

NCITA working on new search capabilities

Australian researchers may soon produce a new Internet search system with unprecedented search capabilities to help individuals and organisations retrieve information from the plethora of new data types now populating the net.

Written by Sue Bushell07 Dec. 06 16:04

A techie's journey from the back room to the boardroom

To make the journey from the back room to the boardroom, Commonwealth Bank CEO Ralph Norris yesterday said he had to become a salesman, one that not only sold the benefits of technology but enabled successful implementations.

Written by Sandra Rossi06 Dec. 06 18:16

Veterans' Affairs audit prepares for outsourcing deal

The Department of Veterans' Affairs last week extended an ICT outsourcing contract with IBM Australia in place since early 1992. The current contract will be run for four years, with two two-year contract extension options.

Written by Michael Crawford06 Dec. 06 14:27

HP faces expanded civil lawsuit in spying case

A shareholder lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard (HP) for attempting to spy on board members and reporters has been expanded to include charges of insider stock trading.

Written by Grant Gross01 Dec. 06 08:40

Report: Plea talks in HP case, new director named

Defense and prosecution attorneys in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) spying case are scheduled to meet with the presiding judge Dec. 4 to discuss possible plea bargains, the San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday.

Written by Robert Mullins20 Nov. 06 13:43
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