Bagle bites deep at uni network

When the Bagle virus struck at the University of NSW last week it was forced to pull infected PCs off the network.

Written by Michael Crawford30 July 04 08:12

Newcastle Uni centralises content in $10.4m IT upgrade

University of Newcastle has installed a content management system (CMS) to drive inward and externally facing Web content as part of a major $10.4 million IT infrastructure overhaul commenced earlier this year.

Written by Julian Bajkowski27 July 04 08:23

Telstra to host collaborative research conference

Telstra will host a conference in Sydney on August 19 that will explore collaboration across the industry and academic sectors of ICT research in Australia.

Written by Computerworld Staff26 July 04 15:01

Black Pages bites the dust

A company offering to reverse-search Telstra's telephone directories has gone into liquidation following a Federal Court decision upholding Telstra's ownership of intellectual property rights over its telephone book listings.

Written by Julian Bajkowski20 July 04 11:10

Malaysia mandates open source

If Microsoft chairman Bill Gates thought he had worries about open source stealing market share from Microsoft in the Australian public sector, Malaysia has just proved to be a much bigger problem.

Written by Julian Bajkowski20 July 04 09:43

Coonan set to revisit telco legislation

The federal government will grind on with its so far frustrated plans to sell off Telstra, with Australia's third Communication IT and Arts (DCITA) minister, Senator Helen Coonan set to look at new ways to satisfy demands from stakeholders and minority powerbrokers.

Written by Julian Bajkowski20 July 04 09:38

New IT Minister starts with clear mind

The newly appointed IT and Communications Minister Helen Coonan plans to undertake widespread consultation with industry before making any firm policy decisions.

Written by Sandra Rossi16 July 04 08:10

IP Australia automates with Web services

Australia’s intellectual property governing body, IP Australia, has embarked on a world-leading Web services project that will enable electronic patent lodgement to reduce the amount of manual processing required.

Written by Rodney Gedda08 July 04 08:29

DFAT calls for ePassport chips

It's full steam ahead on Australia's biometric-cum-facial recognition passports. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has requested both restricted and open tenders for integrated circuit chips, inlays, hardware, software and services for the first batch of prototype, new-age travel documents.

Written by Julian Bajkowski07 July 04 09:52

Novell secures Vic Identity with $9.5m deal

Novell has defeated the likes of Sun and IBM in a multimillion dollar tender that will connect the directories of the entire Victorian Government.

Written by Howard Dahdah05 July 04 13:46

Spyware goes to parliament

The spyware epidemic has turned the Internet into a nuisance marketing tool, according to the chief information officer (CIO) for Melbourne Health, Mary Wollmering.

Written by Michael Crawford01 July 04 09:06

Gates touts licensing's economy, R&D

There are very few topics Microsoft chairman Bill Gates didn't address during his media briefing in Sydney this morning from the "low cost" of Microsoft licensing to the "poor value proposition" of open source, and Apple's "diminishing" market share.

Written by Sandra Rossi28 June 04 12:30

NSW Roads kicks out Exchange for Sun, deploys Mozilla

The NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) will migrate 1500 users across 120 offices from Microsoft Exchange to Sun’s Java Enterprise System messaging and calendar servers for e-mail and calendaring.

Written by Computerworld Staff24 June 04 13:30

SA Democrats nuke $50k CMS, trial desktop Linux

The South Australian Democrats has rejected a $50,000 content management system from an unnamed vendor for its new Web site in favour of the free PostNuke open source system.

Written by Rodney Gedda22 June 04 13:11

High tech top cop quits post

In a surprise move the first chief of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre (AHTCC), Alastair MacGibbon has quit his post after 18 months and will trade in his federal agent’s badge to become the Australian director of trust and safety for multibillion dollar flea market, eBay.

Written by Julian Bajkowski18 June 04 13:37

Munich agrees to Linux migration plan

Local government officials in Munich approved Wednesday a plan for rolling out the Linux operating system and other open source applications in more than 14,000 city administration computers.

Written by John Blau18 June 04 08:36

Defacement spree hits government sites

The IT security of Australian Web-hosting providers has come under serious question, with more than 30 state and local government Web sites defaced in the last six months – including the homepages of two locally hosted foreign diplomatic missions and the highly sensitive NSW Casino Control Board.

Written by Julian Bajkowski and Michael Crawford17 June 04 09:41
  • Consistent security: Easier, safer and less risk

    The Fortinet Security Brandposts are a series of hard-hitting discussions of trends in the cybersecurity world. This month Fortinet’s Jon McGettigan talks about the benefits of extending consistent security across the enterprise network.


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