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Commbank signs up to $1 billion Telstra services deal

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has announced Telstra is to be the beneficiary of a 10 year, up to $1 billion, managed service contract ahead of a planned telecommunications network upgrade aimed at creating a future-proof IT platform.

Written by Tim Lohman22 April 09 10:00

Financial crisis challenging CIOs: VMware

The global financial crisis is causing CIOs to jump through more hoops than ever to get their IT projects approved, according to VMware’s APAC managing director Paul Harapin.

Written by Tim Lohman21 April 09 16:35

UniSA launches sustainable energy centre

The University of South Australia (UniSA) has opened a Sustainable Energy Industry Support Centre aimed at speeding up the development of advanced solar thermal technologies.

Written by Tim Lohman20 April 09 14:50

NBN 'Reckless': Minchin

Shadow minister for Communications Senator Nick Minchin has pointed to the findings of two studies as evidence of the “expose the recklessness” of the Rudd Government’s $43 billion National Broadband Network.

Written by Tim Lohman17 April 09 09:39

Government Weak on IT Security: WA Auditor General

The WA Office of the Auditor General has slammed the privacy practices of government agencies saying that in many, fundamental weaknesses in all of the key areas of information security are present.

Written by Tim Lohman16 April 09 17:26

3 boosts 3G coverage

In a move designed to life uptake of its mobile broadband and 3G mobile services, Hutchison owned 3 Mobile has announced it has boosted 3G coverage and cut the rate of its roaming charges.

Written by Tim Lohman16 April 09 13:40

2008 spam was 62 trillion messages: McAfee

The global energy bill required to transmit, process and filter spam e-mail in 2008 totaled some 33 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), according to a new report commissioned by security software vendor McAfee and carried out by ICF International.

Written by Tim Lohman15 April 09 17:00

Electronic record breaches hit 5-year high in 2008: Verizon

Driven by increased organised crime activity, the number of electronic record breaches has hit a five-year high according to a new report from communications services provider Verizon Business.

Written by Tim Lohman15 April 09 12:59

Qantas to shed 1750 staff

Qantas has announced that it is to shed some 500 management positions as the economic crisis bites hard into its bottom line.

Written by Tim Lohman14 April 09 12:55

Global recession to spur HR outsourcing: Gartner

Despite the global financial crisis, the human capital outsourcing (HRO) market will grow according to Gartner and HR systems and services provider NorthgateArinso.

Written by Tim Lohman14 April 09 12:16

Govt seeks input on broadband regime change

The federal government has released a regulatory reform discussion paper as part of its announced $43 billion National Broadband Network (NBN).

Written by Tim Lohman08 April 09 06:27

NSW govt ups first home owners grant fraud detection

The NSW Government will soon have a new weapon to combat fraudulent claims for the First Home Owners (FHO) grant. The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) has announced it has begun implementing a new online name and address search application, Informatica Identity Resolution (IIR), which will allow it to dramatically improve its detection rate on FHO grant fraud.

Written by Tim Lohman06 April 09 11:30

SOA evolving thanks to cloud computing: Gartner

The growing prevalence of software as a service (SaaS), business process management (BPM) and cloud computing is helping drive service oriented architecture (SOA) adoption, despite a number of high profile failures, Gartner has said.

Written by Tim Lohman03 April 09 14:42