Developer's DCITA haul
Adelaide-based human resources software developer Empower International will rake in $1 million as part of a successful tender for the outsourcing of HR functions at the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA). Empower International formed part of a consortium led by unrelated UK-based human resources company Empower Group, a subsidiary of recruitment company Manpower. The consortium won the DCITA's $6 million contract to provide recruitment, training, performance management, remuneration, payroll and general management of HR processes for the government department's 750 staff. Included in the $6 million contract is approximately $1 million worth of software and services.
MultiEmedia in review
The board of IT holdings company MultiEmedia has announced a review of operations after posting a $28 million loss for the 12 months to June 20, 2001. The company has rewritten its mission statement, is scaling down its application service provider business, and expects further cost reductions to yield the company a profit for the current financial year. The board confirmed that both redundancies and other cost reductions in its ZoneWerx business would go ahead, and announced the merger of Moby 6's systems integration business with online marketing business WSA Online to create an integrated Internet solution provider business.
Web development tools vendor Macromedia has partnered with WebSideStory, a business intelligence service provider, to provide Macromedia developers with analytical services. WebSideStory's hosted services allow developers to track the use of banner advertising, product tours and other applications within Web sites. The service is available over the browser. It has now been improved to also measure the effectiveness of presentations developed with Macromedia Flash.