Stories by Julian Bajkowski

  • Ruddock reads riot act to business on IT security

    Australia's chief law officer, Attorney General Philip Ruddock, has delivered the stiffest warning yet to Australia's business community that IT security must be taken seriously by the captains of industry, or enterprises will suffer the consequences.

  • Documentum boss defects to Vignette

    EMC Documentum has lost its Australian managing director Graham Pullen to rival content management vendor Vignette, where Pullen will take over the reins as Asia Pacific vice president.

  • Govt plans no new spyware laws

    The federal government will not create new laws to ban spyware after a legal review found existing legislation already does the job for most miscreant acts the technology can be used for.

  • Howard's hard-man gets stuck into government IT

    After a spell on the portfolio sidelines thanks to an election, IT is well and truly back on the John Howard government's fourth term agenda with political hard-man and Special Minister of State Eric Abetz now hitting the straps to drive home the message on how government intends to do IT business in its $4.2 billion backyard.

  • EDS regroups to attack Linux, IBM

    IT infrastructure services giant EDS has drawn a line in the sand over the way it intends to drum up new infrastructure business, with selective sourcing, open source and IBM definitely not part of the equation.

  • Oracle to keep PeopleSoft licensing regime: Henley

    Hungry for maintenance revenue, Oracle Corporation chairman and CFO Jeff Henley has stated the vendor will keep PeopleSoft's controversial licensing system for the foreseeable future, but also left the door open for aggrieved customers to negotiate a better deal.

  • Coonan rules out Telstra carve-up

    Communications minister Senator Helen Coonan has ruled out the break-up and individual sale of Telstra's different business divisions as part of the government's forthcoming sale of the Telco.

  • Spoofing plague forces eBay to phones

    Plagued by a growing epidemic of spoofers, spammers and phishers hijacking its brand name, online auctioneer eBay has dumped its e-mail-only support model to keep wary enterprise customers happy.

  • Coonan calls for new IT industry metrics

    Dissatisfied with the competing opinions of IT lobby groups, vendors, peak bodies and bush electorates, federal Communications Minister Senator Helen Coonan wants even more statistics on the state of Australia's ICT industry, with a study now commissioned a to come up with them.

  • Feds review IT contractor laws

    In a move that will recast the IT employment market across Australia, Workplace Relations Minister Kevin Andrews is to introduce sweeping legislation to wrest the power to define the employment conditions of IT contractors away from state governments.

  • Cisco scores 1600 Victorian schools

    In one the largest networking deals of the year to date, the Victorian Department of Education and Training has signed up Cisco to provide 9000 wireless access points to 1600 schools.

  • Tower refuses to offshore development

    At the first press conference in its 20-year history, Canberra-based records management software stalwart Tower Software has vowed it will not offshore software development, despite plans to float the company in 2006 to fund offshore business development.

  • Oracle silent on Australian cuts

    Newlywed application juggernaut Oracle will sack 5000 employees worldwide as part of its consolidation with PeopleSoft but is remaining silent on whether cuts in Australia will equate to reported retrenchments of 30 percent in the New Zealand operation.