Stories by Julian Bajkowski

  • Tax to issue vendors with public report cards

    The days of vendors hiding behind commercial confidentiality clauses in government IT contracts appear numbered, with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to issue its vendors with public performance report cards.

  • Feds called in over Trojan tax scam

    E-mail scammers have shifted their sights from a staple diet of banks, betting shops and auction sites to government agencies, with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) calling in Australian Federal Police over a spam deluge that tries to send taxpayers to Trojan-infected Web sites.

  • SecureData entitlements bill may top $1 million

    Around 50 former and current employees of SecureData could spend Christmas wrangling with secured and unsecured creditors for their outstanding superannuation and entitlements, as an administrator probes the recent sale of the storage integrator's assets.

  • No RFID revolution until 2010

    Gartner's supply chain management (SCM) supremo has poured cold water on claims the great RFID revolution is now upon us, claiming that vendor RFID strategies are still missing the big picture when it comes to supply chain and business process.

  • Government close to spyware law decision

    The federal government is considering the possible introduction of new legislation in an effort to stamp out the malicious use of spyware; a decision is due by the end of the year following the completion of a legislative review.

  • Government pushes ICT workplace reforms

    Telecommunications workers, equipment service technicians and university and public sector ICT staff are all set to be at the forefront of a concerted industrial relations reform push by the re-elected Coalition government after it decimated Labor at the polls.

  • CA to cut local staff

    Computer Associates will axe up to 30 jobs in Australia as the local operation of the software vendor strips down operational costs.

  • Comindico customers stand firm

    After falling on hard times and into the hands of receivers Comindico's customers are standing by their IP network and service provider despite attempts from competitors to prize accounts away.

  • Coalition election cupboard empty for IT

    In an election policy release as bereft of surprises as it was new funding, federal IT Minister Helen Coonan has valiantly fended off all temptation to dive into the Coalition's election coffers to buy hi-tech votes, with Australia's ICT sector emerging almost entirely penniless from the launch of the Coalition's IT policy in the Hunter Valley.

  • VicRoads IT breaks up outsourcing

    Local players and EDS have emerged the winners in the final break up of IBM's decade-long hold over IT at VicRoads, the Victorian roads and traffic authority, with the organization claiming the deal will net big savings.