Stories by Julian Bajkowski

  • Australia fails the value adding test: ACS

    Australia's inability to value-add to the information technology it re-exports into the Asia-Pacific region will cause an already bad ICT trade deficit (imports versus exports) to blow out to previously unseen levels, according to research commissioned by the Australian Computer Society.

  • Gartner labels cyberterrorism a dud

    Governments, after years of fruitless hysteria, are shifting their national security focus away from the threat of cyber attacks launched by terrorist groups to enhancing eavesdropping capabilities to monitor such groups, according to Gartner’s research director for information security and risk, Rich Mogull.

  • Gartner predicts IT spending spree for 2006

    The worldwide IT economy will rebound strongly by 2006, according to Gartner CEO Michael Fleischer who claimed that most enterprises will soon change their strategic focus from cutting costs and protecting profits to aggressively driving growth.

  • Architecture revamp needed

    Any IT manager that has suffered the wrath of customers and staff during an unforseen outage should spare a thought for Telstra’s battle-hardened head of network services, Michael Lawrey. Despite having endured Telstra’s pillorying in the mainstream media over the BigPond email “brown out”, Lawrey is surprisingly frank about what went wrong and why.

  • Labor to concede Spam Bill amendments

    Labor has conceded the high ground to the government and will not block the passage of the Spam Bill in the Senate, Shadow Communications Minister Kate Lundy has revealed to Computerworld. Labor had proposed a series of amendments relating to search and seizure powers to be granted to the Australian Communications Authority.

  • What in the World will PeopleSoft say?

    It may be old, and it is definitely green screen but IBM AS/400 and iSeries users will be demanding straight answers from PeopleSoft about where their former JD Edwards (JDE) ERP application World is headed when the vendor's top brass fronts user group meetings in Sydney and Melbourne next week.

  • Analysis: Red Hat guns for big business

    From the depths of an inner Sydney cigar lounge, Linux vendor, Red Hat, has launched its biggest assault on the enterprise operating system market to date, rolling out three new upgrades aimed squarely at stealing market share away from Unix users operating on Sun platforms.

  • Piracy investigators locked out of ISPs

    IT managers can breathe a little easier in the knowledge that corporate data held or transmitted by hosted ISP services is to be off limits to private investigators under a Cybercrime Code of Practice developed by the Internet Industry Association (IIA) that will be ratified at the end of this month.

  • Defence outsourcing likely to stay in-house

    In a move that will bring little joy to battered outsourcers, the Department of Defence (DoD) has confirmed it’s running an internal bid for a tender to provide network management and support services for the Corporate Services and Infrastructure Group (CSIG).

  • Real Time Enterprise is a vacuum cleaner: Gartner

    Enterprises will see dramatic reductions in time for the implementation of outsourcing contracts over the next five years, as the advent of so called 'real time enterprise' (RTE) takes hold, according to Gartner vice-president director of research, Craig Baty.

  • ACA gets $300k to fight spam

    The Australian Communications Authority is to receive additional funding totalling $300,000 to enforce new anti-spam legislation that is before parliament.

  • Analysts query Telstra's moves, jobs plan

    Less than a month after Telstra issued guidance that it would slash IT costs by half over three years, it has again spooked analysts with confused messages over sourcing and two major contracts awarded to Indian-based software house Infosys.

  • HP pushes OpenView trifecta

    HP has released Australian versions of three new enterprise software offerings as part of a concerted effort to take ground from competitors in the Asia-Pacific region.