Stories by Helen Han

  • Deloitte Consulting may cut 30 local IT jobs

    In a move which could make 30 local IT staff redundant, Deloitte Consulting is believed to be progressively closing down its Asia-Pacific and Africa IT support team. The move follows the consultancy's reintegration with its parent Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, according to a former Australian IT professional with the company.

  • Basel II compliance pressure heats up

    Spiralling compliance cost is compounding the pressure on Australia's financial services sector to set a risk management methodology under the New Basel Capital Accord (Basel II) by the end of this year.

  • IT projects feel SARS impact

    IT projects could face significant delays unless companies tighten workplace policies and activate solid business continuity plans as the epidemic economists are calling the $US30 billion disease spreads.

  • Shell gives infrastructure a facelift

    Shell Australia has completed a $9 million overhaul of its technology infrastructure across six sites — a project which the oil giant expects will help generate $5 million in cost savings over the next three years.

  • BankWest adds $26m to its Unisys deal

    BankWest has extended its IT outsourcing contract for infrastructure services with Unisys West for another two years to the tune of an additional $26 million.

  • IT services market nears double digit growth

    A stronger commitment among IT executives to optimise current technology investments will help fuel 9 per cent growth in Australia's IT services market this year, according to new research by Gartner's market intelligence unit, Dataquest.

  • GameCube launch got an ERP push

    Nintendo Australia gave its new $2 million ERP system a "risky" workout when it used the then three-week-old implementation to manage its GameCube launch in May.

  • Banks take brunt of database breaches

    A new survey has found the banking and finance sector suffers more database security breaches than any other industry forcing Australia's biggest players to beef up security practices.

  • Tourism industry in the dark after IT crash

    Australia's tourism industry has been without data for 18 months because of a failed computer system at the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) which is used to process international tourism information.