Stories by Siobhan McBride

  • Siebel, IBM team up to meet demand

    Siebel Systems and IBM on Tuesday announced the availability in Australia of Siebel CRM OnDemand with 350 active trials already taking place in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • ACS calls for ICT job security

    The Australian Computer Society (ACS) called on the federal government yesterday to protect local ICT jobs against offshoring when it released a policy framework that includes re-skilling displaced workers.

  • E-marketplaces make a comeback

    E-marketplaces may be regaining popularity, but those operating today are different to those that failed a few years ago. From 3000 operating five years ago, there are only 20 e-marketplaces today, according to Quadrem Australia regional vice president Jay Layman.

  • QUT boosts Net access

    In a bid to drive down Internet infrastructure costs and improve download speed, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is implementing a solution to provide 700 gigabytes of hard disk storage space across four campuses.

  • Death of the IT trade show

    The days of the glitzy IT trade show and giant technology fairs are over. Not even an endless supply of free caps, fridge magnets and frisbees can combat the time pressures IT professionals which has led to falling attendances at these events.

  • Cyclades opens Sydney office

    Hot on the heels of opening a R&D facility in Brisbane last year, data management company Cyclades today opened its new headquarters in Sydney.

  • Spam legislation levies heavy fines

    The Federal Spam Act 2003 officially took effect on April 11 with companies which breach the legislation facing fines of up to $220,000 per day or $1.1 million for repeat offences.

  • Telstra teams up on CRM service

    Hot on the heels of IBM and Optus announcing a partnership to deliver on demand software, Telstra this week muscled in on the act launching a CRM offering with Net Return.

  • Get wireless hotspot off the shelf

    Australian broadband solutions provider NetComm has released the HS800 Wireless HotSpot Gateway, which lets organisations create a wireless broadband network straight out of the box while avoiding the need for infrastructure and billing systems.