IT Management

Apathetic attitudes to security when using social networking sites

01 November, 2010 by Scott McKinnel*

New research by Check Point and the Ponemon Institute has revealed nearly half of Australian employees rarely or never consider security issues when engaging in social networking sites, downloading internet applications, opening links or video streaming. This apathetic attitude can put organisations at severe risk, particularly as Web 2.0 presents increasingly sophisticated threats. It’s time employees took responsibility for their actions in the workplace.


CommScope enters Into merger agreement with the Carlyle Group

28 October, 2010

CommScope, provider of infrastructure solutions for communication networks, has entered into a merger agreement with the Carlyle Group in a transaction valued at $3.9 billion.


CPS Technology Group acquires Accent

27 October, 2010

CPS Technology Group, a  provider of integrated contact centre, unified messaging and hosted cloud and on premise-based solutionst has acquired Accent Business Technology (Accent), a provider of business technology solutions specialising in unified communications, mobility solutions, corporate IT solutions, integrated communication solutions and managed services.


IBM chooses Gold Coast for new software team

25 October, 2010

In a coup for the city, the Gold Coast has ‘outgunned’ rival cities to lure international IT specialist IBM to establish a new software development team. 

 


Will the Australian national e-health network survive the hung parliament?

18 October, 2010 by Andrew Collins*

Australia’s peculiar political predicament - a hung federal parliament - could mean any number of things for the national e-health network. Andrew Collins talks to the experts to find out how the national network is coming along and what the future may hold.


IBM to establish R&D lab at University of Melbourne

14 October, 2010

Under a new agreement with the Victorian Government, IBM will create a new research and development laboratory at the University of Melbourne.


NICTA names new CEO

14 October, 2010

Australian research institute NICTA has announced that its new CEO is Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, a robotics expert from the University of Sydney.


Limelight Cinema projects digitally with NEC

12 October, 2010

The ACT’s newest and most technologically advanced cinema complex and one of only three completely digital cinema complexes in Australia, Limelight Cinema is committed to providing customers with the best possible audiovisual experience at a competitive price point.


Boom in wholesale telecoms market is in the cloud

05 October, 2010

Increasing demand for cloud-based services is driving a boom in the wholesale telecoms market, according to Ovum.


AIIA releases key green technology white paper

29 September, 2010

The Australian Information Industry Association today released a white paper examining the critical role that technology will play in the reduction of CO2 emissions and the development of a low-carbon economy.


Electronic trading system for medical goods for WA

27 September, 2010

Western Australia has become the first state to implement an electronic trading system for medical goods and services that complies with the latest national e-procurement specifications developed by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).


Australian research delegation heads to Brussels for peak European Commission ICT event

27 September, 2010

A delegation of leading Australian ICT research institutions is on its way to Brussels to participate in the European Commission’s biennial ICT research event.


China set to take over India in outsourcing market

23 September, 2010

China’s outsourcing market may well soon be as strong as current leader India’s and could eventually overtake it, according to Ovum, but neither country can rest on its laurels. 


Broadband subscribers pass 500 million mark

22 September, 2010

Broadband has taken a significant step forward as the number of subscriber lines passed the 500 million mark in July 2010.


Businesses lack digital strategy

21 September, 2010

Businesses are not thinking strategically in the digital world. Despite Australian businesses continuing to take up new applications like social media marketing, very few have developed a digital business strategy to make the most of opportunities, according to findings from the Sensis e-business Report.


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