Siobhan Chapman

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Coalition, Labor focus on SME vote

Coalition, Labor focus on SME vote

Smaller IT suppliers stand to benefit from the next government, with both Labor and Coalition pledging to make it easier to win government IT business.
Siobhan Chapman Sep 20 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
PeopleSoft plans Rapid Start for SMBs

PeopleSoft plans Rapid Start for SMBs

PeopleSoft is targeting SMBs with a new 'rapid start' product unveiled at its regional conference today.
Siobhan Chapman Aug 25 2004, 12:00AM Software
XP SP2 snafu continues, release imminent

XP SP2 snafu continues, release imminent

Confusion still abounds over the long anticipated and much beleaguered launch of Microsoft XP SP2.
Siobhan Chapman Aug 6 2004, 12:00AM Software
IT pros submerged in Microsoft

IT pros submerged in Microsoft

Around 2000 IT professionals, attending Microsoft's TechEd conference in Canberra today, heard world famed marine scientist Dr Jo MacInnis making the intriguing comparison between deep-sea exploration and the IT industry.
Siobhan Chapman Aug 4 2004, 12:00AM Software
Gates sounds off in Sydney

Gates sounds off in Sydney

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told Australian media he was unfazed about the threat of open source or scepticism by business towards technology and defended the security of Microsoft's software products.
Siobhan Chapman Jun 28 2004, 12:00AM Software
AusCERT: Corporates need mature security

AusCERT: Corporates need mature security

While security risk management is no longer a dark science, Australian corporates still lack maturity around the model, delegates at a major security conference heard.
Siobhan Chapman May 27 2004, 12:00AM Security
Microsoft claims its products are more secure

Microsoft claims its products are more secure

Microsoft claimed it had radically reduced the number of security flaws in its software and, in future, would reduce the amount of patches required; although it warned that more complex vulnerabilities were around the corner.
Siobhan Chapman May 26 2004, 12:00AM Security
Corporates keep mum on cybercrime

Corporates keep mum on cybercrime

Less companies are reporting computer crime to law enforcement authorities, but cyber feds are not worried.
Siobhan Chapman May 24 2004, 12:00AM Security
Budget highlights IT security

Budget highlights IT security

The Howard government's election budget holds few surprises for the IT sector, with security agencies the biggest winners for the third year running.
Siobhan Chapman May 13 2004, 12:00AM Security
Outplaced Comm Bank staff lose redundancy case

Outplaced Comm Bank staff lose redundancy case

The federal court has dismissed a long-running claim for $30 million in redundancy entitlements by former IT staff of the Commonwealth Bank whose jobs were outsourced to EDS.
Siobhan Chapman Mar 22 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Microsoft on security and code leak

Microsoft on security and code leak

Microsoft has talked up its new security initiatives and products, including its bounty initiative, yet executives in Sydney today admitted the recent code leak showed the company’s own system was ‘brittle’.
Siobhan Chapman Mar 3 2004, 12:00AM Security
Auction glitches anger bidders

Auction glitches anger bidders

Bidders are angry about an auction, run by Graysonline, which was retracted due to a ‘technological difficulty’.
Siobhan Chapman Mar 2 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Microsoft confirms source code leak

Microsoft confirms source code leak

Microsoft has confirmed that portions of its source code for Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 had been leaked over the internet.
Siobhan Chapman Feb 13 2004, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft probes source code leak rumour

Microsoft probes source code leak rumour

Microsoft is investigating rumours that the source code underlying its Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems has been leaked and is circulating on the Internet.
Siobhan Chapman Feb 12 2004, 12:00AM Software
Primus snaps up AOL|7

Primus snaps up AOL|7

Primus Telecom announced today it had acquired interactive services business AOL|7 from stakeholders AOL, AAPT and the Seven Network for just over $23 million.
Siobhan Chapman Feb 11 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Microsoft faces Mydoom and lives

Microsoft faces Mydoom and lives

Microsoft's website remained online, despite a pre-planned attack by a Mydoom worm variant that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide.
Siobhan Chapman Feb 4 2004, 12:00AM Security
NOIE in political crosshairs?

NOIE in political crosshairs?

IT&T has become a political football in the lead up to the Federal election, with Telstra and NOIE's future put into question.
Siobhan Chapman Jan 29 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
GITC4 inhibitor for local developers

GITC4 inhibitor for local developers

Government contract rules around IT procurement are hindering open source adoption and impeding competition from smaller ISVs, said speakers at an Australian conference on open source in government.
Siobhan Chapman Jan 13 2004, 12:00AM Software
Lundy critical on government purchasing model

Lundy critical on government purchasing model

When it came to ICT purchasing decisions, smart buyers were desperately needed within government, said Kate Lundy, Shadow Minister for IT.
Siobhan Chapman Jan 13 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Content management market to boom

Content management market to boom

Local users remain skeptical towards enterprise content management, despite predictions the market will reach US$9 billion in software and services by 2007, says analyst firm META Group.
Siobhan Chapman Jan 9 2004, 12:00AM Software

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