Stories by Tim Lohman

NSW govt ups first home owners grant fraud detection

The NSW Government will soon have a new weapon to combat fraudulent claims for the First Home Owners (FHO) grant. The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) has announced it has begun implementing a new online name and address search application, Informatica Identity Resolution (IIR), which will allow it to dramatically improve its detection rate on FHO grant fraud.

SOA evolving thanks to cloud computing: Gartner

The growing prevalence of software as a service (SaaS), business process management (BPM) and cloud computing is helping drive service oriented architecture (SOA) adoption, despite a number of high profile failures, Gartner has said.

Thiess data consolidation project passes half way mark

Australian mining, construction and services contractor Thiess has announced it is more than half way through an IT consolidation process that will see it centralise data from some 200 operational sites into a single data centre location.

ACCC questions Hutchison, Vodafone merger

The ACCC has warned that the proposed merger between Hutchison and Vodafone, announced on February 9th, could lead to increased prices for mobile telephony and mobile broadband (MBB).

Telstra goes live with T-Suite SaaS platform

Telstra has announced that its software as a service (SaaS) platform T-Suite has gone live. The platform, launched in beta in November last year, allows organisations to lease software from the telco for a recurring monthly fee.

Bankwest to cut 400 staff

Bankwest has announced that a “handful” of IT staff and more than 50 IT contractors will be made redundant as the bank deals with the global economic crisis.

Hammond Care implements DR, WAN optimisation

Health care provider Hammond Care has implemented a business continuity solution designed to reduce traffic over its network while integrating with its virtualised server environment.

Cloud computing may spawn compliance as a service

With the growth of cloud computing, enterprises may soon be having conversations about compliance as a service as they seek to deal with the legislative and compliance requirements around protecting personally identifiable customer data.