Stories by Michael Crawford and Julian Bajkowski

Beattie creates new IT portfolio

A Queensland government reshuffle has spawned a new IT policy portfolio reporting directly to Premier Peter Beattie after a turbulent six months which has seen the state's leader at loggerheads with the local software industry over comments its wares came second to those of SAP.

Concern over IT visa jump

A steady rise in the number of temporary work visas for skilled IT professionals has drawn warnings of rorts that could destabilize labour and wage levels.

HP silent on server delays

Australian IT managers are still in the dark this week over whether supply chain shortages dogging some Hewlett-Packard ProLiant servers will spread to antipodean shores following the revelation of delivery delays of up to seven weeks in the US.