Stories by Lauren Thomsen-Moore

Psychometric tests gain traction in IT recruiting

While organisations are increasingly relying on psychometric testing as part of the recruitment process for senior business executives, IT managers and CIOs are being headhunted via contacts or selected on their reputation, according to industry experts.

Industry welcomes legislation

Australian IT managers agree that private industry and government need to join forces to stem the tide of unsolicited e-mail which is growing at a rate of five per cent per month.

Health IT spend to grow

The Australian health sector is turning to IT as the answer to increasing pressure to be more cost-effective according to an analyst.

New e-mail laws drafted

After years of debate, industrial disputes and legal wrangling, legislation is finally being introduced to cover e-mail monitoring in the workplace.

Oracle cuts 8i adrift

Australian Oracle customers are staring down the barrel of forced upgrades as the vendor strips support from under the Oracle 8i database, with discontinuation of error correction support as early as December.

HSBC buys 20% of Kanbay

International banking and financial services organisation HSBC has bought 20 per cent equity in global systems integrator Kanbay for $US26 million.

eBay investigates spoofs

The increasing prevalence of spoofed e-mails and attempts by hackers to gain personal information from eBay members has forced the Internet auction house to launch an investigation into Australian operations.

Aust financial sector sets pace, sometimes

Australia's financial services organisations boast straight-through-processing (STP) rates that are among the best in the world but in other areas of trading they are way off the pace.

Utility mobilises maintenance crews

As part of a $3.5 million project to improve response times to scheduled and emergency repairs, the Water Corporation in Western Australia will start implementing a mobile computing system next month.

Warner upgrades IT to keep action flowing

Entertainment operators Warner Village Theme Parks Group like to make sure there is plenty of action at their theme parks like Wet 'n'Wild Water World on the Gold Coast but not during IT upgrades.