Stories by Rodney Gedda

Comindico launches eCall brand

Only four years and $400 million later, national IP carrier Comindico has launched its VoIP telephony service to businesses under the eCall brand.

Clayton Utz engages IP telephony

Law firm Clayton Utz has joined the growing number of distributed enterprises migrating from traditional PABX telephony systems to voice over IP with the introduction of a 35-handset network in Sydney.

Overture launches into Australian market

Online marketing services firm Overture has officially launched in Australia to grow the business and provide a local point of contact for existing customers, according to Overture Australia's managing director Mel Bohse.

Migrate? Not me

With all the talk of enterprises migrating - or at least evaluating — their desktop operating system use this year, there are a few worthwhile reasons why I won’t be changing mine.

Developer offers Linux-based RFID

Magellan Technologies has developed what it claims to be a world-first in RFID technology that allows many closely bunched tags to be uniquely identified without interference. The developer has taken the open source route using Linux-based readers and an open source application interface.

ADMA, NOIE outline new spam act

In response to the federal government’s 2003 Spam Act, the Australian Direct Marketing Association held and anti-spam seminar in Sydney to discuss the new legalities of using electronic messaging for marketing purposes.

Uni slashes desktop support demands

When Edith Cowan University's communications school switched to Mac OS X for its desktop and server hardware system support demands fell, according to its IT manager Steven Doyle.

USER GROUPS: Keeping the vendors at arms length

Claiming to be one of the few user groups that is able to receive financial support and keep the group's relationship with vendors "at arms-length" is the Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG).

Country Energy bets business on open source

When David Peters faced the prospect of dwindling platform and application support for Country Energy's proprietary Unix systems he took a step towards migrating the company's core business systems to open source software.

Creata keeps its desktop fleet in tune

With 15 offices around the world Creata's Michael Ashby vice president of information systems and technology takes a global approach to managing some 450 desktops.

Banks' use of IIS ‘scary’

Three of the big four Australian banks rely on Microsoft's IIS as their preferred Web server, a technology renowned for being insecure and a preferred target by hackers.

Scientists to share open source data management app

In an effort to break away from proprietary computer systems, the Joint Australian Facility for Ocean Observing Systems (Jafoos) has started rewriting its Quality Evaluation of Subsurface Temperatures (Quest) data management application in Java and will release its source code to the public domain.

Vendor management key to ‘cyclical’ IT purchasing

IT managers and CIOs can look forward to a year of spending dominated by emerging technologies but vendor vigilance is always necessary to maintain value, according to The Communications Group’s general manager of IT, Derrick Wheeler.

Tennis fans play ball with utility computing

Tennis fans gathering scores and statistics from the official 2004 Australian Open Web site will also be accessing the computer systems being used to demonstrate protein folding and financial applications, according to the event’s technology sponsor IBM.