Stories by Michael Crawford

Employee monitoring goes remote

Software manufacturer Oleansoft yesterday released upgrades to a software package designed to monitor, and record, employee productivity either remotely or in real-time.

Manufacturers merge for Asian growth

IT sales and distribution house Legend Corporation today announced the purchase of Adelaide-based IES Investments and subsidiary electrical manufacturing firm Integrated Electronic Solutions (IES) for more than $29 million dollars.

NT Government sign for content management

The Northern Territory government today signed a whole-of-government contract for enterprise content management and document management services across the entire state.

Organisations fail to audit outsourcers

The 2006 Ernst & Young global information security survey has found organizations worldwide are failing under the weight of vendor risk management in outsourcing relationships, but internally have woken up to the relationship between information security and effective risk management.

SAP sign logistics partnership

Australian logistics company Linfox has been accredited as an SAP Hosting Partner, with Linfox now offering managed logistics services and outsourced supply chain services for SAP users.

SOA driving IT recruitment

Architects will be the glue that binds IT to business strategy and service-oriented architecture (SOA) is one example of the "new wave" of IT delivering business value by cutting operational costs.

Image spam now in the billions

Global spam has increased nearly 100 percent year on year according to current statistics from the IronPort Threat Operation Centre - a key driver of which is the proliferation of image-based spam.

Identity management so hot right now

Asia-Pacific based IT services company Hyro has purchased New Zealand-based identity management firm Identity Solutions Laboratories (ISL) for an estimated cost of just under a million dollars.

2010: A Security Odyssey

Today's enterprises are not spending their security dollars wisely, often shelling out vast sums to protect their least-sensitive digital information while ignoring common risks like insider threats and paper theft - a situation that security experts insist is likely to get worse over the next four years.

AusIndustry grant for next-gen classroom

The federal government has donated nearly half a million dollars to develop a tailored online classroom solution for Australian and eventually international school students.

IT governance accreditation in 2007

The IT Governance Institute (ITGI) in conjunction with ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is developing an IT governance accreditation framework to be released late next year.

Reader's Digest unveil Omega Project

Reader's Digest (Australia) has developed a solution internally to aid customer relations management, with plans to roll out to Reader's Digest globally as part of a strategy to converge its systems solutions.

Access Card sidelined by Privacy Foundation

The Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) has demanded the national Access Card be canned because it is unjustified, unprecedented, unpopular, unsafe, wasteful and discriminatory.

ATO tenders for chief architect

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is tendering for an enterprise architect to lead its existing change management project until June 30, 2007.