Stories by Siobhan McBride

Business travellers feel need for speed

IT is a competitive advantage in the business traveller sector of the hospitality industry where technology is expected to equal that of an office environment.

Mapping your IT's future

If your organization is still concerned about aligning IT with business, it's time to move beyond discussion, according to Mark Hollands, principal of research firm ITR.

NSW Police sign scheduling deal

The NSW Police has signed a $1 million contract for a labour management solution to streamline its complex rostering requirements, optimise staff levels and help improve operational agility.

Siebel, IBM team up to meet demand

Siebel Systems and IBM on Tuesday announced the availability in Australia of Siebel CRM OnDemand with 350 active trials already taking place in the Asia-Pacific region.

IBM launches managed e-mail service

IBM Australia has announced a new managed security service designed to help companies reduce the risks inherent with e-mail communications.

EMC sets out to Inform

The debate surrounding the commoditization of technology continued yesterday in Sydney with more than 1000 delegates attending EMC Australia's Inform event which featured controversial author Nicholar Carr.

Companies turn their back on IT governance

Australian organizations are showing extreme diversity when it comes to IT governance, with less than 50 percent of non-government enterprises currently using a consistent method for assessing IT risk.

ACS calls for ICT job security

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) called on the federal government yesterday to protect local ICT jobs against offshoring when it released a policy framework that includes re-skilling displaced workers.

Technology bites hands that run it

Innovative technology could be your worst enemy. Ironically, the biggest threat to IT jobs isn't offshore outsourcing, tight budgets, hiring freezes or project failures, but new technology.