Stories by Siobhan McBride

Licence watch urged as software piracy soars

With business software piracy costing Australia more than $220 million each year in lost sales, end users are being urged to be more careful about their licensing requirements and undertake closer asset management.

Storage mega-growth pitch gets a knockback

With storage vendors desperate to tell you that information growth is staggering, it is surprising that storage solution provider StorageTek has been brave enough to claim this isn’t so.

Headcount up, salaries flat

IDC's optimistic assessment of the IT market got further support from employment figures that Icon Recruitment released last week which showed online IT job advertisements jumped 30 percent in the first quarter.

IT spending's resurrection is here

IT matters more than ever with spending making a comeback and those in the industry "starting to hold their heads up high again," according to Chris Fell, vice president and managing director of IDC Australia and New Zealand.

DSTC signs $2.9m e-health records deal

The Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC) has signed a $2.9m contract with the federal Department of Health and Ageing to develop software for Australia’s planned system of shared electronic health records, HealthConnect.

E-marketplaces make a comeback

E-marketplaces may be regaining popularity, but those operating today are different to those that failed a few years ago. From 3000 operating five years ago, there are only 20 e-marketplaces today, according to Quadrem Australia regional vice president Jay Layman.

QUT boosts Net access

In a bid to drive down Internet infrastructure costs and improve download speed, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is implementing a solution to provide 700 gigabytes of hard disk storage space across four campuses.

Death of the IT trade show

The days of the glitzy IT trade show and giant technology fairs are over. Not even an endless supply of free caps, fridge magnets and frisbees can combat the time pressures IT professionals which has led to falling attendances at these events.

Cyclades opens Sydney office

Hot on the heels of opening a R&D facility in Brisbane last year, data management company Cyclades today opened its new headquarters in Sydney.

Training boosts Web conferencing use

Many organizations today have moved beyond face-to-face meetings and training sessions, instead using technology such as Web conferencing to create savings.