Stories by Pete Young

Qld Govt hails its IT cost cuts

The Queensland Government is patting itself on the back for orchestrating lower broadband telecommunication costs and cutting public sector software procurement costs.

Web site failure blocks betting

TAB Ltd was forced into damage control mode last weekend when a Telstra failure blocked 52,000 online punters from accessing their normal betting sites.

Contractor rates dip for bottom line win

Corporate Australia is going through one of its periodic re-balancing acts between contract and permanent IT staff. Both groups have been under pressure in a complicated scenario, which has seen contract rates dip and permanent staff numbers tighten.

E-comm tools promise dollars

Cutting costs forms a far more common justification for investing in Internet infrastructure than generating extra revenues, but not always. Financial services company BPay and industrial tools company Collins Industrial Distributors have cash-generating Web projects.