Information security is still regarded as a technical issue left to the IT department with up to 40 per cent of organisations not even bothering to investigate breaches, according to an Ernst & Young survey.
Stories by Sandra Rossi
The federal government is market testing its procurement framework including IT outsourcing as part of a review to be handed to Cabinet in the next few months.
Australian corporates are at the centre of an IT security spending frenzy but millions are being wasted on inappropriate products and lack of implementation expertise.
Tales from the IT security frontline. This is a new monthly Computerworld series featuring real-life war stories told by Australian IT security managers. The authors and companies involved remain anonymous. Sandra Rossi surveys the field.
Forget sleeping pills just switch over to Free Radio Linux for a snooze. For the past month -- and for the next 500 days or so -- Free Radio Linux will transmit a computerised reading of the Linux operating system.
E-mail's most vexing question: how do you know it's missing if it never arrives - may be annoying for users. However, it could be a serious legal problem for IT managers who could fall foul of federal archiving laws.
Under Australia's Archives Act of 1983, e-mail should be treated in the same way as paper records and for public sector agencies deleting e-mails is illegal.
The NSW State Rail Authority (SRA) is establishing a $17 million virtual reality and simulation centre for staff training which is set to go live in October.
IT and security administers can automate planning, supervision and monitoring of security policies from a single location with the release of Symantec Enterprise Security Manager (ESM 5.5) in Australia, according to John Donovan, managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
Speaking at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2002) in Adelaide recently, Howard Schmidt, vice chairman of the US President's Critical Infrastructure Board, noted: "This generation of IT professionals had to build the aeroplane while flying it; the next generation will be building supersonic jets."
The NSW Government is trying to establish an IT hub in Sydney's West by relocating $45 million worth of IT projects.
The Klez.e worm is spreading with more than 50 reported cases of infections in Australia, according to Computer Associates virus research manager Jakub Kaminski.
An increasing number of Australian executives are relying on their IT shops to gain computer forensics skills to keep investigations into employee misdeeds and security breaches in-house.
Global ICT spending sidled sideways between 2000 and 2001 from $2.3 trillion to $2.4 trillion, according to research released today at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2002).
Delegates surveyed at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2002) are optimistic about the year ahead believing there will be more business opportunities this year compared to 2001.
Warning that technology has become too complex to manage and integrate, IBM Global Services VP Doug Elix today called on industry to stop focusing on unleashing the power of IT and look at "unleashing the enterprise".