Stories by Sandra Rossi

CSIRO develops new outsourcing roadmap

The CSIRO will introduce "selective IT outsourcing" in coming months and is following the lead taken by Centrelink in recent weeks to reject the single service provider model pushed by the federal government under its controversial outsourcing program.

Australia a global IT powerhouse, index reveals

Australia lags behind New Zealand in the annual AT Kearney Globalisation Index and didn't even rank in the global top 20, however when it came to IT Australia outstripped most nations and was placed second in the world beaten only by the United States.

Acting up

Complicated, ready to pounce on customers and revenue and a sleeping giant about to wake. No, it's not a new computer virus, but changes in the Privacy Act which becomes law on December 21. Sandra Rossi reports on the measures companies are taking to meet and handle the changes

Westpac denies outsourcing delays

Westpac has rejected claims of delays in its mortgaging processing operations since outsourcing to EDS in a $1 billion deal announced in September.

Industry predicts slow 2002

More than 90 per cent of companies polled in the banking and finance, utilities and telecommunications industries fear economic conditions will not improve before the third quarter of 2002.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Westpac has denied claims mortgage processing has been delayed by IT glitches at its Adelaide operations centre. The processing was outsourced to EDS in September under a $1 billion deal. Responding to a GBU question about complaints by mortgage brokers about delays, a Westpac media spokesperson accused GBU of "listening to loonies with an axe to grind" and to "disgruntled staff". EDS was a little more forthcoming, admitting the huge contract is still in its early stages so there may be initial teething problems . All "loonies with axes" who work at the centre please contact GBU immediately.

Virus protection for Linux

Trend Micro has launched an integrated virus solution specifically tailored to protect Linux-based file servers from malicious code.

Australia enters third-wave of e-commerce

Australia is on the verge of an expansive third wave in e-commerce which will see online shopping double in the next 12 months, according to the 2001 e-Retail Report.

A day to celebrate computer security

Today is International Computer Security Day, an event that will be celebrated by 1500 organisations in 40 countries. The theme this year is "increasing awareness".