Stories by Sandra Rossi

Internet a costly distraction in workplace

A new survey has found that while the Internet has made it easier for employees to take care of personal business while at work, the cost to business is $6.5 billion a year.

Post-Olympics data centre goes for gold

Sydney's Olympic Park is being transformed into a high-tech data centre offering mission-critical utility services for storage area networks and disaster recovery.

Hiding in the shadows

The world of IT intelligence is extremely complex. Sandra Rossi talks to the ‘watchers' and the ‘hackers' and finds there are only shades of grey.

Just driving by

Strolling through Sydney's IT corridor with a laptop in hand, not even Sherlock Holmes would have suspected we were peeking into surrounding computer networks, even collecting user passwords on the way.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Each week, news editor Sandra Rossi combs her in-box for the best and worst the industry delivers. Tipsters receive a GBU mug, reserved exclusively for those in the know who share their insights with her for Computerworld readers.

Security tops IT execs' list of worries

Securing information systems has become a top priority for IT executives following the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to the 14th annual CSC security survey.

UPS puts IT in driver's seat

When a global company with an annual IT spend of $US 1 billion talks about its corporate strategy, market players sit up and listen.

Local government proves lucrative

Brisbane City Council has awarded a $78 million, six-year contract for the supply of desktop and server software to Compaq and integrator Data#3.

Australian server market slumps in Q3

The Australian and New Zealand server market slumped significantly in the third quarter of 2001, slipping a massive 14 per cent compared to the previous quarter.

Nike "Just Do It" approach to outsourcing fails

A Nike management style, where IT purchasing decisions are made with a "Just Do it" approach, has been central to failed outsourcing contracts between government agencies and the private sector.