SAP has announced a new CEO and managing director for Australia and New Zealand following Geraldine McBride's promotion to regional president for the Asia Pacific.
Stories by Sandra Rossi
CIOs have never been more popular. And it isn't just their charm and winning smile that has them in high demand on a wide range of fronts, it's unprecedented demand for new applications. According to the 2006 State of the CIO Survey, conducted by our sister publication CIO magazine, IT departments are currently buried under the weight of an overwhelming backlog of requests and projects.
Find out the true cost of moving to IP telephony before making any final decision, because it is rare to find companies that have actually achieved any real savings, according to Ericsson enterprise division director Chris Pattas.
The Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Australia is seeking tens of millions of dollars in compensation for the bungled introduction of a new computer system at major ports.
The Australian federal government last year awarded more than A$3 billion (US$223 million) in ICT contracts, an increase of 11 percent, according to recent research.
With enterprises choosing to multisource rather than rely on large, big-bang outsourcing deals, IT professionals are struggling to manage a growing number of service level agreements (SLAs).
In a report released earlier this year, Gartner said businesses are partnering with a larger number of service providers and managing a bigger portfolio of SLAs.
Research released today shows 20 ICT suppliers to the Australian federal government have signed contracts totalling A$655.5 million (US$495.7 million) during the first four months of 2005.
But three multinational vendors -- Accenture Ltd., Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Computer Sciences Corp. -- accounted for more than 80 percent of all contracts signed with federal government departments and agencies from January to April, according to research firm interData.
Second-tier ERP vendors are capitalizing on market uncertainty created by Oracle's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft with mid-sized players such as Technology One and Cincom enjoying a renaissance of sorts in the Australian market.
A review of the Australian state of Victoria's online initiatives by the state's Auditor General's Office has recommended a sweeping threat-and-risk assessment of information systems and data for all state government agencies.
Assessments should then be conducted periodically, the review said, which found "quality of planning and documentation in relation to information security varied widely between agencies".