Companies pull Kiwi operations back across the Tasman

Job cuts plague IT industry; Web servers threatened by software glitch

Yes it's that time of the year when companies spill the beans on their restructuring plans and the trend seems to be retrenchment across the Tasman.

Fujitsu New Zealand managing director Bill Beale resigned and will be replaced by a country manager following a company reshuffle which sees other management responsibilities also be pulled back to Australia.

Fujitsu chief leaves with reorganisation - Computerworld

Hugh McKellar, general manager of ISP Asia Online has left, following a restructure which effectively makes the New Zealand operation a branch of Australia.

Asia Online confirms restructure - IDGNet

And following a lacklustre performance in the local market ERP software company Epicor has dispensed with a New Zealand office altogether.

Epicor closes office - Computerworld

Job cuts plague IT industry

In other parts of the world restructuring has come at a greater cost with thousands of jobs to be shed by Amazon, Lucent, AOL-Timewarner, and possible cuts by 3Com.

Amazon announces layoffs, other cutbacks - IDGNet

Lucent's Q1 loss brings 10,000 job cuts - Computerworld

AOL, Timewarner to shed over 2400 jobs - IDGNet

3Com struggles mount, layoffs ahead - IDGNet

Web servers threatened by software glitch

And from the "geek info but absolutely vital to know" file came the news that vulnerability recently discovered in the software used in most DNS web servers may be the most serious security threat yet.

DNS software hole allows Web attacks - IDGNet

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