Stories by Lauren Thomsen-Moore

Psychometric tests gain traction in IT recruiting

While organisations are increasingly relying on psychometric testing as part of the recruitment process for senior business executives, IT managers and CIOs are being headhunted via contacts or selected on their reputation, according to industry experts.

New email monitoring laws drafted

After years of debate, industrial disputes and legal wrangling, legislation is finally being introduced to cover email monitoring in the Australian workplace.

Oracle cuts 8i adrift

Australian Oracle customers are staring down the barrel of forced upgrades as the vendor strips support from under the Oracle 8i database, with discontinuation of error correction support as early as December.

Australian financial sector sets pace, sometimes

SYDNEY (09/22/2003) - Australia's financial services organizations boast straight-through-processing (STP) rates that are among the best in the world but in other areas of trading they are way off the pace.

Could IT staff pose a hidden risk?

Companies have been warned to closely monitor IT managers and their access to critical data as they often "possess more knowledge than the CEO."

Promises, promises, but not for CRM

Vendors with overblown promises and CRM’s complexity are to blame for failed projects, according to the head of the customer knowledge management team at National Australia Bank (NAB), Charles Lawoko.

IT execs targeted by biometrics conference

Privacy will be the hot issue, along with developing a biometrics code of conduct, at the third Biometrics Institute Conference and Exhibition to be held in Sydney in May.

Networking tops the 'hot' jobs list

Chief information officers (CIOs) have rated networking the hottest (IT) specialty. In the semi-annual Robert Half Technology Hot Jobs Report, 23 per cent of IT executives cited networking as the sector experiencing the strongest growth, for the second consecutive year.

Programmers: when less is definitely less

Australian programmers need to move with the times before opportunities and pay packets dry up due to the increasing trend for Australian companies to outsource to Asia and India.

How to get that pay rise

In these tough times it is reasonably difficult for IT professionals to convince their boss that a pay rise is warranted. But if you can prove yourself as an asset to the company, you are on the road to wealth.