Stories by Nadia Cameron

Optus launches A$29.95 broadband plan

SingTel Optus has succumbed to market pressure across the broadband space and released a new 256k bps (bits per second) ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) plan.

Hackers get ethical with new certification

Australian IT professionals wanting to build up their skills as computer hackers will be able to do so next month with the launch of a new certified ethical hackers program course.

Study: IT&T jobs online remain steady

The number of jobs posted online for Australian IT and telecommunications professionals nationally has remained consistent for the second month in a row, according to a new monthly report.

Australian broadband users top 500,000

The latest quarterly Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report on broadband has revealed more than half a million Australians are now accessing the Internet over high-speed services.

IT security needs governance focus: Symantec

Enterprise security should be treated as part of a company's IT governance policy, where the total cost of security is incorporated into its risk assessment framework, an industry representative claims.

Government takes cautionary stance on open source

The Australian government has no plans to support legislation which requires open source software solutions to be included in all future departmental information and communication technology (ICT) contracts, and will continue to uphold a neutral stance on open-source software, the National Office of Information Economy (NOIE) has stated.

IT contractors worse off in tough job market

A new survey to be released by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) this week paints a sober portrait of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector for contractors, reporting many independent IT workers are being forced to cut their hourly rates to match tougher competition in an increasingly harsher industry.