Regardless of vendor consolidation and the tough economic climate of recent years, Boehringer Ingelheim IS manager Matthew Perry believes the IT buyer has always been a tough animal to please.
Stories by Helen Han
SYDNEY (11/10/2003) - George Etnasios is sold on leasing his organization's hardware and has been for the last seven years, but now he is a little more particular about who he finances through.
End users and vendors agree software licensing must change to accommodate economic and technology trends.
SYDNEY (10/10/2003) - A massive wave of IT redundancies will hit Australian shores in the next few years with local vendor-based jobs moving to offshore outsourcing markets on a "substantial" scale, a senior Gartner Inc. researcher has warned.
IBM has announced it will acquire all of Lend Lease and Telstra's shares in the IBM Global Services Australia joint venture.
Vendors have upped their use of software audits in recent months in a desperate bid to generate additional revenue from existing users.
ISPs have little interest in stopping the spam menace especially when it comes to corporate customers as they profit from charging for the amount of information downloaded.
IT projects could face significant delays unless companies tighten workplace policies and activate solid business continuity plans as the epidemic economists are calling the $US30 billion disease spreads.
Australian IT professionals and enterprises are short-changing themselves on strategic vision limiting their career and profit prospects, effectiveness and strategic focus. Swamped by a sea of day-to-day operations, today's IT staff need to learn to keep their heads above water and appreciate their enterprise's big picture - or sink.
No one can accuse IT managers of not being optimistic. They have great expectations when selecting an enterprise solution but a mere 4 per cent are happy with the implementation outcome.
Credit card companies have rejected Australian law enforcement agencies' claims this week of escalating complaints over fraudulent use of chip-enabled smartcards. Companies like Visa and American Express claim the chip technology used in those cards is 100 per cent secure.
Vendors of prepackaged business applications say they hold the key to solving back-end processing and business problems common to large enterprises. While mid-tier customers may buy into this spiel, the larger enterprises aren't so sure.
Half of all companies do not have resources to contain costs
IT industry bodies and web development companies helped reverse ATO's draft ruling
ISP expects to sign 10 more local merchants to trial