Stories by Sandra Rossi

No Telstra fire sale

Despite a sweeping win at the polls on the weekend and a likely majority in the Senate which would give the government total legislative control in both houses of parliament, the IT and Communications Minister Helen Coonan told media today there woul...

Senate report criticises Australia's broadband network

A Senate committee report on competition in high-speed Internet services has criticised the poor state of Australia's broadband network. The Senate Broadband Inquiry Report said the copper network is at the end of its life and the government had don...

New IT Minister starts with clear mind

The newly appointed IT and Communications Minister Helen Coonan plans to undertake widespread consultation with industry before making any firm policy decisions.

Gates touts licensing's economy, R&D

There are very few topics Microsoft chairman Bill Gates didn't address during his media briefing in Sydney this morning from the "low cost" of Microsoft licensing to the "poor value proposition" of open source, and Apple's "diminishing" market share....

Domain name fees cut

The administrator of domain names, auDA, is reducing registration fees by 25 percent effective from August 1, 2004.

Customised software poised for increase

Despite the increasing use of standard packaged solutions and greater use of outsourcing, Australian organisations plan to increase their level of customised software development in the next two years.

Microsoft moves on security promises

Microsoft has taken the next step in its 'Secure Computing' mandate announcing a point person for Australian customers to strengthen local product deployments and undertake a national education seminar series.

Spyware littering the global spam landscape

Outside of the usual financial scams, medical miracles and pornography that makes up the bulk of unsolicited e-mail, a new trend has emerged where spammers are spruiking spyware to monitor partners, children and employees.

Worms spreading faster and causing more damage

Worms are spreading faster and causing more damage than ever before, with blended threats increasing 20 per cent in the first half of 2003, according to the latest Internet Security Threat Report from Symantec.

Westpac Internet customers lose funds

In the past five days Westpac's Internet banking site has suffered a litany of computer glitches and outages that culminated in a few thousand customers losing funds from their accounts over the weekend.

Patch practices fail Blaster test

The long list of casualties hit by the W32 Blaster Worm has once again proven IT managers are struggling to securely maintain their systems and keep patches up to date.

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