Integration and Services: News

  • IBM launches e-biz innovation centre

    IBM Australia has launched a $US23 million research and development centre in the Sydney suburb of Pyrmont, which has been built to house consulting and technical professionals from IBM and its partners.

  • Government procurement under fire

    A report by Gartner analyst Bruce McCabe suggests the Government has been too fast and too fragmented in its approach to electronic procurement, but channel players on the ground disagree.

  • Microsoft announces ASP partners

    Microsoft Australia has announced a core group of "ASP Aggregators", the partners that will take Microsoft products to market via the application service provider (ASP) model.

  • Feds defend 3G auction

    The Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston has defended the upcoming third generation (3G) spectrum auctions, claiming the rules the Australian Communications Authority have set out for the auction will maximise benefits to the consumer.

  • Top-notch sites awarded

    The winners of the Australian Internet Awards for 2000 have been announced, covering a wide variety of Internet usage and formats.

  • Oakton posts profits

    IT services provider Oakton Computing has posted revenues of $11.8 million for the 1999/2000 financial year, up 47 per cent on the previous year, and improved its net profit by 67 per cent, posting $4.1 million.

  • Bandwidth players must add value

    Bandwidth is to become a commodity item in the near future and traditional wholesale telco suppliers are going to have to add value to survive, according to Senior Ovum consultant, Sue Uglow.

  • New VPN launched

    e-business service provider eGlobal has announced the availability of Check Point Software's virtual private network (VPN) and Firewall software via the ASP model.

  • Government trials online tender system

    The Federal Government has announced it has begun to trial an electronic tendering system to allow potential suppliers to browse and search a directory of advertised Government tenders, download tender documentation and submit bids for supply contracts in a secure environment.

  • ASPs eye e-exchanges

    Hosted supply-chain solutions are giving business-to-business (B2B) trading exchanges a new challenge by offering suppliers an environment that, for the moment, may have more appeal than the buyer-meets-seller services of exchanges, according to analysts and vendors.

  • Cash burners asked to ‘please explain'

    The Australian Stock Exchange has queried several listed technology companies over their financial health after Q3 statements revealed many may not have the capital or the revenue to continue past March 2001.