Articles By Michael Crawford

IT secures A$56 million in government skills program

IT secures A$56 million in government skills program

The federal government has made available A$56 million for IT training over the next four years as part of its...

October 12th, 2006 Michael Crawford
Geek speak driving new spam wave, says report

Geek speak driving new spam wave, says report

MessageLabs' September intelligence report has highlighted "geek speak" as the new wave of social engineering techniques being used to send...

October 4th, 2006 Michael Crawford
Skills drought propels Qantas to outsource IT jobs

Skills drought propels Qantas to outsource IT jobs

Australian airline Qantas Airways Ltd. has blamed a drought in IT skills for outsourcing some 400 Australian-based information-technology related positions....

October 3rd, 2006 Michael Crawford
Algorithms to calculate unusual behavior

Algorithms to calculate unusual behavior

National ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Australia (NICTA) scientists are developing advanced surveillance technologies including software algorithms to track "inappropriate...

August 31st, 2006 Michael Crawford
Dell promises to contact customers affected by battery recall

Dell promises to contact customers affected by battery recall

Dell has outlined three recall options for enterprise customers, of which the third is the most likely: have each employee...

August 27th, 2006 Michael Crawford
IP screen phones a waste: Gartner

IP screen phones a waste: Gartner

Gartner Friday said 75 percent of all Internet Protocol (IP) phone purchases over the next five years will be a...

August 17th, 2006 Michael Crawford
Bank admits to security blunder in outsourcing deal

Bank admits to security blunder in outsourcing deal

Westpac Bank has admitted that IT security has been the one casualty of its 10-year, A$4.3 billion (US$3.3 billion) IT...

August 3rd, 2006 Michael Crawford
Customization is weakest link in app security: Gartner

Customization is weakest link in app security: Gartner

The customization of off-the-shelf software is the weakest link in application security. This is particularly true for widely used enterprise...

July 23rd, 2006 Michael Crawford
Draft released for Australia smartcard rollout

Draft released for Australia smartcard rollout

Draft standards and an interoperability framework for all Australian public sector agencies has been released in preparation for the federal...

July 2nd, 2006 Michael Crawford
Tokyo terabytes trudge becomes a virtual link

Tokyo terabytes trudge becomes a virtual link

When business decisions confronted Axa Tech with the daunting task of relocating 300 servers from Japan to Melbourne it considered...

June 14th, 2006 Michael Crawford