Stories by Computerworld Staff

Optus in court over 'deceptive' phone cards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has initiated legal proceedings against Optus, accusing the Telco’s wholly owned subsidiary Prepaid Services and another company Boost Tel of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct over the sale of prepaid phone cards.

Analytics weakling IBM pumps up with SPSS buy

IBM's US$1.2 billion purchase of SPSS Corp. will immediately turn IBM from pretender into contender in the high-end analytics and data mining market, say analysts, and could leave rivals such as SAP AG or Oracle Corp. ruing a missed opportunity.

Aussies kick back at home during downturn

New research commissioned by Telstra’s BigPond arm shows that Australians are spending more time at home, using the Internet as a means of entertainment to tackle the economic downturn.

Conroy kicks off ICT careers week

Communications minister Stephen Conroy today launched the second ever National ICT Careers Week, touting that now is the perfect time to begin an ICT career.

Tassie towns first on NBN

The three regional Australian towns to be the first to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) were named at the weekend.

Gates quits "irritating" Facebook

Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates has admitted he tried using social networking site Facebook, but found it irritating as he was overcome with friend requests.

Optus, Brisbane Council ink $60 million IP deal

Brisbane City Council has awarded Optus a $60 million network managed services contract to transform its telecommunications network infrastructure to a new IP-based communications system.

CSIRO bags tech innovation award

Management software developed by the CSIRO that boosts the oil and gas industry has bagged a technical innovation award at the 2009 Offshore Asia Conference in Thailand.

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