Stories by Sandra Rossi

Home grown tools to support emergency services agencies

Australia's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence (NICTA) has teamed with the Queensland Department of Emergency Services and a Brisbane ICT company to develop tools which will help emergency services agencies obtain timely information as a crisis unfolds.

Blackberry users lured into Faustian pact

Research examining the love/hate relationship Australian executives have developed with their BlackBerrys describes ownership of the popular e-mail device as akin to signing a Faustian pact.

Three $50 million data centres planned for Sydney in 2009

Data storage centre developer and owner, Technical Real Estate (TRE), has received development approval for its multi-million dollar next-generation data centre in Sydney's Norwest business park, which is expected to open for business in the first quarter of 2009.

Joomla! and the latest trends in the open source revolution

Australia's Andrew Eddie and Brad Baker, two of the core team members of Joomla!, the free open-source Internet content management system (CMS) that in three years has grown into a global development community with more than three million downloads in a year, will be guest speakers at a special event in Sydney on May 19, 2008.

Video Ezy to rollout IPTV platform to more than 1000 stores

Australia's largest movie rental franchise, Video Ezy and Blockbuster, today announced plans to rollout an IPTV delivery platform and set top box middleware to enable the delivery of an electronic video rental service to more than 1,000 stores.

LAMS rollout across entire NT school system

The Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) today began the rollout of Macquarie University's open-source Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) software to all NT public schools.

Development company almost destroyed by spam

Hit by more than 7.5 million spam e-mails in a single day, the Melbourne-based Aged Care Software Group, watched in horror as the onslaught of spam crashed its Web server and almost put the company out of business.