If you've never heard of business activity monitoring, don't worry, you will. Coined last year by analyst firm Gartner, BAM could be the IT tonic you never knew your business needed.
Stories by Mark Broatch
Many companies are reducing the number of IT suppliers to simplify purchasing and trim costs. So software sales reps face tougher times and longer sales cycles.
Two Auckland companies have shown how the proposed ITANZ e-government application centre might create marketable products.
Portals are going to be bigger than Iraq this year.
If you’re a subcorporate-size business, expect to get a knock on the door from IBM or one of its resellers over the coming year.
Piracy is bad, right? This we know without question. It denies the producer of intellectual property legitimate rights to the revenue, ownership and distribution of their products.
The 4500 staff at the BNZ are to gain access to a range of employee applications and web-based forms thanks to an HR portal that’s been developed by the IT department of its parent, the National Australia Bank.
A new survey of web domains shows a decline in the number of sites running Microsoft’s Internet Information Server. Not surprising, when we remember that research super-heavyweight Gartner issued a report in late 2001 suggesting users should consider alternatives given the holes it presented to the Code Red and Nimda worms. Gartner gets listened to.
Last year ended with us wondering about ICT, information and communications technology, and whether we could build a sector worth $10 billion by 2012, boasting 100 companies turning over $100 million each, as a high-powered taskforce suggested.
I recently received a note from Amazon.com (from which I last bought something, oh, about seven years ago). It was a personal note, from Jeff Bezos himself:
As it’s the last issue of Stats Watch for the year, we thought we’d look at a few numbers on what IT execs really want to know for Christmas: what’s happening in the games console market. (Yes, we read your column, Jim Swanson - see A month of Fridays draws in.)
The counterpart to foreigners filling our IT vacancies is the outsourcing of roles such as software development and call centre operations to much cheaper but capable professionals in countries far afield.
Just how big are the information and communications technology industries? The government's ICT Taskforce wants the country to build 100 x $100 million local ICT companies -- 84 more than at present -- and have ICT contributing 10% of the country's gross domestic product by 2012, up from 4.3% now.
Vignette appears to be listening to New Zealand users.
A partnership between Vignette and local Sun agent SolNet appears to be on the boil again.