Stories by Dahna McConnachie

Drupal gains ground down under

The open source content management system (CMS), Drupal, continues to gain popularity both locally and internationally. The CMS powers several new high profile websites including the Prime Minister's site, launched last month and designed by Canberra-based company OPC IT and ABC's three digital radio websites – Dig Music, ABC Jazz and ABC Country. Internationally, it is used by organisations as diverse as Obama's administration in the US to Greenpeace to McDonalds.

Former Massachusets CIO vocal about open source

Former Massachusetts state government CIO Peter Quinn believes that any technology leader, in the public or private sector, who is not supporting and implementing open standards should resign.

Aussie IT job market predicted to be tight this year

The Australian IT job market will be fruitful this year with telecommunications engineers particularly sought after, recruiters say. While demand will outstrip supply, “opening the floodgates” to candidates from outside Australia isn’t the answer, some recruiters say.

Australian IT jobs grow as graduates in demand

Good news for Kiwis thinking of hopping across the ditch - jobs in the Australian IT industry are continuing to grow steadily, and graduates are in high demand due to an increasing skills shortage, according to the Olivier Internet Job Index.

HP chooses Australia to expand Linux footprint

HP is seeking to enlarge its footprint in the enterprise Linux space by partnering with Red Hat and Novell, and has chosen Australia as the place to start.
The partnership will see the three companies working together to help customers with the integration and ongoing support of Linux.

Think like a hacker, course teaches

To stop criminal activities within your organization, you first need to think like a hacker a new security course will teach when its first classes start in August.

University commercialises tech skills

Adelaide University made use of last week's CeBIT trade show in Sydney as a way to promote its Masters in Science and Technology Commercialisation (MSTC), a course, which has increased student numbers five-fold in four years.

Australians stung by Sasser

The Sasser worm which began in Europe last Friday is now well and truly global, with the current rate of infection being highest in the Asia Pacific, according to local antivirus companies.