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Stories by Rohan Pearce


Shared services org eyes cloud for production — eventually

By Rohan Pearce | 24 July, 2014 15:41

The Shared Services Centre, established to provide IT and corporate services to the federal departments of education and employment, is interested in eventually expanding its use of cloud services to cover production systems, according to Susan Monkley, its CIO and deputy CEO.

NSW revamps open data repository

By Rohan Pearce | 22 July, 2014 11:19

The New South Wales government has launched a revamped open data repository.

Finish line approaches for Hyundai virtual desktop rollout

By Rohan Pearce | 18 July, 2014 14:55

Hyundai's Australian subsidiary is close to completing a company-wide VDI rollout. Head of IT at Hyundai Motor Company Australia, Bala Kothandaraman, said that virtual desktops had been rolled out to around 45 per cent of the organisation's 200 end users, with the remainder to transition in two months.

Vertigan panel sees no need to tighten NBN wholesale rules

By Rohan Pearce | 17 July, 2014 09:20

The first report out of the NBN Panel of Experts, appointed by the government to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the National Broadband Network, has rejected calls by telcos to further strengthen the rules that restrict NBN Co to wholesale-only operations.

Why Canon Australia shunned activity-based working (well, kinda)

By Rohan Pearce | 03 July, 2014 12:56

It may only be a five-minute walk from the company's old Australian headquarters, but when it comes to facilitating flexible working there's a million miles between Canon's old HQ and its new Sydney office, according to Ian Flemington, general manager of HR and communications.

Queensland plans framework for digital government

By Rohan Pearce | 17 June, 2014 11:54

The Queensland government will develop a Digital Government Framework for using digital channels as the preferred means of delivering services to the public under a strategic roadmap released today.

Australian government will go Drupal

By Rohan Pearce | 06 June, 2014 08:00

Tender documents issued this morning have confirmed that the Australian government will push ahead with seeking to build a whole-of-government content management system based on the open source Drupal platform.

ACT govt aims to save with hybrid cloud, energy efficient ICT

By Rohan Pearce | 03 June, 2014 16:00

The ACT government expects to save $8.6 million over four years with a whole-of-government ICT transformation program that will see the territory's government employ hybrid cloud.

Queensland government to go cloud-first

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2014 14:09

Cloud computing will be placed "at the centre of government ICT reform" under a new IT strategy update released by the Queensland government today.

E-health record should be opt-out: Review

By Rohan Pearce | 19 May, 2014 16:31

The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) should be renamed 'My Health Record' — MyHR — and shift to an opt-out model, according to a review of the system commissioned by the federal health minister, Peter Dutton.

Budget 2014 - Government to end support for NICTA

By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2014 20:33

The government will end financial support for NICTA from June 2016, with the organisation forced to fend for itself under measures announced in tonight’s budget.

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network looks to COTS

By Rohan Pearce | 05 May, 2014 14:18

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network has been looking at how to employ more commodity software for telemedicine, the SCHN chief information officer, Bill Vargas told the CeBIT eHealth 2014 conference this morning.

Hornsby Council rolls out virtual desktops

By Rohan Pearce | 02 May, 2014 09:52

Hornsby Shire Council in northern Sydney is in the pilot phase of a rollout of virtual desktop infrastructure. The rollout, which is due to be completed by the end of June, will involve shifting the council's employees from Windows XP to virtual Windows 7 desktops delivered via Nutanix converged infrastructure.

ANZ registers efficiency growth

By Rohan Pearce | 01 May, 2014 11:01

ANZ has reported what the CEO Michael Smith described as "a good half year result".

ACCC CIO apologises for privacy breach

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2014 09:56

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's CIO, Adrian Walkden, has issued an apology to subscribers of ACCC email lists. The organisation discovered late last week that the email addresses of subscribers to a number of its information alert services were publicly accessible online.