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iSOFT’s Cohen leaves the building

Besieged e-health company iSOFT has confirmed the departure of former chief executive Gary Cohen, just weeks after he quietly resigned from the CEO role in late August.

Written by Jenna Pitcher01 Oct. 10 10:58

iPad trials hit Tasmanian schools

The Tasmanian Department of Education and Training has revealed over 30 iPads are being trialled in a number of schools across the state, with plans in the works to also examine the potential for Android- and Windows-based tablets to be used as an education device.

Written by Jenna Pitcher28 Sept. 10 17:01

QLD schools latest to pick up iPad

Queensland’s Department of Education and Training has confirmed centrally controlled trials of 50 iPad devices in two state schools will begin in October, adding that some schools were already independently trialling Apple’s tablet device, as well as the smaller form factor iPod Touch.

Written by Jenna Pitcher24 Sept. 10 11:55

iPads garner favour in Australian education

Schools and universities right around Australia had jumped headfirst into trials of Apple's hyped iPad tablet as they rush to discover exactly what the device's use will be in the educational field — sometimes with the support of their overarching education departments, and sometimes without.

Written by Jenna Pitcher22 Sept. 10 15:30

Optus joins the private cloud

Optus’s business division and its subsidiary Alphawest today announced the launch of a new scalable commercial enterprise ‘cloud’ service — Optus Cloud Solutions — which will be available to enterprise customers from 1 October.

Written by Jenna Pitcher14 Sept. 10 14:46

ATO e-tax software hit by potential security holes

The denizens of global security mailing list Bugtraq have started discussing whether the Australian Taxation Office's e-tax 2010 software -- currently being used by millions of Australians to submit their tax returns -- has a security hole in it, due to the way it deals with remote Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates.

Written by Jenna Pitcher14 Sept. 10 07:17

Computershare cuts costs in the cloud

Australian investor services giant Computershare this week revealed that it had rebuilt its most highly trafficked sites on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, sending them live in the first week of August.

Written by Jenna Pitcher27 Aug. 10 15:04

Coca-Cola Amatil's journey: Lotus Notes to BPOS

Beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is halfway through the massive task of migrating its over 8000 employees from Lotus Notes to Microsoft's hosted Business Productivity Online Suite, the company revealed in a presentation at Microsoft's Tech.Ed conference on the Gold Coast this week.

Written by Jenna Pitcher27 Aug. 10 09:34

Qld health IT disaster shakes up Australia's government CIOs

Top-level State and Federal Government chief information officers around Australia have acknowledged they are aware of the Queensland Government's dramatic change in IT strategy following revelations of widespread problems with the state's IT shared services strategy, but are broadly withholding comment on how the debacle might impact their own initiatives until the full picture is known.

Written by Jenna Pitcher04 Aug. 10 14:35

Ninemsn advertises for chief technology officer

Ninemsn — the online joint venture with media and entertainment group PBL Media and Microsoft partnership — has advertised for a chief technology officer position on specialist emerging technology and media recruitment firm MitchelLake’s website.

Written by Jenna Pitcher30 July 10 19:44

Westpac goes with Fiserv to rejuvenate online banking

Top-tier Australian bank Westpac has chosen Fiserv’s online individual, business banking and corporate services for it’s online transformation program, where the bank aims to update the online services currently available to its customers.

Written by Jenna Pitcher28 July 10 18:18

Panama Canal expansion goes with Australian company

Australian company, Aconex, has announced a deal that has the potential to put it on the global stage in its role as a provider of software as a service-based project collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering sectors.

Written by Jenna Pitcher28 July 10 18:12

Aconex wins huge Panama Canal deal

Australian company, Aconex, has announced a deal that has the potential to put it on the global stage in its role as a provider of software as a service-based project collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering sectors.

Written by Jenna Pitcher28 July 10 17:40

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