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Stories by Kathryn Edwards

Country Fire Authority CIO, Michael Foreshew

Decision making can be a critical process for any IT professional, but at the Country Fire Authority (CFA) it can be a matter of life and death. As a cancer survivor and father of an autistic child, Michael Foreshew took on the challenge in an effort to give something back to the community.

Written by Kathryn Edwards03 April 10 09:30

Jobs recovery could impact IT contracting: Hudson

The recovery in the IT jobs market could begin to take its toll on contract positions, according to the latest ICT salary guide by recruitment firm Hudson.

Written by Kathryn Edwards02 Feb. 10 11:39

MashupAustralia competition winners announced

Two mashups of open access government data, <i>Suburban Trends</i> and <i>Know where you live</i>, have taken out top honours in the MashupAustralia contest.

Written by Kathryn Edwards14 Dec. 09 15:30

NBN Co ponders capability statements

NBN Co, the company in charge of the Federal Government’s $43 billion National Broadband Network, has announced it received many “high-quality” responses to its request for capability statements for the supply of infrastructure.

Written by Kathryn Edwards15 Jan. 10 16:31

The AIIA on the NBN, collaboration and turning Australia into an ICT leader

At the three-day Asia Pacific Digital Innovation Summit (APDIS) in December, an annual trade event which brought together 780 delegates from 21 countries, we caught up with Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) chairman John Grant and CEO Ian Birks for a rare joint interview. The pair spoke candidly about the challenges the Australian ICT industry faces this coming decade and the importance of accelerating NBN progress.

Written by Kathryn Edwards14 Jan. 10 10:45

Merging Markets

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank CIO, Andrew Watts, speaks to Kathryn Edwards

Written by Kathryn Edwards21 Dec. 09 15:25

Max Walker releases Melbourne Cup iPhone app

Cricketing legend Max Walker’s company Maxximiser, has joined the throng of Australian developers aiming to hit it big on the popular iPhone releasing an app for the the race that stops a nation.

Written by Kathryn Edwards22 Oct. 09 12:55

Industry body forming to address IT graduate skills

A pilot group within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is months away from creating a global IT education-focused body to address the needs of the industry.

Written by Kathryn Edwards28 Sept. 09 11:42

Five Windows 7 features to make IT managers jobs easier

Speaking from Microsoft's Tech Ed event on the Gold Coast, Windows 7 commercial group lead and the woman responsible for the launch of Windows 7 in Australia, Sarah Vaughan, outlines the top five features of Windows 7 to make the lives of IT managers a little easier.

Written by Kathryn Edwards10 Sept. 09 11:13

Tech Ed: Women in IT

Out of the 2500-odd IT professionals and developers at this year's Microsoft Tech Ed on the Gold Coast, only about 200 are women. The attendance of women is up 50 per cent from last year, but it's still a far cry from the number of men pouring through the doors.

Written by Kathryn Edwards09 Sept. 09 15:46

Slideshow: TechEd 2009

Photos from Microsoft's annual IT professional meet

Written by Kathryn Edwards09 Sept. 09 15:09