Study: Companies need better enterprise search

A survey of 500 businesses concluded that 69 per cent of companies have less than half of their data discoverable by enterprise search tools. Such tools can help end-users find files, data and other content in enterprise systems, applications, and document repositories.

Written by C.G. Lynch19 June 08 10:18

Blogging gets more dangerous as worldwide arrests triple

It's becoming increasingly dangerous to post blogs in some parts of the world. Various governments continue to step up efforts to crack down on bloggers who expose public corruption and human right violations, according to a research study released earlier this month.

Written by Heather Havenstein18 June 08 09:20

Tassie Govt deploys unified virtualisation

The Tasmanian government has standardised its entire server farm architecture on a single virtualisation platform thanks to a deal struck with VMware.

Written by Darren Pauli17 June 08 16:42

Judge: White House doesn't have to turn over e-mail records

The US Executive Office of the President doesn't have to turn over information on an alleged 10 million missing e-mail messages to a government watchdog group seeking information on how the e-mails were lost, a judge ruled Monday in the US.

Written by Grant Gross17 June 08 07:37

Beijing prepares for 'High-tech Olympics'

All over Beijing, Olympic countdown clocks tick off the seconds that China has awaited for seven years: the moments until Aug. 8, 2008, at 8:00 pm, when the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics begin.

Written by Steven Schwankert12 June 08 11:17

Govt throws Access Card to industry

Deployment of a national access card will be a job for private industry, not government, according to the federal Human Services Minister, Joe Ludwig.

Written by Darren Pauli11 June 08 16:24

Gov grants $1.2M to train luddites

The federal government has today launched a $1.2 million national security alert service to round-out its plans to sanitise Internet feeds to families and small businesses.

Written by Darren Pauli06 June 08 15:41

Libs demand overhaul of broadband panel

The opposition has demanded a restructure of the government's broadband expert panel following Federal Court charges against a mobile phone retailer, previously run by the panel's chair Tony Mitchell.

Written by Darren Pauli05 June 08 09:23

Telstra paints black to go green

Telstra has painted itself black in an effort to go green by replacing its 36,000 colourful screensavers with black screens.

Written by Darren Pauli04 June 08 11:42

Former ACCC commissioner joins ACMA

A former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) staffer and an ex-radiocommunications regulator have been appointed to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) board, under the government's new merit-based recruitment criteria for public service officers.

Written by Darren Pauli03 June 08 13:18

NASA employee suspended for political blogging

Any employee can get in trouble for personal blogging on company time, but US government workers, as one NASA employee has discovered, can get into a special kind of legal trouble if they also write about politics. They risk violating a 1939 US law called the Hatch Act, which requires federal employees to keep their jobs and political activity separate.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 May 08 08:08

Vic tax office on 10-year road to SOA

The Victorian State Revenue Office (SRO) is conducting a mammoth 10-year Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) implementation to revitalise its central payment systems.

Written by Darren Pauli27 May 08 10:34

Gov spends $251m to make SMEs IT savvy

Australia's small enterprises are set for an IT facelift through a $251 million splurge to bolster the nation's innovation and competitiveness.

Written by Darren Pauli26 May 08 12:16

Developers: Facebook redesign risky but needed

Facebook's major overhaul of its core member profile pages is a risky but necessary move for the world's second-largest online social network, according to several developers of popular applications for the site.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez26 May 08 08:00

Govt gets serious about e-health implementation

The National E-Health Transaction Authority (NETA) will this year action its spate of electronic health projects, set to revolutionise the operations of Australian hospitals and clinics.

Written by Darren Pauli21 May 08 16:47

Open source must co-op to win govt contracts

Open source players will need to swap baggy jeans for suits if they want to secure lucrative enterprise and government contracts, experts say.

Written by Darren Pauli21 May 08 15:58

Dutch government bans electronic voting

The government of the Netherlands has banned electronic voting machines from future elections because of a risk of eavesdropping. The nation will return to paper voting.

Written by Andreas Udo de Haes20 May 08 07:48
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