Melbourne divines future online

The City of Melbourne has created a new online wiki to allow Melbournians to discuss the city's 2020 vision, including plans for city-wide wireless Internet, GPS traffic monitoring and a 3D Facebook.

Written by Darren Pauli19 May 08 14:06

NT e-health system cleans up doctor's handwriting

The Northern Territory government has launched a new electronic prescription service that aims to reduce discrepancies caused by doctor's handwriting and improve patient care.

Written by Darren Pauli16 May 08 11:51

Study: Schools, businesses must adapt to 'thumb generation'

Classrooms need to adapt to serve students who are plugged in online as never before, and corporations will need to adjust to the "thumb generation" and its thirst for connectivity and numerous computing devices, a new report says.

Written by John Fontana16 May 08 10:36

Budget benefits bush broadband

The federal government will pour $270.7 million into regional broadband incentives, [[artid:58489466|two weeks|new]] after it attempted to use the funds for its National Broadband Network (NBN).

Written by Darren Pauli14 May 08 12:08

Australia's first National ICT careers week announced

Convincing young people that a career in ICT offers a global passport and the chance to make a difference in some of humankind's foremost dilemmas, such as climate change, are among the key themes of the inaugural National ICT Careers Week, slated for 28 July to 2 August 2008.

Written by Andrew Hendry12 May 08 14:06

PwC review lauds ATO's security practices

The Australian Taxation Office is on top of its game when it comes to information security, an independent investigation has found.

Written by Howard Dahdah08 May 08 13:08

New Zealand gov't ID plan lacks 'terrorism bug' infection

International experts in Wellington for a conference on identity last week expressed admiration for the New Zealand government's igovt identity information management scheme and the policy behind it.

Written by Stephen Bell07 May 08 10:02

Conroy spruiks Govt commitment to ICT innovation

Senator Stephen Conroy has spruiked the Rudd Government's commitment to funding ICT innovation during TechFest, an event showcasing Australian ICT research projects.

Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling05 May 08 08:46

Libs to deny Conroy $2B broadband pool

The government's fibre broadband purse could be $2 billion lighter following a coalition announcement that it will oppose legislation to pool the Communications Fund into the national Broadband Network's coffers.

Written by Darren Pauli01 May 08 10:33

Feds tout malware as Australia's biggest cyber threat

The director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre believes that the diversity of malware and its abilities to circumvent security products, is the greatest threat on the local cyber crime landscape.

Written by Andrew Hendry30 April 08 14:27

Earth Day frenzy raises hardware recycling questions

On a day when companies are promoting their green efforts as part of Earth Day, a nonprofit has accused some organizations of causing more environmental damage in the name of recycling electronic equipment.

Written by Agam Shah24 April 08 07:43

SANS capitalises on security training in Canberra

The SANS Institute has formalised its association with Shearwater Solutions by appointing the company as its local ANZ representative, as well as bringing it on board to organize a SANS security training event in Canberra in June.

Written by Andrew Hendry23 April 08 15:38

Chinese anti CNN hacking group disbands

When news of their planned attacks against CNN's website was published last week, the Chinese hacking group 'Revenge of the Flame' postponed their attack, due to there being too much public awareness of their plans. Since that news was made public, and under the increasing attention of the global media, it seems that it has all become too much for 'Revenge of the Flame' and they have announced their disbandment.

Written by Carl Jongsma21 April 08 11:44
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