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Govt to streamline ICT contracting

Federal government senators Eric Abetz and Helen Coonan have announced moves to simplify contracting in the government information and communications technology arena.

Written by Staff Writers30 Nov. 05 15:19

Dell pilots 'free' recycling service

Hardware manufacturer Dell is piloting a free PC recycling service in Sydney and Melbourne as of next month.

Written by Michael Crawford and Dahna McConnachie30 Nov. 05 07:37

Victorian government pushes IP policies for contractors

Victoria will become the first Australian state to allow contractors to retain ownership of intellectual property (IP), replacing uncapped liability with an evaluated approach.

Written by Michael Crawford29 Nov. 05 10:46

New workplace legislation to impact HR, payroll systems

The federal government's proposed Industrial Relations legislation is likely to increase the cost and complexity of administration in industries dependent on award payments.

Written by Computerworld Staff29 Nov. 05 08:56

E-gov becomes t-gov

The UK Cabinet Office has published a study into e-government practices, highlighting how governments in the most advanced countries are moving into a new wave of electronic services and processes.

Written by Matthew Broersma29 Nov. 05 08:25

Feds commended in international e-government report

A report into the e-government performance of nine industrial countries has highly commended the Australian federal government's work on information and services integration.

Written by Computerworld Staff25 Nov. 05 12:32

National VoIP policy framework announced

Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Senator Helen Coonan has announced the government will support the introduction of a new telecomms number range to facilitate the development of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

Written by Computerworld Staff23 Nov. 05 12:06

SA's IT chief revises contract deadline

The process of retendering $1 billion worth of IT contracts by the South Australian government may not reach completion until early 2007.

Written by Sandra Rossi22 Nov. 05 08:18

Siemens wins federal government IP contract

The Federal Department of Finance and Administration (DOFA) today inked a $1.8 million contract with Siemens to upgrade its communications network across four sites in Canberra.

Written by Sandra Rossi21 Nov. 05 16:00

WSIS - Some open-source boosters see missed chance

Advocates of free software and open-source software were neither protesting nor dancing in the halls of the Kram conference and exhibition center at the Internet summit in Tunis. A few critics, including Richard Stallman, questioned why they even came.

Written by John Blau21 Nov. 05 07:42

US prevails in Internet governance struggle

The United States has prevailed in the controversial fight over Internet governance and will retain overall control of the Internet's DNS, root servers and ICANN for the foreseeable future.

Written by Kieren McCarthy17 Nov. 05 09:05

Beattie calls skills summit

Just a few months after he got the state's ICT industry offside, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has announced a national summit to focus on skills challenges facing the ICT industry to be held there early next year.

Written by Michael Crawford16 Nov. 05 08:01

National archives prepares to go digital

With the unenviable responsibility for housing potentially petabytes of government information that's both public and 'private', the National Archives of Australia (NAA) in Canberra is set to launch its digital archiving service on new infrastructure.

Written by Rodney Gedda16 Nov. 05 07:59

Workplace changes risk deprofessionalising IT

The proposed changes to Australia's workplace relations risk "deprofessionalising" IT, according to the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (APESMA) in its submission to the Work Choices senate inquiry.

Written by Dahna McConnachie15 Nov. 05 10:52

WSIS - Annan: UN has no plans to 'take over' the Internet

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, seeking to defuse a feud over Internet governance ahead of a global summit next week, wrote in a newspaper column published Saturday that no proposals exist to create a U.N. agency to take over the Net.

Written by John Blau08 Nov. 05 07:37

NSW govt warns of XML silos

XML may be seen as the holy grail of information interoperability, but the NSW government's experience with the technology warns of how the information silos of yesteryear can be repeated.

Written by Rodney Gedda03 Nov. 05 08:46

Feds sign 11 per cent more ICT deals

The federal government last year awarded more than $3 billion in ICT contracts, an increase of 11 percent, according to recent research.

Written by Sandra Rossi03 Nov. 05 07:47

Charges laid over tendering hacks

Two men have been charged in relation to the alleged hacking of one of Australia's most prominent economics consultancies, Access Economics.

Written by Michael Crawford28 Oct. 05 16:21
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