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Smart state's e-cluster leverages basics for the big time

Boasting the highest concentration of e-security companies and research facilities outside of North America, the Queensland government and industry are working together to create an e-security cluster that is set to take on the big players in the IT security market.

Written by Sandra Rossi14 July 03 12:43

Staff set free at Australia’s first RFID library

A Sydney council claims to have created Australia’s first, self-serve library using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, as part of a wireless e-commerce strategy.

Written by Steven Deare14 July 03 11:42

WA council sweetens future path

Perth's City of Cockburn Council has replaced its 12-year-old, text-based legacy system with a software suite in a $700,000 project.

Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore08 July 03 10:22

Optus, Telstra ink Qld govt mobile contract

The Queensland government will spend $54 million over the next three years developing mobile communications infrastructure across the state.

Written by Computerworld Staff08 July 03 08:05

Outsourcing saves SA govt big bucks: report

Unlike recent Senate hearing claims that Australian Tax Office's IT services contract with EDS blew out by $400 million in its first four years due to mismanagement, a new study points to EDS as an example of how cost savings were gained in an outsourcing deal.

Written by Helen Han07 July 03 14:43

Queensland govt scores top marks in bioscience

Victoria trails Queensland among state governments that are energetically supporting bioscience and needs to fine-tune its Bio 21 initiative, according to one of the bioIT industry's most unusual executives, Michael Armitage.

Written by Peter Young07 July 03 07:59

Commission cuts backup time with SAN

After running out of disk space on its Windows 2000 servers, the Australian Tourist Commission (ATC) realised it had outgrown its direct-attached storage environment and needed to implement a storage area network (SAN).

Written by Sandra Rossi04 July 03 10:55

Study: High growth for open source in Germany

Germany is poised to see sales of open source software and services grow substantially over the next few years, particularly in the public sector, according to a new report published Tuesday.

Written by John Blau and James Niccolai03 July 03 08:08

NZ Seminar Puts Microsoft in Open Source Lion’s Den

An unlikely contribution to the Govis seminar program will come from Brett Roberts of Microsoft, speaking on “the relationship between commercial and non-commercial software”, Microsoft’s own Shared Source initiative and “reality versus hype”.

Written by Stephen Bell01 July 03 15:11

Italy Stresses IT as Theme of EU Presidency

The first major international conference of Italy’s six-month presidency of the European Union will be devoted to e-government, an indication of the importance attached to information technology (IT) by the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Written by Philip Willan01 July 03 15:10

Traffic Authority's Road to Ebiz Gets Green Light

The e-business strategy of the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is a model for online services that other government agencies could benefit by following, according to a NSW Auditor General report.

Written by Steven Deare17 June 03 10:23

E-Govts Focus On People And Process

Discussions with other administrations at the Microsoft-organised Government Leaders' Summit in the US last month confirmed to the New Zealand representative that the real challenges in e-government relate more to change management and people issues than the technology.

Written by Stephen Bell17 June 03 10:22

NZ Government, Microsoft Sign On Dotted Line

The G2003 agreement between Microsoft and New Zealand government agencies on licensing terms for Microsoft software was formally signed last week, and looks to have contained or even reduced costs for "most" agencies.

Written by Stephen Bell17 June 03 10:20

Bank chief broadsides counter-terrorism data demands

Australian Banking Association chairman and Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray last week threw a grenade into the counter-terrorism debate warning the federal government that banks will not allow access to customer data as part of joint information-sharing initiatives.

Written by Julian Bajkowski03 June 03 11:03

N+I — UK Gov't Keen On Wireless LAN Hot Spots

The future of wireless is a topic of major concern to the British government, which would like to coordinate with the United States as much as possible in terms of technologies, standards and regulation, says an official from the British consulate, which had its own booth at NetWorld+Interop 2003.

Written by Ellen Messmer07 May 03 12:32

Australian Gov't to Share Intelligience With Industries

The federal government will provide critical infrastructure industries such as banking, IT, utilities and telecommunications with tailored intelligence reports as part of its newly dubbed Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) initiative.

Written by Sandra Rossi02 May 03 09:44

Hi-Tech Crime to Score $20m in Budget

The Australian Federal Police and Australian Crime Commission will receive around $20 million in new funding in the forthcoming federal budget to spearhead technology-based counter-terrorism capabilities.

Written by Julian Bajkowski02 May 03 09:41

ATO Extends EDS Contract for Two More Years

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has extended its outsourcing agreement with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for a further two years, an extension for which the ATO will pay $300 million.

Written by IDG staff writers22 April 03 11:18

Australia and South Korea to Swap Broadband Tips

Government and industry heavyweights from Australia and South Korea will meet on Australia's Gold Coast next month to swap ideas on broadband deployment.

Written by Brian Corrigan15 April 03 14:54
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