The legal risks of adopting open source software may not be confined to intellectual property problems of the SCO-IBM type.
Department of Defence CIO Patrick Hannan will trade his fatigues for a Demons jersey after scoring the plum job of Victoria's first ever CIO after a rigorous executive search.
In a trend that will bring little joy to large outsourcers, the federal government is gradually in-sourcing many of its helpdesk services after enduring years of slow response times, a frustratingly limited understanding of its business needs and questionable value for money.
The Federal Government has committed $23.7 million to improving broadband access in regional Australia.
Drama surrounding the Australian Customs Service's Integrated Cargo System offers valuable lessons for those at the coalface of managing outsourcers.
Governments, after years of fruitless hysteria, are shifting their national security focus away from the threat of cyber attacks launched by terrorist groups to enhancing eavesdropping capabilities to monitor such groups, according to Gartner’s research director for information security and risk, Rich Mogull.
The full financial horror of the Australian Customs Services' massive Cargo Management Reengineering (CMR) Integrated Cargo System project was revealed last night at the Senate Estimates hearing.
Maintaining her role as Australia's outsourcing watchdog since 1997, Opposition IT spokeswoman Senator Kate Lundy used this month's Public Accounts committee hearing to expose serious flaws under current service provider arrangements between EDS and Customs.
Missing backup tapes from the Prime Minister’s office, cleaner’s removing PCs from the Attorney General’s department, laptops stolen from staff cars and homes while couriers mysteriously lose hardware in transit, are just a few of the extraordinary incidents a parliamentary committee heard last week.
South Australian Democrat Ian Gilfillan has delayed pushing for a final vote on his long-standing open source procurement bill and will endeavour to introduce another aimed at “safeguards” on RFID technology before the end of the year.
The New Zealand and Australian parliaments have demonstrated that closer economic relations apply to more than just the commercial realm.
One of the largest software developments in Australia's economic history is on hold again - much to the relief of industry.
Doctors are sick of being stuck in the waiting room as the federal government makes up its mind on Health IT, according to the chairman of the Australian Medical Association's (AMA) expert advisory panel on IT Allan Zemit.
Linking natural speech recognition technology to transactional systems has long been thought a risky business, however Australia's largest multi-client service agency Centrelink says it finally has got the formula right - up to a point.
CeBIT Worldwide Events' chief Joerg Schomburg is upbeat about analysts' forecast last week that the global ICT market would grow between 4.5 and 6 per cent in 2004, supporting their view that demand for e-business, wireless infrastructure and e-government technologies would drive a "recovery" next year.
Brazil has become the latest country last week to show its support for Linux. Following moves by the U.K. and Russia, the government of Brazil announced Friday that it has signed a letter of intent with IBM Corp. pledging to develop initiatives that will promote the use of Linux in the Latin American country.
A British government agency whose mission is to help reduce the cost of government is launching a series of nine IT "proof of concept" trial projects using open source software, including Linux.
Mooney Valley Council is believed to be the first Melbourne metropolitan council to implement a converged voice and data network.
The Victorian government has failed a privacy audit of its Web sites with about half not even providing the security necessary to protect personal information.
The government is embarking on a refresh of its core ICT strategy, to be completed by the first half of next year.
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