The Western Australian government will this month formally announce a Web application project being piloted by 500 households that aims to ‘network’ the neighbourhoods of WA residents.
Linux, once viewed as an OS (operating system) only computer geeks could appreciate, is today a much more user-friendly software that companies, public administrations and consumers can master almost as easily as Microsoft's Windows XP. That's the core finding of a study published last Friday by Relevantive AG, a Berlin-based company specializing in consulting companies on the usability of software and Web services.
The federal government's beleaguered Job Network system, which went live July 1, is still under fire with users claiming miserably slow response times and persistent outages as the system struggles to cope with 3.2 million transactions daily, according to documents obtained by Computerworld.
Microsoft is working with the US government in studying one of the most pressing challenges in federal information security, one that is critically important to future homeland security and information-sharing efforts: multilevel security workstations.
An antiquated IT infrastructure and cultural turf battles among the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and various intelligence agencies resulted in a lack of information sharing and analysis that contributed to the national security community's failure to head off the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to the results of a congressional investigation.
As governments across Australia debate the ramifications of open source software, the NSW Department of Commerce has set up an open source evaluation project involving some 40 agencies.
Laws to ban spam will be introduced into Parliament later this year, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, said yesterday .
Australian company Core Medical Solutions has started trialling a wireless implementation of its patient records system – The Boss.
Recruiting agency members of the federal government's Job Network that were forced to undertake multimillion dollar IT-compliance upgrades have labelled the new system "a dog".
A consortium of Victorian businesses supplying services and technology based on free and open source software are looking to further push the cause of open computing within government agencies and corporate enterprises.
Apple Computer has signalled its intent to play hardball in courting the Australian government and military space. The vendor has announced Tony King as its new Asia-Pacific managing director as well as a specialist Canberra-based sales unit.
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.
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.
Telstra has blamed the introduction of a new technology regime for a drop in its fault repair performance in the March quarter.
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.
The Queensland government will spend $54 million over the next three years developing mobile communications infrastructure across the state.
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.
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.
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).
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.
BPM software streamlines the backend workings of an organisation to create better employee experiences, laying a foundation for smarter, more responsive customer interactions.
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