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Analysis: Still nothing to declare

Drama surrounding the Australian Customs Service's Integrated Cargo System offers valuable lessons for those at the coalface of managing outsourcers.

Written by Julian Bajkowski18 Nov. 03 08:20

Gartner labels cyberterrorism a dud

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.

Written by Julian Bajkowski14 Nov. 03 08:00

Outsourcing flaws exposed in parliamentary hearings

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.

Written by Sandra Rossi31 Oct. 03 10:41

Tales of mystery and missing laptops and PCs

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.

Written by Sandra Rossi23 Oct. 03 14:49

Democrats delay open source, move on RFID

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.

Written by Rodney Gedda22 Oct. 03 08:08

Customs cargo system delayed again

One of the largest software developments in Australia's economic history is on hold again - much to the relief of industry.

Written by Julian Bajkowski20 Oct. 03 15:32

Doctors stuck in the IT waiting room

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.

Written by Julian Bajkowski17 Oct. 03 08:15

Centrelink voice engine smooth talks clients

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.

Written by Julian Bajkowski16 Oct. 03 09:51

New markets, e-govt to drive 2004 IT spending

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.

Written by Helen Han15 Oct. 03 08:14

IBM, Brazilian government launch Linux effort

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.

Written by Robert McMillan13 Oct. 03 08:00

British gov't agencies to test open-source software

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.

Written by Todd R. Weiss10 Oct. 03 07:48

Victorian government fails privacy audit

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.

Written by Sandra Rossi03 Oct. 03 13:05

NZ government plots new ICT strategy

The government is embarking on a refresh of its core ICT strategy, to be completed by the first half of next year.

Written by Stephen Bell02 Oct. 03 08:27

Daryl Williams gets IT portfolio under reshuffle

Attorney General Daryl Williams has been appointed the new Communications and Information Technology Minister under a Cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister John Howard today.

Written by Staff Writers29 Sept. 03 13:06

Government cracks down on IT job rorts

Independent contractors, recruiters, and contract services and management companies (CMSC) are feeling the heat under a Government crackdown on tax and immigration rorts in the IT industry.

Written by Julian Bajkowski25 Sept. 03 08:13

ACA gets $300k to fight spam

The Australian Communications Authority is to receive additional funding totalling $300,000 to enforce new anti-spam legislation that is before parliament.

Written by Julian Bajkowski23 Sept. 03 08:06

KAZ, MCT win DCITA outsourcing deals

ASX-listed service provider KAZ Technology Services and voice specialist Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications have been awarded outsourcing contracts for the Federal Government’s Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).

Written by Brett Winterford22 Sept. 03 07:38
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