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Boral wins ITIL implementation award

Building materials manufacturer Boral has won an award for the best ITIL implementation for 2007 at the IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) of Australia's IT service management awards.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 Oct. 07 10:10

Cairns City Council to unify communications

Cairns City Council is installing a 1000 user IP telephony system as part of a three year project to roll out unified communications across its entire legacy network.

Written by Darren Pauli24 Oct. 07 15:11

NSW gets new CIO

The NSW government has appointed a new chief information officer to lead the state's IT strategy five months after the unceremonious departure of the inaugural CIO Paul Edgecumbe.

Written by Rodney Gedda24 Oct. 07 10:20

ITSM awards finalists announced

The ITSM Industry Awards finalists have today been announced for the fields of best ITIL implementation as well as most innovative and IT service management champion.

Written by Staff Writers17 Oct. 07 16:10

Victoria Police sign three year outsourced security deal

Australian managed service provider, the Ethan Group, has won a three year contract with Victoria Police to provide secure Web gateway and e-mail filtering for the organisation's 14,000 employees.

Written by Darren Pauli17 Oct. 07 12:17

Defence inks $20 million outsourcing deal with CSC

Outsourcer CSC has inked a deal with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) worth more than $20 million to provide systems administration for the department's join command system.

Written by Darren Pauli15 Oct. 07 13:24

Indigenous communities to get satellite phones

Some 100 remote indigenous communities will have access to basic telephone services with the introduction of satellite phones early next year.

Written by Rodney Gedda15 Oct. 07 12:29

NSW to develop Web-based election software

The NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) will develop a range of Web- and Windows-based applications to support the operation of elections paving the way for the possible introduction of online voting throughout the state.

Written by Rodney Gedda11 Oct. 07 12:35

ACCC seeks injunction against e-commerce apps vendor

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking an urgent injunction to restrain US vendor, StoresOnline, from selling its e-commerce software in Australia.

Written by Fleur Doidge08 Oct. 07 16:03

Feds launch ICT skills report

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has released a report to assess the need for information and communication technology skills within government departments.

Written by Rodney Gedda08 Oct. 07 11:17

Suncorp leads green IT revolution

Banking and insurance giant Suncorp is leveraging a unique opportunity to overhaul its IT infrastructure to bring it in line with the company's environment friendly philosophy.

Written by Rodney Gedda04 Oct. 07 14:23

WA Education inks contract for SMS suite

MGM Wireless has signed a $960,000 contract with the Western Australia Department of Education and Training to supply its messageyou software suite to the state's schools.

Written by Sandra Rossi03 Oct. 07 15:52

Malware economy on the rise

Based on a steady flow of reports on a vast variety of data security threats during the first half of 2007, security firm F-Secure Lab says the bad guys are winning. According to the company, the perpetrators of orchestrated security attacks are gaining an ever firmer foothold in their effort to build a stronger, sustainable commercial economy based on carefully crafted exploits targeting consumers, companies and public sector organizations.

Written by CIO Canada staff03 Oct. 07 09:21

Government seeks to ban more websites

The Australian Government has tabled a bill that will increase the power of police to ban websites that they deem crime or terrorism related.

Written by PC World Staff22 Sept. 07 03:59

City council implements virtual SAN for data protection

Melbourne-based Kingston City Council has virtualised its storage environment with high-availability data protection and off-site disaster recoverywhich integrates seamlessly with its VMWare server environment.

Written by Sandra Rossi20 Sept. 07 10:53

Increasing adoption of ITIL is making resistance futile

David Farris, IT manager at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, has been working for five years to change some of the processes within his 300-employee organization. He hopes the changes will lead to significant savings in the IT department, which now spends about US$100 million annually.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau19 Sept. 07 14:18

NSW births register to get new life

After 11 years of operation, the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages will replace its core software system, LifeData, with a new application dubbed LifeLink.

Written by Rodney Gedda17 Sept. 07 10:19
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