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IT architecture makes Defence more enterprise-like

Transforming archaic and siloed data and communications systems into coherent, enterprise-wide information services has always been a struggle at the Department of Defence, but a new breed of IT architects is making it happen.

Written by Rodney Gedda28 Nov. 07 16:07

UK data protection minister did not know about breach

The UK government's data protection minister did not know about the huge data breach at HM Revenue and Customs until he heard the chancellor's statement in the Commons on November 20, he has admitted.

Written by Tash Shifrin28 Nov. 07 06:21

South Africa, Netherlands and Korea striding toward ODF

As Microsoft's Office Open XML document format remains in ISO limbo, a trio of countries are pushing forward an adoption of the alternative Open Document Format (ODF) instead, according to an ODF advocacy group.

Written by Eric Lai27 Nov. 07 09:17

Security experts savage UK gov't over data breach

Security experts have criticized HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for creating fraud risks on several fronts when it lost 25 million child benefit records.

Written by Siobhan Chapman22 Nov. 07 08:11

Mailes resigns as SA CIO

The South Australia Government's Chief Information Officer (CIO), Grantly Mailes, tended his resignation late last week, leaving the role after almost three years in the job.

Written by Andrew Hendry19 Nov. 07 15:15

Asia's public sector IT adoption shows strength

Public sector IT spending in Asia (including Japan) has enjoyed steady growth right around the region, according to Springboard Research. Based on its market analysis, Springboard expects IT spending to be $US51.5 billion in 2007, with the market growing at a compound annual rate of 6.9 per cent from 2006 to the end of 2010.

Written by Len Rust19 Nov. 07 08:51

Forget Generations X and Y: Here comes Generation V

Much has been made of the stereotypical characteristics of the generations that followed the Baby Boomer era. The same can be said of the latest generation, but Gartner Inc. warns marketers to define them by their online actions rather than their birth dates. In a report released this week, Gartner said that traditional marketing methods won't work with this new group of consumers.

Written by Heather Havenstein15 Nov. 07 08:00

Foreign Office breached Data Protection Act

The UK Foreign Office has been slammed for breaching the Data Protection Act after a probe by the Information Commissioner into a security flaw on a website used by people applying for UK visas.

Written by Tash Shifrin14 Nov. 07 11:31

AWISE change of guard leading women into IT future

The Australian Women in IT and Science Entity (AWISE) has announced its key leadership roles for 2008, in preparation for the national launch of several projects aimed at boosting the significance of women in the nation's IT industry.

Written by Andrew Hendry14 Nov. 07 07:00

Questions abound on firing of Microsoft's CIO

In addition to the question of what corporate policy now-former Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott violated to lead to his termination by the company on Monday, many other unknowns remain.

Written by Eric Lai09 Nov. 07 06:17

Australia stuck in e-waste dark ages

This year marks the twelfth anniversary of Planet Ark's National Recycling Week (12th-18th November), and the problem of e-waste in Australia is growing bigger and badder with each passing year.

Written by Andrew Hendry05 Nov. 07 08:03

Survey: Open source gaining traction in US government

More than half of all US government executives have rolled out open-source software at their agencies, and 71 percent believe their agency can benefit from open-source software, according to a survey.

Written by Grant Gross05 Nov. 07 07:45

NSW Housing leases $20 million IT platform

The NSW Department of Housing has inked a five-year $20 million deal to supply a new hosted IT system to manage its $28 billion in assets.

Written by Darren Pauli31 Oct. 07 15:30

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
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