Defence CIO gets strategic in long-term IT makeover

Late last year Greg Farr, long-serving Australian Tax Office CIO, was poached into what at the time many considered to be the least desirable senior IT job in the country.

Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling06 March 08 11:59

DFAT extends Pacnet contract for global connectivity

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has signed a three year contract with Pacnet for global network services under a whole of government telecommunications agreement.

Written by Sandra Rossi05 March 08 14:53

Gender pay disparity push women away from IT in droves

Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, 2008, a global study of sixty-three nations has revealed women across all industries and age groups are being paid on average 16 per cent less than men.

Written by Sandra Rossi04 March 08 12:41

Universities invest more than $12 million in unified comms

Australia's higher education sector is serious about unified communications with three universities investing more than $12 million in developing innovative networks that can deliver a multimedia experience to students.

Written by Sandra Rossi20 Feb. 08 12:52

Commissioner signals new powers as part of privacy reforms

Amendments to the Privacy Act to be introduced this year include a range of sweeping new powers allowing the Privacy Commissioner to enforce the mandatory reporting of new data breaches.

Written by Darren Pauli13 Feb. 08 12:54

SA CIO jumps ship to IBM, Mills takes over

The former CIO for the state government of South Australia, Grantly Mailes, has added himself to the long list of IT customers defecting to vendorland by joining the ranks of IBM's global services division in Melbourne while Andrew Mills has been appointed as his replacement.

Written by Rodney Gedda06 Feb. 08 10:03

23,000 Linux PCs forge education revolution in Philippines

Providing high school students with PCs is seen as a first step to preparing them for a technology-literate future, but in the Philippines many schools cannot afford to provide computing facilities so after a successful deployment of 13,000 Fedora Linux systems from a government grant, plans are underway to roll out another 10,000 based on Ubuntu.

Written by Rodney Gedda29 Jan. 08 10:53

French e-voting study highlights hidden costs

Electoral districts opting to use electronic voting machines face significant costs, some hidden, according to a new report from the French Internet Rights Forum.

Written by Peter Sayer20 Dec. 07 08:13

NICTA showcases top projects at opening of ACT lab

Opening its new Canberra laboratory yesterday, NICTA showcased a range of projects including the creation of intelligent devices with the ability to learn.

Written by Sandra Rossi13 Dec. 07 08:31

ACT govt to overhaul financial system

The ACT government will re-implement its Oracle Financials system by consolidating nine separate instances into one.

Written by Rodney Gedda10 Dec. 07 15:52

China to produce 40% of mobile phones in '07

Roughly 500 million of the world's mobile phones, or more than 40 percent of the global total, were or will be produced in China this year, according to the country's Ministry of Information Industry.

Written by Al Sacco06 Dec. 07 18:17

California city rebuilds network using open-source apps

When the city of Madera, California, needed a new voice system, it turned to open-source technology -- not just for the IP telephony but for an entire network-infrastructure overhaul and loads of other functions. All the renovations cost less than half the estimated price of deploying a commercial voice over IP VoIP system alone. This smart, budget-wise use of open source across the network wins the city a 2007 Enterprise All-Star Award.

Written by Tim Greene05 Dec. 07 07:12

Federal Police to outsource software development

Following its decision to establish a panel of general IT service providers earlier this year, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is now seeking the services of specialist providers to undertake and assist its application development activities.

Written by Rodney Gedda04 Dec. 07 11:06
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