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NSW Education dept ups network analytics

In addition to welcoming in the 2006 school year, the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) began operating its new network analytics software last week, which is set to service some 2600 sites and 1.3 million users.

Written by Rodney Gedda07 Feb. 06 11:40

SA launches broadband network

South Australian Minister for Science and Information Economy Karlene Maywald will this week launch a new broadband network worth more than $1.1 million.

Written by Computerworld Staff07 Feb. 06 09:45

Courage Under Fire

Boy did I hit a nerve. In almost nine years of rabbiting and rambling, I have never experienced a response like the one to my last editorial, "School's Out".

Written by Linda Kennedy03 Feb. 06 14:20

Police take on bad boy role in WA's shared services plan

The Western Australian government's ambitious shared-services plan to standardize more than 100 agencies on the Oracle platform has hit a snag with the Police Department stubbornly refusing to make the transition by sticking with SAP software.

Written by Sandra Rossi03 Feb. 06 13:36

Telstra splits into three parts

Telstra has agreed to split into three parts prior to the government selling its remaining 51.8 percent share in the telco.

Written by Computerworld Staff03 Feb. 06 13:21

Gates to unveil Microsoft's strategy for government IT

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is planning this week to unveil the company's strategy for the government IT market, an intensely competitive area that has seen open-source software gain a strong foothold.

Written by Jeremy Kirk31 Jan. 06 08:51

New open source foundation forms

A new open source group, the Annodex Foundation, will be launched at the Australian Linux Conference being held in New Zealand this week.

Written by Sandra Rossi27 Jan. 06 09:56

ID card a costly solution that won't stop terrorism

Introduction of a national ID card could cost the economy up to $15 billion, according to the latest estimates from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

Written by Michael Crawford27 Jan. 06 09:28

Agility slashes Attorney General's IT spend

The federal Attorney General's Department has slashed software spending by 18 percent a year following a widespread review of existing contracts.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 Jan. 06 11:37

Coonan retains IT portfolio in Cabinet reshuffle

Federal senator Helen Coonan has retained the Communications, Information Technology and Arts portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by the Prime Minister John Howard last week.

Written by Michael Crawford25 Jan. 06 10:43

Feds launch online service directory

Improved service delivery to citizens is the aim of a new federal directory service announced today by Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz.

Written by Computerworld Staff19 Jan. 06 12:52

Regulatory compliance a CIO priority in 2006

Australian CIOs have rated regulatory compliance a New Year priority with organizations keen to leverage standards in a bid to gain competitive advantage.

Written by Sandra Rossi17 Jan. 06 11:28

Taiwan legislature takes on Microsoft

Taiwan's legislature has passed a resolution asking the government to reduce its purchases of Microsoft products by 25 percent this year, a further sign the world's largest software company is running into resistance in Asia.

Written by Dan Nystedt16 Jan. 06 15:05

US DHS funds security for open source

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a US$1.24 million three-year grant to Stanford University and software vendors Coverity and Symantec. The grant will fund daily security audits and analysis of more than 40 open-source projects including Apache, Linux, Mozilla, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Written by China Martens12 Jan. 06 08:13

CIO who brought OpenOffice to Massachusetts resigns

The state government official who had been moving Massachusetts away from Microsoft Corp.'s digital document formats has resigned. Peter Quinn, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will quit his position, effective Jan. 9, according to an internal memo obtained by the IDG News Service.

Written by Robert McMillan29 Dec. 05 02:45

Microsoft Windows earns Common Criteria certification

Several of Microsoft's Windows platform products have achieved a Common Criteria certification of 4+, a rating that bolsters their profile among government and other vertical-market customers that have high-security needs for IT products, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano15 Dec. 05 10:34

Vic govt ZAPPs largest open source project

In what is believed to be the largest open source project ever developed in Australia, Victoria's Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) has spent the past two years and $1.2 million on a new content portal which will go live early next year.

Written by Rodney Gedda15 Dec. 05 07:28
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