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

ALRC proposes privacy law overhaul

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) yesterday released a blueprint with 301 proposals for overhauling Australia's complex and costly privacy laws and practices.

Written by PC World Staff13 Sept. 07 05:49

Labor to keep Liberal broadband network

Australia will have both national broadband networks proposed by Labor and Liberal if the federal Opposition government wins the next election.

Written by Darren Pauli12 Sept. 07 10:58

Standards Australia defends its decision to abstain from OOXML vote

Standards Australia has defended it's decision to abstain from the ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) ballot to approve Microsoft's Office Open XML format as an international standard, saying Australia still has a chance to approve or disapprove the vote.

Written by Andrew Hendry12 Sept. 07 08:49

IT is a key barrier to corporate Web 2.0 uptake, users say

Most speakers at the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco last week agreed that Web 2.0 tools will make their way into the enterprise, propelled by user demand for tools that can make them more productive.

Written by Heather Havenstein10 Sept. 07 09:57

Mainframe course drifts, ATO seeks more skills

Griffith University's mainframe training joint venture with Global Online Learning has come to an end as the provider moves closer to government departments in Canberra, which are recruiting more big iron skills.

Written by Rodney Gedda04 Sept. 07 10:35

APEC debate finds a home on Facebook

Both pro and anti-APEC supporters are using the social networking phenomenon to garner support and fight for the political allegiances of Australia's Facebook community.

Written by Andrew Hendry04 Sept. 07 08:43

ABC, SBS prep new digital radio service

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) corporation have started sourcing equipment and support for its new digital radio services for all state capital cities due to begin broadcasting in January 2009.

Written by Rodney Gedda03 Sept. 07 12:32

Microsoft postpones Windows Server 2008 RTM

As it trumpeted news of Vista SP1's scheduled release Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. also quietly said it would delay Windows Server 2008, the next version of its server operating system.

Written by Gregg Keizer30 Aug. 07 22:32

Labor to scrap $1.9 billion WiMAX network

Shadow minister for communications and IT Stephen Conroy has smashed the federal government's Australia Connected initiative and promised to wipe out the broadband taskforce if Labor wins government.

Written by Darren Pauli29 Aug. 07 16:42
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