Microsoft, EMC, Cisco join to secure government data

Microsoft, EMC and Cisco Systems on Tuesday jointly unveiled plans to build a system for sharing sensitive government data called the Secure Information Sharing Architecture (SISA) that will let various government agencies and their vendors securely share sensitive information.

Written by Brian Fonseca11 July 07 08:35

Everitt to head NICTA's new laboratory in Canberra

Australia's Centre of Excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research, NICTA, has appointed Dr David Everitt, to head up its Canberra Research Laboratory.

Written by Sandra Rossi10 July 07 14:33

Denmark to test Open XML, ODF next year

Denmark's government agencies will be required to handle two competing document format standards, the Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsof's Open XML, during a one-year test period that will begin next year.

Written by Jeremy Kirk05 July 07 07:56

MIT director on how to stimulate business innovation

Australia needs to accelerate its rate of creative innovation to maintain current levels of economic growth and development, according to Michael Schrage, co-director of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Written by Sandra Rossi22 June 07 11:07

CIOs claim Gartner closure reflects badly on local market

While some Australian CIOs today expressed alarm at the closure of Gartner's consulting services, others said it may have something to do with the analyst firm's "expensive pricing".

Written by Sandra Rossi17 May 07 11:07

Gartner's consulting demise stemmed from strategy

Gartner's decision to end its consulting operations in Australia and Hong Kong and lay off 18 people has surprised other industry players, which say the move resulted from misguided strategy.

Written by Rodney Gedda16 May 07 16:14

Axe falls on Gartner's consulting division

Effective today, Gartner's consulting operations in Australia and Hong Kong will cease to be, according to a leaked email to IDG.

Written by Mitchell Bingemann16 May 07 14:02

O'Reilly Proposes Blogging Code of Conduct

The draft also suggests that bloggers include an "anything goes" symbol for sites that want to warn possible commenters that they are entering a zone that contains unedited comments. The code suggests that this area of a blog advise readers to "participate at their own risk".

Written by Heather Havenstein11 April 07 12:08

Red Hat says Yahoo relationship intact

Tough competition appears to be driving profits down for Red Hat but the company has hung on to one marquee customer, Yahoo, despite recent reports to the contrary.

Written by Nancy Gohring30 March 07 11:29

Failed Veterans Affairs security contract was 'an open checkbook'

A 10-year, US$103 million contract for a security incident response center at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had to be aborted after less than three years because of funding problems caused by bad planning and administration.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan30 March 07 10:33

US Airways' legacy systems blamed for March glitch

Reliable, yet inflexible legacy systems were partly to blame for the glitch in US Airways Group's self-serve kiosk system> that led to long lines and delayed flights earlier this month, according to an e-mail sent to the airline's frequent fliers by a company executive.

Written by Linda Rosencrance30 March 07 09:33

IPv6 to power 'city of the future'

The city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, will experience a wide variety of new Internet-based services such as mobile-phone commerce and clear Internet video with the roll-out of citywide IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), people working with the city said Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross29 March 07 15:58

GPLv3 third draft: Linus likes it, ACT hates it

Initial reactions to the latest proposed draft of a popular license for free and open-source software (FOSS) have been wide-ranging, with the changes winning some kind words from the creator of Linux and a critical bashing from an industry association.

Written by China Martens29 March 07 13:14

Blogger spat rages over Sierra 'death threats'

Tech writer and prominent blogger Kathy Sierra announced on Monday that she would be suspending her blog and cancelling her scheduled presentations at the ETech Conference because of online threats of violence made against her.

Written by Liz Tay28 March 07 16:41

CSIRO project suffers delays, budget increases

CSIRO's Business Enabling Technology Replacement (BETR) project has stalled with the science agency admitting original deadlines and budgets will not be met.

Written by Rodney Gedda28 March 07 11:19

Open source ... hardware? Someday, say ETech attendees

If sci-fi author William Gibson's claim that "the future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is correct, then how we will manufacture physical goods tomorrow may be augured by how we make software today.

Written by Eric Lai28 March 07 11:08

ODF group a year old, but format still unproven

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the ODF Alliance, an international group of organizations dedicated to promoting Open Document format for XML (ODF) as an international standard for document formats. But while the group has encouraged public agencies across the world to enact policies to support open IT standards over the last year, ODF supporters have more work to do to increase the adoption of alternatives to Microsoft's Office suite, industry watchers said.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano28 March 07 09:58

O'REILLY - Death threats result in cancelled talk

Prominent blogger Kathy Sierra cancelled a workshop she was scheduled to give today at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego and suspended her blog because of death threats she received on her blog and threats of violence posted on other blogs, she said.

Written by Heather Havenstein28 March 07 09:09
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