Outsourcing saves SA govt big bucks: report

Unlike recent Senate hearing claims that Australian Tax Office's IT services contract with EDS blew out by $400 million in its first four years due to mismanagement, a new study points to EDS as an example of how cost savings were gained in an outsourcing deal.

Written by Helen Han07 July 03 14:43

Queensland govt scores top marks in bioscience

Victoria trails Queensland among state governments that are energetically supporting bioscience and needs to fine-tune its Bio 21 initiative, according to one of the bioIT industry's most unusual executives, Michael Armitage.

Written by Peter Young07 July 03 07:59

Commission cuts backup time with SAN

After running out of disk space on its Windows 2000 servers, the Australian Tourist Commission (ATC) realised it had outgrown its direct-attached storage environment and needed to implement a storage area network (SAN).

Written by Sandra Rossi04 July 03 10:55

Study: High growth for open source in Germany

Germany is poised to see sales of open source software and services grow substantially over the next few years, particularly in the public sector, according to a new report published Tuesday.

Written by John Blau and James Niccolai03 July 03 08:08

NZ Seminar Puts Microsoft in Open Source Lion’s Den

An unlikely contribution to the Govis seminar program will come from Brett Roberts of Microsoft, speaking on “the relationship between commercial and non-commercial software”, Microsoft’s own Shared Source initiative and “reality versus hype”.

Written by Stephen Bell01 July 03 15:11

Italy Stresses IT as Theme of EU Presidency

The first major international conference of Italy’s six-month presidency of the European Union will be devoted to e-government, an indication of the importance attached to information technology (IT) by the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Written by Philip Willan01 July 03 15:10

Traffic Authority's Road to Ebiz Gets Green Light

The e-business strategy of the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is a model for online services that other government agencies could benefit by following, according to a NSW Auditor General report.

Written by Steven Deare17 June 03 10:23

E-Govts Focus On People And Process

Discussions with other administrations at the Microsoft-organised Government Leaders' Summit in the US last month confirmed to the New Zealand representative that the real challenges in e-government relate more to change management and people issues than the technology.

Written by Stephen Bell17 June 03 10:22

NZ Government, Microsoft Sign On Dotted Line

The G2003 agreement between Microsoft and New Zealand government agencies on licensing terms for Microsoft software was formally signed last week, and looks to have contained or even reduced costs for "most" agencies.

Written by Stephen Bell17 June 03 10:20

Bank chief broadsides counter-terrorism data demands

Australian Banking Association chairman and Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray last week threw a grenade into the counter-terrorism debate warning the federal government that banks will not allow access to customer data as part of joint information-sharing initiatives.

Written by Julian Bajkowski03 June 03 11:03

N+I — UK Gov't Keen On Wireless LAN Hot Spots

The future of wireless is a topic of major concern to the British government, which would like to coordinate with the United States as much as possible in terms of technologies, standards and regulation, says an official from the British consulate, which had its own booth at NetWorld+Interop 2003.

Written by Ellen Messmer07 May 03 12:32

Australian Gov't to Share Intelligience With Industries

The federal government will provide critical infrastructure industries such as banking, IT, utilities and telecommunications with tailored intelligence reports as part of its newly dubbed Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) initiative.

Written by Sandra Rossi02 May 03 09:44

Hi-Tech Crime to Score $20m in Budget

The Australian Federal Police and Australian Crime Commission will receive around $20 million in new funding in the forthcoming federal budget to spearhead technology-based counter-terrorism capabilities.

Written by Julian Bajkowski02 May 03 09:41

ATO Extends EDS Contract for Two More Years

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has extended its outsourcing agreement with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for a further two years, an extension for which the ATO will pay $300 million.

Written by IDG staff writers22 April 03 11:18

Australia and South Korea to Swap Broadband Tips

Government and industry heavyweights from Australia and South Korea will meet on Australia's Gold Coast next month to swap ideas on broadband deployment.

Written by Brian Corrigan15 April 03 14:54

Belgium Introducing Java-based ID Cards

The Belgium government has issued Java-based cards to residents in 11 cities, with the goal of eventually providing every Belgian resident over 12 years old with an electronic identification (EID) card.

Written by John Blau15 April 03 11:15

Online-Only Govt Access A Possibility In NZ

New Zealand's IT and transport minister Paul Swain has acknowledged that "eventually" the Internet could be the only way to access certain government services in New Zealnd.

Written by IDG News Service15 April 03 11:13

HP looks to promote OpenView apps

Hewlett-Packard on Monday will formally announce it is joining the Microsoft Visual Studio .Net Integration program, which, when coupled with the company's Java support, is intended to promote multiplatform development of OpenView management applications.

Written by Paul Krill09 Dec. 02 08:14

Out on a Limb

The humble handheld computer is playing a vital role in keeping Melbourne's trees and parks looking beautiful - a role that may soon revolutionise how the entire city is administered.

Written by Darren Horrigan25 Nov. 02 11:42

UPS launches CampusShip shipping tool

Enterprise application integration tools can cost half a million dollars, but the payback is there - for big companies and big projects.

Written by Derek Slater08 March 02 10:36
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