How IT pros could sway US '08 election

IT professionals unhappy about the state of the union would be wise to vote in the 2008 presidential election, according to research released by CompTIA, because this 12 million-strong group of educated workers could influence the outcome.

Written by Denise Dubie20 March 08 08:58

Federal government announces technology research grants

The federal government today announced more than $5.9 million in funding for counter-terrorism science and technology research as part of the Office of National Security's, Research Support for Counter-Terrorism (RSCT) program.

Written by Sandra Rossi17 March 08 12:22

Straight talk for security pros

Communicating the importance of security risk and the need for related investment to those less familiar is no easy task, but industry experts agree there are a few techniques that you can follow as a CSO, CISO, or project manager to help get your point across and curry favor with other business leaders.

Written by Matt Hines17 March 08 08:50

Study: Widescreen Displays Boost Employee Productivity

Can you see your way to wasting less time? One new study says yes: Organizations that upgrade their employees' standard-format monitors to widescreen displays can realize productivity gains equivalent to 76 extra work days a year per worker, as well as annual cost savings of more than $8,600 per staff member, according to a recent survey. (That math assumes a staffer who makes $32,500 annually.)

Written by Al Sacco11 March 08 14:37

Australia engages allies in cyber warfare

Cyber Storm II was today officially launched by the Attorney General in which five countries will engage in an international hacking exercise.

Written by Darren Pauli07 March 08 14:24

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
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