Maritime authority eyes ICT supplier panel

Joining the growing trend of federal government departments appointing supplier panels, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) intends to create a register of pre-approved organizations that can deliver and support ICT services and solutions.

Written by Rodney Gedda18 July 07 15:09

Biometrics new border guard by 2010

The biometric data of each person entering Australia could be permanently stored in a central repository for identity verification and cross-checking between federal government departments, national and international anti-identity fraud efforts, and border control systems.

Written by Darren Pauli18 July 07 07:00

Electronic voting to debut this election

This year's federal election will be the first to engage electronic voting when blind or vision impaired people will be able to vote at 29 locations across Australia.

Written by Rodney Gedda16 July 07 14:07

Enterprise search crawls through federal govt

In a sign enterprise search technology is becoming more appealing to federal government agencies, the national geoscience research and information organization. Geosciences Australia (GA), is looking to implement an enterprise search solution for its internal data.

Written by Rodney Gedda11 July 07 11:44

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
  • Protecting the DX enterprise with Fortinet: Managed security services for risk reduction

    The Fortinet Security Brandposts are a series of hard-hitting discussions of trends in the cybersecurity world. This month Fortinet’s Jon McGettigan explains how managed security services can reduce the risk for your organisation as you embrace digital transformation (DX).


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