$600 million of govt tenders up for grabs

Some 23 federal government contracts will be up for grabs when they expire by mid-2009, with eight suppliers mopping up about $500 million when the outsourcing deals were created in 2005.

Written by Darren Pauli25 July 07 10:22

Open XML recovers from brief setback to ISO approval

Microsoft's quest to have Open XML approved by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) as a global technology standard seems to have recovered from a setback it suffered a week ago, as both sides of the Open XML-ODF debate shore up arguments as the final vote to approve Open XML nears.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano23 July 07 08:19

ICT economy booming but where's the talent?

Special Minister of State, Gary Nairn, has boldly declared that Australia is in the middle of an ICT boom with technology a major contributor to the country's economic prosperity.

Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling20 July 07 11:25

Web 2.0 vulnerabilties to watch for

New Web applications such as wikis, blogs and podcasts that foster increased collaboration and communication have enjoyed a great proliferation in recent months. They have brought with them, however, a number of new security challenges with which corporate network managers now have to contend.

Written by Greg Enright19 July 07 14:31

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
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