Government agencies fail to meet security expectations

Even though the Australian government may have an effective IT security framework, a recent report shows that certain government agencies are not living up to it, highlighting a great concern.

Written by Dahna McConnachie22 Feb. 06 09:14

CSC ousted in NT government deal

The Northern Territory government has selected Fujitsu for a four-year desktop and helpdesk service contract worth $150 million, ousting incumbent service provider CSC Australia.

Written by Michael Crawford20 Feb. 06 11:00

WA's tech truck bridges digital divide

While government departments in the Eastern states grapple with ways to promote technology adoption among young people, Western Australia's Department of Industry and Resources (DOIR) has stopped talking and taken IT trucking.

Written by Rodney Gedda16 Feb. 06 08:43

NSW Education dept ups network analytics

In addition to welcoming in the 2006 school year, the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) began operating its new network analytics software last week, which is set to service some 2600 sites and 1.3 million users.

Written by Rodney Gedda07 Feb. 06 11:40

SA launches broadband network

South Australian Minister for Science and Information Economy Karlene Maywald will this week launch a new broadband network worth more than $1.1 million.

Written by Computerworld Staff07 Feb. 06 09:45

Courage Under Fire

Boy did I hit a nerve. In almost nine years of rabbiting and rambling, I have never experienced a response like the one to my last editorial, "School's Out".

Written by Linda Kennedy03 Feb. 06 14:20

Police take on bad boy role in WA's shared services plan

The Western Australian government's ambitious shared-services plan to standardize more than 100 agencies on the Oracle platform has hit a snag with the Police Department stubbornly refusing to make the transition by sticking with SAP software.

Written by Sandra Rossi03 Feb. 06 13:36

Telstra splits into three parts

Telstra has agreed to split into three parts prior to the government selling its remaining 51.8 percent share in the telco.

Written by Computerworld Staff03 Feb. 06 13:21

Gates to unveil Microsoft's strategy for government IT

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is planning this week to unveil the company's strategy for the government IT market, an intensely competitive area that has seen open-source software gain a strong foothold.

Written by Jeremy Kirk31 Jan. 06 08:51

New open source foundation forms

A new open source group, the Annodex Foundation, will be launched at the Australian Linux Conference being held in New Zealand this week.

Written by Sandra Rossi27 Jan. 06 09:56

ID card a costly solution that won't stop terrorism

Introduction of a national ID card could cost the economy up to $15 billion, according to the latest estimates from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

Written by Michael Crawford27 Jan. 06 09:28

Agility slashes Attorney General's IT spend

The federal Attorney General's Department has slashed software spending by 18 percent a year following a widespread review of existing contracts.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 Jan. 06 11:37

Coonan retains IT portfolio in Cabinet reshuffle

Federal senator Helen Coonan has retained the Communications, Information Technology and Arts portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by the Prime Minister John Howard last week.

Written by Michael Crawford25 Jan. 06 10:43

Feds launch online service directory

Improved service delivery to citizens is the aim of a new federal directory service announced today by Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz.

Written by Computerworld Staff19 Jan. 06 12:52

Regulatory compliance a CIO priority in 2006

Australian CIOs have rated regulatory compliance a New Year priority with organizations keen to leverage standards in a bid to gain competitive advantage.

Written by Sandra Rossi17 Jan. 06 11:28

Taiwan legislature takes on Microsoft

Taiwan's legislature has passed a resolution asking the government to reduce its purchases of Microsoft products by 25 percent this year, a further sign the world's largest software company is running into resistance in Asia.

Written by Dan Nystedt16 Jan. 06 15:05
  • Consistent security: Easier, safer and less risk

    The Fortinet Security Brandposts are a series of hard-hitting discussions of trends in the cybersecurity world. This month Fortinet’s Jon McGettigan talks about the benefits of extending consistent security across the enterprise network.


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