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.
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.
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.
Victoria's upgrade of its StateNet Mobile Radio (SMR) network has reached completion in a record time of 10 months.
The Queensland government has inked a five-year, shared services deal as part of its electronic document and records management system strategy.
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.
South Australian Minister for Science and Information Economy Karlene Maywald will this week launch a new broadband network worth more than $1.1 million.
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".
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.
Telstra has agreed to split into three parts prior to the government selling its remaining 51.8 percent share in the telco.
The Federal Government today announced a major review of the Privacy Act.
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.
A new open source group, the Annodex Foundation, will be launched at the Australian Linux Conference being held in New Zealand this week.
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).
The federal Attorney General's Department has slashed software spending by 18 percent a year following a widespread review of existing contracts.
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.
A former CIO has scorned the cost and service levels offered by the multinational IT consulting firms, labelling them "bloodsuckers".
Improved service delivery to citizens is the aim of a new federal directory service announced today by Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz.
Australian CIOs have rated regulatory compliance a New Year priority with organizations keen to leverage standards in a bid to gain competitive advantage.
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.
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.