US DHS funds security for open source

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a US$1.24 million three-year grant to Stanford University and software vendors Coverity and Symantec. The grant will fund daily security audits and analysis of more than 40 open-source projects including Apache, Linux, Mozilla, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Written by China Martens12 Jan. 06 08:13

CIO who brought OpenOffice to Massachusetts resigns

The state government official who had been moving Massachusetts away from Microsoft Corp.'s digital document formats has resigned. Peter Quinn, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will quit his position, effective Jan. 9, according to an internal memo obtained by the IDG News Service.

Written by Robert McMillan29 Dec. 05 02:45

Microsoft Windows earns Common Criteria certification

Several of Microsoft's Windows platform products have achieved a Common Criteria certification of 4+, a rating that bolsters their profile among government and other vertical-market customers that have high-security needs for IT products, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano15 Dec. 05 10:34

Vic govt ZAPPs largest open source project

In what is believed to be the largest open source project ever developed in Australia, Victoria's Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) has spent the past two years and $1.2 million on a new content portal which will go live early next year.

Written by Rodney Gedda15 Dec. 05 07:28

Victorian ICT Minister announces five-year ICT plan

Victorian Information and Communication Technology Minister Marsha Thomson launched a five-year plan for the Victorian ICT industry yesterday that includes $1 million to grow local ICT clusters and a further $1.9 million for industry skills packages.

Written by Michael Crawford14 Dec. 05 13:42

Research centres' billion-dollar boost to economy

A new study which quantifies the work done by co-operative research centres (CRCs) has found they pumped at least $1.1 billion into the economy.

Written by Computerworld Staff13 Dec. 05 16:34

Whyalla Council rolls out laptops, security

When South Australia's Whyalla Council decided to overhaul its computer network and introduce laptops to elected members, manager of information services David Poyner decided to kill two birds with one stone by implementing a security suite to protect the new network.

Written by Mitchell Bingemann13 Dec. 05 07:58

Council moves on virtualization, IP telephony

Faced with the resource drain of managing 20 servers with direct attached storage, Coffs Harbour City Council on the NSW mid-north coast has consolidated its infrastructure via SAN virtualization.

Written by Rodney Gedda08 Dec. 05 08:05

Ballmer: More software will come from Asia

More and more software will be developed in Asia in the coming years, with China and India far outpacing the number of computer science graduates the U.S. produces each year, Microsoft's chief executive officer said Wednesday.

Written by Grant Gross08 Dec. 05 07:38

Freight forwarders seek compensation for failed system

The Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Australia is seeking tens of millions of dollars in compensation for the bungled introduction of a new computer system at major ports.

Written by Sandra Rossi07 Dec. 05 10:15

HP to unveil dashboard tool

Hewlett-Packard is set to unveil OpenView Dashboard, which is expected to include the ability to quickly create views of complex systems to monitor the health of business services.

Written by Matt Hamblen06 Dec. 05 09:00

IT Services Watch

Once upon a time it was the three letter acronyms, most notably CSC, EDS and IBM, that dominated Australia's IT services landscape.

Written by Sandra Rossi06 Dec. 05 08:00

Govt to streamline ICT contracting

Federal government senators Eric Abetz and Helen Coonan have announced moves to simplify contracting in the government information and communications technology arena.

Written by Staff Writers30 Nov. 05 15:19

Dell pilots 'free' recycling service

Hardware manufacturer Dell is piloting a free PC recycling service in Sydney and Melbourne as of next month.

Written by Michael Crawford and Dahna McConnachie30 Nov. 05 07:37

Victorian government pushes IP policies for contractors

Victoria will become the first Australian state to allow contractors to retain ownership of intellectual property (IP), replacing uncapped liability with an evaluated approach.

Written by Michael Crawford29 Nov. 05 10:46

New workplace legislation to impact HR, payroll systems

The federal government's proposed Industrial Relations legislation is likely to increase the cost and complexity of administration in industries dependent on award payments.

Written by Computerworld Staff29 Nov. 05 08:56

E-gov becomes t-gov

The UK Cabinet Office has published a study into e-government practices, highlighting how governments in the most advanced countries are moving into a new wave of electronic services and processes.

Written by Matthew Broersma29 Nov. 05 08:25

Feds commended in international e-government report

A report into the e-government performance of nine industrial countries has highly commended the Australian federal government's work on information and services integration.

Written by Computerworld Staff25 Nov. 05 12:32

National VoIP policy framework announced

Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Senator Helen Coonan has announced the government will support the introduction of a new telecomms number range to facilitate the development of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

Written by Computerworld Staff23 Nov. 05 12:06

SA's IT chief revises contract deadline

The process of retendering $1 billion worth of IT contracts by the South Australian government may not reach completion until early 2007.

Written by Sandra Rossi22 Nov. 05 08:18
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