Beattie calls skills summit

Just a few months after he got the state's ICT industry offside, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has announced a national summit to focus on skills challenges facing the ICT industry to be held there early next year.

Written by Michael Crawford16 Nov. 05 08:01

National archives prepares to go digital

With the unenviable responsibility for housing potentially petabytes of government information that's both public and 'private', the National Archives of Australia (NAA) in Canberra is set to launch its digital archiving service on new infrastructure.

Written by Rodney Gedda16 Nov. 05 07:59

Workplace changes risk deprofessionalising IT

The proposed changes to Australia's workplace relations risk "deprofessionalising" IT, according to the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (APESMA) in its submission to the Work Choices senate inquiry.

Written by Dahna McConnachie15 Nov. 05 10:52

WSIS - Annan: UN has no plans to 'take over' the Internet

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, seeking to defuse a feud over Internet governance ahead of a global summit next week, wrote in a newspaper column published Saturday that no proposals exist to create a U.N. agency to take over the Net.

Written by John Blau08 Nov. 05 07:37

NSW govt warns of XML silos

XML may be seen as the holy grail of information interoperability, but the NSW government's experience with the technology warns of how the information silos of yesteryear can be repeated.

Written by Rodney Gedda03 Nov. 05 08:46

Feds sign 11 per cent more ICT deals

The federal government last year awarded more than $3 billion in ICT contracts, an increase of 11 percent, according to recent research.

Written by Sandra Rossi03 Nov. 05 07:47

Charges laid over tendering hacks

Two men have been charged in relation to the alleged hacking of one of Australia's most prominent economics consultancies, Access Economics.

Written by Michael Crawford28 Oct. 05 16:21

Customs Minister holds crisis tallks

Federal Customs Minister Chris Ellison will meet freight industry representatives today in a bid to avert massive bottlenecks at Australia's ports.

Written by Computerworld Staff26 Oct. 05 12:14

Heated debate brewing over state's OpenDocument plan

Debate among Massachusetts government officials may throw a wrench in a state proposal to migrate away from Microsoft's Office productivity suite in favor of software that supports an open-document format.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano26 Oct. 05 08:08

Tata acquires Australian banking software company

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced Thursday that it had acquired Financial Network Services (FNS), a privately held banking software vendor in Sydney, for around US$26 million (AU$34.57 million).

Written by John Ribeiro21 Oct. 05 07:23

Enterprise import data exposed by Customs system

The Australian Customs Service has admitted some users have been able to access and view each other's import documentation under the latest phase of its beleaguered new Integrated Cargo System, despite security assessment under Defence Signals Directorate's I-RAP (Infosec-Registered Assessor Program).

Written by Julian Bajkowski20 Oct. 05 15:32

India concerned about Google Maps

The easy availability online of detailed maps of countries from services such as Google Earth can be misused by terrorists, according to Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Written by John Ribeiro18 Oct. 05 09:30 readers slam pro-Microsoft column

Readers of have blasted a Sept. 30 column criticizing Massachusetts' decision to support an open document format for its published documents, a move that would limit or even eliminate the use of Microsoft's Office software in state government agencies.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano14 Oct. 05 12:03

Tenders announced for WA government's shared services plan

Local IT company ASG Group has joined forces with the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to be appointed preferred tenderer to supply hardware and services to the Western Australian government under its shared services plan.

Written by Sandra Rossi13 Oct. 05 07:55

Nuclear scientists dump Telstra, call on VoIP

Telstra is set to be the first casualty of a move by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) to upgrade to IP telephony.
With its migration to a VoIP-enabled network infrastructure all but complete Russell Tuckwell, ANSTO's chief information officer, confirmed the organization will go to tender next year.

Written by Rodney Gedda11 Oct. 05 09:03

Council looks to technology for transformation

Queensland's Ipswich City Council has signed a four-year contract worth $37 million for a project which includes the deployment of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Written by Computerworld Staff07 Oct. 05 07:57

Call for national workplace surveillance legislation

Victorian government is keen to follow NSW's move this month on workplace surveillance legislation but has gone one step further by calling for uniform laws to be enacted across the entire nation.

Written by Sandra Rossi06 Oct. 05 11:55
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