Linking natural speech recognition technology to transactional systems has long been thought a risky business, however Australia's largest multi-client service agency Centrelink says it finally has got the formula right - up to a point.
CeBIT Worldwide Events' chief Joerg Schomburg is upbeat about analysts' forecast last week that the global ICT market would grow between 4.5 and 6 per cent in 2004, supporting their view that demand for e-business, wireless infrastructure and e-government technologies would drive a "recovery" next year.
Brazil has become the latest country last week to show its support for Linux. Following moves by the U.K. and Russia, the government of Brazil announced Friday that it has signed a letter of intent with IBM Corp. pledging to develop initiatives that will promote the use of Linux in the Latin American country.
ASX-listed service provider KAZ Technology Services and voice specialist Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications have been awarded outsourcing contracts for the Federal Government’s Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) has angrily rejected claims by the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary and Member for Lindsay, Jackie Kelly, that it has botched its IT infrastructure planning and roll out.
After five years in the job, Federal Privacy Commissioner Malcom Crompton has announced he will quit the position in April, issuing a statement in strong support of views expressed by former ACCC boss Allan Fels at the 25th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners last week.
Some 20 high-profile locations around Brisbane and the Gold Coast will be equipped with Wi-Fi technology as part of the state government's 12-month Wi-Fi trial to test the market and gauge the impact of mobile Internet on businesses.
With 500 staff, two buildings, seven public readings rooms and information sharing relationships with 1100 libraries globally, the National Library of Australia is an organisation bound to have unique IT requirements.
The federal government has no plans to support legislation which requires open source software solutions to be included in all future departmental ICT contracts, and will continue to uphold a neutral stance on open source software, the National Office of Information Economy (NOIE) has stated.