A consortium of Victorian businesses supplying services and technology based on free and open source software are looking to further push the cause of open computing within government agencies and corporate enterprises.
Apple Computer has signalled its intent to play hardball in courting the Australian government and military space. The vendor has announced Tony King as its new Asia-Pacific managing director as well as a specialist Canberra-based sales unit.
Boasting the highest concentration of e-security companies and research facilities outside of North America, the Queensland government and industry are working together to create an e-security cluster that is set to take on the big players in the IT security market.
Unlike recent Senate hearing claims that Australian Tax Office's IT services contract with EDS blew out by $400 million in its first four years due to mismanagement, a new study points to EDS as an example of how cost savings were gained in an outsourcing deal.
Victoria trails Queensland among state governments that are energetically supporting bioscience and needs to fine-tune its Bio 21 initiative, according to one of the bioIT industry's most unusual executives, Michael Armitage.
After running out of disk space on its Windows 2000 servers, the Australian Tourist Commission (ATC) realised it had outgrown its direct-attached storage environment and needed to implement a storage area network (SAN).
An unlikely contribution to the Govis seminar program will come from Brett Roberts of Microsoft, speaking on “the relationship between commercial and non-commercial software”, Microsoft’s own Shared Source initiative and “reality versus hype”.
The first major international conference of Italy’s six-month presidency of the European Union will be devoted to e-government, an indication of the importance attached to information technology (IT) by the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Discussions with other administrations at the Microsoft-organised Government Leaders' Summit in the US last month confirmed to the New Zealand representative that the real challenges in e-government relate more to change management and people issues than the technology.
The G2003 agreement between Microsoft and New Zealand government agencies on licensing terms for Microsoft software was formally signed last week, and looks to have contained or even reduced costs for "most" agencies.
Australian Banking Association chairman and Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray last week threw a grenade into the counter-terrorism debate warning the federal government that banks will not allow access to customer data as part of joint information-sharing initiatives.
The future of wireless is a topic of major concern to the British government, which would like to coordinate with the United States as much as possible in terms of technologies, standards and regulation, says an official from the British consulate, which had its own booth at NetWorld+Interop 2003.
The federal government will provide critical infrastructure industries such as banking, IT, utilities and telecommunications with tailored intelligence reports as part of its newly dubbed Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) initiative.