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Defence appoints Monaghan as new CIO

The lengthy search to appoint a CIO at Department of Defence following the sudden departure of Patrick Hannan has concluded with Air Vice Marshal John Monaghan to take over the role from December 3.

Written by Julian Bajkowski09 Nov. 04 15:53

User group formed to tackle upgrades

While Technology One was spruiking the benefits of its Connected Intelligence (CI) platform at its annual user conference, some customers said they were still years away from upgrading.

Written by Sandra Rossi08 Nov. 04 07:07

Docs management - build or buy debate continues

Today an effective document management system (DMS) is more critical than ever, but users must first decide whether to buy or build to make sure they get the right fit.

Written by Rodney Gedda04 Nov. 04 09:10

Centrelink issues $200m IT services tender

Australia's largest government service agency Centrelink will appoint an integrated services panel (ISP) to oversee one of the largest IT integration projects in the country from mid-2005.

Written by Julian Bajkowski03 Nov. 04 12:07

IT spearheads $80 billion Human Services shake up

The federal government is preparing a massive IT shake up in the wake of the election and is set to consolidate and streamline information systems across no fewer than six agencies whose annual budgets exceed $80 billion as early as next year.

Written by Julian Bajkowski03 Nov. 04 08:29

UK gov't report cites merits of open source

Open source software proponents received a potential boost from the U.K. government on Thursday with a release of a report citing the well-documented advantages on the server side, but also growing maturity on the desktop front.

Written by Scarlet Pruitt01 Nov. 04 09:00

No deals required for Telstra sell off

It's official. The Federal Government has secured the final seat in the senate which means it can move ahead with the full sale of Telstra and amend unfair dismissal laws without having to do deals with the minor parties.

Written by Sandra Rossi29 Oct. 04 10:27

Software accreditation to benefit govt departments

CSC Australia has announced its ACT-based laboratory has gained NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accreditation for software testing.

Written by Siobhan McBride26 Oct. 04 16:12

Singapore's MinDef offers open-source alternative

Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MinDef) has moved away from a predominantly Microsoft desktop policy by installing the open-source OpenOffice productivity software on 5,000 desktop computers.

Written by David Legard25 Oct. 04 08:12

Coonan retains IT ministry

Senator Helen Coonan has retained the Information Technology, Communications and Arts portfolio amidst speculation the Liberal government would replace her position with Finance Minister Nick Minchin.

Written by Michael Crawford22 Oct. 04 15:24

More Telstra jobs head offshore

Telstra has announced plans to outsource what could potentially be 400 jobs in the applications, development and billing services division through Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

Written by Michael Crawford22 Oct. 04 10:27

Govt backs Perth open source symposium

Open source advocates will get an official boost next week with State Government support for the Australian Open Source Symposium in Perth.

Written by Dahna McConnachie21 Oct. 04 15:31

Tech change discussed at e-gov show

Hundreds of public servants gathered at the Showcase Ontario 2004 e-government conference in Toronto recently to discuss the latest in e-government initiatives -- much of it centered on how to instigate and cope with technology change.

Written by Michael MacMillan21 Oct. 04 09:13

NZ E-government makes its invisible mark

New Zealand e-government has arrived at the first of its self-imposed milestones, and reckons it's not doing at all badly. There are still, however, weaknesses in seamless collaboration among agencies, and a disappointingly low number of Internet users are using it to access government information and services.

Written by Stephen Bell21 Oct. 04 08:38

Telstra sale two years away

The sale of Telstra is still at least two years away and will not happen until 2006, according to Communications Minister Helen Coonan.

Written by Sandra Rossi18 Oct. 04 12:21

Biometrics: 'the deal' at the heart of privacy sacrifice

Exaggeration, fears, gradual acceptance, trust and deal-making were identified as among the dynamics of a relationship between sacrifice of privacy and gaining technologically-assisted benefits, at an energetic panel session at last week's biometrics conference in Wellington.

Written by Stephen Bell12 Oct. 04 08:38

Government pushes ICT workplace reforms

Telecommunications workers, equipment service technicians and university and public sector ICT staff are all set to be at the forefront of a concerted industrial relations reform push by the re-elected Coalition government after it decimated Labor at the polls.

Written by Julian Bajkowski12 Oct. 04 08:29
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