Smashing mice for security

Summary:On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team looks at the so-called skills shortage, the trials and tribulations of E-tax, and the sorry tale of one US government department's IT security measures.

Why is Australia so divided over whether there is an IT skills shortage? How did IBM and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) fail to make E-tax online happen in 2007? And how did one US government department spend AU$2.7 million to destroy IT equipment, including mice?

On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team discusses:

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Running time: 28 minutes

Opening theme: "Ecstasy X" by Jason Shaw, CC3.0

Closing theme: "Skyroads" by Pierlo, CC3.0

Topics: Tech & Work, Government, Government : AU, Security


Suzanne Tindal heads up a team of keen ZDNetters, including journalists Luke Hopewell, Josh Taylor and Michael Lee. You can follow them all on Twitter: @engochick, @joshgnosis, @lukehopewell, @mukimu. Happy listening!

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