People who are claiming that "doubt" has been cast over the Coalition's alternative NBN proposal are ignoring the level of doubt in the existing project rollout.
Keeping track of the cheques and (bank) balances in government IT is a big job -- fortunately, when we asked Suzanne Tindal if she could take up the challenge, she said "Yes I Can."
Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.
Should vendors be responsible for the harm that vulnerabilities in their software cause?
Will government attempts to send more companies to mediation rather than court room brawls lead to less Apple-Samsung style cases?
Is stealing 40GB data from a major company like AAPT, and then threatening to release it, the right way to change government policy?
IT managers claim more tax deductions than your average Australian? How dare they!
Is it time for Australia to take another look at its stance on ACTA?
NBN Co appeared this morning to be reaping the rewards of the uncertainty around the National Broadband Network's (NBN) roll-out timetable.
Telstra is thinking about purchasing the Nine Network, and is currently going over the numbers with an investment bank advisor, according to The Australian. Does this put the cat among the pigeons for the competition watchdog?
Although scenes of political "gotchas" between Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and his shadow counterpart Malcolm Turnbull have been in the forefront, there's been a lot of action around the taxation of Google and other IT companies .
It seems that the entitled, technology-savvy passengers of today just aren't scared of their aeroplane dropping from the sky and crashing into a flaming heap.
It's budget day, but there seems to be more dread than excitement in the IT industry.
Perhaps it's time for us to protect our universities and our companies from resume mistakes, whether they be inadvertent or intended.
I was pretty excited when I heard about the Australian government's inquiry into price discrepancies between what Australians are charged for tech versus what the rest of the world pays for the same products. Unfortunately, since then, I've been fed a dose of reality.
Sometimes I worry about how governments decide which IT projects to fund.
A recent US report on trade barriers has revealed a hissy fit by US companies about the Australian government's caution on cloud.