In the last week or so we've not only heard about how the government banned Huawei from taking part in NBN Co contracts, but also about security discussions it's held with telco providers.
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.
The weekend's news that Huawei was blocked by the government from bidding for National Broadband Network (NBN) contracts will have one question sitting in the forefront of most of our minds. Did the government make the right decision?
The Australian Government is thinking about jumping into quicksand that it might never get out of.
Victoria Police is desperate to hire a chief information officer and project managers who aren't going to leave after a short time.
I am certain that the settlement of the case over NSW's cancelled e-ticketing system was the best thing for both the NSW government and Videlli, given the current circumstances. But did it display justice at work? I'm not so sure.
Last week, we found out that the government's program for providing computers in schools has been such a success that they've actually bought more computers for schools than originally intended.
Today is Safer Internet Day, the day when the government likes to show that it cares about our internet safety. However, the government's press barrage has reduced my confidence that the government is on the pulse of cybersecurity threats.
It seems that applications take up a lot of the government's budget, year on year, which makes me wonder why more departments aren't following Queensland's Department of Education.
Will governments around the world give BlackBerry the time it needs to re-invent itself for the new smartphone world?
Representatives from various states are all racing off overseas in the hopes that they can convince foreign companies to settle in their corner of Australia's soil or buy products from local companies.
What worries you most about the government's personally controlled e-health record (PCEHR) plan? Is it the cost of implementation? Is it the fact that there's not a lot of incentive for doctors to take it up? Or is it the fact that if not implemented properly, it could be a privacy nightmare?
I'm willing to bet that government agencies have a better grasp of USB policy and what to do before recycling PCs than commercial organisations have.
In a world where technology has enabled working from home and working from any device, work is no longer really work, and the nine-to-five office day is dead.
As the government looks mournfully at what it's pulling in through taxes, but still wants to hit its goal to achieve surplus by 2012-2013, IT vendors will have to pull in their belts, according to Ovum.
It's free, if you use it properly. That's what the University of NSW has reportedly said to companies about the results of its research. I believe that this is a responsible step in testing different intellectual property (IP) models, and I'm really interested to see how it turns out.