Suzanne Tindal

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.

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The price of caution

The price of caution

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.

published April 3, 2012 by

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Was the govt's Huawei decision right?

Was the govt's Huawei decision right?

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?

published March 25, 2012 by

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An inconvenient e-ticketing truth

An inconvenient e-ticketing truth

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.

published February 22, 2012 by

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More laptops than kids, seriously?

More laptops than kids, seriously?

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.

published February 19, 2012 by

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Govt caught in internet-security time warp

Govt caught in internet-security time warp

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.

published February 6, 2012 by

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The application nation

The application nation

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.

published February 5, 2012 by

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Battle of the trade missions

Battle of the trade missions

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.

published January 4, 2012 by

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E-health privacy under the microscope

E-health privacy under the microscope

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?

published January 2, 2012 by

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Mi research es su research

Mi research es su research

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.

published November 8, 2011 by

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