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.

Latest Posts

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.

February 19, 2012 by Suzanne Tindal

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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.

February 6, 2012 by Suzanne Tindal

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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.

February 5, 2012 by Suzanne Tindal

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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.

January 4, 2012 by Suzanne Tindal

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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?

January 2, 2012 by Suzanne Tindal

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Scraping the bottom of the savings barrel

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.

November 28, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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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.

November 8, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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