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

Is global roaming a diplomatic no-go zone?

Most of the time, we think pretty globally. We can pop off to Europe for a holiday or sell our products in the US or China. We love to think big, because the world's small. But with mobile roaming, the world seems much bigger than anyone guessed.

July 17, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Power to the IT industry: when anger works

Although the Victorian Government's sudden decision to let snubbed companies back onto its eServices panel raises some serious questions about the government's procurement processes, in the end it became a positive story in terms of industry-government interaction.

July 14, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Forgetting the Patriot Act is a bit dumb

There's been a bit of a brouhaha in Europe recently after Microsoft was cornered by a tough question, and produced an answer that many had suspected, but not known for sure, was true.

July 10, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Sometimes you can't win on data integrity

The person who carefully makes sure that information systems processes are in place to reduce the risk of inconsistencies in a database of employees with security clearance is probably feeling very let down right now.

May 16, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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A one vendor fail or a multi-vendor fight?

I found the advice from the inspector-general of taxation, that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) should avoid long, fixed-cost projects where one vendor has the reins, to be a bit short-sighted.

May 6, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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