We all love the idea of e-health, but if the Opposition has its way, it will never happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Friday, Medicare will provide doctors with funding for holding video conference appointments with customers in rural, regional and outer metropolitan areas.
Risk is an interesting conundrum. Risk plus unions an even more interesting one.
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.
I was pleased to see that the Australian National Audit Office last month released a better practice guide for human resources system implementations.
It's funny watching the parallels between the health identifier program and the human services consolidation.
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.