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

Convoluted e-health plan needs KISS

After reading pages and pages of the government's personally controlled e-health record draft plan of operations, I can't help feeling like we're on a freight train that's either heading towards a cliff or doesn't have an engine anymore.

April 11, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Watch out IT, cost cuttin's a-comin'

Last week Prime Minister Julia Gillard made it clear in a speech that the government would be counting its pennies in the next budget to drag the budget into surplus, natural disasters or no.

April 3, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Frontline guards ignore cyber back doors

There's a terrible hypocrisy in spending an enormous amount of money to keep people boxed in detention on an island off the coast when others are coming through by hacking into a system.

March 22, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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How do we know when IT gets it wrong?

Victoria's recently announced review of speed cameras had me think about trust. We need technology to make society manageable given the high number of people living on the planet. But how do we know it's doing its job right?

January 30, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Leading the govt to open source

After reading the changes to open-source policy released by the government today, I couldn't help thinking that getting a greater percentage of open-source software into government is going to be just as difficult as getting more Australian-grown smaller scale companies supplying government.

January 26, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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