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

Will Tassie's IT agenda lose its mojo?

After a brief tenure as Tasmanian premier, David Bartlett is stepping down to spend more time as a husband and father. Where does that leave Tasmania's currently forward-looking IT agenda?

January 23, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Think before you tax online, govt

If the government gives in to a campaign by retailers to lower the threshold for GST without carefully considering the results of an inquiry by the Productivity Commission into the matter, I'd be very unimpressed.

January 3, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal

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Does govt openness meet its needs?

Reading about Google's lawsuit against the US Government this week for writing a tender with requirements that only a Microsoft product could meet, I wondered if we are sacrificing giving the government what it needs in our push to give everyone a slice of government pie.

November 4, 2010 by Suzanne Tindal

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iiNet shows how not to do social

I don't mind waiting for an internet connection, as I realise there can be screw-ups. However, I do expect regular updates if there are problems, which is where iiNet went horribly wrong in the saga that has led to me being without internet for almost three weeks.

October 31, 2010 by Suzanne Tindal

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The Twitter conspiracy

The challenge that Government 2.0 faces to become a reality became obvious this week in Senate Estimates, as Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi took Australian Government Information Management Office first assistant secretary John Sheridan to task for letting Finance Department staff loose on Twitter.

October 21, 2010 by Suzanne Tindal

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Does the NBN need an Optus deal too?

Optus seems to have much to gain by putting a formal agreement into place with the government around customer migration to the National Broadband Network (NBN). But does the government?

October 5, 2010 by Suzanne Tindal

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Porn jokes are great, data retention is not

The latest scandal about the NSW Government disgusts me. It doesn't disgust me that someone was using public resources to look (or not look) at porn, but rather because that technology was used in exactly the way most citizens don't want it used.

September 2, 2010 by Suzanne Tindal

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Fair go on Gershon, Gillard

I am disgusted by Labor's announcement that it will make IT departments bid against non IT projects for the money they had taken out of their budgets in savings.

August 4, 2010 by Suzanne Tindal

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