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.

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Love me, tender

Love me, tender

Considering how expensive and drawn-out tender processes can be to solve problems that might be very immediate, it's little wonder that the Victorian Police IT department tried to work the tender exemptions system.

published November 15, 2009 by

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Microsoft likes to be spanked

Microsoft likes to be spanked

Microsoft is going to be given a beating over the next year or so by government agencies wanting to adopt Windows 7 at bargain basement prices. But it will enjoy each gentle slap.

published October 22, 2009 by

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BIG is butt ugly

BIG is butt ugly

There's something to be said for the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen — an idea of continually improving business via small changes — something that unfortunately doesn't seem to glean many votes or impress punters.

published October 12, 2009 by

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The contractor conundrum

The contractor conundrum

I wasn't surprised when I heard about the uproar up in Queensland over a proposed government model for hiring contractors. Sure, it seemed to take the industry by storm and they're peeved, but there's definitely an underlying issue here that something needs to be done about — an issue which has made itself into a monster on the sly.

published July 30, 2009 by

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E-health too unsexy for COAG

E-health too unsexy for COAG

There will always be something more politically sexy than e-health for state governments, meaning the National E-Health Transition Authority's business case for a national electronic medical record might just sit on the shelf gathering dust forever.

published July 5, 2009 by

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Web 2.0 taskforce: Will it stick?

Web 2.0 taskforce: Will it stick?

With its new taskforce, the government has got straight back on the web 2.0 horse after taking a nasty fall last year with Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Finance Minister Lindsey Tanner's blogging trial, but how long will it stay on?

published June 22, 2009 by

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Don't be an IT snake oil salesman

Don't be an IT snake oil salesman

IT often promises the government much with the big pull being productivity gains and cost savings, but does the governmentthink about IT in the terms of something that will cure its ills or something which could backfire and give it process diarrhea for a decade?

published June 7, 2009 by

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