Stilgherrian

Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

Latest Posts

The pendulum of shared services

Spend enough time in the IT industry and you'll soon realise that many of the new trends we see are cyclical: fat vs. thin clients; various development methodologies falling in and out of fashion; and shared vs. distributed services.

May 24, 2009 by Renai LeMay, and Suzanne Tindal

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Is Office 2010 worth the upgrade?

Patch Monday delivers the verdict on a build of Microsoft's next version of its Office suite that has found its way on the internet. We look at what happened in the Federal Budget as well as discuss the fallout from CeBIT.

May 18, 2009 by Renai LeMay, and Suzanne Tindal

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ANZ opens a can of worms

What can we expect in tomorrow nights federal budget? What new weaponry has Greg Farr gained as the Department of Defence's CIO? And what has happened to ANZ Bank and its new case of worms? All this is answered on our weekly Patch Monday podcast.

May 11, 2009 by Renai LeMay, Liam Tung and

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The elbow that drained Adelaide

Has Australia entered a new era of mature engagement when setting requirements for outsourcing deals? Should Australian banks create regional IT hubs rather than offshore? And what could have happened to drain Adelaide's Torrens River weir? All these questions and more are answered in Patch Monday.

May 4, 2009 by Renai LeMay, Liam Tung and

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IT mergers down under: Who's next?

The times are ripe for the big fish to swallow the little fish and IT is no exception. In the past week Oracle and Fujitsu have purchased Sun and Supply Chain Consultants respectively -- in this episode of Patch Monday we delve into the details.

April 27, 2009 by Renai LeMay, Liam Tung and

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Greg Farr's 21-gun salute

What does Defence CIO Greg Farr have to do to get a 21-gun salute? What does Russell Crowe and lobbying have in common? And can NSW be the next Silicon Valley? All these questions are answered in this week's instalment of Patch Monday.

April 5, 2009 by Renai LeMay, Liam Tung and

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McKinnon's magician

Who exactly is new Westpac IT executive Sarv Girn, who has newly been poached from Commonwealth Bank of Australia? Is he just a point man for the IT integration of St George, or is he "McKinnon's magician", the boy genius who will lead the bank to its IT nirvana?

March 22, 2009 by Renai LeMay, Liam Tung and

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Cop it sweet

Patch Monday makes its timely return and is armed with another week of stories, interviews and rumours to digest.

March 15, 2009 by Liam Tung, and Suzanne Tindal

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