Librarians gone wild

Librarians gone wild

Summary: It's Patch Monday,'s weekly podcast that looks at the big stories within the Australian IT community.


Welcome to Patch Monday,'s weekly podcast that looks at the big stories within the Australian IT community.

On this week's show we look at Fujitsu's purchase of Kaz from Telstra and what it means for government contracts; teachers and librarians have criticised the NSW Department of Education's web filtering system; and Crown copyright makes it back into the news again with Railcorp threatening a Sydney software developer with legal action over a train timetable iPhone application.

We also look at Cisco picking up a $13.8 million contract to deploy video-conferencing for the Federal Government; the local impact of SAP's global layoff; and examine the average Australian IT salary.

Topics: Censorship, Apple, Telstra, Telcos, SAP, Outsourcing, Networking, iPhone, Government AU, Cisco, Apps, IT Employment

Liam Tung

About Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several publications.


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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  • Not bad

    Fairly decent discussion, but either get better microphones, or make sure you are talking into them.

    I'd suggest that the podcast was a little long, but that is just for my tastes and others may disagree.
  • It's Tuesday

    So perhaps you need to work faster next week.
  • Liked it a lot

    Nice thoughtful discussion - well done. Podcast though - how very mid decade. VIdeo next time please.