Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.
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The Queensland government has said that it will be taking legal action against IBM to make it pay for the malfunction that occurred in the state's health payroll in 2010.
General Electric, which is bulking up its technology unit to focus on the industrial Internet, names a former EMC exec CTO of GE Software. A former IBMer is now VP of software research at GE Software.
The avoidable deaths of 29 men in a mine explosion in New Zealand has focused government and agencies on improving workplace safety — and analytics software is about to play a key role.
The Attorney-General's Department has admitted that proposed mandatory data retention legislation may be used for far more than what the government has claimed it will be required for.
While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.
Labor has called on the Australian government to release the exposure draft for legislation forcing telecommunications companies to keep customer data for two years.
The Australian government expects its new counter-terrorism laws to pass in parliament after accepting all of the recommendations made by a committee looking into the new legislation.
Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.
It had to come. Lotus 1-2-3, the spreadsheet that galvanised a generation is at last no more as IBM announces the end of support for the final version of the software.
The Chinese government is cracking down on Instagram, fearing dissidents and food porn. Europe is once again telling Google how it feels, and the FBI is releasing software. Plus more gov news 'round the globe.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
The NSW government has followed Victoria’s lead, signing a deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to obtain exclusive rights to the .sydney top-level domain.
The Australian government announced that it has embarked on the hunt for a children's e-safety commissioner as it prepares new legislation aimed at enhancing online safety for children and cracking down on online bullying.
Julian Assange (remember him from WikiLeaks?) wants out of the Ecuador embassy and no one cares. It looks like IBM's hardware sale to Lenovo is going through. Plus lots more worldwide government IT news.
IBM plans to integrate the businesses of Lighthouse and CrossIdeas with IBM's current IAM offering, with the goal of building out a full suite of identity-focused security software and services.
SEC to Facebook: yeah, we're good, Homeland Security does software, and go ahead and unlock your cellphone [Government IT Week]
It's been a slow summer in Gov news, but at least the Library of Congress seems willing to let you unlock your cell phone. The SEC just "liked" (or at least ignored) Facebook's IPO mess, and DHS is now the Department of Homemade Software. Read on...
The aim of DARPA's CORONET project, which included IBM, AT&T, Applied Communications Sciences and others, was to create technology that could string together cloud networks on the fly to keep the Internet and government running.
IBM goes full speed ahead in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances.
The surprise move to bring IBM software running on iPads and iPhones into the hallowed halls of corporatedom will hit some competitors hard. But there's also one big winner.
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