Discussions of how information technology is changing Australia's public sector. We also look at technology implementations and migrations at various levels of government.
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In her memoir, former prime minister Julia Gillard has said while the fibre to the premises National Broadband Network had implementation issues, the ultimate goal of the project was "absolutely right".
The Department of Finance has listed a request for tender on AusTender for suppliers interested in helping the government establish a whole-of-government cloud services panel.
Valve Corporation is calling for mediated talks with the ACCC in the lead up to the competition watchdog's federal court case alleging Valve violated Australian consumer law over Steam refunds.
The Competition Policy Review panel has suggested that an independent regulator be introduced to ensure that consumers are able to benefit from the growing choices of taxi services and the technological changes.
Not only has it been a big week for Apple products, it's been a big week for Apple privacy and government news. On one hand, Apple is promising to protect your privacy, on the other, the "warrant canary" has sung and Apple may be giving into PATRIOT Act demands. There's also more gov news the world over.
It is essential that an organization's critical computer/networking systems and services are properly monitored so that staff can be made aware of and respond to problems and trends. This System...
The Ian Harper-led review of Australian competition policy has advocated removing geoblocks and restrictions on parallel importation in its draft report.
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 Defence Force has rolled out a new e-health program for initially 25,000 members at over double the initial budget of AU$55 million.
The Victorian government has replaced the Information Privacy Act with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to address the protection levels of personal information collected and used by public agencies.
It wasn't too long ago that the Coalition was claiming that it would cost AU$3,600 per premises to build an FttP NBN. With NBN Co savings dropping per-premises costs towards AU$1,000, there's a valid argument that the Strategic Review and cost-benefit analysis no longer represent FttP's costs correctly.
Since its introduction in May 2013, the telecommunication procurement scheme has already generated AU$3.3 million in savings, and has simplified agency access to telco equipment and infrastructure.
The number of requests to Apple for device or account data from Australian law-enforcement agencies went up in the first six months of 2014.
The Australian government has added the last few suppliers to its datcentre facilities supplies panel.
The Australian Department of Human Services is bringing in 200 Telstra call centre staff members to handle high-volume transactions for Medicare and Centrelink.