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Tech Awards honor techy solutions for developing world

From one-time-use syringes to fire logs made from an invasive African plant, the 2008 Tech Awards honored five innovators with $50,000 for creating technology solutions for problems in developing countries. CNET's Kara Tsuboi learns more about these seemingly simple solutions that have potential to make a big impact.

November 13, 2008


Video: ACCC telco chief Michael Cosgrave

As the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's telecommunications chief, Michael Cosgrave wields a hefty punch in the national broadband network debate. He talked exclusively with on regulation in this time of change.

July 27, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal


Customs: Murray Harrison, CIO

Australian Customs CIO Murray Harrison dislikes SLAs and runs away if a vendor talks to him about innovation. In this interview, he also explains why getting excited about gadgets can be dangerous and talks about how Customs' outsourcing strategy has evolved.

July 16, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Liam Tung

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System Monitoring Policy

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...

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Government CIO spotlight on: Security

How do four of Australia's largest government agencies protect their networks from attackers? To find out, went to Canberra and spoke to the CIOs of Customs, Centrelink, Defence and the Australian Tax Office.

June 16, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Liam Tung


Xerox CEO: Time for Washington's help

She's been called the second most powerful woman in business. By now, she may be No. 1. In a wide-ranging discussion about technology, politics, and her company's plans, Xerox's CEO tells's Charles Cooper that the tech industry hasn't found a particularly sympathetic ear in the nation's capital, especially when it comes to the hot-button topic of H-1B visas.

June 6, 2008


Centrelink: John Wadeson, CIO

Centrelink, Australia's welfare payment organisation, deals with millions of transactions and billions of dollars every week. CIO John Wadeson recently spoke to about the challenges of running one of the country's largest IT infrastructures.

March 31, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Liam Tung


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