Rob O'Neill

Rob O'Neill is a writer for CBS Interactive based in Auckland, New Zealand covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet. <p>He has previously worked for IDG, The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age as well as various business titles, most recently editing the Business Sunday section of New Zealand's weekly national newspaper, Sunday Star-Times.</p> <p>Rob has an M.A. in History from the University of Auckland. In his spare time he enjoys sailing on Auckland's glorious Hauraki Gulf, reading, jogging being online.</p>

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NZ Fire Service defines IT future

NZ Fire Service defines IT future

The New Zealand Fire Service is embarking on a three- to five-year effort to overhaul the organisation's IT systems as a ministerial review promises far-reaching changes for the organisation.The Service is developing an enterprise architecture plan to define a blueprint for its technology emphasising increased consolidation, reduced maintenance costs and improved integration.

September 17, 2006 by in CXO

NZ draws line on DRM and trusted computing

NZ draws line on DRM and trusted computing

New Zealand's lead state-sector authority has drawn a line in the sand to ensure government information security is not compromised by new "trusted computing" and digital rights management (DRM) technologies.The policies, released by the New Zealand State Services Commission (SSC) today, are an acknowledgement of the risks posed by the trusted computing and DRM initiatives being driven by international IT vendors and media organisations.

September 5, 2006 by in CXO

KiwiSaver IT project to cost up to NZ$5 million

KiwiSaver IT project to cost up to NZ$5 million

With legislation still to pass, the New Zealand tax department is already developing IT infrastructure to support the country's new voluntary superannuation scheme.The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) will spend between NZ$4 and $5 million upfront on the SAP-based project to develop the Central Administrator System (CAS) for the KiwiSaver program.

August 17, 2006 by in CXO