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 Australian publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald online. He's interested primarily in how information technology impacts the way business and people communicate, trade, and consume.

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IBM wins $70m Medicare extension

IBM wins $70m Medicare extension

Medicare has awarded IBM a one-year, $70 million extension to its comprehensive technology outsourcing contract after announcing earlier this year that it would review all its information and communications contracts.

October 1, 2008 by in Government

D'Ascenzo: Read p23 of security review

D'Ascenzo: Read p23 of security review

Following yesterday's admission by the Australian Taxation Office that its courier had lost a CD containing the details of 3,000 self-managed super funds, it wants to review how it handles information. My suggestion: go back to the review completed in April.

October 30, 2008 by in Government : AU

NSW to censor student laptops

NSW to censor student laptops

The NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) plans to limit internet access on the laptops given to NSW's senior students under the "digital education revolution" to a pre-approved list of websites.

October 23, 2008 by in Government

Conroy filter gag sparks sysadmin rage

Conroy filter gag sparks sysadmin rage

An Australian systems administrators' professional group has criticised Communications Minister Stephen Conroy for alleged attempts by his office to silence a vocal network engineer expressing an opinion about the planned government internet filtering scheme.

October 26, 2008 by in Government : AU

Govt wrongfully hiding secret ICT deals

Govt wrongfully hiding secret ICT deals

Australia's federal government auditor has found that departments were most likely to misuse confidentiality provisions to prevent public disclosure for contracts when they related to information and communications technology goods and services.

September 28, 2008 by in Government