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Conroy's two-way: caption contest

Conroy's two-way: caption contest

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy used a two-way radio last Friday when marking the start of construction on a fibre-optic cable in WA. But what was he saying? Tell us to win a Norton 360 cap signed by V8 Supercar legend Craig Lowndes.

May 26, 2010 by in Government : AU

Bush taps VC man as tech liaison

Bush taps VC man as tech liaison

WASHINGTON--President Bush tapped venture capitalist Floyd Kvamme on Wednesday as the liaison between the high-tech community and the Bush administration. Kvamme, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, will be co-chairman of the newly created Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

March 27, 2001 by in Government

NSW government signs open standards desktop deal

NSW government signs open standards desktop deal

Sun Microsystems has scored a publicity coup ahead of the much-heralded arrival of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates in Australia, with a NSW government minister announcing today Sun would replace Microsoft in providing an e-mail and calendar system across 1,500 users in the state Roads and Traffic Authority.The move represents one of the largest rollouts of non-Microsoft based software within the state government.

June 23, 2004 by in Government

AU government releases information economy plans

AU government releases information economy plans

With a federal election looming, the Howard government has released a "strategic vision" for the future of Australia's information economy which it claims will provide the "policy platform needed to address new challenges to Australia's position as a leading information economy".

July 13, 2004 by in Government