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ACT plans whole-of-government Windows upgrade

The ACT government's 2015-16 budget sets aside $8.46 million over four years to carry out a whole-of-government software upgrade program.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 June, 2015 15:46

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, microsoft office, government, ACT, ACT government

DTO works on whole-of-government service analytics

The federal government's Digital Transformation Office is looking at ways to draw together data from across agencies to better assess potential to improve service delivery.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 June, 2015 14:07

Tags: analytics, data, Digital Transformation Office (DTO), Malcolm Turnbull, digital transformation, government, Digital Transformation Office

National eHealth sign-ups reach 2.2m mark

As of midnight last night, 2,242,823 individuals had registered to be part of the national Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 June, 2015 13:26

Tags: Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), PCEHR, health, Budget 2015, myHealth Record, ehealth

NSW government signs IT outsourcing contracts

The NSW government expects to save $20 million a year through outsourcing a range of IT services to Unisys and Infosys.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 June, 2015 12:22

Tags: servicefirst, NSW Government, outsourcing, nsw, government

Telstra to aid Komatsu's hybrid cloud transition

Telstra today revealed it had won an extension to its 15-year relationship with Komatsu.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 June, 2015 09:44

Tags: hybrid cloud, Komatsu, Cloud, Internet of Things, cisco, M2M, cloud computing, Telstra

OAIC seeks details on Woolworths privacy snafu

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has approached Woolworths for details of a reported privacy misstep by the supermarket chain.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 June, 2015 13:55

Tags: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), woolworths, Big W, privacy

No limits: Report rejects calls to rein in website-blocking power

A report by parliament's Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications has rejected calls for limits to be imposed on the use of the Section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 to block access to online services.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 June, 2015 11:56

Tags: censorship, civil liberties, section 313, internet filter, telecommunications act

Senate report on website-blocking bill pushed back

The parliamentary inquiry into the government's online copyright enforcement bill, which will under certain circumstances compel ISPs to block access to pirate websites, has pushed back its reporting date.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 May, 2015 13:18

Tags: copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), piracy, Australian Communications and Media Authority, copyright infringement

Government moves to boost mobile broadband spectrum

More spectrum will be made available in the 1800MHz band for mobile broadband services, the government said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 May, 2015 11:03

Tags: 1800 MHz, spectrum, spectrum auction, telecom, mobile, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), regional australia

Rio Tinto signs $20m managed services contract with Empired

Empired has won an application managed services contract worth an estimated $20 million with resources firm Rio Tinto.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 17:08

Tags: Rio Tinto Ltd, rio tinto, empired

Government hopes to pass site-blocking legislation next month

Attorney-General George Brandis is hoping the government can push through parliament before the end of June proposed legislation that will force ISPs to block sites linked to online piracy.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 15:07

Tags: George Brandis, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

ISPs, rights holders continue negotiations over anti-piracy code costs

Although an industry code that will create a new anti-piracy warning notice scheme has been submitted to the Australian Communications and Media Authority by ISPs, registration of the code, which will allow the ACMA to enforce it, remains stalled.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 12:01

Tags: copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), piracy, Australian Communications and Media Authority, copyright infringement

Woolworths to resell services on Telstra's network

Woolworths will become a mobile virtual network operator and resell Telstra's services.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 11:11

Tags: mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), mobile virtual network operator, woolworths, telstra wholesale, Telecommunications, Telstra

Inquiry to examine potential of ICT-enabled infrastructure

A parliamentary inquiry will examine if Australia can make better use of "smart ICT" in the planning, design and operation of infrastructure.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2015 16:19

Tags: infrastructure, smart ICT

Suncorp's 'Ignite' delivers results for bank

Suncorp Bank's move to a new core banking system is already bearing fruit, according to CEO John Nesbitt.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2015 13:51

Tags: Suncorp Group, banking, finance, Suncorp, Suncorp Bank

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