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CeBIT 2012: Vic Dept of Health to release Android-friendly app

The Victorian Department of Health will release a Web app for its Better Health Channel (BHC) app, which will allow users to access it via Android devices, in mid-2012.

CeBIT 2012: Lack of Cloud standards hinders uptake, says NAB

Speaking at the CeBIT conference in Sydney, NAB head of strategy and innovation, Denis Curran, said Cloud standards would promote innovation.

Lack of awareness about IT careers is main deterrence for women: Go Girl

The Victorian ICT for Women network is holding a bi-annual two-day IT careers expo — Go Girl, Go for IT — in June this year which is designed to help entice more female students in Years 8-11 to pursue a career in IT by exposing them to diverse roles in the industry.

Optus and NICTA mobile app competition now open

The annual Optus and NICTA ‘Unleash Your App’ competition has kicked off today, with Australian university students called on to develop Android-based applications for the chance to win $5000 in prize money.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS lands in Australia

The BlackBerry 7.1 operating system (OS) is now available for download in Australia from Optus and Vodafone.

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Dept of Human Services to supply 800 laptops to WorkVentures

The Department of Human Services will supply 800 of its discarded laptops to not-for-profit organisation, WorkVentures.

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E-waste recycling scheme launches in Canberra

The industry-run and -funded National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, has opened for business in Canberra today.

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Salvos launch new game

The Salvation Army has today officially launched its new game, Damien’s Dash.

UTS selects CIO

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has found a CIO following a five-month search.

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How businesses can avoid software piracy: BSA

Software piracy can be avoided with appropriate software asset management (SAM) procedures in place, according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

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Optus confirms TV Now appeal

Optus chief executive, Paul O’Sullivan, has confirmed the telco will seek leave to appeal the High Court’s ruling against its TV Now recording service.

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NBN to blow out by $400m: Turnbull

Shadow communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has claimed that the 2012-13 budget, announced Tuesday night, has revealed that the price tag of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has jumped by as much as $400 million.

Budget 2012 "worse than last year's": IIA

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has blasted the government for not doing enough for IT in the federal budget.

Budget cuts to ICT likely: IIA

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has predicted that ICT investment will be cut back in today’s federal budget.

Smartgates to undergo $7.9m expansion

The automated border processing technology, Smartgate, is slated for a $7.9 million expansion over the next two years, as announced by home affairs and justice minister, Jason Clare.

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