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SA Families and Communities on data consolidation mission

The Department for Families and Communities (DFC) in South Australia is planning to replace seven legacy client information systems with a single repository using master data management (MDM).

ACMA seeks service provider for website migration

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is looking for a service provider to help with its SiteCore content management system (CMS) development as it migrates its Cybersmart website internally.

Macquarie Telecom jumps on IaaS Cloud bandwagon

Telecommunications and hosting provider Macquarie Telecom is claiming its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) Cloud offering is better than those from Telstra and Optus.

Building IQ takes smart building software to US

Australian software developer BuildingIQ will soon be offering its smart building services to US companies thanks to securing a runner up prize in the NSW Innovation Showcase: Fastpitch competition.

AUSTRAC sniffs out new analytics system

Australian government financial intelligence unit AUSTRAC will pilot a real-time analysis technology in April, in hopes of provided greater intelligence to other agencies.

Skies clear for Sun/Oracle in local server market: Analysts

Asia Pacific proved the only growth area for Sun servers last year as end users came to grips with the company's acquisition by Oracle, according to analysts.

Unix servers lose share in 2010: Analysts

Australia has led the charge in x86 server adoption, with Unix servers losing significant market share to their cheaper counterparts during 2010, according to analysts.

Windows 7 migration underway at Immigration Department

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is ditching XP and giving Vista a miss in favour of desktop refresh to Windows 7 to help the agency improve staff collaboration.

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AGIMO calls for submissions on its COE policy

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has released details of its common operating environment (COE) policy and is now calling for public submissions.

Microsoft Store server failure causes customer headaches

Microsoft Australia has confirmed that an internal technical issue delayed the processing of software orders purchased online in December 2010 through its store.

AFP investigates new computer application system

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is set to replace its Police Real-time Online Management Information System (PROMIS) with a new platform and architecture intended to support the AFP’s operations for the next 15 years.

Web browsing woes over for Nine Entertainment

Nine Network operator Nine Entertainment has replaced its Web security gateway and management software in hopes of cutting down time when dealing with Web access requests from staff.

USyd breach highlights security education lapses: Expert

The recent breach of student records on the University of Sydney website raises questions for the security industry as a whole, according to an expert on the matter.

Treasury cashes in PABX for VoIP system

The Australian Government Treasury will soon be replacing its ageing private automatic branch exchange (PABX) system with voice over internet protocol (VoIP).

Software piracy awareness continues to rise: BSA

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has found that Australians are becoming more active in their reporting of software piracy with some 161 reports of illegals software use received by the organisation last year.

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