Stories by Kathryn Edwards

Country Fire Authority CIO, Michael Foreshew

Decision making can be a critical process for any IT professional, but at the Country Fire Authority (CFA) it can be a matter of life and death. As a cancer survivor and father of an autistic child, Michael Foreshew took on the challenge in an effort to give something back to the community.

Five minutes with ACMA’s Tom Burton

Tom Burton has spent the last few years as online director at The Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank run by the Obama Administration. The former journalist and ministerial adviser spoke to <i>Computerworld</i> about his new role as the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) Gov 2.0 champion.

Australian airports to deploy body scanning technology

The attempted terrorist attack aboard a US-bound Christmas Day flight has prompted the Federal Government to introduce body scanning technology at international airports, as part of a $200 million airport security boost.

Rudd: Quigley doing “a great job”

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has defended the NBN Co recruitment process, saying it made an independent decision to hire Mike Kaiser as its government relations officer.

NBN Co to up headcount as Kaiser appointment slammed

The company responsible for rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN) is expected to announce shortly some “first-release” sites to trial the high-speed fibre network infrastructure and test construction techniques.

Linux Conf raises $33,000 for charity

[[xref:http://www.computerworld.com.au/tag/linux.conf.au|Linux.conf.au|Computerword :: Linux.conf.au]] may be over for another year, but the open source community’s generosity will continue to have a lasting impact on New Zealand’s Life Flight Trust.

IT job ads down in January

IT job ads decreased slightly in January, down 0.28 percent, and fell behind the national average, according to the latest results from the Olivier Job Index.