Stories by Kelly Mills

NSW Parliament starts Webcast

For those that can't get enough of the antics of our politicians, the NSW Parliament will be Webcast for the first time today.

Victoria puts electronic voting on agenda

Electronic voting in Victorian state elections will be considered as part of an inquiry into electronic democracy, said the state Minister for Information and Communication Technology.

AAPT links CHOGM attendees

Communications at the belated Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Queensland in March will be supplied by AAPT.

National database puts brakes on car racket

After many years delay and $20 million spent on integration, a national register of written-off vehicles (WOVR) is finally set to go live in April to tackle a burgeoning vehicle rebirthing racket, estimated to be worth some $7 million a month.

CA readies storage portal for April launch

Computer Associates will launch its storage portal technology in April at its annual CA World in the US.
Mark Milford, senior vice president and general manager storage management products for Computer Associates, said the BrightStor storage portal will be vendor-agnostic and provide IT professionals with the ability to manage storage enterprise-wide.

Charity upgrades IT strategy, adds CRM

For most IT departments getting their fair share of the budget is a constant uphill battle. But in organisations that exist to serve humanity (that is, don't focus on the profit line), grabbing even the smallest sliver of the pie is exhausting.

Focus on business, health sector told

A surge in IT activity in Australia's healthcare industry has led to a warning from analysts to IT managers to remain "focused on business" when making purchasing decisions.

Give databases a rubdown

Database erasure is claiming mind space in government agencies as a result of the recently introduced Privacy Act.

Integration woes hinder mobile deployments

With mobility-enhancing projects creeping onto the IT agenda success of these implementation centres on a re-evaluation of the company's IT architecture, according to one mobile solutions vendor.

Viruses dog privacy compliance steps

Moves to build privacy-law compliant IT systems may prove ineffectual in the wake of the new breed of self-propagating viruses. The impact could leave IT managers to face litigation if their company is hit by a virus or Trojan horse that exposes a database of personal information.