The Australian Government Information Office (AGIMO) has reported a healthy level of open source software (OSS) use within government agencies during the past year.
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The case for Australia becoming a Cloud computing hub has received greater support via endorsement from federal innovation minister, Kim Carr.
The Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) will shortly begin a review of the state's TAFE student administration system ahead of a potential move to a new system in the next two years.
Victoria Police is to establish a state-wide agreement for the supply of audio visual hardware for its police operations, training and administrative needs.
Your guide to the biggest stories of the last week in Australian IT.
Just a day on from issuing a statement that it was still looking for a whole-of-government CIO, the Queensland government has announced that it has appointed Professor Peter Grant to the role.
Nearly six months on from announcing that Queensland would appoint a new CIO to oversee the state's ICT, the government has confirmed that it is still yet to fill the role.
The Information Commissioner has called for the updating of the national Privacy Act, including the introduction of mandatory data breach laws, to cope with the impact of technology on the privacy of Australians.
Queensland Health is to begin piloting a new mental health data warehouse and business intelligence application as part of a wider push by the Queensland government to support mental health information management.
The Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network has warned that NBN Co may be showing early signs of cost-blowouts and delays, with timeframe slippage and higher than expected operating expenditure recorded during the last six months.
The NSW government has released its draft ICT Strategic Framework, which proposes a four-pronged approach to maximising the technology-related service delivery, productivity, and investment.
Westpac is to carry out an organisational reshuffle which will see its IT department move from the forefront to the backseat of the organisation.
The Queensland government is to begin reviewing crash avoidance technology ahead of a potential push to have the technology installed in vehicles across the state.
iiNet’s acquisition of TransACT will provide inroads into the business and government sectors for the largely consumer-focused ISP, according to managing director Michael Malone.
Despite signs that Australian businesses are making use of the online sales channel, retailers continue to lag behind other local industries.
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