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Stories by Tim Lohman

Defence gives its security pass card a fail

Defence is to overhaul the electronic access card system which controls staff access to facilities in the Canberra region amid decreasing overall performance of the security system.

Written by Tim Lohman13 May 11 09:11

BUDGET 2011: Abbott says spend NBN cash on roads and hospitals

The federal opposition leader, Tony Abbott, has used his reply speech to the 2011-2012 federal budget to once again attack the National Broadband Network (NBN) and argue for a market-oriented solution to the need for faster broadband.

Written by Tim Lohman13 May 11 08:16

BUDGET 2011: Human Services gains massive funding

Some $576.2 million will be provided to use ICT to improve access and improve portfolio business within the Department of Human Services (DHS) agencies Centrelink, Medicare and the Child Support Agency under the 2011-2012 federal budget.

Written by Tim Lohman11 May 11 11:21

BUDGET 2011: ICT Budget bites

A quick look at ICT spending across a range of federal government departments and agencies.

Written by Tim Lohman11 May 11 09:53

Social media under review at Defence

Defence minister, Stephen Smith, has announced a review into Defence's use of social media as well as green-lighting two major new technology projects.

Written by Tim Lohman06 May 11 15:12

Bean counting a risky exercise for accountants: ATO

Few would peg bean counting as an occupation with serious health risks, but the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is convinced its staff are under threat from too much time with their calculators and desk chairs.

Written by Tim Lohman06 May 11 11:09

iiNet praises NBN Co, pans lack of digital economy strategy

Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet (ASX:IIN) has praised the National Broadband Network (NBN) but has cautioned that the value of the fibre network will be lessened unless the Federal Government issues a national online strategy to give purpose and direction to the project.

Written by Tim Lohman06 May 11 10:28

NZ Government moves to cut mobile rates

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has cut wholesale mobile termination rates in an effort to open up the country's telecommunications market amid fears that current rates are hampering competition.

Written by Tim Lohman05 May 11 15:26

GFC causing the young to turn to cybercrime

The GFC-induced economic slowdown in Europe is having a direct impact on the growth of cybercrime and other organised crime according to the European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol.

Written by Tim Lohman05 May 11 09:53

UXC, IntraPower partner on Cloud offering

The allure of the Cloud has prompted two more Australian companies, IntraPower (ASX: IPX) and UXC Connect — part of ICT services giant UXC (ASX: UXC), to offer up yet more Web-based services.

Written by Tim Lohman03 May 11 11:21