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Stories by Michael Crawford

ID card a costly solution that won't stop terrorism

Introduction of a national ID card could cost the economy up to $15 billion, according to the latest estimates from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

Written by Michael Crawford27 Jan. 06 09:28

Victorian ICT Minister announces five-year ICT plan

Victorian Information and Communication Technology Minister Marsha Thomson launched a five-year plan for the Victorian ICT industry yesterday that includes $1 million to grow local ICT clusters and a further $1.9 million for industry skills packages.

Written by Michael Crawford14 Dec. 05 13:42

Victorian government pushes IP policies for contractors

Victoria will become the first Australian state to allow contractors to retain ownership of intellectual property (IP), replacing uncapped liability with an evaluated approach.

Written by Michael Crawford29 Nov. 05 10:46

Beattie calls skills summit

Just a few months after he got the state's ICT industry offside, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has announced a national summit to focus on skills challenges facing the ICT industry to be held there early next year.

Written by Michael Crawford16 Nov. 05 08:01

Charges laid over tendering hacks

Two men have been charged in relation to the alleged hacking of one of Australia's most prominent economics consultancies, Access Economics.

Written by Michael Crawford28 Oct. 05 16:21

Teleworkers tire of being always-on

The always-on employee working for the 24x7 company is slowly learning to despise the concept of mobility and working from home, according to a Sensis survey released this week.

Written by Michael Crawford23 Sept. 05 10:01

Govt procurement models up for debate

Australia's most prominent government CIOs and IT ministers will add their expertise to an open panel debate on the most critical issues facing the IT industry later this month.

Written by Michael Crawford16 Sept. 05 09:52

Abbott tells e-health vendors to shape up

Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott has warned e-health vendors and systems designers eyeing off federal coffers that their products must deliver tangible economic benefits over technological improvements if they expect to get government funding for e-Health.

Written by Michael Crawford04 Aug. 05 11:35

E-health data standards close to confirmation

The federal government is only weeks away from formalizing data standards for Australia's national electronic health record system.

Written by Michael Crawford01 Aug. 05 09:30

AusCert, GovCert vie for technology space

Roles and responsibilities in the Australian IT security landscape are in confusion following the formation of yet another official IT security organisation.

Written by Michael Crawford25 July 05 12:00

Academic says HealthConnect will not meet Abbott's timeframe

Health Minister Tony Abbott's ambitious plan to have an electronic health record system operational is highly unlikely to meet a 12 month timeframe according to Dr David More, adjunct professor of Health Informatics at the University of Canberra.

Written by Michael Crawford07 July 05 09:56

Mildura Council selects home-grown CRM

Home-grown Australian software has notched up another win, with the Mildura Rural City Council (MRCC) selecting Australian-owned software vendor Merit to provide its CRM software package.

Written by Michael Crawford27 June 05 12:13

Home-grown vendors battle for slice of Qld public pie

A series of meetings between ICT industry heavyweights and the Queensland government is well under way as local companies battle it out to secure a bigger slice of the public sector procurement pie.

Written by Michael Crawford20 June 05 09:37

AG slammed over Workplace Surveillance Bill

The Australian Privacy Federation has lambasted the NSW Workplace Surveillance Bill, stating that it merely creates a headache for employers and workers and the NSW Attorney General has not kept a promise to protect workers' privacy.

Written by Michael Crawford18 May 05 12:04