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  • WA path lab system project management slammed by auditor

    Two years late and $23.7 million over budget, the roll-out of a pathology lab information system by the Western Australia government has been slammed by the state’s auditor general.

    Written by George Nott19 June 19 15:51
  • Curtin Uni CIO departs

    Curtin University’s chief information officer is leaving the role after close to six years.

    Written by George Nott26 Sept. 18 10:08
  • WA confirms first whole of government CIO

    ​Western Australia has appointed Giles Nunis as its first ever government CIO in a push to develop the state government's ICT strategy and cut costs.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner30 Sept. 15 16:54
  • Perth mayor drills down on big data

    The Lord Mayor of Perth has embraced big data to help the city better plan for population growth and make smarter infrastructure decisions.

    Written by Adam Bender05 Aug. 14 15:55
  • Fiona Stanley IAM project has failed: WA audit

    An identity access management (IAM) project for the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia has failed due to poor management, according to a government audit.

    Written by Adam Bender30 June 14 15:36
  • Telstra ramps up data centre investment

    Telstra has announced the next stage of its $800 million cloud services investment with new data centres set to go live in WA, SA and ACT in Q1 of 2013.

    Written by Hamish Barwick04 Dec. 12 11:46
  • Behind the IT scenes at CHOGM

    As the main provider of IT services to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), ASG Group project managed the provision of the entire technology environment for the CHOGM meeting and the parallel events. The requirements included the scope, design, build, test, deployment and decommission of a secure ICT solution to all event locations.

    Written by CIO Staff02 Nov. 11 15:49
  • Brain drain imminent: IT recruiter

    A new skills index released this week suggests CIOs should ditch the ‘wait-and-see’ contract approach to IT recruitment in the face of increasing offshore opportunities.

    Written by Georgina Swan29 Sept. 11 09:35
  • WA government renews focus on e-waste

    The Western Australia Government is moving to better manage its e-waste through the institution of a new whole of government common use arrangement (CUA) for the disposal of ICT equipment.

    Written by Tim Lohman24 May 11 09:39
  • WA fibre network link goes live (updated)

    The competitive fibre backhaul link between Perth and Geraldton — part of the $250 million NBN Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) — is live and open for business.

    Written by Georgina Swan11 March 11 12:51
  • Government Weak on IT Security: WA Auditor General

    The WA Office of the Auditor General has slammed the privacy practices of government agencies saying that in many, fundamental weaknesses in all of the key areas of information security are present.

    Written by Tim Lohman16 April 09 17:26