Three Sides of Open Government

Oliver Bell, Director, Standards Engagement Australia and New Zealand In April of 2009 Andrea Di Maio, an analyst with Gartner who has been looking at the role of technology in government and governance for some years now, published his thoughts on the future of Government service delivery, the provocative title that he assigned to his…

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Bing PM Rudd – Speaking to the Public Service

Delegates to the 2009 Institute of Public Administration of Australia (IPAA) Annual Conference will today be addressed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Over 500 public servants, academics and people interested in the public administration are gathered in Brisbane for this year’s conference which is examining the theme ‘The Changing Public Sector Climate’. Prime Minister Rudd will deliver…

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Three Australian Schools Among Global Leaders of Technology Use in the Classroom

Three Australian schools have been identified as being amongst the most advanced  users of technology in the classroom in the world, Microsoft announced this week. The schools, which have been selected to participate in Microsoft’s Worldwide Innovative Schools Program, are among just 42 schools selected from across the globe. Hermit Park State Primary School in…

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APEC CEO Summit 2009

Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Craig Mundie last week addressed the APEC CEO Summit 2009 in Singapore, on the topic “What is the next big thing? The session focused on the newest sources of innovation worldwide in the next few years, and lessons on fostering and promoting innovation. Mr Mundie raised the idea of…

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Make a Difference with Web 2.0 and win in NSW apps competition

apps4nsw is a public competition to foster and promote the development of innovative digital applications and web services using public sector data relating to New South Wales. Individuals and groups can compete for a share in the total prize pool of $100,000! This prize pool is jointly funded by the Department of Services, Technology and…

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Privacy and Cloud Computing: Microsoft

Yesterday Microsoft released a new position paper titled, Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era: A Microsoft Perspective.  This new paper discusses how Microsoft is approaching privacy as it relates to cloud computing.    Cloud-based services are rapidly emerging to complement the traditional client-based model of running software on PCs and servers at home and within the…

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NSW Minister for Commerce visits Microsoft Australia

NSW Minister for Commerce, Jodi McKay (far right) viewing Microsoft Surface Technology This week, Microsoft Australia welcomed the NSW Minister for Commerce and Tourism, Jodi McKay MP, and the Director General of the NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration, Graeme Head to North Ryde. The Minister and Director General received a firsthand demonstration of…

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Australian Software Industry Gets Exposure in USA

Microsoft and the Australian Government (Austrade) are joining forces to drive entrepreneurship within the Australian software community and support the development, commercialisation and internationalisation of innovative solutions to address global environmental challenges and opportunities. As part of this mission, Microsoft is hosting 6 ISV entrepreneur organisations selected for their high potential and global relevance in…

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Legislative Framework to Address eWaste

Australia’s environment ministers have agreed to a new national policy on waste and resource management. The historic agreement took place in Perth at the biannual meeting of the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC). See the EPHC’s media release here.    Australia’s peak technology body, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has responded positively calling…

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