AU Gov blocking web based email, worth it? No.

In response to the Australian National Audit Office report ‘The Protection and Security of Electronic Information Held by Australian Government Agencies’ many government agencies are talking about blocking access to web based email.  Here’s the recommendation that has been lighting up the Twitterverse "emails using public Web-based email services should be blocked on agency ICT…

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Idea on how Government can publish data in near real time

The idea of Open Government and Gov 2.0 is not a new one. However it seems that while governments are making great strides toward a more open system through efforts such as Data.gov and Data.gov.au, there appears to be a bit of a disconnect between publication and consumption. At the recent BarCamp Canberra (#bcc2011) there…

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The next phase in Government IT Services, Gov 3.0 (Gov 2.1)?

Gove 2.0 to Gov 2.1 (Gov 3.0) It’s interesting to note how governments are rallying around the idea of Gov 2.0 where social networking becomes part of how governments interact with their citizens.  And now, when the ink is just drying on some of the Gov 2.0 initiatives, Gov 3.0 is taking the stage. So…

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New start: Enabling Digital Society, Today!

Hello everyone, As most of you probably know by now I’ve taken on a new role in the company. I am now working with the DPE team as an Architect Advisor and bringing my security background to our Cloud Services offerings and Windows Phone 7 platform.  The crux of my job is to help our…

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