Fleet managers seek sophisticated systems

Local government fleet managers recognise that to improve health and safety and internal service you need systems that contribute in practical ways, writes Howard Crompton.

Finance launches investigation into ERP software costs

By Julian Bajkowski The Department of Finance has put some of the world’s biggest business software companies on notice that their lucrative contracts will soon be the subject to a sweeping review as the federal government seeks to extract better value from so-called enterprise resource management (ERP) systems. Just a week after the election of […]

Queensland releases government technology vision

By Julian Bajkowski The Queensland Government has set out its grand vision for recasting how the state’s public sector buys and consumes more than $1.6 billion a year in technology services, software and infrastructure, confirming it will dump confirmed the longstanding build-own-operate model in favour of buying technology as a service. In a set of […]

IBM banished from new QLD government work

By Julian Bajkowski The Queensland government has moved swiftly to punish multinational technology and services vendor IBM over the $1.2 billion software disaster that crippled the state’s health department payroll for months by immediately banning the company from securing any more deals. The move to ban IBM from further public sector work in Queensland represents […]

HP warns Microsoft SharePoint proliferation in government out of control

By Julian Bajkowski Computing and services stalwart HP has made a bold pitch for new government business based on the prospect that savings as deep as 75 per cent can be carved from software and infrastructure running costs bloated by duplication and non-standardised deployments of Microsoft’s SharePoint platform. The acquisitive mega-vendor on Wednesday officially launched […]

Queensland overhauls technology procurement

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley The Queensland government has thrown open the door to outsourcing public sector payroll systems across the state. The move is a watershed because it is almost certain to be followed by other internally-run government technology functions and services being exposed to direct competition from the private sector. Queensland’s Information […]

NSW Police tracks evidence with Hardcat

Australian-based asset tracking software and services vendor, Hardcat has developed an application for the NSW Police Force as part of ongoing the organisation’s investigation information management.   The EFIMS solution was developed on Microsoft’s Silverlight internet development platform and the NSW Police Force will be using EFIMS to track evidence and information gathered in investigations […]


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