Displaying items by tag: Census

Price Waterhouse Coopers Australia and recruitment company The Adecco Group have been picked by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to deliver key services for the 2021 Census.

Published in Government Tech Policy

American software giant Microsoft appears likely to bid for the contract to run the 2021 Australian national census, reliable sources have told iTWire.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Global assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company EY has partnered with fintech industry peak body FinTech Australia to launch their third annual census aimed at tracking the growth and the progress of Australia’s fintech ecosystem.

Published in Market
Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:39

IT workers with uni degrees paid more: claim

Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that people with university qualifications working in the IT industry are paid an average of 11.5% more than if they had no such qualifications.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 27 November 2017 11:21

Census data shows big rise in IT salaries: ITPA

Wages for IT professionals in some categories grew by as much as 30% in the five years taken in by the 2016 census, according to ABS figures cited by the IT Professionals Association.

Published in Recruitment

Few Australians have faith that governments at any level can use technology competently to deliver services to the people, a study claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Government's ongoing Centrelink bungle is an indication of the fact that an obsession over the use of big data to balance the budget and the ability to do so skillfully are oceans apart.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 05 January 2017 13:42

Stupid elementary IT mistakes of 2016

If 2016 showed us one thing, it's that people can and will make stupid elementary IT mistakes. Here are just four, and how they could have been avoided.

Published in The Wired CIO
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:26

Data usage hits a high on Telstra mobile network

Mobile phone and mobile device users flooded Telstra’s mobile network with 76% more data this year that they did in 2015, with the time of the power outages that blacked out much of South Australia topping the telco’s list for data usage in a 24-hour period.

Published in Data

The 112-page report into the failed 2016 census, tabled by the Senate Economics Reference Committee on Thursday, presumably brings to an end — for the year at least — the unedifying tale of how bureaucrats and tech firms bungled what should be an orderly count of the populace.

Published in Open Sauce

The Senate Economics Reference Committee has recommended that any privacy impact assessment into the census should be handled by an external party and the outcome published on the website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics a year before the census to which it relates.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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Mobile systems provider Mobile Mentor is claiming one of the largest bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments in Australian history with the rollout of the ABS’s 2016 Census Collect app to 33,000 field officers.

Published in Mobility

IBM is trying to work out a settlement with the Australian government over its role in the 2016 census debacle, a senior executive of the company said on Tuesday.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 21 October 2016 09:42

Census 2016: Vocus lays blame on IBM employees

Vocus Communications has hit back at IBM's claims that it was complicit in the 2016 census debacle, saying that the site went down because IBM employees incorrectly identified normal data traffic as data exfiltration and manually turned off their Internet gateway routers.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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Friday, 21 October 2016 09:00

Census 2016: Nextgen hits back at IBM claims

Nextgen Networks has hit back at IBM's claims that it was to blame for the census stuff-up, saying that its offer of protection against distributed denial of service attacks was rejected.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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IBM has laid the blame on Nextgen Networks, and, through it, Vocus Communications, for the collapse of the census website on 9 August, claiming that its instructions to cut off overseas access when a distributed denial of service attack took place were not implemented.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:33

Splunk enables 3rd Presidential Debate at UNLV

The third and final US presidential debate is imminently upon us and Splunk is ensuring the UNLV infrastructure stays online.

Published in Enterprise Solutions
Thursday, 13 October 2016 09:57

Cyber centre dismisses ABC's claims over census

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has poured cold water on claims made by the media back in August that a "foreign cyber attack" was responsible for the taking offline of the census website.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:02

ABS accused of destroying public trust in census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been accused of destroying public trust by converting the 2016 census from an anonymous survey into a database containing identifiable personal data.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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