Is this for real?

As a devotee of IT Security (and, somewhat of an expert in the space), I watch with droll amusement the dog and pony show of people running around talking about CyberThreats, but then reverting to comments like Password strength, and malware, and so on.  The recent...

VOIP – It’s a wondrous (but not new) thing

It must have been around a decade ago. I was in the USA on an education exercise finding out about the various large scale data centres around the traps, and one of the sites was Cisco. Looking around their centre, they had a demonstration phone with an invite to...

eGovernment in Australia – are they really serious?

In conjunction with the “Magic” NBN and various other efforts we keep hearing about eHealth and eGovernment and so on. eHealth is a whole separate “other story”, so let’s focus on eGovernment, or the “Big Picture”, although...

Humanitarian Projects – often about doing it smarter

Anyone that knows me well, will know of my association with the beautiful island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. I spent many of my formative years there, and still regard it, as much as, if not more so, as home. My life there was as a result of my father, Paul...

NBN – So where is the Beef

There has been much discussion around the Australian “National Broadband Network”, of late, and it’s fascinating, in part, to see the number of people that have picked up the slightest snippet of knowledge or information with respect to this project,...

Party of the people

It is interesting to reflect that once upon a time the Labor party was considered the party of the common people. I watch the news this morning, and I see tony abbott going for his pre-dawn 30km bike ride. Yesterday,  Malcolm Turnbull caught the train to an event at...

Project Management – a disappearing craft

A repost from a previous blog entry of mine, but one of those observations that remains timeless. I was reading through an old text “Project Management with CPM, Pert and Precedence diagramming ISBN 0442254156″ and was struck by two things, from reading...
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