Feeds

IT gets $AU200 million new spend in Qld budget

Health the big beneficiary

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The IT sector will be busily trawling through the Australian state of Queensland's budget papers, with the government yesterday announcing tech spends in health, emergency services communications, and online service delivery.

Queensland Health, whose troubled history in IT has previously left it out-of-pocket by a cool billion after a payroll palaver, will be the main recipient of nearly $AU200 million for boxes and software.

Most of that – nearly $AU140 million – lands in e-health assets, with a further $AU60 million on clinical and support systems for the e-health rollout.

A million dollars will be flung in the direction of emergency services to – at last – integrate the state's wireless networks. Telstra, as the provider under a 15-year managed services agreement for the GWN – government wireless network – will get a sizeable slice of the $AU72 million devoted to the network.

The GWN upgrade is a high priority for Queensland, which will be hosting the G20 summit in Brisbane in November.

With an extra $AU8.2 million, the state's “one stop shop” online strategy aims to double the number of services (such as driver's license renewal) it delivers to 100 by the end of the year. Some of that will also be spent on a trial of “mobile and digital” services in the Lockyer Valley.

There's also $AU3.1 million for “tactical improvements incyber security and awareness within Queensland Government departments”. ®

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.