John Hilvert

Canberra correspondent John Hilvert has twenty years experience in journalism, public policy, web development and research. Writing from Parliament House in Canberra, Hilvert has worked in public policy for five Commonwealth agencies, authored over a dozen education books, worked as communications director for the Internet Industry Association and edited Australian PC User magazine. Hilvert has also worked as a journalist The Australian, MIS and Computerworld Australia, among other titles. He is an unashamed bluegrass tragic.

Recent articles by John Hilvert

Vic Government scraps eServices Panel

Vic Government scraps eServices Panel

Will launch less restrictive supplier scheme.
John Hilvert Jun 13 2012, 3:17PM Services
ACT to save $9m from ICT slow-downs

ACT to save $9m from ICT slow-downs

Budget reduces equipment upgrades.
John Hilvert Jun 8 2012, 8:24AM Services
Qld considers centralised ICT purchasing

Qld considers centralised ICT purchasing

Audit to look for massive savings.
John Hilvert May 25 2012, 8:09AM Hardware
Budget 2012: IT spared in spending cuts

Budget 2012: IT spared in spending cuts

Funds committed for IT to drive health and welfare projects.
John Hilvert May 9 2012, 7:42AM Services
AGIMO wrestles with internal conflicts

AGIMO wrestles with internal conflicts

Review reveals rift in Australian Government IT office.
John Hilvert Apr 30 2012, 7:59AM Services
iiTrial: iiNet wins High Court appeal

iiTrial: iiNet wins High Court appeal

Updated: No liability found.
James Hutchinson , John Hilvert Apr 20 2012, 12:49PM Collaboration
Health tenders to kill 'over-reliance' on Excel

Health tenders to kill 'over-reliance' on Excel

Hunts integrated budget system.
John Hilvert Apr 20 2012, 8:16AM Software
Govt to spend more to stimulate NBN use

Govt to spend more to stimulate NBN use

New round of training and education grants.
John Hilvert Apr 17 2012, 7:27AM Collaboration
Large cloud deals to stick with Federal sourcing rules

Large cloud deals to stick with Federal sourcing rules

AGIMO's low-risk, low-value list targets 72 percent of deals.
John Hilvert Apr 12 2012, 7:48AM Cloud
Govt reappoints Data#3 sole Microsoft reseller

Govt reappoints Data#3 sole Microsoft reseller

Retains exclusivity under new testing regime.
John Hilvert Mar 15 2012, 4:00PM Strategy
Australian Army runs tablet trials

Australian Army runs tablet trials

Mix of iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tabs.
John Hilvert Feb 27 2012, 8:36AM Mobility
Accenture wins Health data warehouse deal

Accenture wins Health data warehouse deal

HP servers chosen over mainframe.
John Hilvert Feb 3 2012, 8:34AM Hardware
Tax board seeks cloud for IT migration

Tax board seeks cloud for IT migration

Requests four-year tender.
John Hilvert Feb 1 2012, 9:10AM Collaboration
Revealed: Government IT deals in 2011

Revealed: Government IT deals in 2011

Top 25 buyers and IT suppliers of the year.
John Hilvert Jan 27 2012, 3:22PM Strategy
Tax seeks single sign-on for web, biz services

Tax seeks single sign-on for web, biz services

Issues tender following AUSkey rollout.
John Hilvert Jan 24 2012, 8:36AM Software
Australian Government wimps out on WISP

Australian Government wimps out on WISP

Portfolio autonomy wins over the WISP agenda.
John Hilvert Dec 12 2011, 3:32PM Strategy
Government struggles to fill ICT posts

Government struggles to fill ICT posts

Human Services tops employer list.
John Hilvert Nov 28 2011, 8:30AM Strategy
Victorian eServices panel under fire again

Victorian eServices panel under fire again

How some refresh 'winners' have still lost out.
John Hilvert Nov 18 2011, 8:54AM Services
Trans Pacific Partnership eyes 'free' cloud

Trans Pacific Partnership eyes 'free' cloud

New technologies part of free trade zone puzzle.
John Hilvert Nov 14 2011, 8:10AM Services
Tax office accounts for $633m IT spend

Tax office accounts for $633m IT spend

Spruiks data centre migration, service consolidation and Change Program.
John Hilvert Nov 7 2011, 9:15AM Services

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