Paris Cowan

Paris Cowan joined iTnews in July 2013 after a stint at Intermedium, a news and data analysis firm based exclusively on government IT procurement. At Intermedium, Paris reported on new IT projects underway in state and federal agencies, interviewed public sector CIOs and was subsequently promoted to Online Editor in June 2012. While public sector IT will remain her key focus at iTnews, she has been given a broader remit to cover technology programs across several industries.

Recent articles by Paris Cowan

Macquarie Telecom is IT's most generous political donor

Macquarie Telecom is IT's most generous political donor

Tripled financial offering to ALP, while Queensland Libs lost out.
Paris Cowan Feb 4 2014, 9:40AM Collaboration
Defence's huge IT tender put on backburner

Defence's huge IT tender put on backburner

Unisys renews $52m contract.
Paris Cowan , William Maher Jan 14 2014, 12:01PM Services
Qld sets up panel for IaaS providers

Qld sets up panel for IaaS providers

Submissions due after Christmas.
Paris Cowan Dec 3 2013, 1:29PM Cloud
Vendors handpicked for Qld cloud tender

Vendors handpicked for Qld cloud tender

Switch to cloud will save govt up to $20 million.
Paris Cowan Oct 14 2013, 9:14AM Cloud
Qld govt signs up 170 IT suppliers

Qld govt signs up 170 IT suppliers

Trying to make it easier to sell to agencies.
Paris Cowan Oct 1 2013, 8:54AM Sales & Marketing
Corrupt IT contractors exploit UWS, Sydney Ports

Corrupt IT contractors exploit UWS, Sydney Ports

Systems integrators rip-off NSW organisations.
Paris Cowan Sep 27 2013, 8:49AM Security
Qld Health to outsource full ICT catalogue

Qld Health to outsource full ICT catalogue

$1.2 billion payroll disaster prompts IT overhaul.
Paris Cowan Sep 17 2013, 8:20AM Cloud
Queensland appoints new technology chief

Queensland appoints new technology chief

Newman shuffles senior bureaucrats.
Paris Cowan Sep 9 2013, 5:32PM Services
NSW Govt: now more cloud friendly

NSW Govt: now more cloud friendly

Stops short of cloud-first but must be considered.
Paris Cowan Sep 4 2013, 8:16AM Cloud
QLD mulling legal action against IBM

QLD mulling legal action against IBM

Confirms sacking of senior bureaucrats.
Paris Cowan Aug 27 2013, 8:16AM Software
Aussie Internet sales up 25 percent: ABS

Aussie Internet sales up 25 percent: ABS

Volumes increase.
Paris Cowan Aug 23 2013, 11:54AM Sales & Marketing
WA government agencies emerge as early cloud adopters

WA government agencies emerge as early cloud adopters

Small agencies test the water.
Paris Cowan Aug 22 2013, 8:15AM Cloud
Queensland Health begins planning new payroll system

Queensland Health begins planning new payroll system

Adopts all Chesterman recommendations.
Paris Cowan Aug 21 2013, 9:02AM Services
Govt to save $47m via online self-service

Govt to save $47m via online self-service

Apprentices encouraged to become IT savvy.
Paris Cowan Aug 15 2013, 7:15AM Collaboration
Global cyber espionage agreement needed: Turnbull

Global cyber espionage agreement needed: Turnbull

Says countries should admit to surveillance.
Paris Cowan Aug 5 2013, 10:42AM Security
Why allowing government IT to fail is a good thing

Why allowing government IT to fail is a good thing

NSW IT head wants accountability refocus.
Paris Cowan Jul 24 2013, 11:45AM Finance
NSW hardware panel appoints Dell, Lenovo

NSW hardware panel appoints Dell, Lenovo

US dollar to drive up govt PC prices.
Paris Cowan Jul 24 2013, 8:14AM Hardware
ATO to pursue open commerce standards

ATO to pursue open commerce standards

To address 'dodgy data'.
Paris Cowan Jul 18 2013, 12:01PM Software
Blacktown City Council in major overhaul

Blacktown City Council in major overhaul

Corporate applications reach end of life.
Paris Cowan Jul 12 2013, 11:42AM Services
Quigley quits as NBN Co CEO

Quigley quits as NBN Co CEO

Follows period of internal tensions.
Paris Cowan Jul 12 2013, 11:40AM Collaboration

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