In every branch of forensic science, we have to fight with the falsehoods introduced by the popular series à la CSI (hence the properly called CSI effect ), but probably this belief is the strongest in the field of forensic image and video analysis. From endless zooming from satellite imagery, to enhancing the reflection of a reflection of a reflection, to identifying faces or fingerprints at an unbelievable pace, we very often have to explain, even to “the experts”, what is science and what is fiction.

In the year Victoria’s Public Records Act 1973 was enacted, flared pants, flower-power shirts with massive wing collars and monster sideburns were the order of the day.  However the average public sector worker’s desktop would have housed only a few unsexy peripherals perhaps not much more than an in-tray, a pen and notepad and an ashtray. A major review of the Management of Public Sector Records in the state completed by the Victorian Auditor-General has found that record-keeping practice has not kept pace with the vast change in the information management landscape since those times.

The Commonwealth Government will review all significant government technology projects aiming to provide greater transparency and oversight of Government’s $A6.2 billion annual ICT spend.

Microsoft has come a long way on its mission to enable working from anywhere on a range of devices. For instance, this morning I’m on the train on my way to the office. Later today have a meeting with a customer to go through a proposal for a potential project.

SA Health has extended its use of Objective across the Department for Health and Ageing, to digitally transform service delivery, responsiveness and information management practices in compliance with the government’s Digital by Default policy. The implementation will be rolled out to the entire Department consisting of approximately 2000 users.