The Australian Federal Police is moving further ahead with its goal to implement an end to end Purchasing and Payment Solution, issuing a tender for automated invoice processing.

SharePoint’s rapid installation across organisations (and especially within the public sector) is leading to fragmented deployment, which is then causing difficulties when attempting to merge or share content and applications. Organisations that are part of a federation, such as Local and State Councils – can alleviate future integration bottlenecks, reduce investments in application development, increase the rate of eServices delivery and help ensure that stakeholders can share information, by adopting the governance practices from the open source community.

The stakes a are high for Project Eden, the codename for a long term project to rollout a single electronic document and records management system across all arms of Australia's Defence forces.

Western Australia's Murdoch University has implemented a records solution from Australia's i2 Scan to cover more than 18,000 students and 1,400 staff from all over the world.

OnePlaceMail is broadening its horiozons, with release 3.1 of the Outlook/Sharepoint integration suite extending its reach to Word/Excel and PowerPoint.

David McGrath follows the trail of a single email which is at the heart of a two year court battle between electronic trading giant Optiver and Aussie rising star Tibra.

Professional services firm Deloitte is expanding its Analytics group with the acquisition of marketing and business insights specialist boutique firm Pathfinder Solutions.

A horses for courses approach to SharePoint and ECM is paying dividends for Marcus Darbyshire, Chief Information Officer of South East Water, a Victorian Government-owned provider of water and related services, which has just deployed Open Text Content Lifecycle Management (CLM) Services for SharePoint. 

The demand from government for efficient PDF solutions has driven DocsCorp to expand its integration capability to include Objective, a leader in ECM solutions for local government in Australia and New Zealand.

Gayan Peiris sorts through the many options available for enterprise search with SharePoint.  Gayan Peiris is a SharePoint Technology Specialist (TSP) at Microsoft Australia who has written many articles, reviews and columns for various online publications and has been a contributing author for a SharePoint book. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences on SharePoint technology.