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Acquisitions drive Vocus to strong revenue growth, profits

22 February 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Telco Vocus has achieved record revenues and profits for the six month to the end of December last year on…

Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March

22 February 2017 in Security

Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by…

Apple appeals EU tax bill, wants it withdrawn

22 February 2017 in Government Tech Policy

Apple has filed a list of 14 objections with the European Court of Appeals, saying that the European Commission's decision…

South Oakleigh ADSL users hit by outage on Tuesday

22 February 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

About 1000 users of iiNet and Internode ADSL services, who are connected to the exchange in South Oakleigh in Melbourne,…

NBN interim satellite service shutting, users urged to switch

22 February 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Australian homes and businesses using NBN Co's interim satellite service will need to switch to an alternative NBN network as…

US Govt, tech firms behind India's cash moves: claim

21 February 2017 in Government Tech Policy

A number of the world's largest tech and finance companies and their leaders are part of a group behind a…

Megaport hit by losses as global expansion takes its toll

21 February 2017 in Data Centres

The cost of global expansion has thrown data operator and interconnection services provider Megaport into a net loss of $13.7…

Trump tweeting from insecure Android mobile: claim

21 February 2017 in Security

A Congressman from Los Angeles has called into question the security of President Donald Trump’s mobile phone, surmising that his…

Hackers take over microphones on Windows PCs to steal data

21 February 2017 in Security

Hackers targeting people in Ukraine have come up with something unusual: they use the microphones on Windows PCs to steal…

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Lenovo: with poor-quality products, losses should not surprise

22 February 2017 in Open Sauce

Last week, Lenovo reported a big drop in profits for the third quarter of its current fiscal year, with a…

For Labor and Libs, the NBN is really not that important

22 February 2017 in Open Sauce

Both major Australian political parties are refusing to make any comment about the controversial comments made by NBN Co chief…

Fulcrum launches Australian business

22 February 2017 in Strategy

Data technology company Fulcrum, which started in New Zealand, has launched in Australia following a capital raising of $2 million…

Real-time payments a boon to cyber criminals

22 February 2017 in Security

The New Payments Platform set to be introduced in Australia this year could give cyber criminals instant access to transferred…

Adobe APAC Partner Awards winners

22 February 2017 in Strategy

Adobe’s Partner Awards are for the best use of Adobe products to provide innovative, personalised experiences, data-driven marketing and cross-channel…

Carbon Black scores 100% on endpoint protection

22 February 2017 in Security

Independent security testing laboratory NSS has rated Carbon Black’s endpoint protection at 100% for total coverage and 100% for block…

Credit cards and payment systems – the pot of gold in 2017

22 February 2017 in Security

Most of us have at least one credit/debit (payment) card in our walleta, most use it for everyday payments at…

Verizon, Yahoo! agree on US$350m cut in sale price

22 February 2017 in Deals

US telecommunications giant Verizon and Yahoo! have agreed on a reduction of US$350 million in the price which the former…

Virtual reality takes hold in Aussie market

21 February 2017 in Market

Virtual Reality penetration will reach 25.5% of Australian households by 2021 based on attachment rates of headsets to VR capable…

Tesla battery system claimed to drop electricity charges by 92%

21 February 2017 in Energy

Tesla installer Natural Solar is claiming a Sydney family has saved 92% on electricity bills in the past 12 months…

Foxtel, News Corp team up on ‘Full on Footy’ offer

21 February 2017 in Strategy

Foxtel and News Corp have teamed up to offer a “Full on Footy” pass to give Foxtel Play subscribers sport…

CompTIA says ‘ground-breaking’ certification addresses global security challenge

21 February 2017 in Security

Global ICT trade association CompTIA has unveiled a claimed ground-breaking, vendor-neutral certification, Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), that it says is the…

Three groups threaten IoT devices, says expert

21 February 2017 in Internet of Things

Attacks on Internet of Things devices and infrastructures are likely to stem from three groups, with each having of cyber…

The Big Data Warehouse landscape – 2016

21 February 2017 in Data

The Information Difference is an analyst firm focusing on master data management (MDM). Its Big Data Warehouse Landscape is a…

ZTE – out of the shadows (interview)

21 February 2017 in Strategy

ZTE has decided to come out of the shadows and compete head on under its own brand in Australia.

Hills sees revenue fall in first six months of FY17

21 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Technology solutions company Hills Limited has seen a fall in revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2017, recording…

Kacific buying new satellite from Boeing

21 February 2017 in Strategy

Kacific Broadband Satellites has ordered its Kacific-1 satellite from Boeing after a successful US$147 million capital raising from Australian retail…

VMware, Intel collaborate on healthcare security

21 February 2017 in Security

Virtualisation company VMware is collaborating with Intel Health and Life Sciences in an initiative it says is designed to help…

Smarter cities a key to Australia’s innovation, economic future: Nokia

21 February 2017 in Strategy

Nokia says Australia’s political and industry leaders need a greater and more concerted focus on development of smarter cities as a…

CyanogenMod successor LineageOS sees spurt in downloads

21 February 2017 in Mobility

LineageOS, the fork of the CyanogenMod project which shut down in December, has seen more than 550,000 downloads in less…

Cognizant opens Melbourne unit to boost digital business

21 February 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Digital business company Cognizant has opened what it calls a digital business collaboratory in Melbourne, to provide a dedicated space,…

CSIRO, Deakin Uni achieve carbon fibre 'milestone'

20 February 2017 in Strategy

The CSIRO and Victoria’s Deakin University say they have joined just a handful of companies around the world that can…

Huawei, James Cook Uni collaborate on IoT research

20 February 2017 in Strategy

The Australian arm of giant Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei and Queensland’s James Cook University are collaborating on the development…

Fake social media brand profiles increase 1100% from 2014 to 2016

20 February 2017 in Security

Social media security and digital risk monitoring SaaS company ZeroFOX’s analysis of 40,000 fake social media brand profiles has found…






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