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Google-backed MapR enjoys strong growth ahead of public listing

31 October 2014 in Enterprise Solutions

Enterprise software company MapR is on a rapid growth path globally and in the Asia Pacific market including Australia, just…

Banks innovate in face of new competitive threats

30 October 2014 in Strategy

Banks in fast growing and rapidly developing markets around the world are increasing their focus on new innovations and investing…

Labor tops the polls when it comes to hypocrisy

30 October 2014 in Open Sauce

Just by coincidence, the reason why the Labor party is scared to death of bucking the trend when it comes…

Victorian Government launches ICT skills program for SMEs

30 October 2014 in Government Tech Policy

The Victorian Government has launched a new program designed to help the state’s small businesses build competitiveness through the use…

CA finds more evidence of DevOps success

30 October 2014 in Business Technology

A 13-country survey of senior business leaders commissioned by CA Technologies shows high-performing companies are part of the DevOps revolution.

Australian businesses benefiting from DevOps: survey

30 October 2014 in Business Technology

Medium to large businesses in Australia have a high awareness of DevOps practices, and are gaining benefits from adopting the…

Government moves on data retention

30 October 2014 in Technology Regulation

Australia will get new data retention laws whether we like them or not. It’s all for our own good – the…

Data retention – secrecy by Government, pussyfooting by Labor

30 October 2014 in C Level

The data retention debate is still with us, but it seems unlikely that the bill’s many opponents will be able…

iiNet to build free Wi-Fi network for Victoria

30 October 2014 in Government Tech Policy

iiNet will build what it says is Australia’s largest free public wireless network, for Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows how to take photos in zero gravity

30 October 2014 in Space

Photographer Brandon van Son interviews Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield about how to take photographs while orbiting the Earth in (perceived)…

Pure Storage joins OpenStack

30 October 2014 in Cloud

Pure Storage has joined the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor and committer, and announced two pieces of software that…

New year, new CFO at UXC

30 October 2014 in People Moves

UXC has appointed Iona MacPherson as chief financial officer and company secretary.

Canberra’s CBRfree Wi-Fi network launches at last

30 October 2014 in Mobility

Civic East is the first part of Canberra's CBRfree Wi-Fi network to go permanently online with 250MB per user download…

Quick Hits: Sunset Overdrive – Xbox One

30 October 2014 in Games

Those masters of whacky weapons, Insomniac Games have made the jump from creating PlayStation exclusives to release an Xbox One…

Game of TV Thrones: Foxtel, HBO extend partnership

30 October 2014 in Entertainment

Foxtel is seeking to remain seated in the pay/subscription TV throne with its deal to exclusively extend its agreement with…

Microsoft Band (not banned) - its health fitness wearable!

30 October 2014 in Mobility

When things are banned they usually increase in desirability, but Microsoft’s new fitness health band wearable is unlikely to be…

Webroot with the lot for Pizza Hut

30 October 2014 in Security

Increasing downtime due to malware led Pizza Hut to adopt Webroot's cloud-based security service.

Intelledox hires former Atlassian CFO

30 October 2014 in People Moves

Business process digitalisation specialist Intelledox has appointed John Bruce-Smith as chief financial officer.

Constructive Crittercism says iOS 8.1 adoption spiking higher

30 October 2014 in Mobility

iOS 8 and 8.1’s overall crash rate is dropping while adoption of Apple’s latest OS is rising in what is…

Optus beefs up home bundles

30 October 2014 in Home IT

New home phone and internet bundles from Optus include Fetch TV.

Kantar’s phone stats: Android dominance, high iPhone demand

30 October 2014 in Mobility

Kantar’s latest smartphone sales data, over 3 months to Sept 2014, shows 73.9% share for Android in Europe, 15.4% for…

Rent or find a Melbourne parking space with Divvy

30 October 2014 in Business Technology

Divvy Parking - the equivalent of AirBnB for parking spaces - has extended its operations from Sydney into the Melbourne…

Aussie workers see themselves as a nation of entrepreneurs

30 October 2014 in Market

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and thriving amongst Australian workers who apparently see their potential as budding business…

NASA Antares rocket goes boom after launch!

29 October 2014 in Space

On the evening of Tuesday, October 28, 2014, an Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo spacecraft and its Antares rocket heading to…

Review - MeowMix for iOS

29 October 2014 in Games

Do you love Tetris? Match three games? Cats? If so MeowMix is for you!

MYOB moving ahead with microservices

29 October 2014 in Accounting Software

MYOB CTO Simon Raik-Allen tells iTWire how his company's adoption of microservices means higher-quality software is being built more quickly…