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More people take up lower speed NBN connections: ACCC

20 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

More people are shifting from faster to slower NBN connections, with those on 12Mbps plans increasing to 17.6% of all…

Assange lawyer claims Trump offered his client pardon in 2017

20 February 2020 in Strategy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a deal by the US in 2017, with California Republican Dana Rohrabacher telling him…

Loss of WA contract nudges Empired into revenue, profit decline

20 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Western Australia-based IT services provider Empired has suffered a decline in both revenue and profits for the first-half FY20.

Data#3 lifts half year revenue, profits in line with long-term growth trend

20 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian listed IT solutions provider Data#3 has boosted total revenue by 11.6% to $718.9 million for the six months to…

New technology aims to speed up development of more resilient crops

20 February 2020 in Climate

Research collaboration led by the University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of…

ASD may get domestic role in child sexual abuse cases

19 February 2020 in Security

Australian Federal Police commissioner Reece Kershaw and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission chief executive Michael Phelan have both played down suggestions…

Trump hints he may oppose further restrictions on Huawei

19 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

US President Donald Trump has hinted that he may oppose new restrictions proposed on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies,…

Space Adventures inks agreement with SpaceX on private citizen space flights

19 February 2020 in Space

Space tourism company Space Adventures has entered into an agreement with space flight company SpaceX to fly private citizens on…

Optus opens green shoots grants program for bushfire-affected SMBs

19 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has opened applications for its Green Shoots grants program as part of its efforts to help restore connectivity for…

Global 5G IoT revenue to reach US$8 billion by 2025

19 February 2020 in Internet of Things

Total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach US$8 billion globally by 2024, rising from just US$525 million in…

‘Data debt’ poses a problem, challenge for businesses

19 February 2020 in Data

Eight in 10 businesses globally - including in Australia - believe data is one of their most valuable assets, but…

Mixed half year for Kogan as revenues decline, but sales, profits up

18 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Online retailer Kogan has seen revenue decline by 5.3% to $219.5 million for the half year to the end of…

Reckon raises 2019 dividend

18 February 2020 in Listed Tech

"Strong" full-year results have allowed accounting software provider Reckon Group to reduce its debt by $7 million and declare a…

Reckon Group says cloud, mobile focus delivers ‘strong’ full year results

18 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Accounting software company Reckon Group has pulled in revenue of $75.4 million for the full year to the end of…

Apple warns of global iPhone shortage due to coronavirus

18 February 2020 in Mobility

Tech behemoth Apple has issued a second earnings guidance for its second quarter, warning of a shortage of iPhones around…

Nokia launches ‘first-of-kind’ 5G certification program

18 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Nokia is launching a certification program designed to help industry professionals realise the full business potential of end-to-end 5G networks.

MNF Enterprise, AARnet partner on voice communications deal

18 February 2020 in Deals

Communications provider MNF Enterprise - part of the MNF Group - has partnered with Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet)…

Huawei to hold forums in Australia to give its side of the 5G story

18 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The Australian arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will hold a series of public forums across the country…

Breaking IT News

Pursuit Minerals pursues European nickel targets to meet growing battery metal demand

20 February 2020 in Listed Tech

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION. By 2025, 500,000 tonnes of refined nickel will be used annually in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).…

2020 predictions: Dave Weinstein, CSO, Claroty

20 February 2020 in Security

GUEST OPINION. From a threat perspective, I expect to see a continuum from 2019 into 2020, as it is getting…

Review – Zebra L10 ruggedised laptops

20 February 2020 in Computers & peripherals

The market for ruggedised laptops is growing. Analyst group Technavio predicts an annual growth rate of almost 8% over the…

Cradlepoint partners with Telstra on 5G Australian launch

20 February 2020 in Market

Networking solutions vendor Cradlepoint has announced it will be deploying its first 5G solution to market in Australia with Telstra…

Giving ASD a domestic role is an extremely slippery slope

20 February 2020 in Open Sauce

When the Federal Government issued a discussion paper in September last year indicating that it wanted to use the same…

Protégé, Micro Focus partner to launch Sydney inaugural mentoring program

20 February 2020 in Strategy

Mentoring company Protégé has teamed up with UK-based technology vendor Micro Focus to launch its inaugural mentoring program in Sydney…

Australia needs roadmap for electric vehicle integration into energy market, says AEMC

20 February 2020 in Energy

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) says Australia needs a forward-thinking plan and a roadmap to get the energy system…

Government hails success of Sydney Startup Hub

20 February 2020 in Strategy

The New South Wales Government claims the Sydney Startup Hub has entrenched NSW’s reputation as the nation’s “leader in innovation”…

Abobe Photoshop adds new features as it marks 30th birthday

20 February 2020 in Business Software

There are some software programs that become so well-known that their names enter the English language as verbs. One of…

Online job ads fell for two months running, SEEK figures show

20 February 2020 in Recruitment

Online job advertisements portal SEEK has seen a fall in ad volume of 6.5% year-on-year in January, and 6.4% year-on-year…

Kemp unveils ISV and service provider-optimised load balancer and product licensing

19 February 2020 in Business Software

VENDOR PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT. Kemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience [AX], has announced multiple load balancer product and licensing…

Cohesity adds branch office server to range

20 February 2020 in Storage & Cloud Storage

The new Cohesity solution for Robo (remote office/branch office) combines the company's software with certified servers from Cisco and Hewlett…

Interest in standalone RPA waning, says Pegasystems exec

19 February 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Interest in standalone robotic process automation (RPA) has been waning over the last 12-18 months, according to Pegasystems ANZ vice…

Avoid data swamps by concentrating on data products

19 February 2020 in Data

Silicon Valley has stopped talking about big data, according to Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst.

realme to hold global launch of 5G, IoT devices on 24 Feb

19 February 2020 in Mobility

Chinese phone manufacturer realme will hold a global launch event on 24 February to announce the rollout of its Internet-of-Things…

China ICT market to take hit of 10% in 1Q due to coronavirus: IDC

19 February 2020 in Development

China's ICT market will take a hit of something like 10% in the first quarter of 2020 due to the…

Tax to help fund regional broadband services gets green light

19 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government's proposed regional broadband scheme, which will impose an industry levy to fund the costs of paying for…

Vocus lands $15m deal to expand contract with BoM

19 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

The Vocus Group has signed a $15.695 million deal with the Bureau of Meteorology, meaning that its existing arrangement with…

Versor and Databricks announce a strategic partnership to help Australian enterprises solve their toughest data problems

18 February 2020 in Data

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Databricks Unified Analytics Platform provides inherent value by allowing users achieve faster time-to-value by creating analytic workflows…

Rheem starts deployment of Nintex Promapp

18 February 2020 in Deals

Solar, gas and electric hot water systems company Rheem Australia has commenced deployment of Nintex Promapp - the visual process…

Flinders signs deal for commercialisation of pollution clean-up agent

18 February 2020 in Health

The Chalker Research Laboratory at Flinders University and environmental technology firm Clean Earth Technologies have signed a deal to commercialise…


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