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MGM Wireless keeps a watch on costs during COVID-19 crisis

06 April 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian-listed technology company MGM Wireless says it has taken the necessary actions to reduce costs while the effects of the…

Warning: Remote working has its security pitfalls

06 April 2020 in Security

In the effort to keep employees productive and the business running, the rapid switch to remote workplaces during the current…

Long-term competition in comms sector still a focus as ACCC eases restrictions during COVID-19 crisis

06 April 2020 in Business Telecommunications

The chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Rod Sims says the competition watchdog is focused on the…

Scammers target superannuation during COVID-19 crisis, warns ACCC

06 April 2020 in Security

Scammers are now trying to exploit Australians financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer…

OPPO claims new A91 smartphone best in sub-$500 class

06 April 2020 in Mobility

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has released the latest model in its A series, the A91, which it claims will redefine…

Permanently banned from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for no reason

06 April 2020 in Games

There are some stunning video games on the market at the moment, which is great for those stuck at home…

BGP routing error by Russian carrier hits major players

06 April 2020 in Security

Either by accident or design, beginning from 8.30am AEDT on 2 April, the biggest Russian Internet service provider Rostelecom advertised…

CSIRO testing facility gets $220m funding, new name

06 April 2020 in Health

The CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory, the only high biocontainment facility in the southern hemisphere, has been renamed the Australian…

Algerian petroleum JV hit by Maze ransomware, data posted online

06 April 2020 in Security

The Maze ransomware group has posted data from Berkine, a joint venture between Sonatrach, the state-owned oil company of Algeria,…

Ballarat Council deploys Microsoft solutions for digital transformation

05 April 2020 in Strategy

Victorian regional local government body Ballarat Council has undertaken a digital transformation, with the deployment of Microsoft cloud computing and…

ACCC pauses inquiry on NBN pricing, wholesale service standards due to COVID-19

05 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced a pause on its inquiries examining both NBN entry-level access pricing and…

CommsChoice delivers work from home solution in rapid time

05 April 2020 in Deals

Listed Australian cloud solutions provider CommsChoice Group says it has deployed a work from home communications solution for one of…

Bandwidth usage increases by 25%, says Aussie Broadband

05 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Evening peak broadband usage has increased by 25%, with millions of Australians now isolated at home because of COVID-19, according…

ACS launches ‘Flatten the Curve’ hackathon as part of response to COVID-19

05 April 2020 in Health

The Australian Computer Society has called for “daring and innovative ideas” for its online 'Flatten the Curve' hackathon taking place…

In conversation with: Joseph Badaoui

03 April 2020 in Security

We discuss security in a co-location cloud environment.

Huawei leading way in designing 'new Internet', UK newspaper claims

03 April 2020 in Development

Engineers from the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies are leading a bid to build an alternative global network to…

US officials agree on new curbs for China tech exports: report

03 April 2020 in Government Tech Policy

American officials have agreed on three measures to prevent China from obtaining US technology that can be diverted for use…

COVID-19: Productivity holds up working from home or office, say Australians

03 April 2020 in Health

More than two-thirds (70%) of Australian workers believe their productivity is the same or higher when working from home compared…

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More COVID-19 freebies

06 April 2020 in Business Software

A growing number of businesses are making their services freely available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researcher uses drones to measure size of whales

06 April 2020 in Biology

A doctoral candidate from Southern Cross University is using drones to measure the size of whales as she studies various…

Outreachy gets US$50,000 IBM Open Source Community Grant

06 April 2020 in Open Source

IBM's second quarterly grant to help non-profits that promote education, inclusiveness, and skill-building for women, underrepresented minorities, and underserved communities…

Telephone scammers and COVID-19: An extreme example of kite-flying

04 April 2020 in Open Sauce

It is rare to find an opinion piece completely bereft of facts and built entirely on supposition, a case where…

CoTé and DXC Technology launch ‘crisis communications’ cloud capability.

03 April 2020 in Strategy

VENDOR STRATEGY ANNOUNCEMENT In a swift response to the current global situation, Australian cloud Customer Communications Management provider, CoTé Software &…

CoTé ramps up cloud Customer Communication Management (CCM) availability and scalability

03 April 2020 in Cloud

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION Australian cloud Customer Communication Management provider, CoTé Software & Solutions, has upped its availability and scalability ante by…

Pluralsight's courses are free this month

03 April 2020 in Education

Technology skills platform Pluralsight is making all of its courses free to everyone this month.

RiskIQ finds new Magecart group that has claimed 19 victims

03 April 2020 in Security

Security outfit RiskIQ says it has found a new variant of the cyber-crime syndicate Magecart which is has named MakeFrame…

Procore offers customers free software use for COVID-19 projects

03 April 2020 in Business Software

Construction management software provider Procore Technologies says it will offer existing customers, who are in good standing on 1 March,…

Optus offers free three-month postpaid mobile services to health workers

03 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Australian telco Singtel Optus has said it will waive postpaid mobile access charges for health workers for the next three…

Cisco unveils new portfolio aimed at small businesses

03 April 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Global networking giant Cisco has unveiled a number of products and new offers targeting small businesses under the brand Cisco…

How embracing Zero Trust will improve IT security

02 April 2020 in Security

GUEST OPINION by Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler: The benefits of cloud platforms are now well understood within most…

Overcoming objections to using multi-factor authentication

02 April 2020 in Security

GUEST OPINION Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been an effective security technique for years, yet many small and mid-sized Australian organisations…

Myriota expands into Canada, acquires satellites, ground stations

02 April 2020 in Space

Myriota Canada, a subsidiary of South Australia-based Myriota, a connectivity provider for nanosatellite Internet of Things devices, has entered into…

Microsoft possesses one attribute in spades: chutzpah

02 April 2020 in Open Sauce

As a company, Microsoft may lack many attributes; it may be behind the curve on many things and may not…

Sweden’s PowerCell signs 3-year contract with European shipyard

02 April 2020 in Energy

Fuel cell stack and system developer PowerCell Sweden has announced the signing of a three-year contract with a European shipyard…

Okta launches passwordless logins, new platform services

02 April 2020 in Security

Identity provider Okta claims that its new Okta FastPass is the first truly passwordless login experience across devices, applications, and…

Australian start-up Fast raises $30m to build tech for e-commerce

01 April 2020 in Business Software

An Australian start-up that is headquartered in the United States has raised $30 million in a series A funding round…

Huawei faces more tough times ahead in Australia

01 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

ANALYSIS In August 2018, Huawei was told that it was not going to be able to bid for something which…

Huawei Australia assures Raiders that sponsorship will continue

01 April 2020 in Strategy

Huawei Australia has assured the Canberra Raiders that it will not be deterred from its sponsorship of the club, despite…

Review: Epson ES-500WR scanner

31 March 2020 in Computers & peripherals

Epson's new WorkForce ES-500WR is a $699 desktop scanner with a 50-sheet input tray, one-pass duplex operation, and some interesting…

 

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