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Jobs boost of 40K for Australia’s ICT sector, but big task to keep up pace

24 May 2017 in Enterprise Staff

Newly published figures show that 40,000 jobs were created in Australia’s ICT sector in the two years between 2015 and…

Unlicensed software use costs Aussie companies $65K in damages

24 May 2017 in Business Software

Software industry advocacy group BSA The Software Alliance has settled four cases of unlicensed software use across Australia with $65,500…

Huawei edging closer to Apple in smartphone sales, Samsung losing share

24 May 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Huawei is rapidly building marketshare in the global smartphone market selling 34 million handsets in the…

Eugene Kaspersky – cyber warrior and non-smartphone user

24 May 2017 in ShawThing

Eugene Kaspersky is one of the few cyber warriors to still run a company that bears his name. Long gone…

Researchers break Galaxy S8 iris recognition system

24 May 2017 in Security

Researchers from the Chaos Computer Club say they have successfully defeated the iris recognition system on the recently released Samsung…

Eugene Kaspersky – I have some good news and some bad news (CeBIT keynote)

24 May 2017 in Security

Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the anti-virus/malware/cyber security company of the same name started his keynote speech at CeBIT with the old…

Symantec slammed for linking WannaCry to North Korea

24 May 2017 in Security

A senior technology analyst has slammed security company Symantec for trying to attribute the WannaCry ransomware attack to a group…

WannaCry: Why is Kaspersky talking about XP?

24 May 2017 in Open Sauce

Exactly why Eugene Kaspersky is continuing to talk about Windows XP when discussing the WannaCry outbreak is puzzling when his…

Patton urges NBN Co chief Morrow to 'cut out the spin'

23 May 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow's claim that any upgrades to Australia's national broadband network will be funded by the…

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Vaya: 10GB for $36, 4GB for $26, with unlim talk, text to national numbers

24 May 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Whether you need a lot of data with unlimited talk and text to national numbers, or 4GB data at almost…

KPMG, Cisco partner on smart cities services platform

24 May 2017 in Strategy

Professional services firm KPMG Australia and Cisco have formed an alliance to deliver smart city initiatives in Australia with the…

Going digital without disruption (interview)

24 May 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Many organisations are failing to move with the times -- from simple survival to fuelling business growth -- through “digital…

Aussies especially millennials - prefer Bots for most transactions

24 May 2017 in Apps

New research on over 5000 global consumers shows overwhelming support for the use of chatbots for simple tasks – they…

HP uses Cannes for new notebooks and the return of the Wolf

24 May 2017 in Home Tech

HP has used its long-term support of the movie industry to unveil new models of the Spectre x2, the Envy…

Australian Game Industry desperate for funding air

24 May 2017 in Radioactive IT

Things move fast in both the tech world and politics. Once the darling of the political land-scape, it seems the…

Microsoft drops number from new Surface Pro range

24 May 2017 in Home Tech

No, it is not the Surface Pro 5 – just the next generation of the Surface Pro. For convenience let’s…

VLC, other players vulnerable to subtitles attack

24 May 2017 in Security

Researchers at the Israeli security firm Check Point say they have discovered a method whereby an attacker can gain entry…

Redflow goes Dutch with European farm deployment

24 May 2017 in Deals

Australian battery specialist Redflow has deployed its zinc-bromide flow batteries in a dairy farm in the Netherlands allowing the farm…

New MariaDB release offers rounded functionality

24 May 2017 in Open Source

MariaDB Corporation, the database company born as a result of forking the well-known open-source MySQL database, has announced the release…

More turn to mobile to watch sport as OVO snares water polo deal

23 May 2017 in Mobility

Content platform provider OVO Mobile has inked a deal with Water Polo Australia to broadcast live and exclusive coverage —…

Xref wins contract for NBN candidate referencing

23 May 2017 in Recruitment

Human resources tech company Xref has won a tender to provide automated, online candidate referencing to NBN Co for the…

ALE gives Samson the strength (interview)

23 May 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise recently appointed Pierre Samson, formerly of French telco Orange, as vice-president of sales for the Asia-Pacific region.

Foxtel expands its NBN footprint

23 May 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Foxtel has expanded availability of its National Broadband Network services for premises in fibre to the node (FttN) and fibre-to-the-building…

Australian workers believe use of bribery common to win contracts

23 May 2017 in Security

A survey has found that more than a quarter of Australian employees (27%) believe it is common practice in their…

Nextcloud adds Global Scale architecture in version 12

23 May 2017 in Open Source

The open-source file syncing and sharing software NextCloud will include a new architecture for scaling several orders of magnitude beyond…

Telstra, City of Joondalup partner on smart cities trial

23 May 2017 in Internet of Things

Telstra and the City of Joondalup in Western Australia have joined forces in a trial of smart city applications using…

Embrace IoT - do not get lost in the hype

23 May 2017 in Internet of Things

There is a lot of hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT). As with any technology that attracts mainstream attention,…

What happens when Quantum Dot meets OLED?

23 May 2017 in Entertainment

What happens when Quantum Dot meets OLED? No, it is not the end of the battle of Samsung QD and…

Wikipedia begins campaign for fair use copyright exceptions

23 May 2017 in Strategy

Wikipedia has begun a three-week campaign to push for fair use copyright exceptions in Australia, and will display banners promoting…

Stallman to give talks in Brazil and Argentina

23 May 2017 in Open Source

The founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, will undertake a tour of Brazil and Argentina beginning later this…

CSIRO develops roadmap to drive mining sector growth

23 May 2017 in Strategy

The CSIRO is pushing companies to unlock five key opportunities in its technology roadmap which is meant to underpin growth…

Freeview service now supports Google Chromecast

23 May 2017 in Entertainment

Free digital television service Freeview has introduced a new feature to support Google Chromecast, delivering one-stop free-to-air TV for both…

Why does Telstra stuff people around?

22 May 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

I am helping my aunt and uncle move from one state to another, and in cancelling a Telstra bundle from…






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