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Foxtel stops customers cancelling

30 March 2020 in Core Dump

Whether it's a deliberate action or a convenient error, Foxtel has found a short-term way of stopping the haemorrhage of…

Competition a crucial ‘role to play’ in driving economy post COVID-19, says Sims

30 March 2020 in Strategy

The chief of Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, Rod Sims, says competition has a critical role to play in getting…

AMTA, CA publish advice on telco services delivery during COVID-19 crisis

30 March 2020 in Business Telecommunications

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and telecommunications lobby group Communications Alliance have issued the first edition of Keeping Australians…

Morrison: No anonymous tracking of people to enforce COVID-19 rules

30 March 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government would not be looking to use location data to track people anonymously…

Cyber attackers taking aim at VPNs as more work from home: sec pro

30 March 2020 in Security

Cyber attackers are definitely going to be targeting VPNs as a means of accessing users' PCs during this period when…

Coronavirus could cost phone operators US$25 billion in lost roaming revenue, says analyst

30 March 2020 in Health

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic could cost telecoms operators more than US$25 billion in lost revenue during the next…

Energy retailers, networks must protect households, SMBs in hibernation during COVID-19 pandemic: Government

30 March 2020 in Energy

The Australian Government says it has set reasonable expectations of energy companies to protect householders and small business customers during…

ACMA clears the decks to allow comms, media sectors to prioritise work during COVID-19 crisis

27 March 2020 in Health

The telecommunications regulator ACMA says it is reviewing and adjusting its work programs so the communications and media sectors can…

COVID-19 lockdowns, self-isolation measures put Internet under pressure

27 March 2020 in Strategy

Internet infrastructure is being put under significant pressure as rolling lockdowns begin to bite as COVID-19 and associated self-isolation measures…

1300 Australia changing contracts on small business telecoms termination fees says ACCC

27 March 2020 in Business Telecommunications

1300 Australia is amending its current and future contracts to refund part of the termination fees paid by small business…

US moves to block Taiwan firm from selling chips to Huawei: report

27 March 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The United States appears to be moving ahead with new proposals to tighten the conditions for American semiconductor companies to…

COVID-19 may force Apple to delay 5G iPhone launch: report

27 March 2020 in Mobility

American multinational technology company Apple may be forced to put off the launch of a 5G version of its iconic…

Global insurer Chubb hit by Maze ransomware: claim

27 March 2020 in Security

Global insurance provider Chubb appears to have been hit by the Maze ransomware, which attacks Windows systems, the data breach…

Vodafone-TPG deal clears US regulatory hurdles

27 March 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The coronavirus pandemic will not prevent the merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom from going ahead by mid-year,…

Britain’s Swansea University selects Redflow

26 March 2020 in Deals

Britain’s Swansea University has selected Australian-listed energy storage technology company Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery technology as the energy storage…

UniSA developing 'pandemic drone' along with Canadian firm

26 March 2020 in Health

The University of South Australia has partnered with Canadian company to develop a "pandemic drone" that can remotely monitor and…

Singapore open-sources app for tracking coronavirus contacts

26 March 2020 in Health

The Singapore Government has announced that it would provide the source code for an app known as TraceTogether which uses…

Dubber, Verizon ink master service agreement

26 March 2020 in Deals

Australian-listed call recording platform provider Dubber has inked a master service agreement with US telco giant Verizon to incorporate its…

Breaking IT News

NEC ups use of BMC software

30 March 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

NEC Australia is increasing its use of BMC products and services to improve its internal and managed service provider operations.

Morarji goes GM at Acronis

30 March 2020 in People Moves

Data protection specialist Acronis has appointed Neil Morarji as general manager for the Asia Pacific region.

Server, biz storage systems markets to decline in 2020: IDC

30 March 2020 in Development

Expenditure by end users on IT infrastructure — server and enterprise storage systems — will decline in 2020 due to…

Full-featured LightSpy malware deployed by iOS exploit chain

30 March 2020 in Security

Researchers from the Russian security firm Kaspersky say they have found a watering hole that uses a full remote iOS…

Medical hack – sharing a ventilator

30 March 2020 in Health

Faced with a shortage of equipment, a Canadian doctor has rigged up a ventilator to serve nine patients concurrently.

InterSystems helps accelerate COVID-19 testing at Australian labs

27 March 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Health and data management vendor InterSystems took less than two days to deliver customised digital interfaces to five Australian clinical…

Future of radio in Australia focus of new ACMA report

27 March 2020 in Technology Regulation

The telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has laid out its priorities for the future delivery of…

Will COVID-19 drive telephone scammers out of business?

27 March 2020 in Business Telecommunications

COMMENT Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered everyone in the country to stay home for 21 days.

Build your own Zoom background with Canva

27 March 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Online graphic design tool Canva has gained a free Zoom background creator.

Woolies appears to be getting in the way of social distancing

27 March 2020 in Open Sauce

One of Australia's two big supermarket chains appears to be putting hurdles in the way of residents falling in line…

Huawei launches two new P40 5G smartphones in Australia

27 March 2020 in Mobility

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies has launched two new models — the P40 and the P40 Pro — both supporting…

Procore adds Zoom integration

27 March 2020 in Business Software

The Procore construction management software now integrates with the Zoom videoconferencing system.

Coronavirus will cause US$42 billion revenue gap in consumer device shipments: analyst

27 March 2020 in Market

The coronavirus outbreak could cause around a US$42 billion revenue gap over the next 9 months for smart device vendors,…

ACS responds to COVID-19 with home working tips for small business

26 March 2020 in Home Tech

The Australian Computer Society has released a top 10 list of tips for small businesses wanting to work from home…

Dotz Nano seals supply deal with Swiss plastic compounder

26 March 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian listed technology company Dotz Nano has signed a two-year $166,000 frame purchase order to supply its ValiDotz security markers…

Capgemini to acquire WhiteSky Labs

26 March 2020 in Deals

Consultancy firm Capgemini has agreed to acquire WhiteSky Labs, one of the world's largest independent MuleSoft full-service consultancies.

Rubrik recruits former Nutanix MD

26 March 2020 in People Moves

Cloud data specialist Rubrik has appointed Jamie Humphrey as country manager and general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

HPE warns firmware bug will kill four SSD models after 40,000 hours

26 March 2020 in Hardware

HPE has warned users of four models of its SAS solid state drives that the devices, which are used in…

IDC downgrades growth forecast for 2020 IT spending in APEJC

26 March 2020 in Development

Global market intelligence firm IDC has downgraded its forecast for IT spending in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan and China…

How to keep the new 'remote' normal from being the next headache

25 March 2020 in Health

GUEST OPINION* by Andrew Huntley regional director ANZ and Pacific Islands Barracuda: In the face of growing concerns over the…

How to rapidly support a distributed workforce

25 March 2020 in Health

GUEST CONTRIBUTION* by Adam Fuoss, vice president technical sales Silver Peak: As Australian businesses adapt to the changing dynamics of…

 

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