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CSIRO scientists start testing potential vaccines for COVID-19

02 April 2020 in Health

Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, says it has begun the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, with…

Google staffers in spat over revelation of Zoom zero-days

02 April 2020 in Security

A row has broken out between researchers from Google after ex-NSA hacker Patrick Wardle revealed the details of two zero-day…

Dubber says investors commit $10 million to capital raising

02 April 2020 in Listed Tech

Listed Australian cloud call recording service Dubber says it has received commitments to raise $10 million via a placement to…

IPSTAR releases new ‘unmetered’ plans for rural, remote NBN Sky Muster service users

01 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet service provider IPSTAR Broadband has announced new plans for its rural and remote customers using the NBN satellite Sky…

Labor calls for free NBN broadband access for families, children

01 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has called for an NBN rebate — and free NBN broadband access for a period of…

Macquarie Telecom inks deal with Transit Systems

01 April 2020 in Deals

Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has sealed a deal with public transport provider Transit Systems, enabling Transit Systems…

NBN Co, telcos get ACCC authorisation to co-operate during COVID-19 crisis

01 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co and five retail service providers have been authorised by the competition regulator the ACCC…

ManageEngine offers free tools for remote working

01 April 2020 in Business Software

Organisations that had not already adopted flexible working face particular IT issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MariaDB launches SkySQL DBaaS

01 April 2020 in Storage & Cloud Storage

MariaDB says its new SkySQ is the first database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to unlock the full power of MariaDB Platform for transactions,…

Amazon Detective goes GA

01 April 2020 in Security

Amazon Web Services' new Amazon Detective security service is now generally available.

Huawei reports smaller profit, warns China may hit back at US curbs

01 April 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has reported revenue of 858.8 billion Chinese yuan (US$121 billion) for the full-year 2019,…

Marriott hotels breached, data of 5.2m believed to have been accessed

01 April 2020 in Security

Hotels and resorts operator Marriott has suffered a data breach, with information of about 5.2 million of its guests having…

NEC, software developers launch iQuarantine app for COVID-19 reporting

01 April 2020 in Health

ICT services giant NEC has teamed up with software developers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus pandemic, launching a…

Vertel, Ondacomms secure deal to deliver wide-area radio solution for Grasshoper Environmental

01 April 2020 in Deals

Australian telecommunications carrier Vertel and wireless communications vendor Ondacomms have partnered to supply waste management services company Grasshopper Environmental with…

Sharp drop in consumer complaints to telcos: ACMA

01 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Complaints about services by telecommunications consumers to telecoms providers dropped sharply in volume in the 2019 December quarter, declining by…

Digitalisation plans put off by APAC businesses over fear of cyberattacks

31 March 2020 in Security

As many as three in five businesses in the Asia Pacific region have put off digitalisation plans out of fear…

New email phishing scam exploits Coronavirus fears

31 March 2020 in Security

A new type of email phishing scam has been discovered which warns people that they’ve come into contact with a…

Australia 86th of 159 countries when it comes to cost per Mbps

31 March 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Australia stands 86th in the world when it comes to the cost of an Mbps of broadband data, according to…

Breaking IT News

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…

Cashwerkz picks Lechte as new CEO

31 March 2020 in People Moves

Online cash investment platform Cashwerkz has appointed Jon Lechte as its CEO.

How artificial intelligence will reshape the contact centre in 2020

31 March 2020 in Market

GUEST OPINION by Brendan Maree, VP Asia Pacific 8x8: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have generated a lot…

Why deception rules in the defence of Active Directory

31 March 2020 in Security

GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook Attivo Networks: A long time target for adversaries, Active Directory is getting a long-awaited defensive…

Cloud platforms: what happens if they stop working?

31 March 2020 in Cloud

GUEST OPINION by Steve Coad, Cohesity: The growth and development of cloud platforms and services has had a profound and…

Vocus to provide connectivity for new streaming service ausbiz

31 March 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Fibre and network solutions firm Vocus will be providing the connectivity for ausbiz, a new Australian business and finance streaming…

iOS bug blocks VPNs from encrypting all traffic: claim

31 March 2020 in Security

Security firm ProtonVPN has detailed a security vulnerability in iOS version 13.4 that prevents virtual private networks from encrypting all…

Opportunists use Instagram to make a quick buck selling masks

31 March 2020 in Security

Despite a ban on ads for face masks imposed by Facebook on 7 March, people are placing ads for these…

ACS offers free six-month membership extension

31 March 2020 in Enterprise Staff

The Australian Computer Society says it will automatically extend memberships for six months to help IT professionals deal with the…

DDLS transitions courses to remote delivery in face of COVID-19 epidemic

31 March 2020 in Health

ICT and cybersecurity training provider DDLS is transitioning all courses to remote delivery in a move it says will protect…

Is it time for World Recovery Day?

31 March 2020 in Data

Data protection provider StorageCraft has proposed that 3 September should be the annual World Data Recovery Day.

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.

 

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