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ATO to retire AUSkey, Manage ABN Connections services

17 February 2020 in Strategy

The decade old AUSKey and Manage ABN Connections services are set to be retired by the Australia Tax Office (ATO).

Huawei issue: Australia reverts to playing deputy sheriff role for US

17 February 2020 in Open Sauce

There was a time during John Howard's 11 years as prime minister when Australia was often contemptuously referred to as…

Rights body calls for scaling back of metadata retention laws

17 February 2020 in Data

A parliamentary panel, that is reviewing the mandatory data retention laws introduced in 2017, has been told that the legislation…

UniSA fire-mapping system helped fight Kangaroo Island fires

17 February 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

FireFlight, an aerial fire-mapping system developed at the University of South Australia's Innovation and Collaboration Centre, was used in the…

ASPI sensitive to fact that China study paid for by US State Department

16 February 2020 in Open Sauce

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a think-tank that claims to be independent and non-partisan but which receives the bulk of…

UK protests leak from Australian meeting on Huawei policy

15 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The British High Commissioner to Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the heads of two Australian parliamentary committees over…

Canadian telco Telus to use Huawei gear for first-stage 5G rollout

14 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Canadian telecommunications operator Telus has announced that it will start rolling out its 5G network soon and the initial module…

Coronavirus impacts retail sector, NRA calls for government action

14 February 2020 in Health

Australia’s National Retail Association (NRA) has released a blueprint designed to tackle what it says are the “unprecedented challenges” confronting…

Games industry associations set to merge

14 February 2020 in Strategy

Two of Australia’s major games industry groups - the Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) and the Interactive Games and…

Attackers expand coronavirus-themed email attacks

14 February 2020 in Security

Security attacks taking advantage of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak have seen attackers leverage conspiracy theory-based fears around purported unreleased…

RMIT, Telstra team up to launch SDN program

14 February 2020 in Education

RMIT Online and Telstra have joined force to launch a Software Defined Networking program and course designed to give students…

Courts grants Amazon plea, temporarily halts Microsoft-DoD deal

14 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

A court in the US has agreed to a request from Amazon to stop Microsoft and the Department of Defence…

Telcos have to be big to survive: Budde on TPG-Vodafone outcome

14 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has underlined a fundamental truth about the market in his reaction to the Federal Court's…

Govt unlikely to consider encryption law changes until October

14 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Changes to the federal encryption law which was passed in December 2018 will take nearly two years to be voted…

Quarterly revenue, profits down, mobile customers increase for Optus

13 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Australia’s second largest telco Optus has reported “slightly lower” quarterly operating revenues year on year, down from $2,419 million in…

Google phone edges out Motorola to top mobile phone customer satisfaction ratings

13 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Google phone has just pipped Motorola in the mobile phone handset customer satisfaction ratings, taking number one spot with a…

Vodafone / TPG merger cleared to proceed

13 February 2020 in Listed Tech

A merger between two of Australia's largest telcos, Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom, has been given the green light…

ACMA acts against telcos over breaches of critical customer data rules

13 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The telecommunications regulator ACMA has taken action against 15 telcos for failing to provide vital information that supports Australia’s emergency…

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F5 tracks 'code to customer' data flows

17 February 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Organisations going through digital transformation projects want consistent outcomes, F5 Networks executive vice president and general manager of application services…

Trend Micro expands Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa channel programs

17 February 2020 in Security

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro is launching a newly expanded and enhanced channel partner program in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and…

Malware campaigns becoming ‘commoditised', says Venafi

17 February 2020 in Security

Malware campaigns equipped with the capability to exploit powerful, hidden backdoors are becoming commoditised, according to one security firm which…

Optus brings mobile, Internet coverage to Kyneton as blackspot program rolls on

17 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has switched on a new tower in Kyneton in regional Victoria to provide coverage and connectivity to the Macedon…

NZ retail lending market to reach NZ$395.9 billion in 2023

16 February 2020 in Market

New Zealand’s retail lending market is expected to record a healthy growth over 2019–23 to reach NZ$395.9bn (US$265.6bn) in 2023,…

Ericsson launches AI-powered energy infrastructure operations

16 February 2020 in Energy

Ericsson has launched AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations, a new energy management solution that leverages artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics…

FifhDoman gets $1.19 million in funding from AustCyber

16 February 2020 in Market

The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network AustCyber has announced its latest investment in industry-led projects, with specialist cyber security education…

Streaming the key to more imaging in health, says Hyland

16 February 2020 in Market

Australia’s My Health Record is a major step forward in electronic health records (EHR), but it is almost entirely text-based.…

IT ‘savvy crooks’ continue to fuel growing cyber threat menace

14 February 2020 in Security

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The number of organisations facing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) from specific adversaries is currently quite small but growing…

Roots ag-tech solution could help alleviate malnutrition

13 February 2020 in Climate

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: There is little doubt, fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall is having a negative impact on crop growth and…

Connectivity ratings firm expects business boost from 5G

13 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

The head of Global Expansion for connectivity ratings firm WiredScore, Eden Dwek, says the role of companies such as the…

Ultimaker gears up for growth with expanded leadership team

13 February 2020 in People Moves

Desktop 3D printing vendor Ultimaker has expanded its leadership team in a move it says supports its global growth strategy.

Samsung launches three Galaxy S20 5G models in US

12 February 2020 in Mobility

South Korean mobile giant Samsung has taken aim at the big end of town with its release of the three…

Software Review – Stellar Repair for QuickBooks Software

12 February 2020 in Software

REVIEW PROMOTION: Many organizations use QuickBooks software for managing their financial transactions, paying their employees, and paying their bills etc.

Yes, Optus! Telco again tops ACCC broadband speed report

12 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Singtel Optus has again recorded the highest score or 89.9% in the ACCC's Measuring Broadband Australia quarterly report, a compilation…

DocuSign calls for government to improve electronic services for Australia's underprivileged

11 February 2020 in The Wired CIO

Global electronic document signing platform, DocuSign, says Australia's most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups could access services up to 90% faster…

Optus takes ‘stay safe online’ message to Wide Bay schools

11 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

 Students across schools in the Wide Bay region of Queensland are having their online safety skills boosted with participation in…

Telstra, Kayo seal deal on sports streaming services

11 February 2020 in Deals

Telstra customers now have access to an exclusive offer for Kayo, allowing new and returning users to the sports streaming…

Okta partners with NEXTGEN on Australia, NZ distribution deal

11 February 2020 in Resellers

Global identity solutions provider Okta has sealed a deal, appointing NEXTGEN as its first value-added distributor (VAD) in Australia and…

Airwallex announces 'soft' Visa cards

11 February 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Fintech firm Airwallex has launched a "borderless card" for businesses in collaboration with Visa.

Coronavirus support added to TrakCare health system

11 February 2020 in Business Software

Health, government and business software vendor InterSystems has enhanced its TrakCare unified healthcare information system to help screen and support…


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