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Windows ransomware taking big toll in Australia, says sec firm Emsisoft

24 February 2020 in Security

Windows ransomware attacks cost Australia about US$39.8 million (A$60.4 million) in ransom demand costs in 2019 at the minimum, a…

ACS battle on hold – for now

24 February 2020 in IT Industry

ANALYSIS – The increasingly bitter battle for the control of the heart and soul of the Australian Computer Society has taken a…

You can easily find private WhatsApp chats with a simple search

24 February 2020 in Security

An 'intentional product decision' has meant that Google is able to index WhatsApp's invitation codes.

Shareholders to grill Apple over human rights abuses in China at AGM

24 February 2020 in Strategy

As Apple gets ready to explain its iPhone production strategy to shareholders in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak…

IT infrastructure moving to public cloud despite security concerns

24 February 2020 in Cloud

Organisations in Australia say that more than 76% of their IT infrastructure will be operating in the public cloud over…

Govt security watchdog seeks additional oversight of encryption bill powers

23 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The government's Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, has indicated he would support the security appeals division of…

Penrith City Council deploys Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer service for digital transformation

21 February 2020 in Local Government

Penrith City Council in NSW has deployed Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service as part of a cloud-first digital transformation to…

Hawaiki, REANNZ ink agreement on research collaboration

21 February 2020 in Deals

Hawaiki Submarine Cable has inked an agreement with and Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ) to provide New…

Portt tops up coffers with $4 million capital raising

21 February 2020 in Strategy

Sydney-based contract and supplier technology platform Portt has completed a capital raising to secure $4 million to be used to…

Lenovo group revenues reach ‘record’ US$14.1 billion in third quarter

21 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Chinese tech giant Lenovo Group has announced group revenue in the third quarter reached a record high of US$14.1 billion,…

More people take up lower speed NBN connections: ACCC

20 February 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

More people are shifting from faster to slower NBN connections, with those on 12Mbps plans increasing to 17.6% of all…

Assange lawyer claims Trump offered his client pardon in 2017

20 February 2020 in Strategy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a deal by the US in 2017, with California Republican Dana Rohrabacher telling him…

Loss of WA contract nudges Empired into revenue, profit decline

20 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Western Australia-based IT services provider Empired has suffered a decline in both revenue and profits for the first-half FY20.

Data#3 lifts half year revenue, profits in line with long-term growth trend

20 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian listed IT solutions provider Data#3 has boosted total revenue by 11.6% to $718.9 million for the six months to…

New technology aims to speed up development of more resilient crops

20 February 2020 in Climate

Research collaboration led by the University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of…

ASD may get domestic role in child sexual abuse cases

19 February 2020 in Security

Australian Federal Police commissioner Reece Kershaw and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission chief executive Michael Phelan have both played down suggestions…

Trump hints he may oppose further restrictions on Huawei

19 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

US President Donald Trump has hinted that he may oppose new restrictions proposed on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies,…

Space Adventures inks agreement with SpaceX on private citizen space flights

19 February 2020 in Space

Space tourism company Space Adventures has entered into an agreement with space flight company SpaceX to fly private citizens on…

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Australian researchers 'unlock key' to cheaper high-tech telecom, medical diagnostic devices

24 February 2020 in Development

Researchers at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx) say they will soon have a much…

Engineers Australia to focus on climate change at Sydney roundtable

24 February 2020 in Climate

Engineers Australia, the peak body of the engineering profession, will turn its focus to climate at a roundtable in Sydney…

Patrick Harding returns to Ping in new role

24 February 2020 in People Moves

Cloud security firm Ping Identity has appointed 20 year ICT industry veteran Patrick Harding as its new chief product architect.

NZ’s Hawkes Bay regional council deploys Nintex

24 February 2020 in Deals

New Zealand local government body Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) is using a process platform from process management and automation…

Unisys puts up US$10,000 for capture the flag contest at RSA Conference

24 February 2020 in Security

Global IT firm Unisys Corporation has put up US$10,000 as a prize for anyone who can capture data and credentials…

'A lot of opportunity' for blockchain: Tibco exec

24 February 2020 in Business Software

There are plenty of ways blockchain technology can be applied in various industries, but careful consideration is required, according to…

Dell to sell RSA to private equity

24 February 2020 in Listed Tech

Dell has announced the sale of RSA to a consortium composed of Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board…

Senec expands Australian business, appoints new sales chief

24 February 2020 in People Moves

Energy and storage solutions vendor SENEC Australia has expanded its operations, opening an office in Sydney and appointing Patrick Duignan…

CommsChoice sees strong uptake of Microsoft Teams Direct Call Routing service through Microsoft partners

22 February 2020 in Cloud

VENDOR PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: CommsChoice (ASX: CCG) announced today that it is seeing an increasing demand for its Microsoft Teams Direct…

DDLS opens first Philippines training facility

22 February 2020 in Education

IT, security and process training provider DDLS has opened its first training campus in the Philippines to support the local…

Huawei gets on with 5G business despite ‘external pressures’

22 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei has brushed aside “constant external pressures” and says that despite the pressure it is still…

Government begins public consultation on regional connectivity guidelines

22 February 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Government has commenced the next stage of consultation on the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program aimed at improving…

Claroty discovers new vulnerability related to Industroyer malware

22 February 2020 in Security

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: As part of Claroty’s continued mission and focus to support and secure critical infrastructure, researcher Tal Keren has…

A Probable Future: How We Pursue New Markets Without Neglecting the Now

22 February 2020 in Internet of Things

GUEST OPINION: As CTO of a monitoring company that has become successful in the classic IT sector, I face many…

ARENA ramps up funding for hydrogen projects

21 February 2020 in Energy

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced funding for two hydrogen prjoects as it continues to ramp up the…

Vulcan makes zero carbon transportation possible

21 February 2020 in Energy

ASX VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: A global shift in capital allocations is underway. Trillions of dollars are flowing into sustainable or green…

Unprotected machine identities bring heavy cost to global economy

21 February 2020 in Security

Global machine identity protection provider Venafi says that between US$51 billion to US$72 billion in losses to the worldwide economy…

ASX launches All Tech Index, to go live on Monday

21 February 2020 in Market

The Australian Stock Exchange has partnered with S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch the S&P/ASX All Technology Index which will…

Windows ransomware pipeline attack same as reported last year: claim

21 February 2020 in Security

A Windows ransomware attack on a gas pipeline in the US, briefly detailed by the US Cyber Security and Infrastructure…

Apple may open up mobile devices to other browsers: report

21 February 2020 in Mobility

Apple may be about to open up what many refer to as its walled garden and allow the installation of…

Vocus caters to remotely located WA firm using NBN Co satellite

21 February 2020 in Business Telecommunications

The Vocus Group has signed a deal with rare earths firm Northern Minerals to supply the company's broadband needs in…

 

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