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Ballarat Council deploys Microsoft solutions for digital transformation

05 April 2020 in Strategy

Victorian regional local government body Ballarat Council has undertaken a digital transformation, with the deployment of Microsoft cloud computing and…

ACCC pauses inquiry on NBN pricing, wholesale service standards due to COVID-19

05 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced a pause on its inquiries examining both NBN entry-level access pricing and…

CommsChoice delivers work from home solution in rapid time

05 April 2020 in Deals

Listed Australian cloud solutions provider CommsChoice Group says it has deployed a work from home communications solution for one of…

Bandwidth usage increases by 25% says Aussie Broadband

05 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Evening peak broadband usage has increased by 25%, with millions of Australians now isolated at home because of COVID-19, according…

ACS launches ‘Flatten the Curve’ hackathon as part of response to COVID-19

05 April 2020 in Health

The Australian Computer Society has called for “daring and innovative ideas” for its online 'Flatten the Curve' hackathon taking place…

In conversation with: Joseph Badaoui

03 April 2020 in Security

We discuss security in a co-location cloud environment.

Huawei leading way in designing 'new Internet', UK newspaper claims

03 April 2020 in Development

Engineers from the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies are leading a bid to build an alternative global network to…

US officials agree on new curbs for China tech exports: report

03 April 2020 in Government Tech Policy

American officials have agreed on three measures to prevent China from obtaining US technology that can be diverted for use…

COVID-19: Productivity holds up working from home or office, say Australians

03 April 2020 in Health

More than two-thirds (70%) of Australian workers believe their productivity is the same or higher when working from home compared…

Greens’ Hanson-Young pushes Government on ‘urgent’ media reforms post COVID-19

03 April 2020 in Strategy

The Australian Greens have accused the Federal Government of dropping the ball in response to the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry,…

Broadband services drive up NBN data demand to record weekly high

03 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Video conferencing, video streaming and accessing cloud-based office applications have driven a large increase in data demand on the NBN…

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…

Breaking IT News

CoTé and DXC Technology launch ‘crisis communications’ cloud capability.

03 April 2020 in Strategy

VENDOR STRATEGY ANNOUNCEMENT In a swift response to the current global situation, Australian cloud Customer Communications Management provider, CoTé Software &…

CoTé ramps up cloud Customer Communication Management (CCM) availability and scalability

03 April 2020 in Cloud

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION Australian cloud Customer Communication Management provider, CoTé Software & Solutions, has upped its availability and scalability ante by…

Pluralsight's courses are free this month

03 April 2020 in Education

Technology skills platform Pluralsight is making all of its courses free to everyone this month.

RiskIQ finds new Magecart group that has claimed 19 victims

03 April 2020 in Security

Security outfit RiskIQ says it has found a new variant of the cyber-crime syndicate Magecart which is has named MakeFrame…

Procore offers customers free software use for COVID-19 projects

03 April 2020 in Business Software

Construction management software provider Procore Technologies says it will offer existing customers, who are in good standing on 1 March,…

Optus offers free three-month postpaid mobile services to health workers

03 April 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Australian telco Singtel Optus has said it will waive postpaid mobile access charges for health workers for the next three…

Cisco unveils new portfolio aimed at small businesses

03 April 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Global networking giant Cisco has unveiled a number of products and new offers targeting small businesses under the brand Cisco…

How embracing Zero Trust will improve IT security

02 April 2020 in Security

GUEST OPINION by Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler: The benefits of cloud platforms are now well understood within most…

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…


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