Australian electronic goods retailer digiDirect - trading as Digital Imaging Express Pty Ltd,- has paid $39,240 in penalties after the ACCC issued the company three infringement notices for allegedly misleading consumers about the details of advertised sales in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Digital experience platform provider Optimizely has announced the appointment of seasoned technology veteran Donna Wilczek to its board of directors as its first independent director.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT NEWS: June 14 to 20 is the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood's National Blood Donor Week and Facebook is helping promote this good cause to gain much-needed new donations.

COMPANY NEWS: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “project management”? Some really complicated stuff that scientists and engineers do? Most definitely. Some modern-day IT gimmick that startuppers are into? Highly likely. Another buzzword? Quite possibly.

TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has launched its 2021 Submarine Cable Map, sponsored by Telecom Egypt.

Supply and demand optimisation software specialist Complexica has agreed a $5 million equity investment by ASX-listed Microequities Asset Management.

Telstra announced a further milestone in its “Cleaner Pipes” initiative protecting Telstra customers, blocking on average 13 million scam calls per month.

Consultancy firm Noetic’s contract with the Australian Defence Force will oversee a range of defence experiments designed to test ADF future force structure. Noetic will develop classified scenario environments, experimentation, and tools to simulate wargaming.

In its latest research, Sophos warns the severity and damage that the REvil ransomware may inflict on organisations. The research also gives measures on how organisations can detect the attack and prevent further damage.

Thales’ solutions provide businesses how to manage and control their data’s encryption keys and protect the identity of their employers while working on Google Workspace.

Barcode scanning and data capture specialist Code has engaged healthcare products supplier Hospital Products Australia (HPA) as a channel distribution partner.

Australian smart energy innovator carbonTRACK has appointed technology veteran Brenton Spear as chief executive officer to work alongside founder Spiros Livadaras to drive the company’s global growth.

Despite supply pressures, analyst firm Canalys suggests the global smartphone market will grow 12% in 2021, representing a strong recovery from 2020 when shipments fell 7% due to constraints caused by the pandemic.

CiGen, a specialist in robotic process automation and intelligent automation, offers a demand and subscription service that will help businesses capitalise automation. The said service will be able to help with accounting, sales, operations, and HR functions.

Australian software company Atlassian’s non-profit charity support group Atlassian Foundation has partnered with PwC Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Australian Philanthropic Services to create a Deed of Equity Gift.

Intel’s IPU is a programmable networking device designed to maximise processor efficiency in data centres. Intel says that with the solution, customers will be able to balance processing and storage.

Security vendor Radware has warned that a DDoS extortionist group calling itself Fancy Lazarus is mounting a campaign.

KFC debuts a mobile-based adventure game, The Great Bucket Hunt, where players can win food and cash prizes up to $5,000 and $50,000.

A report by automation platform Ivanti reveals that majority of Australian CISOs polled agree that mobile phones have become a focal point of cybersecurity strategies. Respondents expect an increase in security budget and allocation in UEM software.

Amazon, Alibaba, Alphabet (Google), Facebook and eBay saw growth speed up alongside the growth in digital transformation due to the pandemic, with a UK share buying site noting "tech giants employ more people than ever and generate revenue counted in tens and hundreds of billions of dollars."

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