Standalone 5G is coming in 2020 as a fully virtualised, cloud-native architecture that will enable ultra-low latency services and faster data speeds, opening up genuine avenues for differentiation, according to a new report.

Global spending on point of sale (POS) software by retail and restaurant businesses is forecast to grow to US$1.7 billion in 2024, up from US$1.1 billion in 2019, according to a new report.

Circles.life, the Singapore-based telco that promises a “more likeable than hateable experience” - and which launched in the Australian market in August - is donating all data boost proceeds to the the Red Cross for bushfire disaster relief and recovery.

Hotel booking meta-comparison site Trivago breached the Australian Consumer Law by misleading consumers into it would help them find the cheapest rates available for a given hotel, the Federal Court has found.

Australians are spending less time talking on their mobile phones and downloading substantially more data than they were even a year ago, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.

Multiple industrial robots can be simultaneously managed via new software from Epson.

Telecommunications service provider Next Telecom has ramped up its business with the acquisition of four Melbourne-based telcos - Next Business Telecommunications, Business Class Telecom, Nextalk and WireNetworks.

Western Australia’s Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) has successfully completed the first phase of a digital transformation that has seen the migration of almost 400 workloads to Microsoft Azure - enhancing organisational agility and halving IT operational costs.

Corporate IT and process training provider DDLS is now offering the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification training from (ISC)² which it says gives IT and information security leaders the opportunity to prove their understanding of cybersecurity and securing critical assets in the cloud.

Security, operations and BI vendor Genetec has appointed Dominic Papalia as ANZ regional sales manger.

Singapore-headquartered undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity has selected data centre operator Equinix to extend its connectivity solutions in Sydney and Tokyo.

Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technology has signed a deal with Dutch navigation and digital mapping firm TomTom to use its maps and services on smartphones.

Power management company, Eaton has expanded its its senior leadership team in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) with two new appointments.

A British website that regularly surveys broadband packages globally has ranked Australia 113th out of 206 countries that it looked at between 28 November 2019 and 8 January this year.

John Lang, CEO of DDLS

SPONSORED NEWS: DDLS is one of Australia’s pre-eminent IT training companies, and we are currently experiencing increased growth in demand in cloud-related training and for training on cyber security, a hot topic across the Australian market.

2020 is all about executing on enterprise digital transformation, according to US telco giant Verizon, which says that early digital adopters are now showing real traction and gains – particularly when it comes to customer, and more specifically, human experience technology.

By Stephen Sims, CEO, Brennan IT

SPONSORED NEWS. With more options for the technology stack than ever before, each allegedly offering bigger and bolder returns, efficiencies, and optimisations; it stands to reason that Australian organisations would be sitting pretty on their digital transformation journeys.

Cisco has announced that several of its WiFi devices are so "broken" that the company's remedy is "replace on failure".

Online retailer Kogan has had a sales boost in the first half of the 2020 financial year, with gross sales of its marketplace platform rising by 44% in the second quarter, boosting profits by 9%, and the company confident about future market growth.

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