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VENDOR STRATEGY ANNOUNCEMENT In a swift response to the current global situation, Australian cloud Customer Communications Management provider, CoTé Software & Solutions has partnered with DXC Technology to offer organisations rapid ‘crisis communications’ cloud capability. 

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION Australian cloud Customer Communication Management provider, CoTé Software & Solutions, has upped its availability and scalability ante by fully exploiting Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric.

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

Security outfit RiskIQ says it has found a new variant of the cyber-crime syndicate Magecart which is has named MakeFrame due to the fact that it creates iframes for skimming payment data from websites.

Engineers from the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies are leading a bid to build an alternative global network to the Internet, and presented a proposal for what is called New IP to delegates from about 40 countries in Geneva last September, London's Financial Times claims.

Construction management software provider Procore Technologies says it will offer existing customers, who are in good standing on 1 March, access to its platform and customer support for work on COVID-19 emergency relief construction projects at no additional cost.

Australian telco Singtel Optus has said it will waive postpaid mobile access charges for health workers for the next three months, in recognition of their efforts to prevent spread of the coronavirus in the community.

Global networking giant Cisco has unveiled a number of products and new offers targeting small businesses under the brand Cisco Designed. They will be available from this month onwards.

American officials have agreed on three measures to prevent China from obtaining US technology that can be diverted for use in the military, a report claims, adding that the only step remaining for these curbs to take effect is for US President Donald Trump to sign them into law.

More than two-thirds (70%) of Australian workers believe their productivity is the same or higher when working from home compared to an office environment, with many of them believing that this new form of working will become much more important when emerging from coronavirus than before.

The Australian Greens have accused the Federal Government of dropping the ball in response to the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry, and say the Government must implement urgent media reforms if Australian media is to ”play on” after the COVID-19 crisis.

Video conferencing, video streaming and accessing cloud-based office applications have driven a large increase in data demand on the NBN access network as more Australians turn to their broadband services for work, education and entertainment, according to a new report.

GUEST OPINION by Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler: The benefits of cloud platforms are now well understood within most organisations, however some IT teams are still hesitant to adopt due to the subject of security.

GUEST OPINION Multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been an effective security technique for years, yet many small and mid-sized Australian organisations are still reluctant to undertake a deployment.

Myriota Canada, a subsidiary of South Australia-based Myriota, a connectivity provider for nanosatellite Internet of Things devices, has entered into an agreement with exactEarth to purchase satellite communications assets.

As a company, Microsoft may lack many attributes; it may be behind the curve on many things and may not be cool as some other tech firms. But in one aspect, the Redmond behemoth outdoes the rest in spades: chutzpah.

Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, says it has begun the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, with the testing process expected to take three months.

A row has broken out between researchers from Google after ex-NSA hacker Patrick Wardle revealed the details of two zero-day vulnerabilities in the Mac version of Zoom that could be exploited to give the attacker root access. Neither vulnerability is remotely exploitable and can only be taken advantage of by a local attacker – someone who has physical access to the machine in question.

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