Australia Post is set to undertake a telecommunications ‘transformation” of its business, with the roll out of a series of upgrades to its network that it says will optimise performance for services across the country, as it plans for the future.

Australia’s second biggest telco Optus has suffered a 32% drop in net profit for the three months of the June quarter with the telco attributing the decline to higher depreciation charges incurred with its investment in its mobile network and lower contributions from Optus Business.

There is an unprecedented focus on security as a pervasive part of business operations according to a study that highlights the rising importance of cybersecurity defence to global leaders.

Mobile data revenue will remain the largest contributor to Australia’s telecom market between 2018 and 2023, driven by increasing smartphone subscriptions, expanding long-term evolution (LTE) networks, growth in the use of 4G services and the expected launch of commercial 5G services in 2020, according to a new report.

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 20:31

Datto appoints Petrocelli as new CTO

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Data protection vendor Datto has appointed 30-year IT industry veteran Robert Petrocelli as chief technology officer.

Ninety-four percent of organisations globally have suffered phishing attacks in the last 12 months and 61% say it is likely or inevitable that they will be hit with an email-borne attack, according to a new survey.

The advent of Internet-connected school classrooms has given rise to new dangerous online threats, despite the fact that they have transformed the learning process in schools all over Australia, according to a new report.

Global telecommunications company Ooredoo says there has been growth in Internet usage in Myanmar through the deployment of its Beyond Access Myanmar Program to support the country’s libraries serve more people with critical information and services.

The City of Whittlesea council in northern Melbourne has commenced deployment of the Nintex cloud-based solution Promapp throughout its council operations.

Worldwide consumer robotic shipments are growing rapidly and expected to reach 74 million by 2024, up from an estimated 28 million this year, according to a new report.

Data breaches, misconfiguration and inadequate change control and lack of cloud security architecture and strategy top the list of major security risks faced by organisations globally, according to a newly published survey from the Cloud Security Alliance.

Melbourne based Quest Payment Systems in conjunction with National Australia Bank and Visa, has launched a trial which allows merchants to accept card payments using their Android smartphone.

Bitcoin is now becoming a “safe haven asset” and predicted to hit $15,000 in the wake of the devaluation of China’s currency, with the cryptocurrency jumping 10 percent as global stocks reacted to the devaluation of the yuan and the China-US trade war intensified, according to the chief of one financial analyst firm.

New Zealand’s consumer watchdog has announced the Westpac Bank has agreed to refund 93,000 customers overcharged $7 million for services.

Dedicated NBN voice and data provider to small and medium businesses More Telecom has signed a $20 million two-year contract with Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company Vocus for the supply of NBN products and services.

Australian-listed MGM Wireless has announced that European media, entertainment and telecommunications giant Sky is selling its all-in-one SPACETALK children’s smartphone, watch and GPS device in the UK.

Global technology services provider Keysight Technologies has announced the launch of a new cyber security offering designed to address what it says is the growing concern of cyber-attacks on connected vehicles.

Data and analytics provider Servian has acquired automation and DevOps specialist Vibrato in a multi-million dollar deal, as it sets itself to expand to overseas markets.

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