Mary McHale, Financial Services Director, Equinix Asia-Pacific

GUEST OPINION: SPONSORED NEWS. The emergence and increasing adoption introduction of new digital payment methods, such as ‘buy now, pay later’ platform AfterPay and Open Banking payments platfoms that allow for real time payments like SplitPay alongside better known digital wallets like Apple Pay, are propelling Australia rapidly ahead as it moves toward a cashless, cardless society.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to the adoption of key recommendations from its Digital Platforms Inquiry, saying they address its main competition and consumer priorities, including concerns about privacy and the use of data.

The Federal Government will provide $26.9 million for the Australian competition watchdog to keep an eye on competition issues arising with digital platforms, with the ACCC to set up a special unit for this purpose.

Networking giant Cisco has unveiled a single processor architecture to be used both for network routing and swithcing equipment, claiming that it would be able to handle data better than existing chips.

Deakin University will be the first university in Australia to offer a fully accredited cyber security qualification, under Australia’s first cyber security course accreditation scheme, after being awarded the course by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has established a $15 million fund to support research that aims to address end-of-life issues for solar PV panels, as well as increasing their efficiency and lowering their cost.

Thursday, 12 December 2019 10:23

Nutanix, Red Education ink training deal

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Global enterprise cloud vendor Nutanix has signed an agreement with IT specialist training and professional services company Red Education in a deal aimed at educating, enhancing skills and accelerating certification for Nutanix solutions by its customers and partners in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has secured a deal with German telco Telefónica SA, one of the three major operators in the country, to build part of its 5G network.

The global number of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) users will approach 5 billion by 2024, rising from 2 billion in 2019, according to a new report.

Broadband retail service provider Aussie Broadband says it is udertaking a “shakeup” of its broadband plans in a move which will sigificantly reduce the cost of some plans to its customer.

Reform plans designed to strengthen the online safety of Australians are under consideration by the Federal Government, with the Government commencing public consultation on a proposed new Online Safety Act.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 17:48

Rare CBD hemp strain found

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SPONSORED NEWS: BPH Energy Limited (ASX:BPH) investee Patagonia Genetics has acquired the rights to a recently discovered and rare high CBD hemp strain.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:05

Snap Send Solve pinged by ACCC

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Melbourne-based app developer Snap Send Solve has paid $12,600 to settle an infringement notice issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO is planning to invest US$10 billion in the research and development of core technologies in hardware, software and systems - in addition to investments in 5G/6G, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, big data and other “frontier technologies”.

DXC Technology is collaborating with SAP and Untapped to expand the SunPork Farms Autism and Agriculture program across agriculture and regional Australia.

Car sharing service GoGet is claiming a 43% increase in Victoria this year in the use of its services by seniors hard-pressed by the expense of continuing to operate a private car.

The Payment Logic group has announced that its two apps, Payment Logic and Yak Pay, have been added to the Xero app marketplace to be available to Xero’s Australian customers.

As summer progresses and sport occupies the mind, for the majority it is a time to sit back and relax. But not for Sportradar, a company that uses data analytics in cleaning up fraud in Australian sport and maintaining integrity. This is a time of heightened activity for the company.

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