GUEST OPINION by Jamie Atherton, Country Manager ANZ, Hyland: Data has rapidly become an absolute focal point of every government department, committee, sub-committee and agency. It underpins critical decision-making, communication between departments and the general public, research and a host of other daily functions.

The wholesale voice carrier market is likely to register significant gains in coming years owing to the increasing trend of international VoIP calling and rising penetration of smartphones, according to a recent study that forecasts the market is set to grow from its current market value of more than US$20 billion to over US$45 billion by 2026 - gaining “remarkable traction” over the 2020 to 2026 period.

Australian enterprise managed network and collaboration solutions provider Comscentre says it has surpassed the significant milestone of 2000 completed site upgrades in its rollout of the Australia Post network transformation.

The value of transactions processed by smart checkout technologies, where the fixed checkout process is replaced by a frictionless model, will reach US$387 billion in 2025, up from just $2 billion in 2020, according to a new study commissioned by Juniper Research.

Governance and compliance issues are the major reasons for organisations seeking to bring their data back onshore, Pure Storage APJ CTO Matt Oostveen told iTWire.

Executive job creation in Australia has slowed right down - with the IT sector dropping into negative territory - since the beginning of the pandemic, but things are “not that bad and certainly not as woeful” as it is for skilled and semi-skilled workers, according to executive search firm EL Consult.

The US is thinking of imposing restrictions on China's major semiconductor manufacturer, based on a report that says Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is helping Beijing's defence establishment.

ISP Aussie Broadband has informed its users that it will be increasing its prices after the end of November, but the reason for the increase appears to have changed from what was originally stated.

Telstra has updated the official AFL app with augmented reality features that the telco says will "give users a totally immersive way to view and interact with each club’s line-up for the coming round".

The decision by National Broadband Network operator, NBN Co to extend its Education Assistance offer until 15 January 2021, has earned the praise of communications consumers peak body ACCAN, which says the targeted offer from the company waives the wholesale costs for many services on the 25/5 Mbps speed tier - and encourages telcos to offer free or heavily discounted NBN plans to low-income households with school-aged children.

Telecoms lobby group and peak industry body Communications Alliance has welcomed the release of a set of draft propositions by the counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements, and its focus on information flows between Governments and essential infrastructure owners and operators, to enhance coordinated engagement and response during national disasters.

Apple has responded to concerns raised by its shareholders over the company’s role in enabling the government of China’s cyber-surveillance and censorship, by adopting a new human rights policy, according to activist group SumOfUs and a coalition of investors and human rights groups.

NBN Co has further extended its National Broadband Network 40% additional wholesale Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity offer at no extra cost to Internet retailers until the end of November.

GUEST OPINION COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation plans and cloud computing investments for many organisations in Australia, to ease the burdens placed on the traditional business model by the shift to remote working. The net result is an increase in overall business productivity, putting them in a good position to recover from the pandemic and create a new future for their business.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has allocated $8.2 million in funding to Tesla Motors Australia to trial the deployment of residential battery and rooftop solar systems at 3000 properties owned by Housing SA across Adelaide.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant upsurge in the number of people working from home. Many of them will never return to their offices. The world has changed.

Remote connectivity solutions vendor TeamViewer has announced a new integration with Microsoft Teams, allowing users to launch TeamViewer remote support and augmented reality (AR) connections from within the Microsoft Teams environment.

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