The rapid growth of machine-generated data from IoT sensors and devices presents a challenge for organisations, according to Pure Storage chief technology officer Matt Oostveen.

ASX VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT. Cannabis has a place in global economies, but it seems the companies that will survive will be the ones who have a solid product offering that benefits consumers and therefore has a positive impact for investors.

Optus Sport has acquired the Australian media rights for the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Copa America 2020 football tournament, with the event matches to be broadcast live by Optus from June to July.

Canon has appointed 30 year imaging products veteran Masayuki ‘Mike’ Murase to the role of Senior Director, Business Information Solutions (BIS) for Australia.

Global IT solutions vendor BMC is set to acquire mainframe application development, delivery, and support solutions provider Compuware.

The Australian Information Industry Association has expressed concerns that proposed changes to the way in which cloud providers are certified for government contracts could affect cloud adoption by federal government agencies.

VENDOR PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT. There’s little doubt the cannabis sector is primed for massive growth: legalisation continues across the globe, the benefits of cannabis and hemp are receiving greater recognition, and market acceptance is improving.

The Canadian utility firm Hydro-Québec has announced that it will begin work on the commercialisation of an all-solid-state battery co-invented by Dr John Goodenough, a professor at The University of Texas in Austin, and Dr Maria Helena Braga, an associate professor at the University of Porto in Portugal.

The Australian Signals Directorate's decision to withdraw from the role of certifying cloud providers to handle government data at sensitive and classified levels means that cyber security is being put at risk, with each provider now having to act as their own regulator.

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has teamed up with energy company Vector as it moves to modernise the way energy consumption is measured in Kiwi homes and businesses.

Countries in the Asia Pacific region are showing keen interest in quantum computing and pledging significant investments, according to one analyst firm which says that the quest for quantum computing supremacy is set to gather momentum in the next few years.

Singtel and Nokia are collaborating on developing and trialling 5G network slicing capabilities, based on a Network as a Service (NaaS) approach aimed at providing customers with “highly customisable” services for a variety of 5G use cases and applications.

The Australian Signals Directorate will cease to be the regulator for cloud providers who aspire to be certified for government services with effect from Monday. The decision, announced by the ASD and the Digital Transformation Agency on Monday, comes after a review that began in July 2019.

Passage of the Telecommunications Reform Package is a key step towards guaranteeing country communities access to reliable communications, according to the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC), which has again issued a call to Government for the legislation to be passed by the Senate.

Former New Zealand data and analytics senior executive with Stellar Consulting Group, Travis Barker, has joined Empired and its subsidiary Intergen’s leadership team in a newly established Trans-Tasman role of general manager market development – Data & AI.

UNIFY Solutions New Zealand has been selected by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to help manage the transition of the RealMe Login and Assertion Services from a custom-made, legacy platform to a cloud-based platform.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has started developing its own search engine, a report says, with this being the final step in becoming independent of other mobile operating systems.

Global supply chain applications and data solutions provider BluJay Solutions has acquired Australia’s Expedient Software in a move it says broadens its customs and forwarding technology offerings, and its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner shows that Australian businesses have learnt nothing from the devastating impacts of breaches in other countries, a cyber security professional says.

The Australian Hydrogen Council has warned that Australia is at risk of “missing the boat” on the development of hydrogen as part of an emissions reduction strategy as the country moves towards a clean energy industry.

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