Sydney based startup and spinout from the CSIRO, Coviu, is providing its telehealth technology to the government-funded video consulting platform Healthdirect Australia to help GP's transition to a business model that incorporates increased demand for telehealth.

Verizon videoconferencing subsidiary BlueJeans has announced a core set of new features for meeting security, engagement, and time management aimed at augmenting the work from home (WFH) experience.

The chances of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation playing a role in India's 5G networks have been dealt a sharp blow following border clashes between troops from the two countries.

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO cancelled a live online launch planned in India on Wednesday for its flagship Find X2 5G phones, after a border clash between the two countries led to calls from Indian trader groups to boycott Chinese products.

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has raised serious concerns over Google’s proposed acquisition of American digital health and fitness company Fitbit, and the potential for the deal to adversely affect market competition.

The attackers who hit Australian drinks manufacturer Lion using the REvil Windows ransomware appear to have decided to give the company a little more time to decide on whether to pay the ransom they have demanded.

Online job advertisements published by the website SEEK rose by 39.7% in May month-on-month, the company says, adding however that for year-on-year the total postings were down by 52.5%.

San Francisco-based Kraken, a secure bitcoin exchange, has launched operations in Sydney, with the Australian dollar to become its seventh fiat currency.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 22:01

Palo Alto adds ML to NGFW

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The latest version of Palo Alto Networks' Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) applies machine learning to various aspects of security.

Chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies has released its first 5G mobile platform in the 6-series, the Snapdragon 690 5G, which it claims will pave for the way for cheaper smartphones that can use the new technology.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 16:45

SAP looks at the big picture

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Business software vendor SAP used its Sapphire Now Converge conference to make multiple announcements aimed at bringing some significant changes to business and industry .

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT/PROMOTION:  Sydney – June 9th, 2020 – Great International Developer Summit (GIDS), a long-running and internationally-recognised event series aimed at all aspects of software development, is coming to Australia for the first time. Originally planned as two in-person events at the MCEC, Melbourne and ICC, Sydney, the event has morphed into a seven-part series of live virtual conferences, exhibitions and workshops to be held July through December 2020.

The forecast number of 5G subscriptions worldwide by 2025 has been raised from 2.6 billion to 2.8 billion, with telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson attributing the additional growth to an increasing number of 5G subscriptions as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Tasmanian communications provider TasmaNet CEO Elizabeth Aris says Australia’s $51 billion investment in the National Broadband Network has never looked so good, but suggests that as the National Cabinet “plots the nation’s return to economic growth”, a wholehearted cross-sector embrace of the NBN’s full potential is essential.

Cloud storage service, Dropbox, today announced a new Dropbox Family plan, new features to its Plus plan, native integration with HelloSign, and an App Centre to help users keep their life organised and work moving.

Global data and analytics software company, SAS, has announced the next release of its SAS Viya product will redefine how analytic decisions are made, combining the most successful AI and analytics platform with the scalability and power of the cloud.

Global enterprise hardware and software vendor, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), has announced a new SaaS product, HPE Edge Orchestrator, enabling telcos to monetise the 5G network and telco cloud while bringing lower latency, increased security and superior end-user experiences.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has given other countries even more impetus to call this country a lapdog of the US, completely forgetting that the US was among the countries spreading disinformation with a vengeance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spending on security and risk management technology and services in Australia and New Zealand is expected to decline this year, bucking the global trend in spending on security which is forecast to grow, according to a new analyst report.

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