NetSuite's one-day customer extravaganza recently concluded in Sydney – iTWire was there for all the fun.

The Australian tablet computer market faces headwinds in 2020 amid longer sales cycles and a sluggish economy, according to a new analyst study.

Australians under 25 years of age lost over $5 million to scams in 2019, with around 12,000 reports about losses by these young Aussies made to Scamwatch in 2019 - an increase of 11% over 2018.

Ericsson is introducing an entitlement server solution for on-device eSIM subscription activation without QR-codes for smartphones, enabling consumers to remotely activate and manage their eSIM-enabled smartphone.

A report from the Boston Consulting Group has warned that if the US increases restrictions on the semiconductor trade with China, it could endanger its own position as leader, which it has held for a long time with a 45% to 50% market share.

Melbourne-based payments technology start-up Airwallex says it has integrated with Xero to help its small and medium-sized business customers reconcile international and domestic payments.

Australian-listed cloud communications provider CommsChoice Group has expanded its key network infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region, the US and Europe, including “significant” expansion of its Direct Routing capability for Microsoft Teams Phone System, Global PBX and SIP trunk services.

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has released draft guidelines on how electricity retailers and generators should comply with three new laws designed to reduce the price of electricity for consumers.

A former CIA employee who was on trial for allegedly leaking details of exploits developed by the CIA to WikiLeaks has escaped conviction on all but two counts, with a federal jury in Manhattan deadlocked after a four-week trial and six days of what were described as chaotic deliberations.

Chinese phone company OPPO has announced the release of its latest flagship device, the Find X2 Pro, which will be available for purchase in the second quarter of the year at a retail price of $1599.

Personal information of Facebook users in Australia was disclosed to the This Is Your Digital Life app for a different purpose to that which it was collected, a breach of the Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Information Commissioner has alleged in a case filed against the social media giant in the Australian Federal Court.

Consumer advocate CHOICE is warning Australians they only have three weeks to avoid, what it claims is a “rip off” by their private health insurance, with consumers responding to a new survey identifying private health insurance as their most pressing cost concern (80%), beating fuel (78%) and electricity (74%).

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has announced a new international partnership with conference and event organiser Chilli IQ which it says is specifically tailored to aid in membership and sponsorship acquisition in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

IT services vendor for the financial services sector, TAS, has appointed data and cloud solutions veteran John Griffin as head of services responsible for its Professional Services, Managed Services, and Service Delivery teams.

Healthcare organisations around the globe are under pressure to drive digital transformation to meet increasing patient care demands, according to a new report which also found that digital transformation significantly impacted cloud implementation across various industry verticals, including in the healthcare sector.

The Australian Government has been urged to increase thresholds under the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program to enable migrant investors to “plug holes” in critically needed venture capital funds, according to one one fund manager.

Many small and medium businesses (SMB) on the NBN access network are embracing the cloud to save time and grow, but many think they don’t have the right broadband plan to take full advantage of future opportunities, according to research released by NBN Co and analyst firm Telsyte.

Google Cloud is partnering with telecommunications companies to harness 5G as a business services platform, with the unveiling of its Global Mobile Edge Cloud (GMEC) strategy, aimed at delivering a portfolio and marketplace of 5G solutions built jointly with the telcos - including network-centric applications and a global distributed edge for optimally deploying these solutions.

Global data and analytics provider Servian has been selected by RMIT University to develop and deliver what is claimed as the first in-classroom university DevOps course in Australia.

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress network has been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images, captured by the deep ocean research institute Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean, to be transmitted to audiences worldwide.

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