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NBN build to bring major jobs boost to economy

23 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The building of the National Broadband Network will create a total of 25,000 jobs across the economy in two years,…

Investors get behind Linius $5 million capital raising

23 September 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian-listed cloud-based IT solutions provider Linius Technologies says it has received firm commitments from professional investors to raise $5 million.

Australian IT leaders spend up on security as global weekly tech spend explodes to US$15 billion

23 September 2020 in Security

An extra US15 billion a week has been spent globally on technology by IT leaders to enable safe and secure…

Fibre is most welcome, but affordability is important too: Budde

23 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Well-known Australian telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says while it is great to see the government doing a backflip on its…

NBN Co to spend $3.5b to provide fibre to most homes by 2023

23 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Fibre to the premises will be available to about 75% of homes on the NBN, making a total of eight…

In Conversation With: Gilad Bandel, Arilou Automotive Cyber-Security

22 September 2020 in Security

iTWire recently had an opportunity to chat with Gilad Bandel, VP Product and Marketing at Arilou Automotive Cyber-Security.

US govt agencies given deadline to patch Windows Zerologon bug

22 September 2020 in Security

US federal agencies were given until midnight on Monday (2pm Tuesday AEDT) to patch a critical hole in Windows that…

NBN Co announcement: Labor says Libs now recognise that fibre is better

22 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland says the announcement made by NBN Co on Tuesday, about spending up to $700…

Communications Alliance calls for government co-operation on critical infrastructure reforms

22 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Telecoms lobby group and peak industry body Communications Alliance has called on government to work together with the telecommunications industry…

Sec firm claims only way to stop ransomware is to ban ransom payments

22 September 2020 in Security

A security firm that is deeply involved in the business of combating ransomware has called for a government ban on…

NBN Co to create 240 business fibre zones, including 85 in regions

22 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network has announced it will spend up to $700 million…

Tasmanian uni leaks info of 20,000 students due to SharePoint stuff-up

22 September 2020 in Security

The personal information of nearly 20,000 students at the University of Tasmania has been exposed due to misconfiguration of a…

How do you securely provide access to your data for the people who ought to access it?

22 September 2020 in Security

iTWire asked a number of IT security executives for their best thoughts on secure data access in this unusual distributed…

Ericsson acquires Cradlepoint in US$1.1 billion deal

21 September 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Swedish telecommunications equipment giant Ericsson has acquired US wireless network vendor Cradlepoint in a deal valued at US$1.1 billion (A$1.52…

Victorian investment focus with new start-ups database

21 September 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic has unveiled a free, open-source database for Victorian start-ups aimed at driving investment and to showcase…

Vocus signs three-year deal to provide national services for ATO

21 September 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Fibre and network solutions provider Vocus has signed a three-year deal to provide secure national data and Internet services to…

Real estate rental advertising scams fleece renters of their money, warns Scamwatch

21 September 2020 in Security

Australians have already lost over $300,000 to rental and accommodation scams this year - an increase of 76% compared to…

Anglicare Sydney says 17GB of data exfiltrated during ransomware attack

21 September 2020 in Security

About 17GB of data has been exfiltrated from Anglicare Sydney, a Christian not-for-profit that supports people across the greater Sydney…

Breaking IT News

VIDEOS: Nokia 8.3 with 5G launches in Oz, but will its battery ensure it has No Time To Die?

23 September 2020 in Home Tech

There's one word missing in Nokia's press release for its new 8.3 model with 5G, and that's battery, and with…

Gigamon, Nokia claim ‘breakthrough’ network visibility, customer experience solution delivery

23 September 2020 in Resellers

Network monitoring provider Gigamon has partnered with Nokia to deliver a network visibility and customer experience solution designed to accelerate…

D-Link expands 10Gbps switch range

23 September 2020 in Networking

D-Link's DGS-1250 smart managed switches feature 10Gbps uplink ports, high port count density, multiple management interfaces, advanced security features, and…

Elon Musk looking to use 1/3 manganese in EV batteries … which is great news for EMN

23 September 2020 in Listed Tech

PROMOTIONAL NEWS Elon Musk is pushing the vehicle manufacture industry to seek out more high purity manganese to power its…

Oracle Cloud offers Nvidia A100 GPU on bare metal

23 September 2020 in Cloud

Oracle claims to be the first major cloud provider to make Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPU on bare metal instances.

Optus flexes its prepaid muscle, challenging MVNOs and competitors alike

23 September 2020 in Home Tech

While competitors have all kinds of unlimited talk and text plans with varying levels of data for any type of…

Faster Chromebooks coming with new AMD processors

23 September 2020 in Hardware

AMD has announced the first AMD Ryzen mobile processors for Chromebooks, along with two new Athlons for Google's portable platform.

Coalition's fibre backflip no Damascene conversion

23 September 2020 in Open Sauce

While many people are rejoicing over the Coalition Government's backflip on its NBN policy and its announcement that it will…

Linux kernel report shows more than 20,000 contributors since beginning

23 September 2020 in Open Source

A study of the Linux kernel, right from its first commit on 17 September 1991 to 2 August this year,…

WIRED staff on strike due to unionisation delay, claims senior editor

23 September 2020 in Entertainment

Journalists at the well-known American technology news website WIRED have walked off the job to protest against the delay by…

Bitdefender's research says IT staff need employees to realise cybersecurity threats are really serious

23 September 2020 in Security

In the wake of cyber warfare threats, Australian IT staff say they're "frustrated with perceived lack of security awareness and…

VIDEOS: Little Tikes launches Tobi Robot Smartwatch for kids too young for a phone or phone smartwatch

22 September 2020 in Home Tech

Designed for kids 4 years of age and up, the Tobi Robot Smartwatch is self contained, needing no phone app,…

New OT cyber security specialist to protect Australian business interests

23 September 2020 in Security

SECURITY SOLUTION ANNOUNCEMENT: The founder of a new Australian-based OT cyber security consultancy has warned that security managers need to…

In 2020, the NYT still appears to be a little confused about encryption

22 September 2020 in Open Sauce

With less than six weeks to go for the US presidential election, it is not surprising that the American media…

Y Soft, Brother NZ team for SafeQ delivery

22 September 2020 in Deals

New Zealand businesses will be able to more easily use Y Soft's SafeQ print and scan management system on Brother…

Five new business projectors from Epson

22 September 2020 in Hardware

Epson's latest clutch of video projectors for the business market feature image sizes up to 320in (8.1m), resolutions up to…

Emesent gets funding boost from In-Q-Tel investment

22 September 2020 in Deals

CSIRO Data61 alumni and drone autonomy company Emesent has announced new investment in its business by In-Q-Tel in a move…

KnowBe4 promotes free Social Media online safety course to conquer human error

22 September 2020 in Security

In advance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US, held every year in October, KnowBe4 is offering a…

NEC replaces microwave radio platform after 29 years servicing aviation

22 September 2020 in Market

NEC has completed replacement of one of its first Australian digital microwave radio systems after 29 years of uninterupted service…

Open-source vendor SUSE says third-quarter revenue grew by 14%

22 September 2020 in Open Source

Germany-based open source company SUSE says it increased revenue by 14% year-on-year in the third quarter of its financial year,…

Zag, Hydro Tasmania overcome pandemic to deliver ERP systems conversion to S/4HANA remotely

22 September 2020 in Strategy

SAP specialist Zag has completed the remote conversion of Hydro Tasmania’s legacy SAP on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to…








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