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Steep rise in SMB concerns raised with ACCC

22 January 2018 in Technology Regulation

There has been a significant rise in the number of small businesses raising issues of alleged misleading conduct, false representations…

Instyle Solar cops hefty fine over Do Not Call Register infringement

22 January 2018 in Technology Regulation

Queensland-based solar power company, Instyle Solar, has been hit with a $10,800 infringement notice for failing to obtain consent to…

Health records firm badly hit by Windows ransomware

22 January 2018 in Security

A billion-dollar electronic health records company in Chicago is struggling to recover from an attack of a variant of the…

Facebook gives users the job of judging news sources

22 January 2018 in Strategy

Facebook has announced a second major policy change on its news feed, with users now being entrusted with the task…

Telstra partners to build two new subsea cable systems between US and Asia

22 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

At the PTC conference today in Hawaii, Telstra announced that it "entered into agreements to invest in two new international…

OnePlus admits 40,000 card details may have been stolen

20 January 2018 in Security

Four days after it denied that the payment checkout page on its website had been compromised, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus…

Enhanced telco competition main focus for NZ Commerce Commission study

19 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency The Commerce Commission, is resuming a study to consider what, if any, changes…

NHS used Linux project to negotiate with Microsoft: claim

19 January 2018 in Open Source

Britain's National Health Service appears to have used a project set up to create a Linux alternative for its employees'…

Many premises cannot even attain minimum NBN speeds: claim

19 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has questioned whether the government has referred the problem of some NBN users being unable to…

Kaspersky asks court to suspend US ban on its software

19 January 2018 in Security

Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab is seeking a preliminary injunction in US federal court to try and prevent an order…

Education seen as key to meeting security skills demand, say CIOs

18 January 2018 in Recruitment

Cyber security is the functional area where it is the most difficult to source skilled job candidates for the IT…

Skills shortage impedes agritech progress using IoT: Inmarsat

18 January 2018 in Internet of Things

Companies in the agritech sector are moving towards the introduction of Internet of Things systems to run their business, but…

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Vodafone's lower nbn prices mean new battles now to win consumers

22 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Price wars: a new hope for lower nbn prices, striking back against an empire of expensive telcos to ensure a…

Vocus claims early customer demand for Australia-Singapore Cable

22 January 2018 in Strategy

Australia's fourth biggest telecommunications company Vocus is currently upgrading core domestic infrastructure to support what it says is the early…

VIDEO: Amaysim graces customers with Amazon Alexa voice command skills

22 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

If you're set to get an Amazon Alexa digital assistant, and you're an Amaysim customer, then a range of useful…

Samsung faces Italy probe over throttling older models

22 January 2018 in Mobility

The consumer watchdog in Italy is investigating both Samsung and Apple over power management features that slowed down older phones.

Melbourne's first blockchain incubator programme next month

22 January 2018 in Data

Melbourne's first blockchain incubator programme, being launched by the Blockchain Centre, a non-profit knowledge hub, will take on five start-ups…

Microsoft email case appeal to come up in Supreme Court in Feb

22 January 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The US Supreme Court will next month begin hearing an appeal brought by the US Government against a verdict which…

Australian Recruiting deploys Macquarie Telecom SD-WAN

22 January 2018 in Deals

The Australian Recruiting Group has deployed SD-WAN services from Macquarie Telecom to reduce its outage risk, increasing efficiency and supporting…

Megaport launches virtual router service

22 January 2018 in Data Centres

Interconnection services provider and data centre operator Megaport has launched its Cloud Router, a virtual router service that enables customers…

One Identity acquires privileged access management firm

22 January 2018 in Security

Identity and access management firm One Identity has acquired Balabit Corporation, a provider of privileged access management, privileged account analytics…

Grant for app that reminds people to take medication

22 January 2018 in Health

Sydney start-up Perx has been granted $25,000 by the Jobs for NSW organisation to develop technology that uses games and…

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 brings greater micro-segmentation and security

21 January 2018 in Security

Cloud computing and platform virtualisation vendor VMware has announced VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 is now generally available, bringing with…

Accenture’s Mishra joins Covata

19 January 2018 in People Moves

Data protection software solutions company Covata has appointed former Accenture senior executive Satyarth Mishra as vice-president of Sales, with responsibility…

Australian retail websites lag behind other countries: study

19 January 2018 in Business Intelligence

The websites of Australian retailers lag behind those in a number of other countries when it comes to the time…

2018 Telstra Business Awards nominations now open, so nominate!

19 January 2018 in Development

Want to be "that" company that wins in the 2018 Telstra Business Awards? Well, to win it, you have to…

CommBank launches chatbot to assist customers

19 January 2018 in Enterprise Solutions

The Commonwealth Bank has launched a chatbot named Ceba to help customers with more than 200 banking tasks. At the…

SEEK and ye shall find a job with Amazon Alexa's help

19 January 2018 in Home Tech

The first Australian employment marketplace to embrace the skill of voice-activated job searching with Amazon Alexa is SEEK, with company…

NBN speeds: Mitch Fifield lives in another universe

19 January 2018 in Open Sauce

The old argument over what came first — the chicken or the egg — has been regurgitated in a somewhat…

Google Home ogles a tripling of Aussie users over the holidays

19 January 2018 in Home Tech

Google's Home invasion into the domestic smart speaker market boomed over the holidays, with over a million "Actions" your Google…