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Johnson resigns as ACS CEO

12 July 2020 in IT Industry

Australian Computer Society CEO Andrew Johnson has resigned. The unexpected move follows months of turmoil in the organisation and may…

More heads should roll, say Clarke and Goldsworthy

12 July 2020 in IT Industry

Two of the leaders of the dissident Rescue Your ACS group have issued public statements after CEO Andrew Johnson’s resignation,…

Tata outsourcing chief slams Trump order on work visas

12 July 2020 in Outsourcing

An American executive order on H-1B visas will only hit US firms badly, as it will prevent intra-company transfers by…

Russian firm's report forces US to drop secrecy over hacker's indictment

12 July 2020 in Security

Singapore-based Russian security firm Group-IB has placed itself squarely in the crosshairs of the US Government by revealing exhaustive details…

UK to set 2025 deadline for stripping out Huawei gear from networks: report

12 July 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The British Government will reportedly set a deadline of 2025 for the removal of gear made by Chinese telecommunications equipment…

Ransomware suspected in attack on Canada Defence Academy

11 July 2020 in Security

The website and email systems of Canada's Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, part of the country's National Defence department,…

Australia's open-source CMS held up well under sustained COVID-19 traffic: claim

11 July 2020 in Open Source

The Australian Government's Drupal-based content management system GovCMS, built by Boston-based open source firm Acquia, has been able to withstand…

Canalys global 2Q PC shipment figures close to those of other firms

11 July 2020 in Development

Close on the heels of technology analyst firms IDC and Gartner releasing figures on the global shipments of traditional PCs…

Get Gizmo to refund customers charged during ‘cooling off’ period, says ACCC

10 July 2020 in Technology Regulation

Electronics retailer Get Gizmo will offer to refund approximately 4,000 customers who were charged for unsolicited purchases before the 10…

Data demand on National Broadband Network still above pre-COVID-19 levels, says NBN Co

10 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Demand for data on the National Broadband Network remains above pre-COVID-19 levels, with downloads on the network at peak levels,…

Rupert uses Vault to pry open whole-of-government cloud market

10 July 2020 in Open Sauce

After what seems an eternity, an Australian company, born and bred right here, has landed what always seemed to be…

Job advertising volumes 'level out', but Victoria records slight decline

10 July 2020 in Recruitment

Job advertising volumes levelled out nationally with a slight increase of 1.3% in the two weeks from 22 June to…

Australian organisations ‘plagued’ by cybercriminal attacks

09 July 2020 in Security

Australian organisations continued to be plagued by ransomware and malware attacks by cybercriminals, according to global cybersecurity firm Sophos.

Vault signs historic whole-of-government cloud deal with NSW Govt

09 July 2020 in Cloud

An Australian government has finally handed a whole-of-government cloud deal to a local company, with Canberra-based Vault signing a five-year…

TelSoc says sacking staff a ‘misstep’ by NBN Co

09 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s telecoms industry association, the Telecommunications Society (TelSoc), has raised serious concerns over the planned sacking of hundreds of employees…

NBN Co turfs out 800 staff as COVID-19 surges again

09 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges again, the company that is rolling out Australia's broadband network has announced it would be…

Oracle expands Cloud@Customer options

09 July 2020 in Cloud

Full-stack vendor Oracle has further enlarged its Cloud@Customer family with the addition of of Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer and Oracle…

What Huawei did next: it's an influencer, shrieks British paper

08 July 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The roster of disreputable organisations and individuals that have been associated with Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies by Western…

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Celebrating individual achievements will bring Debian more visibility, says new DPL

12 July 2020 in Open Source

New Debian GNU/Linux project leader Jonathan Carter is seeking to celebrate individual achievements as part of his effort to better…

Linux kernel project changes terminology to be more inclusive

12 July 2020 in Open Source

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has signed off on a change to terminology used by the project in order to make…

ASPI on the job again, spreading FUD and begging for money

11 July 2020 in Open Sauce

The defence industry-funded lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, has many shortcomings. But it has numerous strong points too,…

8x8 and Aryaka team up for better UCaaS

10 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

An arrangement between cloud-first WAN company Aryaka and cloud communications provider 8x8 is intended to improve the performance of 8x8's…

Australian businesses ‘ignore warnings’ on cyber security vulnerabilities, claims security firm

10 July 2020 in Security

Web-application shielding service RedShield says Australian businesses and organisations should heed advice from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and…

Optus launches VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling for wholesale partners

10 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has announced it is offering its wholesale partners — Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) — using its mobile network,…

UK, Australia open joint investigation into Clearview AI

10 July 2020 in Technology Regulation

Privacy watchdogs in Australia and the UK are jointly looking at the personal information handling practices of Clearview AI, with…

CyberCX acquires Basis Networks

10 July 2020 in Strategy

Cyber security company CyberCX has acquired Melbourne-based cyber security provider Basis Networks.

Cloud chief delighted govts recognising importance of local firms

10 July 2020 in Cloud

The head of a local cloud company says he is delighted that NSW and wider governments are beginning to recognise…

Monitor's report says encryption law needs just a couple of changes

10 July 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, says in a 316-page review handed down on 30 June that,…

Traditional PC market fared well in 2Q despite pandemic: IDC, Gartner

10 July 2020 in Development

The traditional PC market fared well in the second quarter of 2020 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with two analyst…

SAS announces new services for rapidly responding to changing market conditions

09 July 2020 in Data

Global analytics software company, SAS, has announced the release of four new services and updates to SAS Customer Intelligence 360,…

Hold for the operator: Why the COVID-19 crisis has made contact centre agents more important than ever

09 July 2020 in Health

GUEST OPINION by Brendan Maree, Vice President Asia Pacific, 8x8: In challenging times, an experienced, well trained contact centre team…

Optus 5G home Internet is an NBN killer

09 July 2020 in Networking

For a while now, there have been mutterings here and there that the NBN Co's vain attempts to raise its…

Ex-WaPO man Krebs slams website, security firm, and opens himself to backlash

09 July 2020 in Security

Former Washington Post writer Brian Krebs has opened himself up to criticism about his stance on ransomware by slamming the…

Archer prepares to validate 12CQ quantum chip

09 July 2020 in Listed Tech

Materials technology company Archer Materials has announced it has reached the stage of having control measurements taken of its 12CQ…

Microsoft tweaks Teams

09 July 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Reflecting continuing interest in remote collaboration, Microsoft has previewed new features for its Microsoft Teams virtual collaboration product.

Visa launches click to pay in Australia to make online buying a breeze

09 July 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Global payments firm Visa has launched click to pay in Australia, what it describes as "a simpler and more secure…

Qualcomm releases new platform that betters the Snapdragon 865

09 July 2020 in Mobility

Chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies has released the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, to follow its most successful platform this…

MYOB Rewards and MYOB Team go live

09 July 2020 in Accounting Software

MYOB has released new payments and employee management features for its accounting software.

Huawei releases Find Apps widget for users to... well, find apps

09 July 2020 in Mobility

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has released a Find Apps search widget for its users in Australia, describing it as an…


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