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About a third of Australians (33%) say they will shop more online than they used to before the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Bureau of Statistics says, citing data it collected in November and released on Monday.

Published in Home Tech

Nutanix' hyperconverged infrastructure software Nutanix Clusters is now generally available on AWS bare metal EC2 instances.

Published in Cloud

Price Waterhouse Coopers Australia and recruitment company The Adecco Group have been picked by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to deliver key services for the 2021 Census.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia's digital economy has grown by slightly more than $14 billion between the years 2012-13 and 2016-17, a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a discussion paper proposing to take over the collection of Internet activity data, a task which the Australian Bureau of Statistics said that it would be stopping.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The latest ABS jobs data shows the trend unemployment rate was 5.4% in June 2018, the lowest in over five years, but business start-up service Honcho says it shines a spotlight on a revolution happening within Australia's workforce.

Published in Development

More than half the Australian businesses in retail trade (59%) had a Web presence in 2016-17 and 56% had a social media presence, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 19:44

Australian Internet use on a tear: ABS

The latest Internet stats from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have arrived, and on the major metrics on usage and download, the numbers are all up.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 27 November 2017 11:21

Census data shows big rise in IT salaries: ITPA

Wages for IT professionals in some categories grew by as much as 30% in the five years taken in by the 2016 census, according to ABS figures cited by the IT Professionals Association.

Published in Recruitment

Australia’s small businesses are booming, according to a new report which reveals that there has been a 7.67% increase in employee headcount over the past 12 months.

Published in Accounting Software

Australia's Bureau of Statistics has released its latest Internet and mobile figures for Australia, dated June 2017, but do the numbers tell the whole story?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Turnbull government has finally responded to the recommendations of the Senate Economics Reference Committee which looked into the 2016 census debacle, saying that it would not accept making the submission of names voluntary through a legislative amendment.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Government's ongoing Centrelink bungle is an indication of the fact that an obsession over the use of big data to balance the budget and the ability to do so skillfully are oceans apart.

Published in Open Sauce

The 112-page report into the failed 2016 census, tabled by the Senate Economics Reference Committee on Thursday, presumably brings to an end — for the year at least — the unedifying tale of how bureaucrats and tech firms bungled what should be an orderly count of the populace.

Published in Open Sauce

The Senate Economics Reference Committee has recommended that any privacy impact assessment into the census should be handled by an external party and the outcome published on the website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics a year before the census to which it relates.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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IBM is trying to work out a settlement with the Australian government over its role in the 2016 census debacle, a senior executive of the company said on Tuesday.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 21 October 2016 09:42

Census 2016: Vocus lays blame on IBM employees

Vocus Communications has hit back at IBM's claims that it was complicit in the 2016 census debacle, saying that the site went down because IBM employees incorrectly identified normal data traffic as data exfiltration and manually turned off their Internet gateway routers.

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Friday, 21 October 2016 09:00

Census 2016: Nextgen hits back at IBM claims

Nextgen Networks has hit back at IBM's claims that it was to blame for the census stuff-up, saying that its offer of protection against distributed denial of service attacks was rejected.

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IBM has laid the blame on Nextgen Networks, and, through it, Vocus Communications, for the collapse of the census website on 9 August, claiming that its instructions to cut off overseas access when a distributed denial of service attack took place were not implemented.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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