Health and data management vendor InterSystems took less than two days to deliver customised digital interfaces to five Australian clinical laboratories gearing up to deal with COVID-19.

The telecommunications regulator ACMA says it is reviewing and adjusting its work programs so the communications and media sectors can prioritise their business-critical functions and continue communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has laid out its priorities for the future delivery of radio in Australia, underlining what it says is the vital importance of radio to Australian audiences.

Internet infrastructure is being put under significant pressure as rolling lockdowns begin to bite as COVID-19 and associated self-isolation measures transform working practices, according to data from a commercial spin-off from Monash University.

Online graphic design tool Canva has gained a free Zoom background creator.

COMMENT Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered everyone in the country to stay home for 21 days.

One of Australia's two big supermarket chains appears to be putting hurdles in the way of residents falling in line with the restrictions on movement and spending most of their time at home, the so-called social distancing.

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies has launched two new models — the P40 and the P40 Pro — both supporting the 5G-NR standard and Wi-Fi 6 Plus. A third model which was launched, the P40 Pro+, is not available for sale in Australia.

1300 Australia is amending its current and future contracts to refund part of the termination fees paid by small business customers after the competition watchdog ACCC raised concerns that some of the contracts were unfair.

Friday, 27 March 2020 11:16

Procore adds Zoom integration

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The Procore construction management software now integrates with the Zoom videoconferencing system.

The United States appears to be moving ahead with new proposals to tighten the conditions for American semiconductor companies to do business with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, with cabinet officials agreeing at a meeting on Wednesday to tighten things up.

American multinational technology company Apple may be forced to put off the launch of a 5G version of its iconic iPhone by months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported.

Global insurance provider Chubb appears to have been hit by the Maze ransomware, which attacks Windows systems, the data breach monitoring and prevention service Under the Breach says, adding that the attackers have not yet provided any proof of the attack.

The coronavirus pandemic will not prevent the merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom from going ahead by mid-year, the two companies involved have indicated.

The Australian Computer Society has released a top 10 list of tips for small businesses wanting to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Australian listed technology company Dotz Nano has signed a two-year $166,000 frame purchase order to supply its ValiDotz security markers to a Switzerland-based plastic compounder.

Britain’s Swansea University has selected Australian-listed energy storage technology company Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery technology as the energy storage backbone for its renewable energy Active Building demonstrator classroom.

Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:19

Capgemini to acquire WhiteSky Labs

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Consultancy firm Capgemini has agreed to acquire WhiteSky Labs, one of the world's largest independent MuleSoft full-service consultancies.

Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:10

Rubrik recruits former Nutanix MD

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Cloud data specialist Rubrik has appointed Jamie Humphrey as country manager and general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

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