Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
Online banking services at the Commonwealth Bank have come a-cropper, with the bank saying it is "working urgently to restore impacted services". Some branches were forced to close as a result of the outage.
More than half of the Australians and New Zealanders who participated in a survey about artificial intelligence have indicated they trust a robot more than their manager, while half say they have sought advice from a mechanical being rather than their manager.
Windows ransomware has become a major problem for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a survey by Datto, a company that provides IT solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), shows, with 91% of MSPs in Australia and New Zealand reporting attacks on SMBs in the last two years.
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