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New Worlds simulation game to be trialled with postgraduate students in first semester of 2015

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  • Innovation

    Why GE Australia wants to invest in software innovation

    GE Australia CIO Mark Sheppard has pitched the creation of a local ‘software centre of excellence’ to GE's global CEO, Jeff Immelt, as part of a process of the conglomerate devolving more software development to regional subsidiaries.

  • Retail

    Super Retail Group fishes for value in the cloud

    Super Retail Group has seen a 20 per cent reduction in inventory and safety stock within its Boating, Camping and Fishing (BCF) brand from a cloud software pilot it did in 2012.

  • In Pictures: Windows 10

    Microsoft's first glimpse of next year's new Windows fixes obvious flaws and borrows from Apple's OSes

  • Cloud Computing

    Oracle A/NZ boss to fix 'problematic' engagement model

    Oracle Australia's MD, Tim Ebbeck, has vowed to improve the computing giant's relationship with local customers, admitting on Wednesday that despite liking the company's technology, organisations "don't like dealing with us".

  • Innovation

    Satellite radar measurements map the seafloor

    An international team of scientists have created a map of the seafloor using a depth sounding technique and satellite radar measurements of ocean surfaces.

  • Finance/Banking/Insurance

    ANZ Banking Group leverages SaaS for global growth

    ANZ’s international expansion strategy will see an expanded use of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to support its global trade program, supported by an extended seven-and-half-year agreement with technology and business process firm CGI Group.

  • Security

    Lack of cyber security investment could backfire on boards: PwC

    The number of reported cyber security incidents globally rose 48 per cent to A$42.8 million in 2013, the equivalent of 117,339 attacks per day, according to PwC’s latest Global State of Information Security Survey.

  • Mobile

    Mobile payments to grow 60.8% by 2015: Capgemini

    Mobile payments are projected to grow by 60.8 per cent to 47 billion transactions through to 2015, up from 29.2bn in 2013, according to Capgemini’s World Payments Report 2014.

  • Government

    Federal government fast-tracks mobile services

    The Australian government’s roadmap for mobile services has received a boost with the creation of a “whole-of-government” panel of solutions providers. This panel meets an escalating demand for mobile products as agencies ramp up anywhere, anytime service delivery.

  • Finance

    Eftpos goes live with payments infrastructure overhaul

    Eftpos has switched on new centralised payments infrastructure that is meant to speed up the rollout of products including Eftpos online and mobile payments.

  • Security

    Microsoft outlines Windows 10 security enhancements

    Microsoft is promising customers who upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system (OS) a number of security features including the creation of secure user IDs and containerisation of business data.

  • In Pictures: America’s richest techies

    Forbes’ annual list of the 400 Wealthiest Americans is out and techies make a strong showing yet again.

  • Cloud Computing

    In pictures: Oracle takes over San Francisco

    Oracle's annual OpenWorld talkfest is happening this week in San Francisco. Around 60,000 attendees heard about the computing giant's cloud strategy as well as swag of new infrastructure and software products.

  • Cloud Computing

    'Cloud gives me a little bit of a headache,' says Xerox CIO

    Xerox's global CIO, Stephen Little, says the cloud infrastructure model gives him a "little bit of a headache" due to the complexity of the organisation's worldwide IT environment and sheer number of integrated systems.

  • Staffing & Retention

    Commonwealth Bank seeks data scientist

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is seeking to recruit a lead data scientist to provide insights for its Customer Engagement and Decision Science (CE&DS) team.