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ACCC CIO apologises for privacy breach

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2014 09:56

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's CIO, Adrian Walkden, has issued an apology to subscribers of ACCC email lists. The organisation discovered late last week that the email addresses of subscribers to a number of its information alert services were publicly accessible online.

GPT's breakneck cloud transition

By Rohan Pearce | 10 April, 2014 13:13

For an enterprise to completely ditch on-premise hardware for the cloud is a radical step. To do so in the space of a year might be considered a little unhinged.

NBN: Good-bye FTTP, we hardly knew ye

By Rohan Pearce | 09 April, 2014 14:50

The Coalition government today signed the death warrant for the roll out of a predominantly fibre-to-the-premises-based National Broadband Network.

Financial woes cause shut down of Internet Industry Association

By Rohan Pearce | 24 March, 2014 16:43

The Internet Industry Association will shut down, leaving the Communications Alliance to take responsibility for the collection of industry codes, such as the icode, that were developed and overseen by the industry body.

Commonwealth Bank survey predicts triumph of mobile wallets

By Rohan Pearce | 21 March, 2014 08:30

Physical wallets and paying with cash or credit and debit cards will be (mostly) a thing of the past in less than a decade if the results of a survey sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank are to be believed.

Qld Health aftermath: Govt still seeking to redress overpayments

By Rohan Pearce | 21 January, 2014 12:39

Queensland Health staff have committed to handing back overpayments worth $3.5 million, the state government announced this morning.

Tasmania lays foundations for e-health overhaul

By Rohan Pearce | 11 November, 2013 13:04

Tasmania's Department of Health and Human Services has gone to market seeking foundational building blocks for an ICT strategy that will drive better outcomes and options for patients, according to the department's deputy CIO.

ACS praises decision to ditch self-education cap

By Rohan Pearce | 06 November, 2013 13:26

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has backed a decision by the Coalition government to scarp the limit on claiming tax deductions for self-education expenses.

Telstra takes NBN Co to court

By Rohan Pearce | 30 October, 2013 12:44

An attempt at mediation with the National Broadband Network wholesaler over when consumer price index (CPI) adjustments should apply to NBN Co's landmark deal with Telstra has failed according to the telco. As a result, Telstra is taking NBN Co to the NSW Supreme Court next month.

Australian enterprises still wary of cloud

By Rohan Pearce | 28 October, 2013 15:45

For all the hype around cloud, most Australian enterprises are not yet ready to let go of on-premise technology deployments in most cases, according to market insights firm Kable.

Ease of management, mobility drive VDI at Bentleys Brisbane

By Rohan Pearce | 23 October, 2013 15:41

Bentleys Brisbane has begun a pilot of virtual desktops, with the independent Queensland accountancy using appliances that bring together both storage and compute in a single package as an alternative to traditional SAN infrastructure.

Labor taps Jason Clare to take on Turnbull

By Rohan Pearce | 18 October, 2013 12:41

Jason Clare will take on the role of communications spokesperson in new Labor leader Bill Shorten's shadow ministry. Michelle Rowland, the member for Greenway, will be shadow assistant minister for communications.

Getting past the big data hype

By Rohan Pearce | 03 October, 2013 11:28

When he was in Australia, Harper Reed – the CTO for US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign – declared that 'big data' is BS. Helen Crossley, measurement and insights lead for Facebook Australia and NZ, may not use Reed's terminology, but the sentiments are much the same.

Facebook to share data with Australian TV networks

By Rohan Pearce | 02 October, 2013 16:25

Facebook is looking to share its data about the online social chatter surrounding television shows with Australian networks.

Building the tools to build the Internet of Things

By Rohan Pearce | 25 September, 2013 16:40

"We don't have a good notion of what the Internet of Things is yet," says Adam Dunkels. It could be considered a somewhat bold statement for the Swedish computer scientist, given that the company that he's at the helm at – Thingsquare – is focussed on delivering the tools to build the IoT.

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