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​CPSU defends ABS over Census debacle

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has defended Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) staff who worked on the 2016 Census saying they displayed a high level of professionalism “under difficult circumstances and significant funding pressures.”

Written by Byron Connolly22 Sept. 16 13:17

​Hardware failure blamed for ASX outages

A hardware failure in the main database used by the Australian Securities Exchange’s equities trading system, ASX Trade, has been blamed for a late open and early end to trading yesterday afternoon.

Written by Byron Connolly20 Sept. 16 08:30

​The rise of the successful corporate psychopath

Businesses should undertake psychological screening to help identify ‘successful psychopaths’ as a higher level of psychopathic traits exist among people found in the upper echelons of the corporate sector.

Written by Byron Connolly13 Sept. 16 14:44

​NAB to offer digital credit card

National Australia Bank is launching a mobile banking app that offers customers a ‘digital credit card’ for contactless transactions less than $100.

Written by Byron Connolly13 Sept. 16 10:52

In pictures: CIO Forum 2016

CIOs gathered at Sydney's Quay restaurant on September 6 for the thought leadership and networking event of the year, CIO Forum 2016, in association with EMC.

Written by Byron Connolly09 Sept. 16 14:14

​CBA, Barclays in mobile payment integration

Commonwealth Bank and Barclays have announced a technology partnership that will enable both banks’ retail customers to move money between Australia and the UK using their mobile numbers.

Written by Byron Connolly09 Sept. 16 11:18

​Latitude Financial Services in post-GE tech makeover

Latitude Financial Services is adopting a cloud-first strategy, starting with a company-wide deployment of Workday, nine months after its separation from GE’s global organisation.

Written by Byron Connolly08 Sept. 16 16:20

​ANZ rejigs tech and operations team

ANZ on Thursday announced changes to its technology, operations and shared services operating model which will see CIO, Scott Collary report to the bank’s CEO, Shayne Elliott later this year.

Written by Byron Connolly08 Sept. 16 11:30

​Carl Duckinson new Aurecon CIO

Toll Group’s former interim CIO, Carl Duckinson, is the new IT chief at the Melbourne office of global engineering and advisory company, Aurecon.

Written by Byron Connolly06 Sept. 16 11:22

​ACCC concerned about Telstra’s role in NBN

NBN Co and Telstra have agreed to work with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to ensure Australia’s largest telco won’t gain an unfair advantage over competitors rolling out the national broadband network.

Written by Byron Connolly02 Sept. 16 16:28

​AFP, Australia Post targeted by crypto-ransomware

The Australian Federal Police and Australia Post are among several organisations across 22 countries that have been targeted by TorrentLocker, a crypo-ransomware that spreads via spam messages.

Written by Byron Connolly02 Sept. 16 10:49

​DiData, Deakin launch Victorian cyber security incubator

Dimension Data and Victoria’s Deakin University will open a cyber security incubator at the university’s Waurn Ponds campus to build products and address the skills shortage across the sector.

Written by Byron Connolly01 Sept. 16 16:44

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