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​DreamLab cancer app hits 60,000 downloads

Around 60,000 smartphone users worldwide have downloaded the DreamLab app, which turns the devices into a virtual supercomputer to provide cancer researchers with extra processing power to crunch genomic data faster.

Written by Byron Connolly29 April 16 09:22

​ANZ first bank to offer Apple Pay

ANZ is now offering the Apple Pay contactless payment solution to its five million customers in Australia – the first bank in the country to do so.

Written by Byron Connolly28 April 16 09:38

​NSW govt in financial management system overhaul

The NSW government on Wednesday said it will have a real time and more detailed overview of its $70 billion budget under an initiative to modernise its financial management systems.

Written by Byron Connolly27 April 16 16:26

​Merck signs mega support deal with Unisys

Pharmaceutical giant, Merck, has signed a massive five-year contract that will see Unisys provide end user IT services to its 48,000 staff worldwide.

Written by Byron Connolly27 April 16 10:55

​CSIRO and AICD to lift company boards’ cyber literacy

CSIRO’s Data61 and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) will soon create a security education and training program to lift the digital and cyber literacy of company boards.

Written by Byron Connolly26 April 16 10:12

​iiNet founder Michael Malone joins NBN board

iiNet founder and former CEO, Michael Malone, has joined the NBN board, filling a vacancy left Internode co-founder, Simon Hackett, who resigned to focus on his involvement in ASX-listed company, Redflow Limited.

Written by Byron Connolly22 April 16 16:34

​Protecting privacy key challenge for govt data sharing

Protecting the privacy of information shared between agencies will be a key challenge for the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC), according to the newly-appointed chair of its advisory board, ASX CIO, Tim Thurman.

Written by Byron Connolly22 April 16 15:59

​GE buys Australian startup Daintree Networks

GE business unit, Current, has purchased Melbourne-based technology startup, Daintree Networks for $100 million in its first global acquisition since its launch in October last year.

Written by Byron Connolly22 April 16 10:32

​Transport for NSW awards $100M network deal to CSC

Transport for NSW has awarded a $100 million outsourcing contract to CSC to provide network managed services across the department’s 1,200 sites, including administration offices, motor registries, roadside depots, and railway stations.

Written by Byron Connolly19 April 16 14:46

​Internet Australia calls for ‘fibre-to-the-driveway’

A peak body representing internet users has proposed that the federal government abandon fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology for the national broadband network in favour of ‘fibre-to-the-driveway.’

Written by Byron Connolly19 April 16 10:22

​Accenture calling for fintech entrants

Fintech startups are being asked to apply for a place in a 12-week program that will see the young companies gain exposure to executives at big global banks.

Written by Byron Connolly18 April 16 14:09

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