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Heartbleed: GE Capital says no customer data compromised

By Hamish Barwick | 15 April, 2014 16:58

GE Capital has responded to media reports that financial websites run by GE Money could be vulnerable to the Heartbleed security bug by saying that it has “no reason” to believe any customer data has been compromised.

UPDATED: CBA says it is restoring NetBank services

By Hamish Barwick | 15 April, 2014 12:39

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) says it has resolved a technical issue with NetBank online banking and that full services are "progressively being restored."

Finger scanning could be used as mobile banking login: Westpac NZ

By Hamish Barwick | 14 April, 2014 14:15

Westpac New Zealand has completed a trial which could allow customers to use finger print scanning to log into its mobile banking app on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and eventually other smartphones.

Victorian Department of Education improves access to youth data with online portal

By Hamish Barwick | 11 April, 2014 10:34

Annual PDF reports on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Victoria have been replaced with an online Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS) portal run by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

Facebook responds to privacy concerns

By Hamish Barwick | 10 April, 2014 14:03

User feedback has led Facebook to start testing a popup privacy checkup message for users when they post content. The company is also planning to enable users to set restrictions on past cover photos in the coming months.

Smooth sailing with secure backup

By Hamish Barwick | 09 April, 2014 10:24

A 10-year-old IT system meant staff at Perth-based Rottnest Express could not access sales or financial data remotely.

Cloudy future for Coca-Cola Amatil

By Hamish Barwick | 08 April, 2014 10:29

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced a five-year multi-million dollar contract to host its SAP infrastructure in IBM’s Sydney data centre.

Macquarie University CIO Marc Bailey departs for Intersect COO role

By Hamish Barwick | 07 April, 2014 15:27

Former Macquarie University CIO Marc Bailey has left the university after almost five years in the role. According to his LinkedIn profile, he will be joining Intersect Australia in mid-May as COO after a vacation.

Westpac unveils IT scholarships as part of $100M program

By Hamish Barwick | 03 April, 2014 17:14

Westpac Australia has announced funding for up to 40 three-year IT undergraduate scholarships from 2015 as part of a $100 million education program.

Windows XP, Office 2003 deadline looms

By Hamish Barwick | 03 April, 2014 10:25

Microsoft has issued a reminder that security patches, software updates and technical support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends next week on 8 April.

Australian startups need our support: CBA CIO Michael Harte

By Hamish Barwick | 02 April, 2014 16:11

Startups have been crucial in developing innovations such as mobile apps, but Australian-based startups struggle to remain sustainable due to a lack of support from the federal government, according to CBA CIO Michael Harte.

Silver Chain switches on video conferencing to provide remote care

By Hamish Barwick | 02 April, 2014 10:33

Western Australian health provider, Silver Chain has rolled out Samsung tablets with video conferencing software to monitor patients who may be thousands of kilometres from their nearest clinic.

Transforming the financial paradigm

By Hamish Barwick | 01 April, 2014 13:27

Financial investment company FIIG Securities has transformed the tailored services it can offer clients by implementing a new CRM system.

Monash University to improve research grant management with software tool

By Hamish Barwick | 01 April, 2014 01:02

Melbourne-based Monash University will shortly commence a 15-month implementation of software designed to improve management of its research grants.

Woolworths Liquor cuts customer call wait times

By Hamish Barwick | 31 March, 2014 15:24

Woolworths’ Liquor Multi Option Retail division has reduced customer phone wait times following the implementation of communications software in 2010.

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