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Cheap access to the Internet should be a human right: survey

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2014 10:32

Affordable Internet access around the world should be a basic human right as it is essential for freedom of expression and economic opportunity, according to the results of a global survey released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Cloud, privacy, big data and smart cities top HDS predictions

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2014 13:17

Cloud computing, privacy and big data will increase in priority for enterprises in 2015 while the smart cities trend will continue in Asia Pacific as countries such as China try to address urbanisation issues, according to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Asia Pacific CTO Adrian De Luca.

Australia, Canada, UK and China weigh in on Insecam privacy issue

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2014 11:24

The privacy commissioners of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Macao, China have all sent an email to Insecam – the operator of a website that broadcasts footage from private webcams – asking it to take down its website.

In pictures: Hitachi Innovation Forum Singapore

By Hamish Barwick | 21 November, 2014 14:24

Smart cities, the future role of the CIO and social innovation was on the agenda at Hitachi's innovation forum in Singapore this week. The vendor also shared its top five market trends for Asia Pacific in 2015.

CIOs get ready to break career glass ceiling: report

By Hamish Barwick | 20 November, 2014 11:20

More CIOs in Asia Pacific are confident that they have what it takes to become a CEO, according to the results of a new study by The Economist Intelligence Unit and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

Australian Signals Directorate unveils re-developed OnSecure website

By Hamish Barwick | 12 November, 2014 11:34

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has rolled out a re-developed version of its OnSecure website for state, territory and federal government IT professionals.

Immigration department 'failed to protect' asylum seekers' information: Privacy Commissioner

By Hamish Barwick | 12 November, 2014 10:50

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) breached the Privacy Act when it failed to “adequately protect” the personal information of approximately 9,250 asylum seekers, said Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim today.

Queensland Urban Utilities moves to cloud, implements website self-service

By Hamish Barwick | 10 November, 2014 11:30

Queensland water distributor/retailer Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) has embarked on IT projects designed to reduce costs such as cloud computing and website self-service.

ANZ Bank to launch EMV secure ATM service

By Hamish Barwick | 05 November, 2014 09:43

ANZ Bank will be rolling out a Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) secure solution that reads credit or debit card data without the user having to insert their card into the ATM during 2015.

ACMA, Privacy Commissioner to collaborate on spam, telemarketing issues

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2014 12:01

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work closer together on telecommunications, spam and telemarketing issues.

Victorian Magistrates Courts to roll out digital proceeding service

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2014 09:54

Victorian Magistrates Courts are set to introduce a digital court triage service where proceeding times and status can be viewed in real time on tablets or display screens.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre tenders for CRM system

By Hamish Barwick | 30 October, 2014 10:21

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has issued an invitation of offer for a new customer relationship management (CRM) system.

Northern Territory government to set up ICT advisory council

By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2014 15:44

The Northern Territory government is establishing an ICT advisory council that will advise the government on ways to develop the NT IT industry.

McDonald’s Australia to roll out iOS, Android ordering app

By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2014 14:31

McDonald’s Australia is set to deploy an iOS and Android smartphone app that will allow customers to prepare a meal order before they arrive at the restaurant.

Australian Post develops cloud-based app for retailers

By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2014 10:16

Australia Post has teamed up with NetSuite to develop a cloud-based app called SuiteApp, which is aimed at businesses that use its parcel business.