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Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new regions around the world next year.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank30 Sept. 16 04:28

White House to data scientists: We need you

It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

Written by Katherine Noyes30 Sept. 16 02:45

White House to bolster STEM education, close skills gap

Touting new advanced placement course, the Obama administration looks at interdisciplinary approach to improve STEM education for underrepresented students and address shortage of skilled workers.

Written by Kenneth Corbin29 Sept. 16 22:54

QBE seeks united IT strategy with global CIO

ASX-listed QBE Insurance Group has created a new global chief information officer role to help develop a united IT strategy across the 37 countries it operates in.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 Sept. 16 13:54

NBN scraps Optus HFC in favour of FTTdp

NBN Co has decided to scrap its plans to use the majority of its Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network, opting instead to use fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) technology for around 700,000 homes and businesses across the country.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien29 Sept. 16 11:39

A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices

IT administrators trying to figure out how to move their organizations to Windows 10 have a new tool that might change the game. This week, Microsoft released the Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, designed to make it easier to decide whether you can carry out a massive upgrade.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank29 Sept. 16 10:47

Australian War Memorial seeks new IT chief

The head of IT at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Daryl Winterbottom, has retired from his position, with the organisation seeking a chief information officer to replace him.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 Sept. 16 09:54

New drone rules cut red tape, boost public safety

People and organisations wanting to fly commercial drones with a maximum take-off weight of less than two kilograms no longer need to apply for a certificate and licence from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Written by Jennifer O'Brien29 Sept. 16 09:44

AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

Written by Agam Shah29 Sept. 16 05:18

Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

Written by Katherine Noyes29 Sept. 16 02:41

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