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Optus cuts headcount by 14 per cent in a year

Optus reduced its head count by 14.3 per cent in the 12 months to 31 March, reducing its workforce from around 8500 to just under 7300. The telco today revealed that as a result staff costs were down 15.2 per cent compared to the prior year.

Written by Rohan Pearce15 May 19 10:26

WA government funds ‘ServiceWA’ pilot

The Western Australian government is funding for a trial of a one-stop-shop for public-facing transactional services, such as licensing and registrar services.

Written by Rohan Pearce10 May 19 13:18

Scammers impersonate Australian Cyber Security Centre

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned that scammers are seeking to impersonate ACSC staff over the phone, telling a prospective victim that they need help to “act against cyber criminals.”

Written by Rohan Pearce09 May 19 13:38

Labor pushes R&D tax incentive revamp

Labor has outlined proposed changes to the R&D tax incentive that it says will promote collaboration between industry and research institutions.

Written by Rohan Pearce08 May 19 11:42

LandMark White drops revenue forecast by $11.5m after data breach

ASX-listed property valuer LandMark White says it estimates a data breach has already cost it $5-6 million in revenue, and that it expects to take an additional $1 million hit to its income. Today it revised downwards its full year revenue forecast to $43.5 million from $55 million.​

Written by Rohan Pearce06 May 19 12:50

Westpac CEO says tech investment has slashed outages

Westpac experienced zero Severity 1 IT incidents in the second half of FY18 and the first half of FY19, which group CEO Brian Hartzer says reflects the bank’s technology investment program​.

Written by Rohan Pearce06 May 19 11:32

NAB accelerates cloud migration

NAB has continued to slash its legacy application footprint and migrate systems to the cloud.

Written by Rohan Pearce02 May 19 11:54

5G ban yet to hit Huawei Australia’s carrier business

Although the Australian government has blocked the company from participating in the rollout of telcos’ 5G networks, Huawei says it has registered strong growth in its local carrier business.

Written by Rohan Pearce01 May 19 10:50

Qantas prepares to ditch mainframes for the cloud

Qantas is planning to move the vast majority of its compute workload into the cloud over the next two years, the airline's chief technology officer, Rob James, today told the Amazon Web Services Summit in Sydney.

Written by Rohan Pearce30 April 19 11:40

Class action targets Vocus

Vocus says it intends to defend a class action filed against it in the Federal Court.

Written by Rohan Pearce30 April 19 09:44

IT outage hits immigration systems at airports

The Australian Border Force has warned of delays in passenger processing at international airports, with ABF staff forced to resort to manual processing.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 April 19 09:00