Stories by Rohan Pearce

Woodside reveals quantum computing partnership with IBM

ASX-listed oil and gas company Woodside has become the first commercial organisation in Australia to join the IBM Q Network, which is focused on the development and use of quantum computing.

Written by Rohan Pearce12 Nov. 19 12:00

Defence wants AI to be part of the team

The Department of Defence is seeking to fund research into the interaction between humans and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, with an eye to better integrating AI into decision making by military analysts and commanders.

Written by Rohan Pearce11 Nov. 19 06:00

Westpac prepares to launch ‘banking as a service’ platform

Westpac plans to launch a standalone cloud-based digital ‘banking as a service’ platform that will allow third parties, such as Westpac’s institutional clients and fintechs, to offer the bank’s products to their customers.

Written by Rohan Pearce04 Nov. 19 12:03

Queensland government plays digital catch-up with NSW, Victoria

Queensland is seeking to make more government transactions available through online channels, with a document issued by the Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW) acknowledging that the state has not kept pace with digital transformation efforts in New South Wales and Victoria.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 Oct. 19 11:20

Money laundering watchdog seeks tech chief

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — AUSTRAC — has advertised for a new chief information officer to lead its Innovation and Technology Solutions (ITS) Branch, which sits in its Corporate Operations Division.

Written by Rohan Pearce24 Oct. 19 15:15

NSW takes step towards unified transport payment system

The New South Wales government says its new Opal Connect service could become a ‘one stop shop’ for transport payments and information, potentially allowing users to pay for ridesharing, taxi services, road tolls and parking as well as public transport.

Written by Rohan Pearce22 Oct. 19 20:48

Parliament hack a ‘national cyber crisis’

The Australian Signals Directorate says that it categorised the successful penetration of the Parliament House network as ‘C1’ on the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Cyber Incident Categorisation Matrix.

Written by Rohan Pearce22 Oct. 19 13:11

Government to establish ‘cloud marketplace’

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is preparing to launch an online marketplace that government entities can use to purchase cloud services.

Written by Rohan Pearce21 Oct. 19 10:22

Telstra seeks to boost tech skills pipeline

Telstra has revealed details of new partnership with Australian universities that it said will help boost the skills pipeline in high-demand areas such as network and software engineering, information security and analytics.

Written by Rohan Pearce16 Oct. 19 14:09

IBM and Vocus settle Census outage lawsuit

IBM, Vocus and Vocus subsidiary Nextgen have settled a lawsuit relating to the high-profile failure of the Australian Census website in 2016.

Written by Rohan Pearce15 Oct. 19 15:27

Government eyes health insurers' data to help uncover Medicare fraud

The Department of Health has launched a public consultation on proposed legislation that would lay the basis for increased data-matching between government entities in order to uncover fraudulent or incorrect Medicare claims. The proposal could also see the data provided from private health insurers automatically matched against government data holdings to red flag potential fraud.

Written by Rohan Pearce23 Sept. 19 18:08