Organised crime groups have penetrated law enforcement bodies, and authorities are helpless to fight back due to restrictive data privacy legislation, according to the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) chief executive, John Lawler.
The head of the Australian Crime Commission has warned current law enforcement isn’t properly equipped to respond to attacks on cloud computing services, which is poised to be the next frontier for organised crime gangs to expand their syndicates.
The procedures used by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) to deal with customer complaints could soon be scrutinised by the Federal Court, after telco Exetel served the ombudsman with a statement of claim, alleging a number of breaches.
Suncorp is "agilising" its business and extending agile practices to non-technology areas at the regional bank, following the successful use of the project management methodology in a range of IT projects.
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is watching the use of agile practices at recently acquired subsidiary Bankwest, which helped cut two-thirds out of the project deployment time. Bankwest chief information officer, Andy Weir, spoke about the bank's use of agile practices for a technology project to develop a debt management application at the <Agile Australia</i> conference in Melbourne.
A spotlight has been shone on the technology services and costs across the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) courtesy of a recently launched IT service catalogue, which has triggered an overhaul of service delivery and IT spend and sourcing.
Nextgen Networks has invested “tens of millions of dollars” to develop the capability to transfer data at speeds of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) over its network, as it targets Google and other content providers to underpin its push to become a leading player in the nation's high-speed broadband future.