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Consortium launches ‘Australian National Blockchain’

​CSIRO’s Data61 group, law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and IBM have formed a consortium to build a blockchain-based smart contracts platform dubbed the Australian National Blockchain (ANB).

Written by George Nott03 Sept. 18 10:41

Apple self-driving car hit from behind during Silicon Valley test

​An Apple self-driving car was rear-ended while merging onto an expressway near the company's Silicon Valley headquarters this month, the company said in an accident report posted on Friday that confirmed the iPhone maker is still in the race to build autonomous vehicles.

Written by Reuters02 Sept. 18 13:39

IoT gets smarter but still needs backend analytics

Most IoT devices lack the computational power to carry out the level of machine learning necessary in truly smart IoT deployments, but they can act on the lessons machine-learning provides.

Written by Jon Gold31 Aug. 18 20:00

NSW govt nabs Pia Andrews as new exec director

The NSW government has lured Pia Andrews back to Australia as the new executive director of digital government. Andrews is reporting to government chief information and digital officer, Greg Wells.

Written by Byron Connolly31 Aug. 18 16:44

Apple to unveil new iPhones next month

Apple said on Thursday it will host an event on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in the company's Cupertino, California, campus, where it is widely expected to unveil new iPhone models.

Written by Reuters31 Aug. 18 09:13

Updated: In pictures: CIO Networking Dinner: ANZ CIO Forum on 'Make it Real'

​CIO Australia, in partnership with Dell Technologies, invited a select group of CIOs from Australia's leading organisations to gather for a night of fine food, networking, experience and sharing of insights and ideas.​ Special guests included Hanson Robotics’ most advanced humanoid robot - Sophia - as well as John Roese, Global CTO of Dell EMC and Dell’s Chief Customer Officer, Karen Quintos for a discussion on how innovators are using emerging technologies such as AI to make transformation real. The evening was hosted by media personality, author and maths genius extraordinaire Adam Spencer.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien30 Aug. 18 10:53

Telstra turns on 5G in Toowoomba

Telstra has switched on another 5G site, this time in Toowoomba, Queensland as part of plans to have more than 200 5G ready sites by the end of 2018.

Written by Samira Sarraf29 Aug. 18 16:44

Toyota to invest $500M in Uber

​Toyota Motor Corp will invest $500 million in Uber to jointly work on developing self-driving cars, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a bid by both companies to catch up to rivals in the hotly competitive autonomous driving business.

Written by Reuters28 Aug. 18 09:19

Dutton is Morrison’s cyber man

The government no long has a dedicated cyber security minister, with responsibility for information security policy being the domain of the minister of home affairs.

Written by Rohan Pearce27 Aug. 18 09:17
  • Balancing cyber risk and resiliency: breaches and your brand

    At a recent lunch in Melbourne, senior technology executives discussed ways of dealing with the increasing size and complexity of global attacks. The events were sponsored by NTT Communications and NTT Security.

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    We’re the ones who never settle, we’re never satisfied with ‘good enough.’ Ingenious and inquisitive, we always seek the intelligent choice. Driving a new understanding of where technology can take us is our goal. We are the New Tech Thinkers. The future belongs to the secure hybrid enterprise, one that can embrace diversity and choice without driving up complexity, cost, time or risk.