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Future of ACCAN under a cloud with govt telecoms review

25 October 2016 in Telecoms & NBN

The very future of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), not just its performance and effectiveness as the primary…

Census 2016: IBM bid to settle with govt over stuff-up

25 October 2016 in Government Tech Policy

IBM is trying to work out a settlement with the Australian government over its role in the 2016 census debacle,…

MYOB demands users upgrade Microsoft software

25 October 2016 in Accounting Software

In a notice that has been described as unconscionable, Australian accounting software provider MYOB has sent out a notice to…

Start-up alliance wants changes to R&D Tax incentive scheme to boost investment

25 October 2016 in Strategy

An alliance of start-up organisations is pressuring the federal government to introduce enhancement to the R&D Tax Incentive scheme to…

Govt considering if consumers getting a good deal in changing telecoms market

25 October 2016 in Telecoms & NBN

The federal government is reviewing the effectiveness of organisations in the telecommunications industry, including consumer and industry regulatory bodies, to…

Now it's the turn of the Galaxy S7 Edge to explode

25 October 2016 in Mobility

The owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note7 who turned it in and obtained a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in exchange…

Block AT&T takeover of Time Warner: call rings out

25 October 2016 in Deals

Opponents of the US$85.4 billion AT&T acquisition of Time Warner from both ends of the political spectrum in the US…

Wi-Fi stuff-up: ABC mum on Catalyst review outcome

24 October 2016 in Wi-Fi

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has concluded a review of its main science programme, Catalyst, and is considering the recommendations that…

Wrong diagnosis of Note7 problem doomed device

24 October 2016 in Mobility

After the first reports of Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones catching fire came in, company executives decided, based on lab reports…

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Wet or Dry? Signature that is.

26 October 2016 in Business Software

Make no mistake – eSignatures [digital – dry] have been recognised by the Electronic Transactions Act 1999. They are generally…

Webcams used in US DDoS attack being recalled

26 October 2016 in Security

Home security cameras, that were part of the botnet used to launch a distributed denial of service attack in the…

BluRay Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

26 October 2016 in Entertainment

We have had twenty years to come up with a sequel to Independence Day, to take the alien-invasion genre and…

Robotic agriculture, autonomous tractors and the Serious Game of Drones: US$12b by 2026

26 October 2016 in Business IT

Skilled drivers in big machine agriculture will be replaced by fully autonomous tractors, drones and more that will change the…

Augmented reality apps aplenty arriving: over 2.3b by 2021

26 October 2016 in Apps

Developers are "scrambling for the next big hit" after the popularity of Pokémon GO, with AR technology evolving from "gimmicky"…

Enterprise decision – best of breed or best overall solution?

25 October 2016 in Enterprise Solutions

Do you go “best of breed” and select the leading software from each vendor and manage integration issues or do…

Orange, Tractive sign IoT connectivity deal on ‘borderless’ pet tracking service

25 October 2016 in Internet of Things

Orange Business Services has signed an IoT connectivity services agreement with Tractive, the global developer of apps and gadgets for…

Australian IT spending to hit $85b in 2017: Gartner

25 October 2016 in Market

Growth in the software and IT services market is driving up IT spending in Australia to a forecast total spend…

Rolls-Royce exec joins Inmarsat as COO

25 October 2016 in People Moves

Inmarsat has appointed a former Rolls-Royce senior executive as chief operations officer for its global mobile satellite communications business.

More criticism of Microsoft Surface use in NFL

25 October 2016 in Home Tech

More players in the American National Football League have come out against use of the Microsoft Surface tablet during games.

NPS distributes Aussie designed 4G failover routers

25 October 2016 in Manufacturing Technology

Brisbane-based Accelerated Concepts has appointed Melbourne’s NPS (Network Professional Services) as a master reseller to supply its Australian-designed 4G fail-over routers. 

Aussie tablet sales bounce back on high-end hybrids

25 October 2016 in Market

Tablet sales have started to grow again for the first time in two years off the back of high-end hybrid…

Smartwatch market plunges in third quarter: IDC

25 October 2016 in Internet of Things

Total smartwatch sales worldwide slipped by 51.6% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to the corresponding quarter in 2015,…

HCFCatalyst health-tech accelerator programme returns

25 October 2016 in Business Software

If you are a health entrepreneur, expert or specialist, the HFC Health-tech programme may help start-ups and others to accelerate…

Replace or upgrade? PC support divided

25 October 2016 in Strategy

What do you do when users complain about the lack of desktop/notebook speed? Do you fork out for a shiny…

Note7 woes turn US consumers off Samsung: survey

25 October 2016 in Mobility

A survey of 1020 US consumers who own a Samsung phone has found that 40% will never buy a phone…

QPC expands its Sunshine State office

25 October 2016 in People Moves

Global contact centre services and solutions company QPC has expanded its presence in Queensland with the appointment of two sales…

Sydney PC User Group – Tuesday 25 October main meeting, Asus and Jabra

25 October 2016 in Home Tech

ASUS is generously donating a Windows 10 2-in-1 Tablet to the raffle at the Sydney PC User Group's main meeting,…

Personalisation sees digital coupons growing 60% by 2021

25 October 2016 in Home Tech

Digital coupons will take advantage of personalisation to grow by 60% to more than 360 billion by 2021, while social…

Apple Watch Nike+ arrives Friday 28 October in Oz and 40 other countries

25 October 2016 in Home Tech

Apple’s special Nike+ edition of the Apple Watch Series 2 arrives this Friday, adding the new Nike+ Run Club and…

Less control for CIOs in face of digital transformation challenges: Logicalis

25 October 2016 in Strategy

The digital transformation of business is gathering pace, with 73% of firms worldwide now digitally enabled to some extent. But,…

Inmarsat inks MOU with distributors for new aviation safety comms service

24 October 2016 in Market

Global mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two new distribution partners for its…

Alcatel-Lucent secures contract for submarine cable link between Samoa and Fiji

24 October 2016 in Deals

The Samoa Submarine Cable Company has inked a turnkey contract with Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) to roll out a new…

Accenture wins $19m ABS digital transformation contract

24 October 2016 in Deals

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has engaged global management consultancy Accenture to enhance its digital data collection systems as it…






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