Stories by Rohan Pearce


Hacker nabs David Jones customer data

A third party has obtained customer data from David Jones after the retailer suffered an online security breach.

Service providers see boost from govt's secure cloud list

The creation earlier this year of the Certified Cloud Services List has had an already begun having an impact on government adoption of cloud according to the Australian vendors who have been added to the CCSL.

Tanda clocks up clock-in milestone

Brisbane startup Tanda in September hit a milestone of 2 million clock-ins using its software.

OtherLevels combines on-shore engineering with offshore sales

Australian technology company OtherLevels is investing heavily in its overseas presence to win new customers for its marketing automation platform. But the managing director of the newly publicly listed company, Brendan O'Kane, is keen to keep his engineering team based in Brisbane.

NBN's first satellite heralds new era for regional broadband

Sky Muster, the first of the two satellites that will comprise NBN's Long-Term Satellite Service, has been successfully launched from Guiana Space Centre in South America.

WA government appoints state IT chief

Western Australia has appointed Giles Nunis to the role of government CIO.

Vodafone and TPG announce dark fibre, MVNO deals

TPG will roll out 4000km of new fibre to more than 3000 Vodafone Australia mobile sites under a deal unveiled this morning by the companies.

Macquarie Uni ditches Gmail for Office 365

Macquarie University will migrate staff email and calendars from Gmail to Office 365 by the end of the year.

Government's ACSC launches secure administration guide

The government's Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released a guide intended to help organisations lock down network assets, such as application servers and domain controllers, by protecting accounts that have admin privileges.

AGL nabs CBA exec for CIO role

AGL has recruited the acting chief information officer for the Commonwealth Bank's retail division, Simon Moorfield, to be the energy company's new CIO.

Acquia completes US$55 million funding round

Acquia, the company co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert, has closed a US$55 equity funding round.

Enterprises and the API economy: MYOB's API strategy

Application programming interfaces are a tool to aid software development. But according to Deloitte, they're also increasingly a business model driver and boardroom consideration for enterprises.

Data retention funding model to be revealed in November

The outline of a program to help defray the costs to telecommunications providers of implementing data retention is expected to be made public in November.

Government launches new hardware procurement panel

The Department of Finance has launched its whole of government procurement panel for ICT hardware and associated services.

StartupAUS welcomes focus on innovation

Advocacy group StartupAUS has welcomed a series of policies formally unveiled this week by the ALP, including the creation of 100,000 university placements for STEM studnets, new entrepreneur visas and the creation of a 'startup year' for final year university students.