Stories by Rohan Pearce


Design thinking, agile development at heart of building control system

Honeywell last week unveiled its Australian-developed 'Command and Control Suite', which employs a touch-based interface to draw together building data from across large facilities, such as hospitals, universities, prisons and industrial refineries, and centralise manage of building systems.

ICAC suffers embarrassing web security failure

The website of the New South Wales' anti-corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, is being actively exploited by spammers but the organisation seems none the wiser.

Spectrum review proposes greater role for market

A review into Australia's spectrum management framework has recommended introducing new rules that will increase the opportunities to share and trade spectrum.

Gathering Dallas Buyers Club downloader details not cheap, say ISPs

Dallas Buyers Club LLC has questioned an estimate produced by ISPs of how much it could cost to gather the details of customers linked to a collection of IP addresses. Lawyers representing DBC LLC today also hinted at casting a wider net to catch pirates, potentially opening up other ISPs' customers to court action.

Financial services firm finds value in DevOps, microservices

Financial services company IOOF has been through a half decade journey involving a major shift in its core superannuation system from a monolithic application to a microservices-based architecture.

ASG spruiks Department of Communications cloud contract win

The Department of Communications' $18 million contract to adopt ASG's secure government cloud platform "further cements ASG’s foothold in the Federal Government market," the IT services provider said in a statement issued this morning

Did spammers exploit ICAC's website?

There is evidence that the public website of New South Wales' anti-corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, may have suffered an embarrassing security breach.

Coding education key to Australia's competitiveness, says Shorten

Bill Shorten has continued spruiking Labor's proposal to beef up software development skills in Australia.

iiNet founder Michael Malone to join Yatango board

Michel Malone, the founder of Internet service provider iiNet, is slated for a seat on the board of Yatango, the company announced this morning.

OurCrowd sets Australian record for equity crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has broken an Australian record, the company said this morning.

In pictures: Microsoft's #WeSpeakCode gets students programming

Microsoft last week held its YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode event, which is designed to promote interest in software development among school students. Students from schools across Western Sydney attended a #WeSpeakCode event at UTS on Friday. The event at UTS was launched by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

myGov-style digital mailbox for business coming in 2016

The Digital Transformation Office is working on a digital mailbox to provide businesses with a single electronic location for government correspondence.

Cost of 'hacking' scams doubled in 2014

A new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission includes figures showing that in 2014 reported financial losses from scams involving hacking more than doubled.

SAP appoints new local MD

SAP Australia/New Zealand's chief operating officer, John Ruthven, will take over as local president and managing director, the ERP vendor announced today.

MenuetOS, an operating system written entirely in assembly, hits 1.0

MenuetOS, a GUI-toting, x86-based operating system written entirely in assembly language, has hit version 1.0.