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Internet of Things to revolutionise industry: GE

General Electric sees the Internet of Things as a “huge opportunity” for itself and its customers, said Mark Sheppard, CIO of GE in Australia and New Zealand, said yesterday.

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Deakin shrinks data centre as university expands

Deakin University has met increasing IT demands by overhauling its servers and embracing hybrid cloud, according to the university’s infrastructure services director, Craig Warren.

Fibre fuels flexible working at Melbourne office

High-speed fibre broadband is critical to the design of Lifestyle Working Collins Street, a green office building in Melbourne that has emphasised flexible working.

How to apply for the R&D tax credit

Businesses are coming up to an April deadline to apply for tax credits on research and development activity in the previous financial year.

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Telstra, Cisco partner for hybrid cloud products

As Cisco Live gets under way in Melbourne, Telstra has announced a partnership with Cisco to provide hybrid cloud services.

CommBank mobilises financial data for businesses

Businesses can glimpse financials and market data on the go with a new iPad app released today by Commonwealth Bank.

Oculus Rift shows (virtual) reality of car crashes

NRMA Insurance has used the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to promote car safety at a new exhibit in Sydney's CBD.

Airtasker launches insurance for task-based work

Airtasker will offer insurance covering its task runners for accidents on the job.

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Free Wi-Fi for Melbourne

Melbournians will soon be able to get on the Internet for free in the CBD.

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TPG's FTTB plan could upset NBN: Switkowski

The business case of the National Broadband Network will suffer if TPG and other telcos try to cherry-pick high-value properties including city apartments with fibre-to-the-basement plans, according to NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski.

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Should Australian businesses fear US cloud vendors?

Don’t let drama over data sovereignty dictate a business’s IT strategy, warn experts on privacy and cloud computing.

BYOA 'shadow IT' grows in the enterprise: Telsyte

Nearly two-thirds of Australian enterprises have staff using personal apps for work even though only about half of the organisations allow it, according to a Telsyte report.

Audit agency does BYOD with BlackBerry

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has upgraded its mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 while allowing other devices under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme managed by BES10, the BlackBerry mobile device management (MDM) software.

AIIA 'optimistic' on share option fix in tough startup environment

The Australian Information Industry Association is upbeat on Australia changing tax rules that have restricted startups’ ability to recruit and retain staff, according to AIIA CEO Suzanne Campbell.

Telstra fields 40,000 government data requests in six months

Telstra received about 40,000 requests for customer information from Australian government agencies in the second half of 2013, not counting national security requests, the telco has revealed.