Stories by Byron Connolly

Tablet users more engaged with online banking

Online bank ING Direct has found that customers who use a tablet device to access its services are likely to be more engaged, with higher savings balances and more products than non-tablet users.

Justice Health rolls out electronic medical records

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network plans to deliver complete electronic medical records across the New South Wales public health system following the deployment of new software.

M2M market to top $530m

The Australian market for machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies is expected to be worth more than $530 million by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate of 20 per cent, said researcher Ovum.

iPhone 6 buyers may wait due to high cost

Australians intending to buy Apple’s new iPhone 6 might delay their purchase due to the high cost, according to Telsyte.

NSW govt calls for outside help on open data

The NSW government is calling on the private sector to suggest new ways to reuse or reinterpret data held by its agencies under a newly established crowdsourcing initiative.

Apple’s NFC iPhone ‘tipping point’ for mobile payments

Apple has finally added near field communications (NFC) capabilities with its latest iPhone 6, which is likely to be a tipping point for increased uptake of mobile payment technology, says Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda.

Pawsey rigs up petascale supercomputer

The $80 million Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has completed the final upgrade of its ‘Magnus’ machine, which provides processing power in excess of a petaflop.

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AIIA urges govt to implement science strategy

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has called on the federal government to take urgent action on implementing a science and technology strategy to drive innovation and growth.

IT roles go in Coles restructure

Coles Group is cutting IT jobs following a restructure of its store support centre in Melbourne.

RMIT pours $30M into micro and nano tech

RMIT University is spending $30 million on a new research facility to drive advancements in micro and nano technologies.

Woolies books $1.2B in online sales

Woolworths completed $1.2 billion in online sales this financial year, a 50 per cent increase on FY2013, making the company Australia’s largest internet retailer.

DHS to roll out network ‘stress testing’ for agencies

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has tendered for testing and network infrastructure to benchmark and validate changes to its data centre to support the integration of Centrelink, Medicare and CRS Australia.

Macquarie Telecom posts $0.8M loss

Macquarie Telecom on Thursday reported a net loss of $0.8 million for its full year ending June 30, largely due to increased operating expenses as new data centre facilities go live.

MYOB posts record revenue

MYOB on Monday reported record revenue of $140 million for the first half of 2014, up 21 per cent on the previous half, on the back of strong demand for cloud-based accounting software.

University of Queensland to spend $2.4M on ‘Flashlite’

The University of Queensland will spend up to $2.4 million on its latest high performance computer for intensive data crunching across multiple research areas, including astrophysics, climate change, geonomics, and computational chemistry.

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