Stories by Byron Connolly

Employers scramble to fill 'in demand' IT roles

The tech skills shortage continues to bite as employers scramble for the right candidates in numerous high demand areas like software development, infrastructure, and project management, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots report for April to June.

Tata Consultancy Services annual revenue hits $13.4B

IT services giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has reported annual global revenue of $13.4 billion for the 12 months ending March 31, up 16.2 per cent year-on-year.

Dropbox angling for larger corporate share

Dropbox on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its data storage and sharing service for business claimed to provide IT administrators with more control by separating work and personal files.

Honda creates bilingual robot

Honda Motor Co. has created a bilingual robot that can communicate in both English and Japanese sign language.

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QLD government to roll out Office 365

The Queensland government is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 to 149,000 government staff across its agencies in a deal that is expected to reduce its IT costs by $13.7 million over the next three years.

Tech startups to get regional boost

SingTel Group on Wednesday unveiled Innov8 Sparks, a program that will help technology startups across Asia-Pacific gain access to new markets.

UNSW scientists using AI to create elastic cloud

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are using artificial intelligence to build a computer network they claim can regulate its own consumption of public cloud services.

Mobile broadband boosts economy by $33.8B

The availability of mobile broadband services led to a $33.8 billion increase in economic activity in Australia last year, contributing 2.28 per cent to our total gross domestic product (GDP).

NSW government adds to ICT advisory panel

The NSW government has appointed six new members to its ICT Advisory Panel, including a new chair, qualified lawyer and former Australian Computer Society president, Anthony Wong.

Firefighting, mining sectors see future in drones

The Australian firefighting and mining sectors are showing interest in using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a range of applications.

Huawei appoints new local boss

The Australian subsidiary of Chinese networking giant Huawei has appointed James Zhao as its new CEO, replacing Guo Fulin who has been promoted to a regional role with the company.

NBN Co chairman defends NBN reporting

NBN Co chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski has defended the organisation’s reporting of key rollout data for the national broadband network saying feedback from construction partners and analysts suggested it is “the best it’s ever been.”

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Union slams latest fibre-to-premise trial in Tasmania

The Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU) has accused Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull of “wasteful duplication” over his commitment to a new trial of overhead electricity infrastructure to deliver a fibre-to-the-premise NBN in Tasmania.

Updated: NBN Co reports $47.8M in revenue

NBN Co on Friday reported revenue of $47.8 million and an increase in capital expenditure by $396 million to $1.19 billion for its half year ending December 31, 2013 as it expands the national broadband network.

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New website identifies NBN blackspots

The Coalition government has unveiled a new website that lets Australians view the quality and availability of high-speed broadband services in local areas.

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