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NT expands free Wi-Fi rollout on public bus service

The Northern Territory government will provide free Wi-Fi services on public buses in Darwin and Alice Springs by following the successful introduction of the program earlier this month.

Business intelligence revenues to reach $475.6 million: Gartner

Investment by CIOs and IT managers in business intelligence (BI) software to improve decision making processes is driving the market to greater revenues than 2012, said analyst firm Gartner.

ASX decreases international network latency with Net Global

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has rolled out a networking solution called ASX Net Global which is designed to improve latency when international customers trade on the local stock exchange.

Financial, health data dumped in Sydney rubbish bins

Some Sydney bank branches, lawyers' and doctors' offices have been found guilty of not properly disposing of personal information in rubbish bins which could be used by criminals for the purposes of fraud or identity theft following a private investigation.

Unified comms market to hit $943.7 million by 2017: IDC

Companies will need to invest heavily in unified communications (UC) over the next four years as more staff work from home or in remote locations, according to analyst firm IDC.

Security incidents going unreported: CERT Australia

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia has called for more Australian organisations to report cyber security issues to the police following the results of its annual survey.

Telstra kicks off AFL season with mobile, tablet app

Australian Football League (AFL) fans can stay in touch with the footy action on their smartphone or tablet with the release of an AFL Live Official app.

Companies still unprepared for cyber attacks: Deloitte

Many enterprises around the world think they are prepared for cyber attacks but the reality is that any organisation is at risk of a security breach, consulting firm Deloitte has warned.

Smartphone app puts NT Government tenders in reach

The Northern Territory government has unveiled an app for iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones which will allow users to access government quotations and tenders.

In pictures: NICTA TechFest Canberra

Parliament House in Canberra was buzzing this week as National ICT Australia (NICTA) exhibited the latest broadband, digital economy and technology innnovations. NICTA partnerships with Sydney Water and Infosys were launched on the day.

NT government trials online vehicle registration

In a bid to cut queue times, the Northern Territory (NT) government has begun a trial of a QuickPay online Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) station in Parap, Darwin.

NICTA and Infosys sign ICT research collaboration deal

National ICT Australia (NICTA) and technology services firm Infosys will be conducting research into technology problems which affect businesses such as cloud computing resiliency.

Lovers urged to watch out for Valentine’s Day scams

Online scammers and cyber criminals have turned their attention to Valentine’s Day with a number of traps set for 14 February.

Sydney Water and NICTA partner to predict water pipe breakages

Sydney Water has teamed up with National ICT Australia (NICTA) to predict water pipe breakages before they happen using NICTA’s machine learning technology.

JB Hi-Fi profit rises as store network expands

Electronics and entertainment retailer JB Hi-Fi (ASX:JBH) has reported a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $82.1 million for the six months ended 31 December 2012, up 3 per cent from the previous period.