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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.

Queensland Police Service seeking new radar guns

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is looking for a supplier of light detection and ranging (LIDAR) speed detection devices as part of a state-wide speed management program, according to tender documents published this month.

NAB to save $22 million with data centre consolidation program

National Australia Bank (NAB) has forecast operational cost reductions of $22 million over seven years as it consolidates 20 data centres and computer rooms down to two facilities in Melbourne.

Election 2013: Coalition should keep Australian cyber security centre, says academic

An academic specialising in cyber security has urged the opposition to keep the Labor government’s proposed Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) if it wins the next federal election on 14 September.

Round two of Vic government Digital Futures Fund opens

The Victorian Coalition government has announced that the second round of funding in the $11 million Digital Futures Fund is now available to organisations in the state.

Aussie consumers more proactive with cyber safety than US: Index

Australian consumers take more cyber safety precautions than their American counterparts, according to a new study.

WA government sets aside funding for digital media

In a bid to foster more digital media productions in Western Australia, the state government has announced a combined funding pool of $260,000 for the creation of digital content.

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