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  • Monkeys, armed bees deliver resilience for NAB

    Two open source tools have helped National Australia Bank build a resilient cloud-based infrastructure to deliver its online presence, David Broeren, head of the digital and online channels at the bank, told the Amazon Web Services summit in Sydney today.

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    Mobile payments in Australia: state of the banks

    Major Australian banks have made mobile payments a priority tech initiative and are in various stages of rolling out technology that lets customers pay with smartphones. Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are so far leading the pack, but ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank (NAB) say they are planning to make their own moves soon.

  • NAB rolls out BYOD to 450 staff

    National Australia Bank has successfully piloted bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and plans to roll out the program to more of its employees, says NAB general manager of infrastructure, Kari Schabel.

  • Data brings banks closer to customers

    Banks are seeking closer relationships with customers through greater use of customer data and new technologies, according to banking and telecom officials at the CeBIT Financial Tech conference in Sydney.

  • NAB reports profits as IT transformation continues

    National Australia Bank reported progress on its IT transformation in half-year results reported today.

  • Phantom flying drone captures stunning, stable video

    A new stabilization system for the Phantom remote-controlled flying drone helps it capture stunning landscapes and maneuver in tight spaces.

  • Second-screen prototype hopes to boost couch commerce

    Akamai Technologies demonstrated a prototype second-screen system that presents complementary content on a smartphone or tablet that is synchronized with what's happening on the main television screen.

  • HEVC video compression halves bitrate, keeps quality the same

    HEVC or H.265 video compression will affect all stages of video content creation and delivery, and possibly let providers deliver Ultra HD video over existing infrastructure, according to Motorola Mobility.

  • Intel doubles speed of Thunderbolt interconnect

    Intel has doubled the speed of the Thunderbolt data transfer technology, which will soon shuttle data between host computers like Macs and peripherals at a rate of 20G bps (bits per second).

  • NAB operations overhaul to save $800 million annually

    National Australia Bank (NAB) expects to save $800 million annually in a five year plan which includes reducing the complexity of its technology systems, centralising operations and support functions, and reshuffling senior management positions.

  • NAB trialling BYOD

    The National Australia Bank is trialling a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program for its top 200 executives, according to Adam Bennett, NAB executive manager of enterprise transformation.

  • Australian banks welcome real-time payments service

    Banks have responded positively to the Australian Payments Clearing Association's proposal for new real-time payments infrastructure, saying it will lead to more innovation in areas such as mobile payments.

  • NAB announces Money Tracker

    The National Australia Bank announced a money management tool as the latest part of the bank’s technology overhaul.

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    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.

  • Online retail sales hit $12.6b

    Online retail sales hit $12.6 billion in the 12 months to November 2012, according to the NAB Online Retail Sales Index.