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  • Plan now for the EU's privacy regulation revolution, says HPE exec

    The cost of complying with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation might seem like something best deferred until it enters force in 2018 -- but working on compliance could boost profit, not reduce it, say some vendors.

    22 Sept. 16 23:01 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Does Oracle have a shot in the public cloud vs. Amazon and Microsoft?

    This week at OpenWorld Oracle czar Larry Ellison has some fighting words for AWS, announcing that new features in the second generation of the company’s cloud would give the leader of the IaaS public cloud computing market a run for its money. Does Oracle really have a shot at that?

    22 Sept. 16 22:19 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Google needs solid win with release of smart Allo app

    Google this week launched Allo, a smart messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to help users express themselves, accomplish more and find more information within their chats.

    22 Sept. 16 21:35 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • WA inquiry sees need to boost government CIO’s resources

    The report of an inquiry by the Western Australian Legislative Assembly​'s Public Accounts Committee has recommended the government boost the resources available to its chief information officer.

    22 Sept. 16 15:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the 2016 Census failure unfolded

    Although the government’s review of the problems surrounding the online 2016 Census is yet to be released, the person leading the review, Alastair MacGibbon, has provided a new, concise rundown of the events of Census night.

    22 Sept. 16 13:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NAB unveils tech alliance with Bank Leumi and CIBC

    National Australia Bank says a newly launched “innovation alliance” with Israel’s Bank Leumi and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will help it build better solutions that meet the needs of a customer base whose expectations are rapidly changing.

    22 Sept. 16 13:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ‘Crippling’ IT problems at ABS, say union members

    The Community and Public Sector Union has defended the professionalism of staff at the Australian Bureau of Statistics who worked on the 2016 Census, linking the problems with this year’s Census to funding cuts and inadequate resources at the agency.

    22 Sept. 16 12:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra to offer emergency services priority on LTE

    Telstra has announced plans to launch in December functionality on its LTE network that will give emergency services organisations (ESOs) priority access to network capacity.

    22 Sept. 16 11:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ACCC greenlights Vocus’ NextGen Networks acquisition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose a move by Vocus Communications to acquire Nextgen Networks. The proposed deal, unveiled in June and worth approximately $861 million, also includes the still under development North West Cable System and Australia Singapore Cable.

    22 Sept. 16 10:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Oakley and Intel pack a fitness coach into new pair of smart glasses

    For wearables to succeed, many people believe technology should be inconspicuous, not popping out and making a fashion statement of its own. Google Glass may have gotten it wrong, and Oakley and Intel may have done it right with the new Radar Pace.

    22 Sept. 16 06:30 Written by Agam Shah
  • Can Wi-Fi and LTE-U live together? The tests are ready

    On Wednesday, the Wi-Fi Alliance released a test plan for LTE-Unlicensed products, which would bring 4G cellular to unlicensed spectrum bands that Wi-Fi users depend on.

    22 Sept. 16 05:02 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

    More than 840,000 Cisco networking devices from around the world are affected by a recently discovered vulnerability that's similar to one exploited by a hacking group believed to be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

    22 Sept. 16 03:49 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • Education needs to study up on fighting ransomware

    Of five major industries examined by BitSight - finance, retail, healthcare, energy/utilities, government and education – education is hit by ransomware at a much higher rate than the others.

    22 Sept. 16 01:38 Written by Tim Greene
  • Moving from insight to action with real-time analytics

    ​As big data goes mainstream, real-time analytics has emerged as the catalyst to turn insights into more immediate action.

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