News Vodafone on Tuesday announced it had reallocated its low-band 850MHz mobile spectrum to boost 4G network coverage – particularly indoors – for 1.5 million of its existing customers.rn
News Catch of the Day’s failure to inform users of a data breach that occurred three years ago suggests the online retailer didn’t have a response plan, and may do the brand some harm.rn
News The University of Queensland will soon deploy a new high performance parallel computer cluster to support intensive data modelling in advanced materials, vaccines, systems, and technologies in several research areas.
News Queensland’s CQUniversity expects to save up to $900,000 on software maintenance over the next two years after deploying a new student management system.rn
News The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has gone to tender for an integrated SAP system to support its expanding requirements, including a new nuclear medicine facility.rn
News Biometric technologies such as fingerprint scanning have not taken off in the financial services sector because they are still too unreliable, particularly as an identifier at banks’ ATM machines.rn
News Almost one-third of 34,476 wireless networks in central Sydney had no security encryption or were using easily broken WEP security, according to a novel study by security vendor Sophos.
News The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will soon abandon manual processes used to determine its risk and manage compliance requirements in favour of a system delivered from the cloud.rn
News One-third of CIOs in Australia and New Zealand are outsourcing mainframe app development and testing to meet new industry regulations.
News Respect Network is asking people to register for what it claims to be the world’s first global network for trusted private data sharing, in its bid to restore privacy on the Internet.rn
News Still unsure about what the Internet of Things (IoT) actually is? Well, it’s going to be big. IDC says there will be 9.2 billion connected or IoT devices shipped worldwide this year, rising to 27 billion by 2020.rn
News The Federal Government has allocated $6.5 million for a program to train primary healthcare staff to use e-mental health therapies and associated technologies.rn
News Sydney University is fronting an international research group using big data sets and high performance computers to better identify exploration targets in basins in remote Australia.rn
News It’s happened to many CIOs: End users, thinking they know better, whip out their credit cards and buy technology services without consulting anyone in the IT team. This is exactly what occurred at NRW Holdings.
News The Queensland government has earmarked $199.8 million for ICT equipment and software to improve the state’s health services in its 2014-15 Budget handed down today.rn
News Gosford City Council has sidestepped the high cost of connecting to the national broadband network (NBN) by using a dark fibre network strung along electrical power poles.rn
News Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) will soon provide 137 schools in south-east Queensland with a mobile app that enables parents to view term dates and announcements, and their child’s exam results and rankings from their smartphones or tablets.rn
Feature We’ve all heard the stories: An employee calls in sick, doesn’t go to work and then posts photos on their Facebook page or another social media site while at the cricket. But what happens when a corporate social media campaign fails?rn
News The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) wants to revamp its IT contractor recruitment methods, which it describes as “inefficient, costly and unnecessarily complex".rn
News Melbourne Airport has rolled out a business process management (BPM) system that it says has eliminated paper processes and modernised vital airport safety, security and environmental management tasks.rn
News Only 1.8 per cent of Australian organisations have appointed a chief digital officer – compared to a 6.6 per cent global average – and we have created a ‘vacuum’ when it comes to digital leadership.rn
News Telstra staff with vision and hearing problems are trialling apps for Google Glass as part of an initiative to understand how to assist people with disabilities to become more independent at home and work.rn
News Federal government agencies should stop putting all their eggs in one cloud computing basket, take some risk and open up the door for multiple local service providers to offer competing services inside each department.rn
News 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.rn
News Much research is being done in Australia and around the world to unlock the massive computing potential of quantum and nano systems. But which technology is most likely to power highly complex machines of the future?
News 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).
News The Australian firefighting and mining sectors are showing interest in using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a range of applications.rn
News Gartner research VP Frank Buytendijk has called on organisations to be prepared to put the brakes on complex, high-level data analytics and get the basics right before the practice gets out of control and they cross the ‘creepy line.’rn
News Australian firms are using digital technology to improve their global competitiveness and the financial services sector appears to be leading the charge, according to a new report.rn
News Employers in healthcare and education have been the hungriest for ICT skills over the past three months, according to the latest Peoplebank Salary Survey.rn
News In just over a month, Australia will have a new set of data privacy laws with harsh financial penalties for individuals and companies found guilty of serious information breaches.rn
News Australia’s third-largest ISP iiNet has blasted the Coalition’s revamped plan for the National Broadband Network, saying that the strategic review, cost/benefit analysis and public debate are all being conducted in a “policy vacuum”.rn