Technology (Australia)

Thousands of scientists pledge not to help build killer AI robots

For many researchers, giving machines the decision over who lives and dies crosses a moral line.<p>Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without …

Tech Trends

Amazon says Prime Day issues were not related to AWS

Widespread glitches that marred the fourth annual Amazon Prime Day shopping event were not related to Amazon Web Services, an AWS spokesperson told …

Cloud Computing

Oracle product vulnerabilities hit all-time high

The July 2018 Critical Patch Update (CPU) set of security fixes for Oracle products released overnight closes no fewer than 334 vulnerabilites, up …

Financial Services

Drive for more skilled STEM teachers

Students enjoying STEM learning at a school holiday program (SBS)<p>Schools could get more specialist teachers who studied Maths and Science at …

Education

IBM backs new stablecoin

IBM is backing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, in a partnership with U.S.-based financial services provider Stronghold that adds …

Cryptocurrency

Artificial intelligence is here to disrupt industries. Are we ready?

Artificial Intelligence technologies and capabilities are driving digital transformation, growth, and opportunity in nearly every sector. In fact, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Defence demands total control over Australian tech R&D, exports

The Department of Defence has requested sweeping new powers that would allow it to control how all technology developed in Australia is sold or …

Exports

Google Cloud outage caused by networking issue

Google Cloud suffered an outage that slowed down or stopped several popular services on Tuesday afternoon, including Spotify and Snapchat.<p>Google …

Networking

Telstra eyes redundancies in enterprise sales and service teams

Telstra says it has proposed changes to its operating model across its enterprise sales and service teams that, if implemented, will see a 110 net …

Telstra

​ATO removes 'bug' preventing use of website with security measures in place

The ATO said it has removed a 'bug' that was preventing full use of ato.gov.au when some adblockers, firewalls, and anti-virus security measures were …

Tech Trends

DTA calls out contractors and consultants as a barriers to change

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has fingered federal government dependency on IT contractors, combined public service headcount limits, as a …

Thought Leadership

The biggest Microsoft Dynamics 365 announcements at Inspire 2018

At the Inspire 2018 partner conference, one of the key messages coming from Microsoft's channel leadership might be summarised like this: the time is …

Microsoft Dynamics

NBN Co blames fixed wireless take-up, usage for congestion

NBN Co has revealed almost 28 percent of its fixed wireless towers have seen take-up rates at least 2.5 times higher than those assumed in planning …

Net Neutrality

Australian govt urged to abandon decryption legislation

A cohort of 76 technology-interested organisations, companies and individuals spanning several countries have signed a letter addressed to federal …

Privacy

ADHA pins My Health Record opt-out issues on users with incorrect information

Call waiting times have been reduced, says the digital health record operator, and a spokesperson for the human services minister says systems were …

Tech Trends

NBN Co asks $11k per premises in area switch upgrade

Highest quote in last financial year.

Net Neutrality

Telstra clinches $7 million in co-funding from Victorian government to bring coverage to regions

Telstra has clinched $7 million in Victorian state government funding to build 17 new base stations in regional areas to expand mobile network …

Australia

Website snafu hits health watchdog

The office of the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner says its website suffered a “technical issue” yesterday evening “as …

Wales

Data#3 takes legal action against customer that terminated contract

One of Data#3's subsidiary companies, Discovery Technology, is seeking debt and economic loss recovery by commencing legal proceedings against a …

Technology (Australia)

NSW Environment Office applies drone AI to buzz endangered plants

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has harnessed drone footage coupled with artificially-intelligent video analytics to conduct crucial …

Unmanned Aircraft

Mitel signs Westcon Comstor as first distie in Australia

Unified communications vendor Mitel has signed a distribution partnership for its full portfolio of communication and collaboration solutions in …

Profit

Data literacy now a key workforce skill, says Qlik CEO

Data literary, according to Mike Capone, CEO of analytics software company Qlik, is to the information age what traditional literacy — reading and …

Big Data

Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty in trade secret case

A former Apple<p>employee pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors filed an indictment accusing him of stealing trade secrets.<p>Federal …

Corruption

Bankwest cites rise in mobile banking as it closes branches

Bankwest says that it will focus on the delivery of services through digital channels as it moves to close dozens of its branches.<p>The bank, a …

Banking

Ex-DTO chief slams "significantly flawed" My Health Record

Former Digital Transformation Office chief Paul Shetler has labelled the rollout of the My Health Record “significantly flawed”, citing issues with …

eHealth

Victoria teams up with Optus and Telstra for 28 new mobile towers

28 communities to get mobile coverage with AU$11 million kicked in by the Victorian government.<p>The Victorian government has teamed up with …

Tech Trends

Microsoft awards Dimension Data Australia for work with Heart Research Institute

Microsoft has named Dimension Data Australia as the winner of its 2018 modern workplace transformation partner of the year award for its efforts with …

Awards

MapR Technologies names Scott Hubbard as ANZ managing director

Converged data platform vendor MapR Technologies has named Scott Hubbard as its new ANZ managing director following the departure of Paul …

Big Data

McAfee re-enters mobile security

McAfee has re-emerged as a mobile security player and introduced new endpoint, automation and orchestration offerings that scale to meet the needs of …

Windows 10

Commvault drops Nextgen Networks, Lynx Technologies, ACA Pacific from its distributor lineup

Commvault has ended three of its distribution agreements in Australia, leaving Dicker Data and Tech Data as its only two local disties as the backup …

Nextgen