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NSW to launch digital identity for government services

Service NSW will launch a digital profile for state government services that will minimise the number of times that people have to hand over their personal details.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 July, 2015 09:43

Tags: dominic perrottet, Service NSW, government, myGov

Telcos hit out at govt's infrastructure security legislation

Representatives of the telecommunications industry have flatly rejected as regulatory over-reach a government scheme intended to boost infrastructure security.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 July, 2015 15:09

Tags: national security, Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR), Malcolm Turnbull, security, Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill, Telecommunications

iiNet shareholders vote for TPG buyout

Only Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approval remains as a barrier to TPG's acquisition of iiNet, after iiNet shareholders today voted in favour of the deal.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 July, 2015 13:07

Tags: TPG, iiNet, Telecommunications

New government guide designed to boost Windows 8 security

The Australian Signals Directorate has released a collection of four new hardening guides designed to help government agencies secure their IT environments.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 July, 2015 09:38

Tags: Australian Signals Directorate, cloud security, Windows 7, Information Security Manual (ISM), microsoft office, government, cloud computing, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, security, Cloud

NBN Co's HFC deal with Optus set for ACCC blessing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft decision that will give the go-ahead to a revised deal between NBN Co and Optus relating to the telco's hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 July, 2015 14:14

Tags: hfc, Networking, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, optus, Telstra, NBN

TPG shares popular with iiNet shareholders

iiNet shareholders have moved to snap up an offer of TPG shares ahead of a vote on whether to accept TPG's acquisition offer for the ISP.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 July, 2015 10:52

Tags: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), TPG, iiNet, broadband, Telecommunications

Driverless cars to be tested on South Australian roads

Driverless cars will be tested on South Australian roads in November as part of a trial backed by the South Australian government.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 July, 2015 15:39

Tags: self-driving cars

Microsoft's Cortana to reach Australia soon(ish)

Microsoft revealed this morning that its digital personal assistant, Cortana, will be available to Australians in the not-too-distant future.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 July, 2015 10:03

Tags: Google Now, mobile applications, cortana, Microsoft, smartphones, voice recognition, Siri, mobile apps

Government seeks smoother NBN transition for end users

The federal government has launched a public consultation on its draft Migration Assurance Policy for the National Broadband Network, which is intended to provide a framework for a hassle-free experience for end users during their shift from the copper network to NBN fixed line services.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 July, 2015 14:31

Tags: Networking, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, Telecommunications, Telstra

Telstra's new 4G hotspot is designed for cars

Telstra has released a 4G mobile broadband hotspot intended for use in cars.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 July, 2015 14:54

Tags: 4g, mobile broadband, mobility, Telecommunications, Telstra

PowerDialer.co takes top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane

PowerDialer.co, an online service designed to streamline contact centres' outbound calls, took the top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 July, 2015 09:59

Tags: brisbane, startups, Startup Weekend Brisbane, Startup weekend, River City Labs

Converged infrastructure to underpin desktop virtualization at Mater Health

Ease of deployment and management makes it likely that an increasing proportion of Mater Health Services' virtual desktops will be delivered courtesy of converged infrastructure.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 July, 2015 13:29

Tags: Citrix, Mobile device management, mobility, Nutanix, desktop virtualization, Windows 7, Converged infrastructure, xendesktop, XenMobile MDM, virtualization, windows xp

GovCMS releases its Drupal distribution

The government's govCMS project has made its Drupal distribution available for download.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 July, 2015 10:41

Tags: open source, GovCMS, drupal, government, aGov

Apple to give IPv6 traffic a boost

The next versions of Apple's OS X and iOS operating systems could deliver a significant boost to worldwide IPv6 traffic.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 July, 2015 10:08

Tags: Apple, Networking, IPv6 deployment, ios, ipv4, IPv6 migration, OS X, ipv6

ATO seeks greater engagement with software developers

The Australian Taxation Office is seeking feedback on a draft strategy aimed at increasing the agency's engagement with third-party software developers.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 July, 2015 14:55

Tags: software development, Australian Academy of Technology Sciences and Engineering, Australian Taxation Office, software developers

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