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Privacy Commissioner battles Bash vulnerability

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is urging government agencies and businesses to protect their IT systems against the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 September, 2014 16:06

Tags: Timothy Pilgrim, Bash, Shellshock, cert australia, privacy commissioner, Bourne Again Shell

Bernard Geoghegan takes Digital Realty Trust APAC reins

Digital Realty Trust's Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) managing director, Bernard Geoghegan, has taken over the Asia Pacific portfolio after former APAC regional head Kris Kumar resigned for personal reasons.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 September, 2014 12:05

Tags: data centres, Bernard Geoghegan, Kris Kumar, Data Centre, Digital Realty Trust

Dropbox appoints Australia and New Zealand head

Cloud storage provider Dropbox has hired Charlie Wood as its Australia and New Zealand head.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 September, 2014 13:22

Tags: dropbox, Dropbox for Business, cloud storage

eWay makes play for Asia

Australian e-commerce firm eWAY has launched its merchant platform into Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 September, 2014 12:08

Tags: eWAY, e-commerce, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong

Canon Australia acquires Harbour IT for undisclosed sum

Canon Australia has acquired a majority stake in Sydney-based managed services provider Harbour IT for an undisclosed sum.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 September, 2014 14:26

Tags: Canon, Canon Australia, acquisition, Harbour IT

Jim’s Group franchisees ditch paper invoices for accounting software

Franchise group Jim’s Group is rolling out financial/accounting software from MYOB to its Australian franchisees to help them balance the books and remove the need for paper invoices.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 September, 2014 12:02

Tags: Jim's Group, MYOB, accounting software, franchisees

Australian government data requests to Yahoo drop in 2014

Australian government requests for data to Yahoo during the period January 1 to June 30, 2014 were 375, down from 608 requests in July 1 to December 31 last year, the company reported this week.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 September, 2014 10:46

Tags: Apple, Yahoo, Google, data requests, Australian Government

Up to 750,000 Japan Airlines customers’ details leaked

Japan Airlines (JAL) has confirmed that the personal information of up to 750,000 JAL miles club members were leaked following unauthorised access of the airline’s database by an external server this week.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 September, 2014 09:41

Tags: Japan airlines, data security, data breach, clearswift, Frequent Flyer

University of Queensland tenders for voice services

The University of Queensland (UQ) has issued a tender for voice services as it looks to replace a number of systems including a private automatic branch exchange (PABX) and personal handyphone system (PHS) mobile phone platform.

By Hamish Barwick | 25 September, 2014 11:13

Tags: telephony, telephony equipment, IP communications, pabx, tender, tenders, university of queensland

In pictures: Young ICT Explorers winners

Winners of the fifth annual Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) competition were announced this week. Year 3 to 12 students gathered in NSW, the ACT, Queensland and Victoria to demonstrate ICT projects ranging from a robot designed to help the blind to a solar powered wireless weather station.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 September, 2014 15:23

Tags: Young ICT Explorers of the Year, young ict talent, ICT careers

Westpac to customers: Delete spam email

Westpac Australia is warning customers to delete a spam email with the subject line `Westpac Secure Email Notification’ which claims that they have received a secure message.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 September, 2014 10:56

Tags: scams and hoaxes, Westpac Group, spam, spam attacks, Westpac

j2 Global acquires Web24 Group for undisclosed sum

Melbourne based IT services provider, Web24 Group, has been acquired by United States cloud services provider j2 Global (NASDAQGS: JCOM) for an undisclosed sum.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 September, 2014 14:50

Tags: web hosting, j2 Global, Melbourne, cloud services, Web24, Web24 Group, Mergers and acquisitions

Telstra plans hook up to Equinix Australian data centres

Telstra (ASX: TLS) is establishing points of presence (PoPs) in Equinix’s SY3 Sydney and ME1 Melbourne data centres to deliver telco/media services to its customers who use Equinix’s facilities.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 September, 2014 11:43

Tags: data centres, equinix, Data Centre, Telstra, Points of Presence (PoPs)

Victorian government bears brunt of privacy complaints: report

Victorian state councils, statutory authorities and government departments generated 29 information privacy complaints to Privacy Victoria, according to its annual report.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 11:56

Tags: privacy legislation, Privacy Victoria, David Watts, privacy breaches, victorian government

Queensland speed cameras to get digital upgrade

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is set to bring nine analog film speed cameras into the digital age, with high resolution images from the cameras to be electronically transmitted back to the QPS traffic camera office for processing.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 10:02

Tags: queensland government, queensland police service, speed cameras, queensland, digital cameras

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