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Infosys invests in cloud, health monitoring market

Indian outsourcer Infosys has made an acquisition in the area of cloud computing and invested in a personal health monitoring company as it tries to move into high value products and services.

By John Ribeiro | 24 April, 2015 21:52

Tags: business issues, services, offshoring, outsourcing, infosys, financial results, Mergers and acquisitions

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 24

Comcast-Time Warner merger looks to be falling apart...Amazon finally discloses cloud numbers...Microsoft services make up for weak PC market...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 24 April, 2015 21:17

Tags: Kleiner Perkins, amazon.com, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, legal, comcast, mobile, internet, acer

Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

If you feel like you need eyes in the back of your head, there's a crowdsourcing app for that.

By Tim Hornyak | 24 April, 2015 20:33

Tags: peripherals, CHI, consumer electronics, amazon.com, Internet of Things, smartphones, webcams, University of Rochester, internet, Carnegie Mellon University

Xero reports increased revenue of $114.9m

Xero (ASX: XRO) has posted an operating revenue of $114.9 million for the year ended 31 March 2015, an increase from $62.2 million in 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 13:42

Tags: xero, accounting software, ASX, financial results

SAP patches login flaw in ASE database

SAP patched a flaw on Thursday that could allow an attacker to take complete control over a database, according to security vendor Trustwave.

By Jeremy Kirk | 24 April, 2015 13:13

Tags: trustwave, security, SAP, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Hackers exploit Magento e-commerce vulnerability

Those using Magento's e-commerce platform should ensure they're using its latest software, as attackers are increasingly exploiting a flaw patched two months ago, security companies warned.

By Jeremy Kirk | 24 April, 2015 11:27

Tags: Magento, check point, security, Sucuri, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Apple Watch apps Australian roundup

The Apple Watch has officially begun shipping in Australia today and already there are a plethora of apps for the device. Here’s a roundup of some of the apps released or in development.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 09:57

Tags: Apple Watch apps, Pocketbook, Expedia, australia post, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Qantas Airways Ltd, Apple watch

The contact centre goes social

Enterprise social media is maturing. Initiatives such as content delivery and contextual marketing are becoming common practice in the market.

By Bradley Murray, IDC | 24 April, 2015 09:09

Tags: IDC, contact centre, social networking, social networks, social media, contact centres

Plenty more storage in the Sea as Connector signs NZ distie deal

“We work only with vendors and partners who are considered among the very best in their category."

By James Henderson | 24 April, 2015 09:00

Tags: seagate, storage, Cloud, Connector Systems

In Pictures: Check out RSA minus the booth babes

The world’s largest security show is operating under a booth babe ban, leaving exhibitors to stretch their imaginations to get more visitors to stop by.

By Tim Greene | 24 April, 2015 08:46

Tags: booth babes, slideshow, security, rsa

Acer Aspire Switch 10 saved by the dock

Acer's new Aspire Switch 10 seems like just another low-cost Windows tablet, but its detachable keyboard dock turns the device into a shape-shifter that can stand in multiple angles.

By Agam Shah | 24 April, 2015 08:41

Tags: hardware systems, tablets, laptops, acer

Queensland Sugar gets flash(y) with storage

Raw sugar exporter Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) has experienced a 10-times boost in performance speed since rolling out flash memory and two storage arrays in October 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 08:00

Tags: Queensland sugar, storage, nimble storage

Westpac, St.George apps come to Apple Watch

Westpac and its subsidiary St.George have apps ready for the Apple Watch when the device launches today.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 08:00

Tags: Apple, Westpac, Apple watch, st george bank

Microsoft results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Microsoft has reported better-than-expected financial results for the quarter just ended, helped by strong sales of cloud services like Office 365 and Azure.

By James Niccolai | 24 April, 2015 07:38

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, financial results

Google sales hit a speed bump in Q1

Google's sales rose 12 per cent during the first quarter, the slowest rate of revenue growth since 2013, while the amount it charges for ad clicks continued to drop.

By Zach Miners | 24 April, 2015 07:10

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Google, financial results, social media, internet, search engines

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