Fuji Xerox nabs NSW DEC managed print deal

The NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) has penned a deal with Fuji Xerox Australia (FXA) for the supply of managed print services across its 60,000 print, copy and fax devices.

By Chloe Herrick | 23 August, 2011 15:49

Tags: HP, NSW Department of Education and Communities, Fuji Xerox Australia

Taken over by aliens? Don't worry; Google has it covered

Imagine what would happen if all the Google engineers turned rogue and held the world’s Gmail accounts to ransom. Or if aliens attacked earth and wiped California off the map.

By Georgina Swan | 22 August, 2011 16:41

Tags: SaaS, security, cloud security, cloud computing, Google Apps

Cloud Computing: More IT leaders turn to SaaS ERP

In 2006, Epec Engineered Technologies found itself in a situation familiar to many in corporate IT. With a series of business acquisitions behind it, the New Bedford, Mass.-based manufacturer of printed circuit boards, battery packs and other electronic components needed to replace multiple ERP systems with a single platform capable of supporting the entire organization.

By Rich Freeman | 23 August, 2011 15:23

Tags: SaaS, ERP, software, cloud computing

Almost half of new ICT hires not up to the job

Enterprises across Australia and New Zealand have suffered significant financial and productivity losses as a result of almost half of their new ICT hires being not up to the job, according to a survey by recruitment firm Hudson.

By Chloe Herrick | 23 August, 2011 14:59

Tags: IT careers, Martin Retschko, Hudson ICT, employment

Tech23: Education and the arts in the Cloud

Two unlikely industries — education and the arts -- have taken up two of the three spots in the Cloud computing category at the finals of the innovation awards at Tech23.

By Lisa Banks | 23 August, 2011 14:19

Tags: tech23, education, nsw, cloud computing

Fujitsu crashes enterprise tablet party with secure browser

Fujitsu has released a new tablet and mobile security browser aimed at scrubbing the oft-lost devices of valuable data.

By Liam Tung | 19 August, 2011 09:06

Tags: Fujistu, ios, security, news, tablet PCs, Anroid, secure browser, mobile devices

Botnets decentralise after Redmond’s kingpin takedowns

Recent efforts by Microsoft and law enforcement to take down the biggest spamming botnets may have helped fight pharmaceutical companies but they have had little effect on overall spam levels.

By Liam Tung | 19 August, 2011 08:38

Tags: spam, rustock kaspersky, spamit, M86 security labs, SpyEye botnet, malware, Cutwail botnet, cybercrime, kaspersky labs, Microsoft, Redmond, botnets, zeus

10 scariest hacks from Black Hat and Defcon

Hack week in Vegas

During the Black Hat and Defcon conferences in Las Vegas last week, researchers wheeled out their best new attacks on everything from browsers to automobiles, demonstrating ingenuity and diligence in circumventing security efforts or in some cases in exploiting systems that were built without security in mind. Here's a handful of the ones that deserve the most concern.

By Tim Greene | 18 August, 2011 23:45

Tags: blackhat, Defcon, siemens s7, hacks, SAP flaw, privacy, Facebook

Tech23: NSW govt to sponsor local startups

The New South Wales deputy state premier has announced government sponsorship of a local not-for-profit collaborative workspace, placing a strong emphasis on the technology and innovation sector as a whole.

By Lisa Banks | 23 August, 2011 13:00

Tags: startups, tech23, innovation, nsw, Andrew Stoner

Canon print acquistion boosts CSG results

The acquisition of Canon’s print services group has helped IT services company CSG (ASX: CSV) record solid increases in revenue and profit for the year to 30 June 2011.

By Tim Lohman | 23 August, 2011 11:41

Tags: csg, Canon, business

DoHA confirms next round of PCEHR funding in negotiations

The Federal Department of Health has confirmed it is in negotiations for the third tranche of funding to be allocated to the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) for the $466.7 million Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project.

By Chloe Herrick | 23 August, 2011 11:24

Tags: Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Health Minister Nicola Roxon

Ubuntu Linux, Android could give HP's TouchPad new life

HP's ill-fated TouchPad may be a hot commodity now that it's being offered at fire-sale prices, but those lucky enough to get their hands on one could soon find themselves with more choices than they ever imagined.

By Katherine Noyes | 23 August, 2011 11:10

Tags: open source, hp touchpad, Ubuntu Linux, Android, tablets, software, Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Microsoft pursues webOS devs, offers free phones

Taking advantage of Hewlett-Packard's departure from the tablet and smartphone market, Microsoft has offered webOS developers free phones, tools and training to create apps for its Windows Phone 7 platform.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 August, 2011 11:02

Tags: HP, webOS, Microsoft, smartphones, windows phone 7, tablets, Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Oracle wants copyright claims to remain in Google suit

Oracle said that no court has ever found that APIs for software like Java are ineligible for copyright protection, in its objection to Google's request that the court make a summary judgment on Oracle's copyright allegations.

By Nancy Gohring | 23 August, 2011 10:55

Tags: Google, copyright, java, software, API, Oracle, application programming interfaces

TouchDroid will turn TouchPads into Android tablets

The lucky people who managed to buy a $US99 TouchPad before they sold out just got luckier: A group of developers is working on a way to load Android onto the tablets.

By Nancy Gohring | 23 August, 2011 10:44

Tags: HP, hp touchpad, Android, tablets, TouchPad, Hewlett-Packard (HP)

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