New smart data discovery and analytics tools are taking business intelligence outside of the realm of IT and into the general business, but many self-service BI initiatives have poor governance.
NBN Co earmarks first apartment buildings to get its FTTB services, eBay will cut 7% of its workforce in the next couple of months and the UK abandons its investigation into the sale of Autonomy to HP.
This week: an unstoppable cricket robot; Apple's Siri turns snitch; hound found on Mars; solar-powered around-the-world flight; and origami-powered internet.
Apple, Google and co to settle for $504 million; Samsung's $9bn bid for BlackBerry; Google Glass 'dead'?20 January, 2015
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe reportedly reach a $504 million class action settlement; BlackBerry shares surge on news of Samsung's offer to buy the company; and Google halts sales of Google Glass.
This week we look at: using the cloud to fight an ant invasion; UK PM’s plan to ban Snapchat; the very latest in rocket failures; and a poker-playing computer algorithm that can beat a human.
Organisations are at risk of losing sight of their technology infrastructure as they seek out smarter, faster and cheaper solutions in 2015, and beyond, according to TIBCO Software.
Unlike the traditional BI solutions, which are static and require time to be built and implemented, business discovery solutions are flexible, multifaceted and immediately available. They provide decision-makers from all levels within the organisation with resources to research for opportunities for business improvements and to implement them instantaneously.
This week: Microsoft allows US customers to pay using Bitcoins; the federal government gives telcos four months to develop a copyright code or have one forced on them; and Arista hits back after Cisco launches patent and copyright legal action.
The Federal Court rejects Apple's 'app store' trademark appeal, cybercrim attacks are actually stock market plays and the Australian Computer Society appoints Andrew Johnson as CEO.
IT organisations must plan effectively to ensure adequate operating system, firmware and patch support within the new IoT age and secure methods of providing IoT clients with access to core data and applications.
This week: Amazon's 15,000-strong robot army, Toshiba's 'creepy' lifelike robot that does sign language, the FBI warns about more Sony-like attacks and Microsoft does away with Clip Art.
Europe's parliament wants to split Google into separate businesses; Queensland to pursue IBM Australia to recover losses from the billion-dollar payroll debacle; and Prof. Hugh Durrant-Whyte quits over a dispute about NICTA's future.
This week we look at: Microsoft's Azure being attacked by the 'Blob' bug; a South Australian government IT failure; the new, holographic way to shop; and a high-tech headband that will help you relax.
Google balloons coming to Qld; Nationals Senator "ashamed" of Coalition NBN; Veterans' Affairs ordered to apologise for privacy breach25 November, 2014
Google will begin a trial of its balloon-based internet plan, Project Loon, in Queensland; a Nationals Senator says he is "embarrassed" by the Coalition's own broadband policy; and the Veterans' Affairs has been ordered to apologise for disclosing personal information.
This week we look at: the gun that Russian cosmonauts used to carry in space; which country has the world's top supercomputer; a biopic on the late, great Alan Turing; police tracking your phones from the sky; and technology you can feel.