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NZ's ICT sector worth $3.4bn to GDP

31 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's growing ICT sector is a strong contributor to the nation's GDP, employment and export revenue, according to a recently published ministerial report.

Credit card security key concern for consumers

27 July, 2017

The majority of Australians believe that the risk of credit card theft is increasing, according to a new survey commissioned by Transaction Network Services (TNS).

Trump is a 'neurotic creative destructor'

26 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A computerised analysis of the tweets of 106 well-known entrepreneurs and CEOs — including Donald Trump — has found that the US president is an emotionally unstable 'creative destructor'.

Alphabet profit slumps 27.7% on EC fine

25 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google's parent company, Alphabet, saw its net profit for the second quarter shrink 27.7%, as a result of the record antitrust fine levelled on the company by the EC in June.

UK to investigate impact of AI

25 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's House of Lords has convened a committee to evaluate the potential economic and social impact of future advances in the field of artificial intelligence.

Microsoft doubles Q2 profit on strong cloud growth

24 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft's focus on cloud services and subscriptions helped the company more than double its net income for the June quarter.

1 in 4 Australians ready for AI and IoT in commerce

20 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than a quarter of Australians are ready for internet-connected virtual assistants or smart appliances to make purchases on their behalf, up from just 12% less than a year ago, according to Visa.

ACOMM awards recognise best in industry

20 July, 2017

Winners have now been announced for the 2017 Communications Alliance Awards (ACOMM).

Australian IT spending to grow 3.7% this year

14 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Gartner expects IT spending in Australia to reach $83.1bn this year, driven by strong growth in enterprise software spending.

PC market to return to growth in 2018: Gartner

10 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The global PC market is on track to continue its decline in 2017 in terms of unit shipments, but will return to growth from 2018.

Better blockchain on the horizon

04 July, 2017

Australian researchers are working on a new super-fast, safe blockchain technology which they say has the potential to revolutionise the global economy.

Telcos and cloud in top five most critical industries

21 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Critical infrastructure experts consider the utilities sector to top the list of the world's most critical industries, measured by factors including the potential societal and financial impact of an outage.

Apple remains world's largest IT vendor

21 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple retained its top spot in Gartner's list of the top 100 vendors in IT by annual revenue, with rivals Samsung and Google taking second and third place respectively.

Beyond disruption to digital cohesion

19 June, 2017 by Ralph Candiloro, Regional Vice President, ANZ and APAC Sell Through, Juniper Networks

Fear of the unknown is all that stands in the way of a new era of 'digital cohesion' made possible by smart technology.

Digital currency double tax removed

12 May, 2017

The double taxation of digital currency payments will be removed under the latest federal Budget, an announcement that has been welcomed by digital currency and blockchain innovators.

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