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AI, automation to shape 2016 tech trends

08 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Gartner expects the rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, a diverse and growing range of connected devices and other technology advances to shape the main tech trends for 2016 and beyond.


Toshiba loses $460m; Bugzilla breached, Firefox hacked; BlackBerry drops $610m on Good

10 September, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Toshiba announces loss due to profit-padding scandal, hacker breaches Bugzilla and goes on Firefox attack, and Blackberry buys Good Technology.


Google bets on Alphabet rebrand; ICANN accounts compromised; Microsoft boosts bug bounty to US$100K

13 August, 2015 by Andrew Collins

Google restructures and forms Alphabet parent, ICANN admits hackers stole private data, and Microsoft doubles reward for vulnerability discoveries.


.au domain names pass the 3 million mark

27 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

There are now more than 3 million .au domain names under management, making Australia one of the top 10 countries in the world by domain name volumes.


Australian BPM market to grow 2.4% this year

01 June, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Gartner expects Australian BPM revenues to increase 2.4% this year, below the global average. The firm is meanwhile predicting solid growth in sales of non-smartphone connected devices.


Frustrations drive Aussie online shoppers to retail stores

27 May, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly half of online shoppers in A/NZ have abandoned a purchase due to website frustrations and 29% have purchased the product in a physical store instead.


Australian businesses still plagued by inefficiencies

19 May, 2015

Organisations across Australia’s major industry sectors continue to be plagued by inefficient work processes due to an over-reliance on manual or paper-based processes.


The 20:20 strategic vision - mobility, digitisation and automation

26 March, 2015

Technologies in the workplace are evolving: they change to respond to the growing need for increased flexibility and efficiency.


Digital economy adds more to Aussie GDP than mining

26 March, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The digital economy contributed 5.1% to Australia's GDP in FY14, and this is on pace to rise to 7.3% by 2020, Deloitte estimates.


PC market to shrink 4.9% in 2015

16 March, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The global contraction in the PC market may be worse than expected in 2015 as device substitution and lower subsidies for Windows 8.1 devices constrict demand, according to IDC.


Australian search ad market to hit $3.5bn by 2019

11 February, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian online search ad market is continuing to grow strongly but showing signs of slowing down, and stalling in the case of the online directories segment, Frost & Sullivan estimates.


More ICT firms set up new headquarters in Victoria

07 October, 2014

Melbourne's award-winning Papercut Software company has launched a technology hub in Hawthorn, while the UK CRM and technology company Hart Square has established an APAC headquarters in Melbourne.


Getty sues Microsoft; Telstra hands over 85,000 records

09 September, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Stock photo company Getty Images has sued Microsoft for unspecified damages, alleging the software vendor's new Bing Image Widget tool could cause 'incalculable' injury to Getty.


Coalition's NBN beats Labor's says analysis; Oracle sued for US$200 million

02 September, 2014

A cost benefit analysis says Australia would be $16 billion better off under the Coalition's NBN; and the US state of Oregon sues Oracle for more than US$200 million.


Microsoft sues Samsung over patent royalties

05 August, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft has sued Samsung Electronics, claiming the South Korean electronics manufacturer has been dodging its obligations under a patent agreement between the two companies.


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