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Optus CEO under union fire for attacking workers

31 October, 2018

The Optus CEO has been criticised for threatening that staff would be sacked if customers were unhappy.

nbn co launches enterprise Ethernet products

31 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

nbn co has launched a new enterprise Ethernet product that will allow its retail service provider customer to offer businesses speeds of up to 1 Gbps symmetrical.

Australia ahead on personal control of health records

30 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

My Health Record offers individuals more control over their personal information than comparable systems in many countries, ADHA said.

Telstra's nbn migration variation approved by ACCC

29 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has approved Telstra's amendment to arrangements for migrating special business services to the nbn to allow more time to complete a transition.

Apple, Samsung fined $24m by Italian authority

26 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Italy's competition authority has fined Apple and Samsung a combined $24m for pestering users to upgrade to firmware that caused malfunctions in older devices.

Australians deeply concerned over decryption Bill

25 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Three in four Australians are concerned that the government's proposed decryption Bill would weaken the security of their personal data, a survey shows.

ACS highlights Qld ICT jobs growth

23 October, 2018

More than 10,000 new tech jobs will be created in Queensland over the next five years.

A/NZ govts consulting on common e-invoicing framework

19 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian and New Zealand governments have launched a consultation on a proposed Trans-Tasman Framework for e-Invoicing.

Half of Aussie enterprises to deploy SD-WAN

17 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Just over half of Australian enterprises plan to deploy SD-WAN technology over the next 12–24 months, a new survey has found.

The fight continues against Canberra's desire to weaken online encryption

17 October, 2018 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

The Assistance and Access Bill 2018 cannot achieve its stated aims and should not be passed without further consultation, says ITPA's Robert Hudson.

What you don't know WILL hurt you

16 October, 2018

Digital pioneer Mark Bonchek says it's not enough to do digital — you have to think digital. Find out how via this livestream event plus an immersion workshop.

Australian IT wages growing unsustainably

16 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ongoing IT skills shortage is driving up wages for IT professionals to unsustainable levels, with analytics and security pros in particularly high demand.

1 in 5 Aussie SMEs haven't heard of NDB scheme

16 October, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

1 in 5 Australian SMEs haven't heard of the Notifiable Data Breach legislation and 51% do not have compliant policies in place, a survey has found.

Most common cyber hacking tools revealed

15 October, 2018

The most common categories of hacking tools have been revealed by a new cybersecurity report.

The Assistance and Access Bill 2018 — a (bad) gift that keeps on giving

03 October, 2018 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

An alliance has been formed between Australian IT bodies to fight the Assistance and Access Bill 2018, and ITPA members are encouraged to have their say before consultations close.

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