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Social media — to blame, or just a mirror?

27 March, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Like any tool, social media itself has no agenda or bias and is not the root cause of the problems we're seeing, says ITPA's Robert Hudson.


Australian PC market returns to decline in Q4

26 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian PC market fell 2.5% during Q4 after two quarters of significant growth, but the monitor market had a strong performance.


Communications Alliance updates cabling and wiring rules

22 March, 2019

Rules for telecommunications customer premises cabling products and wiring are being updated, with new drafts developed by the Communications Alliance.


New Mirai variant found in the wild

21 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new variant of the Mirai IoT botnet has been uncovered that seems to have been designed to target devices designed for use by businesses.


Telecoms trade worker shortage stemmed

20 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian telecommunications industry is no longer facing a shortage of qualified trade workers, according to the Department of Jobs and Small Business.


What every IT pro needs to know about privacy

19 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Salinger Privacy

Privacy is about more than information security, and new laws mean IT professionals need an understanding of privacy obligations as part of their toolkit.


Do you remember how to switch off? Your wellbeing may depend on it

18 March, 2019

Set aside some time where you can switch off and enjoy today for what it is, without worrying about things that don't matter as much as they first appear.


Telstra commits to improving regional service quality

14 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra has announced plans to invest in reducing fault repair times and improving the reliability of landline coverage in regional and rural areas.


Companies blame customers for poor CX

13 March, 2019

In a remarkable twist, some companies are blaming their customers for shortfalls in customer experience satisfaction.


ICT freelancers in highest demand in 2018

12 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's ICT sector exhibited the highest demand for freelance talent of all industries during 2018, according to data from Expert360.


Heartbeats could soon replace house keys

12 March, 2019

A person's heartbeat could soon replace the keys needed to access their home and car, according to a cybersecurity expert.


Australian smartphone shipments slumped 9% in 2018

12 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian smartphone market contracted by a record 9% during 2018 to just 8.2 million units shipped, IDC estimates.


Lax attitudes to NDB legislation, CompTIA says

11 March, 2019

Nearly one-quarter of organisations have not changed their security policies to comply with Notifiable Data Breach legislation, according to a CompTIA survey.


SSL/TLS certificates do thriving trade on dark web

07 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Research into five popular dark web marketplaces uncovered evidence of a thriving trade in SSL/TLS certificates packaged with a range of crimeware.


Fixing the nbn and the encryption bill

28 February, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

ITPA is fighting to ensure that fixing the problems with the nbn and the encryption bill are priorities going into the federal election.


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