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SA facing new legal battle with another IT vendor 
By Paris Cowan | 23 hours ago | Comment Now 
Refusing to pay ac3 over dumped CASIS project.
 
Australia-wide missing persons matching system to go live next week 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
CrimTrac completes new interstate data capability.
 
Windows 10 lands in Australia 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 8 hours ago | Comment Now 
Campaign to get business to upgrade kicks off.
 
Immigration shoots for faster, easier traveller processing 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Seeks partner for new platform following proof-of-concept.
 
SA govt taken to court over expired software licenses 
By Paris Cowan | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Won't let go of patient system.
 
Australia Post gives online retailers leg-up into Chinese market 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Sellers take advantage of proprietary platform.
 
ANU picked to house web consortium office 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Canberra campus beats other universities as host.
 
ASIC removes consent barrier for digital product disclosures 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Overwhelming feedback demands modernisation.
 
NSW to build its own myGov 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Service NSW digital profiles available by September.
 
Delayed federal budget system $30m over and counting 
By Paris Cowan | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Complexity gets in the way of out-of-the-box install.
 
CSC, HCL to create new banking software firm 
Jul 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Aim to make modernisation easier.
 
Doctors spend 15 mins opening Fiona Stanley Hospital software 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
New applications testing clinical patience.
 
Billabong pins online retail hopes on new NetSuite platform 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Company turnaround hinges on technology.
 
Microsoft posts $4.3bn loss as it writes down Nokia business 
Jul 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
But Office 365, Azure revenue up 96 percent.
 
PayPal returns to market with $70bn valuation 
Jul 21, 2015 | Comment Now 
Buoyant after split from eBay.
 
ATO to bring voice biometrics to mobile app 
Jul 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Log in by authenticating your voice.
 
Virgin Australia expands Sabre software deal  
By Paris Cowan | Jul 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Despite 2013 global outage.
 
Apple patent serves ads based on credit card balance 
Jul 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Only advertising what the user can afford.
 
Qld emergency services payroll replacement on the rocks  
By Paris Cowan | Jul 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Contract signing halted by Labor policy review.
 
Vic agencies to spend millions on Win 2003 custom support 
Jul 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
Out-of-support server OS already costing.
 
ABS issues first survey of Australian cloud use 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
National statisticians dampen as-a-service hype.
 
NSW Police enters build phase of critical COPS overhaul 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Puts out call for gutsy partners.
 
WA agencies team up to drive down software costs 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Eight entities experiment with aggregating HR software needs.
 
Microsoft's mega Patch Tuesday marks end of Windows Server 2003 support  
 
AWS releases virtual Android app testing environment 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Automated simulation for scores of devices in the cloud.
 
AWS offers API Gateway for back-ends in the cloud 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Promises to do all the heavy infrastructure lifting.
 
Microsoft releases Office for Mac, but only on cloud 
By Tony Yoo | Jul 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Following 100,000 feedback messages.
 
NYSE, United Airlines downed by tech glitches 
Jul 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Stock exchange out for three hours.
 
Adobe to patch leaked Hacking Team Flash 0day 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
Flaw being exploited in the wild.
 
Lloyds Bank trials NFC for app authentication 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
'Tap to bank' removes need for a phone call.
 
ATO's MyTax struggles under lodgment traffic 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Round two of systems issues.
 
RBA to overhaul core banking 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Asks market for suggestions.
 
Amadeus buys low-cost airline solutions provider Navitaire 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Qantas technology provider gets new owner.
 
ASX picks NASDAQ tech for new risk platform 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Ticks another vendor off the list in big overhaul project.
 
Virgin Australia buys analytics firm for frequent flyer business 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Data becomes new battleground for airlines.
 
PayPal to buy Xoom for $1.2bn 
Jul 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Digital money transfer provider to help fight Apple, Amazon.
 
Apple issues large patch set to shore up OS X, iOS security 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
High-profile zero-days taken care of.
 
Deadline confusion threatens EPAS rollout to new hospital 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
South Australia continues to struggle with $422m ehealth project.
 
Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $823m 
Jul 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
To bolster security business.
 
MIT tech squashes bugs without needing source code 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Tool aims to cut down on "grunt work".
 
US Supreme Court won't hear Google appeal in Oracle Java fight 
 
NEC nets $134m in NSW Transport win 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Contract signed.
 
Uber buys Bing mapping tech, employees 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Takes steps to build own mapping services.
 
Xen warns of new Venom-like vulnerability 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Heap overflow in QEMU PCNET NIC lets guests take over hosts.
 
ICAC finds former uni IT manager corrupt 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Recommends prosecution.
 
AGD attacked by ISPs over data retention confusion 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Tight deadlines imposed despite ongoing uncertainty.
 
Microsoft releases final version of Office for Android 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
More free functionality than Office for iOS.
 
IBM, Box join forces to tackle the enterprise 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Aim to transform work in the cloud.
 
Eight EU nations urge caution on internet regulation 
Jun 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
As Australia passes law to block overseas piracy sites.
 
US Navy pays Microsoft millions to stay on Windows XP 
By Allie Coyne | Jun 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Extends deal to keep 14 year old operating system supported.
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