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Microsoft to pay China $160m for tax evasion 
11 hours ago | Comment Now 
Authorities tipped off by suspicious reported performance.
 
Aus Govt CTO readies cloud email, desktop services 
By John Hilvert | 1 day 14 hours ago | Comment Now 
Scoping study is in, approach to market coming.
 
Defence spends $50m to upgrade RAAF's air traffic systems 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
First step in long-running modernisation.
 
Google split put to European vote this week 
1 day 20 hours ago | Comment Now 
Underlines widespread concern amoung EU politicians.
 
Qld Transport to replace core registration system 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
State's biggest citizen info repository set for overhaul.
 
European Parliament proposes Google split 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Draft resolution suggests unbundling search from commercial services.
 
SA Minister apologises for handling of rego systems outage 
By Paris Cowan | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Promises refunds for customers charged more than once.
 
Qld chopper rescue bases go high-tech 
By Paris Cowan | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Sharing screen views between sites.
 
Mozilla dumps Google for Yahoo as default search 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
No single global default search engine for Firefox.
 
Microsoft issues urgent patch for critical Windows flaw 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bug allows attackers to become admins.
 
NSW Transport’s mammoth SAP overhaul hits delays 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
IT team forced to deal with team, scope changes.
 
Google helps track illegal fishing using satellite data 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pours funds into conservation effort.
 
How technology will unify Toll 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
The systems headache formed through 15 years of acquisitions.
 
Vic Coalition pledges $7m for IT to stop 'doctor-shopping' 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
“Long-overdue” prescription monitoring system promised.
 
Oracle, SAP settle $410m TomorrowNow lawsuit 
Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Long-running battle comes to a close.
 
BlackBerry, Samsung combine Knox, BES12 in enterprise push 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Partnership aimed squarely at Apple, IBM tie-up.
 
Zespri takes kiwi fruit production to the public cloud 
By Penny Wolf | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Migrates SAP environment to Microsoft Azure.
 
Apple lets Aussie IT teams mass-configure devices 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
iPhones ready to go right out of the box.
 
Microsoft makes full .NET server-side core stack open source 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Enables .NET to run on Apple OS X and Linux.
 
Victorian Labor distances itself from Ultranet failure 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Puts alleged probity failures down to “individual actions”.
 
AWS pushes deeper into IT management 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Puts giants of the IT industry on notice.
 
Qantas moves ERP out of IBM and into MacTel 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Core Oracle platform gets new home.
 
Apple addresses disappearing iMessage texts 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Allows users to de-register phone numbers.
 
US shuts down Silk Road 2.0 website 
Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Charges alleged owner.
 
Aussie MDM provider bought out by EU software player 
By Andrew Colley | Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Silverback to form new centre of excellence.
 
Microsoft shifts to freemium model for Office mobile apps 
By Allie Coyne, Juha Saarinen | Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Premium features require Office 365 subscription.
 
IBM wins $9.6m to host eCensus in 2016 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
ABS ditches in-house plans in favour of outsourcing.
 
Microsoft allows per user volume licensing of Windows 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
Paves way for easier VDI deployments.
 
Telstra to host VMware's next hybrid cloud 
Melbourne instance to launch first.
 
South Australia races the clock to iron out ehealth bugs 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Open date for high-tech hospital looms.
 
Westpac merges seven legacy wealth systems 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Celebrates completion of retail online banking migrations.
 
Inside Barclays and CommBank's open source collaboration 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Using people power to drive down the costs of big data analytics.
 
Curtin plots affordable driverless car within a decade 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Teams with Mercedes to create vehicle for the common man.
 
Brandis lobbied to ditch 'rushed' data retention scheme 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Greens, indie MPs & telco industry hold protest event.
 
Govt invites tenders for $20m apprenticeships system 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Upgrade expected to reap $93 million in savings.
 
Crime Commission prepares core systems overhaul 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will replace 30 year-old national criminal database.
 
Microsoft provides cross-platform APIs for Office 365 devs 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Over 400 petabytes of Office 365 data.
 
Images: the next frontier in data analytics? 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Barclay’s global data chief says we’re still at the starting line.
 
US retailers shun Apple Pay, eye rival payments system 
Oct 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Stop supporting Apple Pay in favour of CurrenC.
 
Microsoft offers unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 users 
 
Sterrenberg takes lessons from CBA for Centrelink IT overhaul 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Human Services reveals the depths of its IT woes.
 
Ex-Oracle worker awarded higher damages in harassment case 
 
Microsoft offers dedicated fibre connections to Aussie Azure cloud 
By Anthony Caruana, Allie Coyne | Oct 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will inflated local prices turn customers off?
 
How Queensland Urban Utilities dealt with its workload explosion 
By Penny Wolf | Oct 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Cloud-based portal eases the strain.
 
Apple dumps SSL 3.0 for push notifications after POODLE 
 
Microsoft offers two-factor authentication in Windows 10 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Single passwords not secure enough.
 
EMC buys Cisco out of VCE 
Oct 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Converged system partnership frays.
 
Google rethinks email service 
Oct 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Offers ‘Inbox’ to customers on request basis.
 
Microsoft discovers new Windows zero-day exploiting PowerPoint 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
All Windows versions affected except Server 2003.
 
Microsoft unveils Azure 'cloud in a box' 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Teams with Dell for hybrid solution.
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