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Defence eHealth project blows out by $77 million 
By John Hilvert | 13 hours ago | Comment Now 
Department stumbles at implementation hurdles.
 
Cloudflare launches open source keyless SSL 
By Juha Saarinen | 16 hours ago | Comment Now 
Crypto expert doubtful.
 
Google follows Apple to lock itself out of devices 
By Allie Coyne | 18 hours ago | Comment Now 
But iPhone hacker warns data is not completely safe.
 
SAP buys cloud travel expense platform Concur 
By Penny Wolf | 20 hours ago | Comment Now 
Deal inked for $8.13 billion.
 
Oracle's Ellison steps aside 
23 hours ago | Comment Now 
Co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over.
 
Apple patches security issues in OS X Mavericks 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day ago | Comment Now 
Low-level OS component vulnerabilities plugged.
 
US Govt taking 'unnecessary risks' with Healthcare.gov 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 18 hours ago | Comment Now 
US watchdog finds website still vulnerable one year on.
 
Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8 
By Christina Farr | 1 day 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Apps temporarily pulled due to flaw.
 
Microsoft moves .NET code samples to GitHub 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
User-led migration.
 
Origin Energy completes troubled SAP transformation 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 23 hours ago | Comment Now 
Claims to have beaten deadline and saved $100 million.
 
Micro Focus to buy Attachmate for $1.3bn 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
All-share merger to create new listed entity.
 
DHS works to fix aged care processing glitch 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Staff forced to manually generate advice.
 
‘Frankenstein’ robots merge rat brain, human eye at QUT 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Researchers aim to create better navigation software.
 
Facebook open sources McRouter tool 
By Juha Saarinen | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Handles close to five billion requests at Facebook.
 
Microsoft forks out $2.8bn for Minecraft maker Mojang 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Attempt to lure users to mobile OS.
 
Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Will track blood sugar, pressure levels.
 
Google offers $100k to tech start-ups 
By Steven Kiernan | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Aims to get new data centre users on board.
 
Union hits out at proposed offshoring of ATO test & dev 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Tax Office insists no financial data will be stored overseas.
 
BlackBerry buys multi-number phone capability 
Sep 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Acquires UK start up Movirtu.
 
HP buys hybrid cloud startup Eucalyptus  
Sep 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bets both ways on Amazon Web Services and OpenStack.
 
NSW FACS to move its SAP back office into the cloud 
By Penny Wolf | Sep 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
CIO Tim Hume prepares for community sector reform.
 
Microsoft drops dangerous ASP.NET setting 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Change in advice could affect web applications.
 
Charity tweaks laptops to deliver insights on user habits 
By Penny Wolf | Sep 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Project aims to reveal the power of computing for the disadvantaged.
 
Twitter introduces a 'buy' button to tweets 
By Supantha Mukherjee | Sep 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Stripe to process Twitter's e-commerce payments.
 
Domain to release Tinder-style property app  
By Penny Wolf | Sep 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Developed during three day offsite.
 
LogMeIn acquires Meldium for $16m  
By Penny Wolf | Sep 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Adds cloud SSO to IT management portfolio.
 
Microsoft sued by Getty over Bing photo tool 
Sep 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims copyright infringement allowed to run rampant.
 
Compuware sold to private equity firm 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Application performance firm to become a privately-held company.
 
Govt dumps controversial Labor offshore cloud policy 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Complaints lead to removal of double ministerial sign-off.
 
Microsoft given deadline to answer Chinese monopoly claims 
Sep 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Regulator wants a response in 20 days.
 
Ambos with iPads to the rescue in Queensland 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Paramedics to add a new tool to their kit in 2015.
 
Eftpos trials online payments with Coles, CommBank 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Moves from PoS into online retail.
 
Microsoft defies order to hand over user emails 
Sep 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
US judge unfreezes search warrant.
 
Westpac warns against licensing IT providers 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Big four bank says proposal could threaten market innovation.
 
Veteran CTO departs Red Hat in a hurry 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Open source business searches for a new tech lead.
 
Dropbox cuts cloud storage prices to match Google 
 
ASIC backs licenses for IT suppliers serving financial markets 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Promotes minimum IT and DR standards.
 
Qld Ambulance opens its dispatch data to the public 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
The app that is keeping senior ambos one step ahead.
 
Chinese competition regulators target Microsoft IE 
By Paul Carsten | Aug 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
A beachhead for a broader investigation.
 
IBM launches SoftLayer cloud in Melbourne, Sydney 
By Penny Wolf | Aug 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Melbourne live next month, Sydney to follow.
 
VMware hops aboard OpenStack bandwagon 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Announces Docker support, Open Compute Project membership.
 
BugHerd splits into three with investment 
By Penny Wolf | Aug 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
$1m funding to develop agency play.
 
Qantas, Virgin flyers to get uninterrupted mobile device use 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Update: New guidelines kick in from Tuesday.
 
Oregon State sues Oracle over Obamacare website 
By Teresa Carson | Aug 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Accused of "fraud, lying and racketeering".
 
China starts developing its own operating system 
Aug 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Shuns US software giants.
 
St George, Westpac to use fingerprint login for mobile banking 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will utilise biometric scanner on iPhone, Galaxy smartphones.
 
NSW Education systems overhaul hampered by payroll complexity 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Still years away from completion.
 
RBS reaches settlement to use finance software 
Aug 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Settles lawsuit after judge blocked use.
 
Qld Justice to equip workplace inspectors with Windows tablets 
 
NSW Government builds identity management hub 
By Allie Coyne, Steven Kiernan | Aug 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Aims for single sign-on for all NSW Government staff.
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