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WA spends $17m on real-time bus tracking 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Travel data to improve efficiency of bus fleet.
 
New CEO Nadella pushes data culture at Microsoft 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Steers company from Ballmer's approach.
 
Microsoft to no longer support Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2 
 
Rio Tinto grows driverless truck fleet 
4 days ago | Comment Now 
Sets new record in tonnes moved.
 
VMware late to Heartbleed patch party 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
25 products affected.
 
Google owns up to email scanning in terms of service 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Targets advertising to users.
 
Westpac NZ tests fingerprint scanning for mobile app 
 
Bechtel brings RFID to Curtis Island gas projects 
Apr 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Materials management on massive scale.
 
Amazon brings virtual desktops to Australia 
By Brett Winterford | Apr 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Service will be live from Sydney by end of June.
 
BlackBerry may consider exiting handsets 
 
Dropbox unveils Microsoft Office collaboration tools 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Push to win more enterprise customers.
 
Qld govt to move up to 149k staff onto Office 365 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Australia's largest deployment, outside of the universities.
 
Rio Tinto's BI strategy, as leaked by Microsoft 
Apr 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wipro builds SQL-based data warehouse.
 
NAB deploys Chaos Monkey to kill servers 24/7 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Engineers allowed full night's sleep.
 
Microsoft releases last fixes for Windows XP, Office 2003 
By Danielle Walker | Apr 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
End of support for popular products.
 
Dutch govt also pays millions for XP support extension 
By Juha Saarinen | Apr 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Migration to Windows 7 and 8 requested.
 
BHP uses IT systems to benchmark mine costs 
Apr 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Flags further improvement.
 
Microsoft strengthens .NET open source credentials 
 
Poor IT hampering mining regulation in Qld 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Replacement of shoddy system could reduce workforce by 38.
 
Real-time data coming for Sydney ferries, trams 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Make Opal API public next, developer asks.
 
Microsoft to bring back Start menu, boot to desktop 
 
Obamacare website crashes before enrolment deadline 
Apr 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Obama admits to "terrible" start.
 
SAP to open Sydney data centre this week 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Second facility to be announced before end of 2014.
 
Microsoft CEO Nadella reshuffles senior ranks 
 
Banks want account switching added to real-time payments platform 
 
Microsoft unveils Office for iPad 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Tied in with Office 365.
 
Amazon slashes cloud computing prices 
 
Inside Queensland’s high-tech vessel tracking centre 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Port opens $2 million facility.
 
Vic audit office slams fax-based reporting for child safety 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Govt commits $8 million to better systems.
 
NT dumps $70m asset management replacement 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Minister says govt 'might as well have burnt the cash'.
 
Real-time data aims to rank the best and worst cabbies 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Industry watchdog beefs up its tech.
 
AWS urges developers to scrub GitHub of secret keys 
By Munir Kotadia | Mar 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Devs hit with unexpected bills after leaving secret keys exposed.
 
Hills pegs future with Windows, Azure  
By Andrew Colley | Mar 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Android, iPhone users hung out to dry.
 
ASIC plans Oracle overhaul for corporate registers 
 
LogMeIn weathers storm after killing free remote access 
By Munir Kotadia | Mar 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Target audience doesn’t mind paying $49 a year, says COO.
 
Google, Viacom settle landmark copyright lawsuit 
 
Microsoft equips Surface 2 with LTE 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
But not in Australia.
 
Treasury takes desktop apps on the road 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Moves to "mobile-first" approach.
 
Office for iPad expected to launch next week 
Mar 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Microsoft event to discuss "mobile and cloud intersection".
 
Westpac compensates investors after trading glitch 
By Munir Kotadia | Mar 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Trades not executed after upgrade.
 
Banks hit with Microsoft costs for running outdated ATMs 
Mar 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Deals struck for extended Windows XP support.
 
Blacktown City Council begins ERP overhaul 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Selects Technology One.
 
Cyber defence agency warns against using WinXP, IE in unison 
By Steve Gold | Mar 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Combo "like removing both the belt and braces".
 
Software glitch temporarily crashes Twitter 
By Jim Finkle, Gerry Shih | Mar 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Second time in nine days.
 
NSW Police to overhaul FOI system 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Long-awaited replacement to paper-based interim solution.
 
ServiceNow speaks out on government cloud policy 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
A second SaaS vendor claims that blanket security stifles uptake.
 
IBM sold Twitter 900 patents for A$40 million 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Follows December threat.
 
Interpol warns use of passports database needs to improve 
Mar 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Lax approach to digital screening allowed stolen documents onto MH 370.
 
Qld's IT Mr Fix-it takes up new role at Technology One 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Glenn Walker switches to vendor community.
 
SA opposition promises to audit government IT  
By Paris Cowan | Mar 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Health, police IT ‘neglect’ in the spotlight.
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