Software News & Opinions

Microsoft discovers new Windows zero-day exploiting PowerPoint 
By Allie Coyne | 2 hours ago | Comment Now 
All Windows versions affected except Server 2003.
 
Microsoft unveils Azure 'cloud in a box' 
By Allie Coyne | 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
Teams with Dell for hybrid solution.
 
Centrelink IT hindering welfare reform: Minister  
By Paris Cowan | 20 hours ago | Comment Now 
Andrews puts $1b replacement on the 2015 budget agenda.
 
Microsoft confirms Australian Azure launch 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 4 hours ago | Comment Now 
Available from next week.
 
SAP sales down on path to cloud 
1 day 6 hours ago | Comment Now 
Cloud services create a challenge for the balance sheet.
 
Unsecure police radios at centre of Victorian election battle 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Will $10 million be enough to do the job?
 
Qld finds cash for real-time public transport tracking 
 
Apple Pay to land with iOS 8.1 next week 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Formal arrival with first big update to new mobile OS.
 
Google releases Android 5.0 'Lollipop' 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Automatic encryption, performance boost.
 
SAP partners with IBM to accelerate HANA cloud 
By Penny Wolf, William Maher | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Available via SoftLayer DCs in Sydney, Melbourne.
 
Victorian triple-zero systems buckle under growing demand 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Auditor-General stresses the need for an urgent upgrade.
 
Accenture scores NZ tax office contract 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Part of billion dollar transformation program.
 
Cisco sinks $18 million into Chinese cloud 
Oct 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Enters joint venture with local electronics supplier TCL.
 
ACCAN pushes for mobile app crackdown 
By Andrew Colley | Oct 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will work with states to monitor complaints.
 
Federal Govt locks in ‘cloud first’ stance 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Coalition cloud policy released.
 
Deakin University to use machine learning for student support 
By Brett Winterford | Oct 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
As ANZ Bank's Watson-powered insurance experiment goes live.
 
Samsung offers enterprise support for all devices, systems 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Targets Apple, IBM tie-up with new 'business partner' approach.
 
Twitter sues US Justice for right to disclose surveillance requests 
Oct 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Cites violation of First Amendment rights.
 
CommBank discovers security issues with NBN-connected ATMs 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
New CIO responds to migration inquiry.
 
Internet Explorer to support new HTTP/2 protocol in Win10 
 
Google cuts all Compute Engine prices 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Moore's Law allows 10 percent reduction, Google claims.
 
Business-focused Windows 10 brings back the Start menu 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Microsoft skips 9 for the "greatest enterprise platform ever".
 
Ingogo IPO on track with $9.1m funding injection 
By Andrew Colley | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Plans to go public before end of 2015.
 
Apple iOS 8 reset bug deletes iCloud Drive files 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
iCloud service goes down.
 
Apple patches OS X against Shellshock flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Patches out for Mountain Lion and Lion.
 
ACMA to offer self-service portal for spectrum licensing 
By Andrew Colley | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Builds an API for mobile app developers.
 
WA teachers access student email with tweaked Office 365  
By Paris Cowan | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Lack of independent oversight raises privacy ire.
 
Europe removes 'airplane mode' rule for in-flight mobile use 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Devices can remain in full operation.
 
Google hits back at News Corp over piracy claims 
Sep 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Details response to public attack.
 
Finance floats whole-of-govt cloud email, desktop buying scheme 
 
Symantec names replacement for sacked CEO Bennett 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Interim boss permanently appointed.
 
Apple to release iOS 8.0.2 'in the next few days' 
Sep 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Promised to include call drop-out, HealthKit fixes.
 
BMC sues ServiceNow over 'wilful' patent infringement 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims rival used stolen IP to build business.
 
Domain does DevOps 
By Brett Winterford | Sep 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
And they’re doing it on .NET.
 
Telstra expands into digital signatures service 
 
Victoria looks to automate the dispatch of bushfire aircraft 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Seeks system to get firefighters in the air faster.
 
Microsoft shuts Silicon Valley R&D centre 
By Bill Rigby | Sep 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Research hub falls victim to second round job cuts.
 
Defence eHealth project blows out by $77 million 
By John Hilvert | Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Department stumbles at implementation hurdles.
 
Cloudflare launches open source keyless SSL 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Crypto expert doubtful.
 
Google follows Apple to lock itself out of devices 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
But iPhone hacker warns data is not completely safe.
 
SAP buys cloud travel expense platform Concur 
By Penny Wolf | Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Deal inked for $8.13 billion.
 
Oracle's Ellison steps aside 
Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over.
 
Apple patches security issues in OS X Mavericks 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Low-level OS component vulnerabilities plugged.
 
US Govt taking 'unnecessary risks' with Healthcare.gov 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
US watchdog finds website still vulnerable one year on.
 
Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8 
By Christina Farr | Sep 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Apps temporarily pulled due to flaw.
 
Microsoft moves .NET code samples to GitHub 
 
Origin Energy completes troubled SAP transformation 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims to have beaten deadline and saved $100 million.
 
Micro Focus to buy Attachmate for $1.3bn 
Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
All-share merger to create new listed entity.
 
DHS works to fix aged care processing glitch 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Staff forced to manually generate advice.
 
‘Frankenstein’ robots merge rat brain, human eye at QUT 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Researchers aim to create better navigation software.
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  24%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  12%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  23%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  14%
 
Software development
  27%
TOTAL VOTES: 272

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  61%
 
No
  39%
TOTAL VOTES: 85

Vote