Simon Sharwood

Recent articles by Simon Sharwood

ANZ says Facebook's Libra is no bank-buster

ANZ says Facebook's Libra is no bank-buster

Warns of risks for miners and worries about backing.
Jul 16 2019 12:43PM
Comes to Sydney, does Jedi Academy, to make Star Wars shine

Comes to Sydney, does Jedi Academy, to make Star Wars shine

NSW chucks money at skills program for SFX house ILM’s new home.
Jul 15 2019 6:15PM
457 visas did more good than harm, says CEDA

457 visas did more good than harm, says CEDA

Good luck finding security pros without temporary migrants, says think tank.
Jul 15 2019 5:55PM
CBA discloses app's open source components

CBA discloses app's open source components

App also now taps Google for fraud detection.
Jul 15 2019 12:50PM
Microsoft admits it couldn't afford its own cloud

Microsoft admits it couldn't afford its own cloud

Humiliating backdown after rebellion over partners’ entitlements.
Jul 15 2019 12:15PM
Europe's SatNav "not to be used" due to unexplained outage

Europe's SatNav "not to be used" due to unexplained outage

Ground-based problem make Galileo signals unusable.
Jul 15 2019 10:57AM
eSafety Commissioner refreshing all web content

eSafety Commissioner refreshing all web content

And just as well – old FAQ from unrelated project was live for a month.
Jul 15 2019 7:30AM
No happy returns after myGov outage

No happy returns after myGov outage

Error messages suggest Web server strife. Human Services says it's mostly fixed.
Jul 12 2019 12:19PM
School chaplain cyberbullying FAQs pulled after iTnews security story

School chaplain cyberbullying FAQs pulled after iTnews security story

eSafety Commissioner's FAQs were 'outdated and published in error'
Jul 5 2019 12:00PM
Here's a real-world 5G test – it’s very fast, but quite hard to find

Here's a real-world 5G test – it’s very fast, but quite hard to find

And it left us feeling just a bit flat.
Jun 24 2019 7:00AM
Equinix establishes 'precautionary exclusion zone' around Sydney DCs

Equinix establishes 'precautionary exclusion zone' around Sydney DCs

SY1 and SY2 are next door to infamous evacuated apartment building.
Jun 19 2019 4:19PM
Cricket Australia drops Accenture, gives HCL digital debut

Cricket Australia drops Accenture, gives HCL digital debut

Plans to integrate digital experiences and then explore AR and VR.
Jun 19 2019 3:54PM
Microsoft makes Win 7 extended security free for some buyers

Microsoft makes Win 7 extended security free for some buyers

Only for some enterprise licences, but the offer is on the table.
Jun 6 2019 7:15AM
Microsoft shakes up licensing by ditching docs for new portal

Microsoft shakes up licensing by ditching docs for new portal

All the legalese, in one place, with custom views.
May 30 2019 12:22PM
Azure outage turned off Australia for breakfast

Azure outage turned off Australia for breakfast

DNS issue brought down services for a few hours this morning.
May 3 2019 12:35PM
Australian Electoral Commission boots online blitz to counter fake news

Australian Electoral Commission boots online blitz to counter fake news

Urges voters to “Stop and Consider”, but not everyone is convinced
Apr 16 2019 7:19AM
Blame Tesla if your data centre loses power

Blame Tesla if your data centre loses power

Electric car-makers have cornered the market for the best UPS batteries.
Apr 15 2019 7:10AM
189 Australian banks, finserv providers attacked by SMS-borne malware

189 Australian banks, finserv providers attacked by SMS-borne malware

'Gustuff' malware ships with catalogue of fake logon screens, localised targeting mechanisms.
Apr 10 2019 12:03PM
Microsoft pauses Windows 10 upgrades, advises admins to prepare for May release

Microsoft pauses Windows 10 upgrades, advises admins to prepare for May release

May Update is late, will add ability to stop Windows auto-upgrades.
Apr 8 2019 1:01PM
Melbourne's flagship Apple store rejected by Vic heritage authority

Melbourne's flagship Apple store rejected by Vic heritage authority

Apple ditches plans.
Apr 5 2019 3:06PM

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