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Hitachi increases focus on big data, 'social innovation'

Hitachi is trying to expand beyond storage services to tackle emerging areas like big data and converged IT, according to Hitachi Data Systems CTO, Hu Yoshida. The change reflects a recent change in leadership in the larger company, Hitachi, Ltd., he said.

Written by Adam Bender03 Sept. 12 16:12

ACS teams with deans to make ICT education sexy

Nudging Australian students toward ICT careers is a major goal of a new partnership between the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communications Technology (ACDICT).

Written by Adam Bender03 Sept. 12 14:47

More layoffs at Telstra

Telstra confirmed redundancies in its display advertising team, the Telstra Advertising Network (TAN). The job cuts are a result of a Telstra agreement with Multi Channel Network (MCN), a Telstra spokesperson said.

Written by Adam Bender03 Sept. 12 10:01

Optus assists Westpac on NFC payment pilot

Optus and Westpac have teamed up for a contactless payment pilot project using Android phones with near-field communications capability. French company Oberthur Technologies has provided its trusted service manager platform for the project.

Written by Adam Bender31 Aug. 12 10:56

NBN seeks to bridge urban, rural legal services

Communications minister Stephen Conroy and Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced $400,000 for the first round of successful applicants to share the NBN legal assistance partnerships.

Written by Adam Bender31 Aug. 12 10:26

Victoria to open access to government data

Victoria will increase access to government data in an effort to spur the economy, said the state’s minister for technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips.

Written by Adam Bender30 Aug. 12 11:21

Squiz cloud expands into Melbourne

Squiz announced plans to expand its cloud hosting service with a new data centre opening in Melbourne this November.

Written by Adam Bender29 Aug. 12 13:59

Speed of 4G rollout depends on demand: Telstra

Customer penetration will set the pace for Telstra’s 4G LTE rollout in Australia, according to Telstra executive director of networks, Mike Wright.

Written by Adam Bender28 Aug. 12 14:25

Telstra ramps up 4G rollout

Telstra will double 4G coverage in major Australian cities, with a goal of covering two-thirds of the population, the telco said. The first new 4G sites have launched today in Bondi and the North Shore rail tunnel in Sydney.

Written by Adam Bender28 Aug. 12 11:18

ANZ Bank goes mobile with banking app

ANZ Bank will launch a mobile banking app for its corporate customers developed by Bottomline Technologies.

Written by Adam Bender28 Aug. 12 10:45

Government agencies mostly complying with transparency reforms

Most Australian agencies publish public documents on their websites as required by open government reforms that became effective in May 2011, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said.

Written by Adam Bender28 Aug. 12 10:19