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VMtech currently provides managed services across hybrid cloud offerings to government and enterprise customers including Coca-Cola and Sydney's Inner West Council.
Individualism may make you better at catching a phish: Research
National culture was revealed to be the strongest predictor of an individual's ability to spot deceitful emails.
Toshiba and Western Digital put lawyers away and proceed with Toshiba Memory sale
All pending litigation and arbitration is being withdrawn as parties agree to proceed with the sale of Toshiba Memory to a Bain Capital-led consortium.
Australian Reserve Bank open to digital currency but labels Bitcoin hype 'speculative mania'
Australia's central bank is looking into the future of digital currency, and although blockchain-based tokens are being considered, its governor has labelled the current fascination with cryptocurrencies 'speculative mania'.
Hong Kong media giants push piracy block
TVBO Productions and TVB are seeking to have the Australian Federal Court order ISPs to block alleged copyright-infringing websites that are accessed via specific smart TV boxes and associated apps.
Tourism Holdings eyes 'connected RV'
Proving emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things are going to have a place in almost every industry, THL is eyeing a cloud-powered future in connected RVs.
NAB sinks more funding into innovation through NAB Labs
The bank plans to add 35 more full-time staff to its innovation lab as it looks to experiment with 'emerging' technologies such as the blockchain and machine learning.
Freelancer launches global Enterprise platform
The ASX-listed freelancing marketplace says its vendor management system enables organisations to oversee their workforce in real-time.
Reckon your ICO tokens aren't securities? The SEC chair says they likely are
SEC chair reminds cryptocurrency and ICO fans that thinking security laws do not apply does not change their application.
Only US tops Australia in Asia-Pacific cyber maturity: ASPI
The region's preparedness to ward off cyber attacks and fight cybercrime is growing, but so are the threats, according to a new report from one of Australia's leading think tanks.
Singtel and Ericsson hit 4G gigabit speeds with LAA
Using 12-layer LAA, 4x4 MIMO, and 256 QAM technologies, Ericsson has attained 1.1Gbps speeds on Singtel's LTE network during a lab trial, the companies announced.
CommBank SMB customers to accept payments via Samsung smartphones
The bank's small business customers will be able to accept payments via a Samsung smartphone in the second half of next year, thanks to a partnership with Mastercard and IDEMIA.
Verizon picks Ericsson for 5G networks
Ericsson will be providing the core network, radio access network, and transport services for Verizon's commercial 5G networks to be deployed next year and launched in 2019.
ANU moves closer to fracture-proof phone screens
Discoveries by the Australian National University and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris could be used to alter the structure of glass to improve resistance to fractures.
Bitcoin futures begin trading
Futures trading in Bitcoin has begun, with fans of the cryptocurrency excited and many in the financial sector wary about promoting it to their clients.
Symantec says biometrics isn't the answer for protecting against financial fraud
With Australians to soon transfer money in near real-time, banks will need to up their fraud detection capabilities, but Symantec's local CTO has said biometrics isn't the way to do that.
Optus to refund NBN FttN customers for slow speeds due to technical limits
Almost half of all customers on an Optus FttN connection could not hit 100Mbps, and over 20 percent could not get 50Mbps.
An Amaysim journey: A lesson in how to use cloud to take on the big boys
With the seven year-old company completing its shift to AWS, it is able to continue tackling the Australian telecommunications and energy sectors.
Austrac gets the legal nod to monitor Bitcoin, Ethereum exchanges
Both Houses have passed legislation extending anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulation to digital currency exchanges.
Data retention compliance cost AU$50m less than anticipated: ACMA
The total cost of complying with Australia's data retention laws was AU$176.2 million by June 2017, which was partially offset by the AU$128 million grants and AU$26.6 million in costs recovered from agencies.