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‘Tech for good’ developer expands Aussie presence

Peter Griffin. 22 November 2022, 8:34 am

Wellington-based software development house Ackama has bought Common Code, a Melbourne software company, in a $2.7 million acquisition comprising a mix of cash and shares.

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IT pros upbeat about 2023 despite the economic gloom

Peter Griffin. 16 November 2022, 10:40 pm

When CompTIA, the US-based tech industry body surveyed 1,125 IT professionals in the US and around the world last month, it found them optimistic about the tech industry's prospects in 2023.

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$1.4 billion tech project - and this time it goes to local vendors

Peter Griffin. 15 November 2022, 11:03 am
$1.4 billion tech project - and this time it goes to local vendors

A $1.4 billion, 10-year deal has been struck to build the new Public Safety Network and local vendors will be responsible for building and operating it.

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Griffin on Tech: Going digital for the planet

Peter Griffin. 04 November 2022, 1:41 pm

A big investment is required to deploy digital technologies that will help cut carbon emissions. But firms that do so could boost their productivity too.

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OpenSSL - the vulnerabilities and the fixes

Peter Membrey. 02 November 2022, 2:35 pm

The OpenSSL Project has just released details on the vulnerabilities that they initially announced last week.

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Why PC sales are tanking this year

Peter Griffin. 01 November 2022, 10:15 am

After nearly three solid decades of growth, global sales of personal computers have fallen off a cliff this year.

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Critical vulnerability in OpenSSL 3 - should you be concerned?

Peter Membrey. 31 October 2022, 2:47 pm

The OpenSSL Project Team will tomorrow release a new version of OpenSSL to address a critical security vulnerability.

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Griffin on Tech: Hefty data breach fines sharpen the mind

Peter Griffin. 28 October 2022, 2:44 pm

Serious data breaches could soon be punished with a A$50 million fine in Australia. our own Privacy Act allows a mere $10,000 maximum penalty.

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Griffin on Tech: hurray for universal transport payments - why has this taken 13 years?

Peter Griffin. 21 October 2022, 12:52 pm

Here's some good news to end the week - we will soon have one contactless payment system we can use to tap on and off across all modes of public transport everywhere.

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Sweet deal for telcos as 5G spectrum rights are dished out 

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2022, 1:02 pm

The Government has foregone an auction process to allocate precious spectrum for 5G mobile services, instead allocating the three major telcos parcels of spectrum with 20-year usage rights.

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How Microsoft will build resilience into its new data centre region

Peter Griffin. 18 October 2022, 9:30 am

Microsoft's new data centre region under construction in Auckland will feature Azure Availability Zone, offering zonal and regional redundancy to combat major outages.

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