Leon Spencer

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Leon covers enterprise technology and start-ups from ZDNet's Sydney newsroom.

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Smartphone surveillance on the rise for SMBs

Smartphone surveillance on the rise for SMBs

The latest generation of IP-based business security cameras is putting an end to night-time alarm callouts, with business owners now able to check on their commercial premises with a quick glance at a smartphone or tablet.

June 9, 2016 by

​The rapid rise of smartphone health care

​The rapid rise of smartphone health care

Smartphone health care is becoming a big business, with the global venture capital community pumping almost $300 million into the sector in Q1 2015, and the likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the FDA all helping to facilitate its rapid rise.

May 10, 2015 by

​Cloud moves see SAS ramp up dev and deployment

​Cloud moves see SAS ramp up dev and deployment

A rapidly increasing reliance on cloud-based infrastructure has seen business analytics stalwart SAS ramp up its services, deployment, capacity, and product portfolio development, according to company executive vice president and chief marketing officer Jim Davis.

May 7, 2015 by

​Mitnick's tips to combat social engineering

​Mitnick's tips to combat social engineering

Social engineering helped renowned former hacker Kevin Mitnick break into so many computer systems that he ended up on the FBI's most wanted list. Now, the information security expert shares his tips on how to protect against some of the most effective techniques.

May 6, 2015 by

​State and local governments to get myGov for free

​State and local governments to get myGov for free

Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the federal government will offer state and local governments the use of its myGov portal for free, as it works to ramp up public and private collaboration with its Digital Transformation Office.

May 5, 2015 by

Perrottet calls on governments to stop banning startups

Perrottet calls on governments to stop banning startups

Governments in Australia need to get over their knee-jerk reactions to emerging tech startups such as Uber and Airbnb if they want the country's economy to thrive, according to NSW Minister for Finance, Services, and Property Development Dominic Perrottet.

May 4, 2015 by

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