Australia's welfare system is in need of a "desperately needed" computer upgrade, according to Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, who said on Wednesday that the system, which is responsible for AU$290 million in payments each day, is running on "Walkman-era" technology.
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Microsoft is rolling out the first major update to software and services for its Microsoft fitness Band, along with the first Band developer kit previews for Windows Phone and Android phones.
Visa announces Mobile Location Confirmation service; travelers should welcome verification technology
Visa will begin rolling out a new geo-location service, powered by Finsphere, in April. Your smartphone and financial institution will work together to improve your card purchasing experiences.
Cloud decisions for enterprises are shifting back to central IT; Amazon Web Services leads; Microsoft's Azure surges and there's a lot of headroom left for infrastructure as a service.
The most important announcement at Microsoft's Windows 10 demo in Redmond the other day wasn't Windows 10 or Cortana, or even holograms. It was these four words: Windows as a Service.
The lobby group representing technology giants including Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook has said that the mandatory data-retention legislation before the Australian parliament could see its own services caught up by the scheme.
Just how vulnerable was Microsoft Windows last year, and which services were most at risk?
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Many enterprises have commenced deployment of hybrid cloud models, receiving the dual benefits of public cloud offloading of infrastructure concerns and private cloud safeguarding of data.
Kusnetzky Group analysts spoke with over 200 different suppliers of technology and services in 2014. Here's a quick summary of what we learned and where we think the market is headed in the coming year.
Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for US-based Microsoft account purchases of Xbox games and mobile content, along with other products and services in its Windows Store.
Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft's plan for making money on Windows is via other services that will be attached to the operating system, rather than depending on OS licensing as much as in the past.
HP Technology Services will offer Chef's IT automation platform as part of its Datacenter Care infrastructure automation offering.
Technology-based services continue to perform well even in a difficult year.
NewSat will provide ground infrastructure support and future satellite services from its Adelaide facility to a European satellite operator as part of a new master purchase agreement.
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Easing burdens placed on legacy infrastructure by the rapid growth of mobile technology in the enterprise requires a cloud-based approach.
AWS CTO Werner Vogels outlines a new service that could scale Docker container technology. The move also speaks to the developer base.
Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Amazon Web Services, positioned the company's cloud as a feature rich stack instead of a commodity infrastructure play.
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The Internet of Things is set to revolutionise the way business is conducted. Recognising security concerns and infrastructure requirements needed to support IoT integration now will ensure that your enterprise IT architecture is ready to benefit from this technology in the future.
IBM has named Martin Jetter as senior vice president and head of its global technology services unit.
Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
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