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Taxi app wars heat up

The imminent launch of taxi booking application Ingogo has received a massive financial boost having secured first round investment funding from a collection of high-profile technology, banking and angel investors, including a Google staffer and MYOB co-founder.

September 14, 2011 by

8 ways to fix RIM with a reality check

It's almost becoming a daily ritual to see bad news spelling out Research In Motion's doom, whether it be disappointing earnings reports, layoffs, executive departures or just poor BlackBerry product sales in general. Jefferies, a global securities and investment banking group, has eight suggestions that could turn RIM around, but let's give each one a reality check first.

June 21, 2011

CommBank pours extra $370m into core

The Commonwealth Bank has flagged a dramatic increase in its investment into core banking modernisation, adding nine months onto the transformation timetable and an additional $370 million of spending.

February 9, 2011 by

Research: Green data centers on pace for rapid growth

For those of you who consider the green data center movement a fad, there is a new report out from Pike Research that suggests investment in greener facilities will grow rapidly over the next five years. In fact, Pike predicts that so-called green data centers -- with a focus on energy efficiency and environmental design sensitivities -- will generate $41.

August 10, 2010 by

IBM launches cloud computing services

IBM on Monday unveiled a series of cloud computing services including business consulting to determine return on investment, design and implementation and security architecture.Big Blue noted that its services will focus on public, private and hybrid cloud computing set-ups.

November 23, 2008 by

Ballmer says Google is "way behind" in mobile

At the Telstra investment day in Australia today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Google was "way behind" in mobile operating system design."They can hire smart guys, hire a lot of people, bla dee bla dee bla, but you know they start out way behind in a certain sense....

November 6, 2008 by

75% of online banking sites found vulnerable to security design flaws

In a paper entitled "Analyzing Web sites for user-visible security design flaws" to be published at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security meeting at Carnegie Mellon University July 25, Atul Prakash and two of his doctoral students examined 214 financial institutions in 2006, finding that over 75% of all the sites have at least one security design flaw :"These design flaws aren't bugs that can be fixed with a patch.

July 22, 2008 by

SAP navigating through paradigm shifts

At Software 2007 in Santa Clara, Calif., SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner talks to program host M.R. Rangaswami about Wall Street's unfavorable reaction to the company's $300 million-plus investment in next-generation software. Plattner also discusses his "minimalist" approach to application design.

May 9, 2007 by

Interface design key to CommSee success

The Commonwealth Bank's rebuilding of its front-end customer management system was a complex technical undertaking, but one of the most important aspects of its successful deployment was paying close attention to interface design, according to its developers.CommSee, which allows integrated access to customer information and common tasks for branch workers, has been the major IT project undertaken by the Australian banking giant in recent years.

September 25, 2006 by

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