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Australian payments clearing system overhaul to cost AU$1b

Australian payments clearing system overhaul to cost AU$1b

The rollout and operation of Australia's next-generation real-time central financial payments clearing ecosystem could cost the local financial services industry in excess of AU$1 billion over a 12-year period, according to Australian Payments Clearing Association chief Chris Hamilton.

published December 1, 2014 by

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Inside NAB's first concept branch: photos

Inside NAB's first concept branch: photos

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is looking to smarten up its branches going forwards, and last month unveiled its very first concept store in Melbourne. ZDNet Australia went to take a look behind the scenes at the branch's mix of smart self-service technology and open-plan design.

published January 15, 2012 by

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Inside CommBank's Kaching: photos

Inside CommBank's Kaching: photos

The Commonwealth Bank has made a to-do list as long as its proverbial arm for the future of its NFC-enabled, pay-anyone app Kaching!, which includes support for virtual currency, like Facebook Credits, coupons, deals and an eventual partnership with Google for its Wallet product. Take a look inside the first iteration of Kaching! and our chat with CommBank chief marketing officer, Andy Lark.

published October 24, 2011 by

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Inside CBA's tech-heavy office: photos

Inside CBA's tech-heavy office: photos

It's taken 18 months from go to woe, but the Commonwealth Bank has begun moving over 300 staff per week into its lavish new tech-filled offices on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. ZDNet Australia was invited to tour the offices with the bank's chief information officer, Michael Harte.

published September 21, 2011 by

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Ten catastrophes: All-time worst tech industry executive decisions

Ten catastrophes: All-time worst tech industry executive decisions

IT, software and computer companies are certainly not without their share of poor executive decisions and mismanagement. While dozens of notable examples could have made our list, these were by far the top top 10 worst in the history of the technology industry, causing many billions of dollars of lost revenue or resulted in the downfall of entire companies.

published September 1, 2011 by

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Oracle scrutinized by financial and industry analysts

A recent investor downgrade is shining the spot light on Oracle this week but is it really justified? How can the company overcome the concerns of both investors and customers? Watch ZDNet Irregular Enterprise editor Dennis Howlett as he explains what's happening, what it means, and what's next for the world's second largest software company.

published March 14, 2012 by

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Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder and longtime friend Steve Wozniak talks about his "unbelievably fortunate partnership" with Steve Jobs. Wozniak also reveals what Jobs said to him in recent months about his illness. He spoke with Erica Hill, co-anchor of CBS News' "The Early Show."

published October 6, 2011 by

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Local game industry on path for growth

Although some larger game development studios fell over in the wake of the global financial crisis, Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) president Tony Lawrence is confident that there's a lot of potential for the Australian gaming development industry.

published July 7, 2011 by

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