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As the Australian government begins to dip its toes into cloud services, hybrid cloud offers a good balance, according to Cisco's ANZ head Ken Boal.
Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection is revamping its information management practices with the establishment of an accountability task force, after a breach last year of G20 leaders' personal information.
The top-of-the-line Blackphones are said to be "NSA-proof," despite the FBI's new policy that demonizes encryption as a "huge problem" for law enforcement.
The Australian competition watchdog is calling for industry feedback on whether the proposed auction of unused 1800MHz spectrum bandwidth in regional Australia should be subject to competition limitations.
A review of the Australian Department of Defence has recommended that the CIO have much more oversight of the systems within the department, and target a reduction in duplicated systems.
Lawyers have warned that under legislation before the Australian parliament, copyright owners could face no challenge to cases brought to the court seeking to block sites, meaning that sites could be blocked without the court determining whether the sites actually infringe on copyright.
The Australian government has appointed KPMG to advise the government on the potential sale of its secure interdepartmental telecommunications network.
The final report of the Australian government's Competition Policy Review has called for the reform of the country's taxi industry in order to accommodate new ride-sharing services like those provided by Uber.
An award-winning secure online identity verification platform developed by the New Zealand government is struggling to win users.
As PCs in general continue to find their way (or not) in the new mobile-first world, Chromebooks have all but settled into a sweet spot in serving schools and businesses.
Westpac's Jason Yetton has highlighted that businesses need to begin responding better to technology changes, and believes raising education levels and investing in R&D is the way to go.
The Victorian government has released the state's public transport timetable data, allowing developers and the likes of Google Maps to be able to provide detailed public transport trip directions for the city.
A new discussion paper released by the Australian government suggests that the emergence of new financial transaction technology such as bitcoin is making it tough for the country's authorities to clamp down on tax avoidance.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the new Digital Transformation Office will share its successful applications with governments and industry.
Workplace training and education have often been sedentary practices, practically chaining would-be students to their desks as videos and quizzes go on and on.
There are a lot of players in the mandatory data-retention debate. We look at who is for the legislation, and who is opposing it.
2014 was a pretty rough year from a cybersecurity perspective. So that means that 2015 will be better, right? Right? Yeah, not so much. We'll tell you why.
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You may think you know how scary government can get, but you ain't seen nothin' yet!
How do you vanish online? Follow these 10 steps to get started.
Tomorrow, voting machines will be working at full steam as Brazilians go to the polls for the second round of the country's general elections. We take you though the main developments of e-voting in Brazil over the last 30 years.
In what ways can teachers use tech to enrich their lessons?
Operating and maintaining the sensitive IT equipment in Australia's tropical far north can be a challenging undertaking, but NEC Australia has worked out a way to keep things running for some of Australia's most remote communities.
No matter the age, learning a programming language is a marketable skill. Here are mobile apps to assist you.
ZDNet took iRobot's new Android-based robot controller for a spin at a briefing in New York City. (Spoiler alert: nothing broke.)
Out of the thousands on offer to make your life easier, here is a roundup of the most essential Android applications for students.
What are some of the most innovative tech projects and ideas seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this month?
A high-spec laptop for design, a budget laptop for reading or a decent all-rounder -- whatever your student needs going back to school, you can find it here.
A high-spec tablet for media, a budget tablet for reading or a decent all-rounder -- whatever your student needs going back to school, you can find it here.
From gaming headsets to budget tablets, here are some of the best back to school tech and gadgets on the market.
Appointing critics of Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) project to the cost-benefit analysis review will result in the upcoming report stating the Coalition government's policy was correct, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.
Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam believes making Foxtel-exclusive content available on other platforms is the best method to reduce copyright infringement in Australia.
Australian Government Chief Technology Officer John Sheridan speaks to ZDNet about the implementation of cloud within government agencies, and the cloud provider panel.
In a sit-down interview with ZDNet, Australian Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised that under a Coalition government, NBN Co will be more transparent and more business-like than it is today.
Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.
While some companies have taken to social media like ducks to water, others are frightened to even dip their toes in. ZDNet Australia held a roundtable this month with IT executives from top Australian companies to gauge how social they are and how social they'd like to be.
Governments worldwide are investing in cyber armies and intelligence to counter growing online threats.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
Microsoft is not known for educational computing tools, but with Office Mix it's turning PowerPoint into a tool for building online lessons.
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of its venerable browser while adding some much-needed security features.
WordPerfect 12.0 features a core stable of productivity apps but suffers from its poor handling of Microsoft files.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.