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  • US President Donald Trump has hinted at what some observers have been saying all along – that Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies will be part of a US-China trade deal whenever it is finalised. And in so doing, he contradicted his Secretary of State, Mike...

  • Data analytics and cybersecurity pushed cloud out of the top spot for increased technology investment by government chief information officers (CIOs) in 2019, according to a newly published global  survey. According to the survey from research firm Gartner the increased focus on data...

  • The Australian Government has launched a program for small and family businesses to apply for a digital makeover valued up to $20,000 to help them unlock the potential of technology and strengthen their business. Applications have now opened for businesses to apply, with the Federal Minister for...

  • ASD-certified Protected cloud provider Vault Systems has lost its role as cloud host of the Govpass ID system, with the government's Digital Transformation Agency deciding instead that the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Human Services would assume responsibility for hosting the...

  • Electronic waste (e-waste) is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia – with estimates there will be 223,000 tonnes of waste mounted up by 2023-24. According to a new report from Sustainability Victoria, Australians are high users of technology and among...

  • The Victorian Government will invest $2.4 million in the State’s startup sector, with the funds to be spread across 26 local government regions. The program, to be managed through Victoria’s startup development agency, Launch Victoria, will involve 15 projects across the local...

  • Geospatial imagery provider Spookfish has won a half million dollar contract to deliver aerial imagery and interactive portal technology to the NSW Government department of Spatial Services. Spookfish says the 12-month contract, with a value of $500,000, is its first with the NSW Government and...

  • The problems facing Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab have increased, with the European Parliament passing a motion on cyber security wherein it referred to Kaspersky Lab's software as having been confirmed to be malicious. It did not provide any source for this claim. The motion is a general...

  • When the Federal Government begins its trial of the identity solution Govpass in October, it will be both a proud and a nervous time for Rupert Taylor-Price, the man behind Vault Systems, the company providing the cloud infrastructure for the...

  • The US has finalised a deal to let Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corporation start operating again, a little more than a month after it was hit with a seven-year ban on importing American-manufactured components. Reuters cited a congressional aide as its source for the news, which it said...

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