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Is the Australian Government’s Quantum Computing Gamble Good for the Local IT Industry?

Over the last year, Australia’s potential to become a leader in quantum computing was given a number: potentially adding $6 billion to the economy in the coming decades. Now, there is meaningful progress being made towards this ambition, and in the medium term, the IT industry needs to prepare for . . . Read more

What Is Single Touch Payroll (STP) and How It Works?

Single touch payroll is a payroll initiative from the Australian government. With single touch payroll, companies report employees’ payroll information directly to the government each time they run payroll. Read on to discover how single touch payroll works and what the benefits are. 3 QuickBooks Company Size Employees per Company . . . Read more

Black Basta Ransomware Struck More Than 500 Organizations Worldwide

A joint cybersecurity advisory from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Health and Human services and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center was recently released to provide more information about the Black Basta ransomware. Black Basta affiliates have targeted organizations in the U.S., Canada, . . . Read more

Cisco’s Splunk Acquisition Should Help Security Pros See Threats Sooner in Australia and New Zealand

Cisco announced in 2023 it would acquire Splunk for US $28 billion (AU $42.4 billion). Described as “the Moby Dick” of deals, it aimed to combine Cisco’s extended detection and response systems with Splunk’s security information and event management tech. Because of both Splunk and Cisco’s existing customer bases in . . . Read more

Report: Organisations Have Endpoint Security Tools But Are Still Falling Short on the Basics

Most IT and security teams would agree that ensuring endpoint security and network access security applications are running in compliance with security policies on managed PCs should be a basic task. Even more basic would be ensuring these applications are present on devices. And yet, many organisations still fail to . . . Read more

Combatting Deepfakes in Australia: Content Credentials is the Start

There is growing consensus on how to address the challenge of deepfakes in media and businesses, generated through technologies such as AI. Earlier this year, Google announced that it was joining the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity as a steering committee member — other organisations in the C2PA include . . . Read more

Gartner: 4 Bleeding-Edge Technologies in Australia

For IT leaders, it is an exciting and challenging time. On the one hand, there is the need to be in a state of constant innovation. On the other hand, understanding where that innovation comes from and where the best areas to direct limited resources are can be difficult. Finding . . . Read more

The Australian Government’s Manufacturing Objectives Rely on IT Capabilities

In recent weeks, the Australian government has announced several objectives and initiatives that are intended to drive towards a single outcome: a far more robust local manufacturing industry. For Australia to be able to achieve this, it’s going to need a highly capable and equally well-resourced IT sector working in . . . Read more

9 Innovative Use Cases of AI in Australian Businesses in 2024

More than three-quarters of Australian businesses are excited about the opportunities AI presents to them. A lack of AI talent and skills are holding some projects back, but we’re already seeing remarkably innovative uses of AI by enterprises that have been in a position to take an early mover advantage. . . . Read more

How Are APAC Tech Salaries Faring in 2024?

Working for a salary in tech has been somewhat of a wild ride in APAC in recent years. First, there were the boom times leading into the year 2022, when the widespread pursuit of digitisation initiatives following the peak of the global pandemic combined with pervasive talent shortages put tech . . . Read more