No. 2 carrier Optus says it has upgraded its Australia-wide wholesale fibre network to 100Gbps, hopefully bringing faster speeds and greater capacity to high-end corporate users in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Cairns.
The future of the NSW Government's controversial Opal contactless card fare-payment system is in some doubt, after Transport Minister Andrew Constance yesterday revealed plans to trial a rival system allowing passengers to use their bank credit cards on the State's public transport network.
Microsoft's cloud-born Office 365 has become the most popular application - or in its case more properly a suite of apps - used by businesses across Australia, according to identity management company Okta.
Technology stocks soared across the board as US stockmarkets rebounded overnight. The Nasdaq composite index leapt almost 12 percent, or 194.74 points, to close at 1844.25 at 7am, Sydney time. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 936 points, or 11 percent at 9387.61. All stocks in CDN's page 4 listing carry a plus mark. Big gainers included Apple, up $13.46, or almost 14 percent, to $110.26, after a week below $100; and Google, which jumped $49.02, or 14.7pc, to close at $381.02.
Discount retailer Big W is taking on global competitors with its latest inroads into the electronic bookstore business. Big W is aiming to beat the likes of Amazon, Kobo and iTunes with its own online offering that focuses on Australian content - and to increase its sales of e-book readers and tablets.
SYDNEY - Almost eight in 10 Australians (79 percent) support monitoring publicly available information on social media to detect possible terrorist activity, and 68 percent support such monitoring to identify public issues according to a new Unisys survey.
Ho wever, 68 percent are not comfortable with organisations using social media monitoring to make targeted advertising or offers.