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Cloud appetite boosts Bulletproof's bottom line

Cloud services provider posts 29 per cent revenue growth in its first year as a listed company, buoyed by the increase in customer demand for Amazon Web Services.

Is anyone interested in Windows Phones anymore?

As Android and Apple carve up the smartphone market between them HTC’s decision to release a Windows version of the One M8 phone is unlikely to do Microsoft any favours.

Turning Big Data into smart data

Big Data has captured our imagination but simply having access to lots of data isn’t going to make an organisation more competitive, nimble and innovative.

Is Telstra wrong to bet big on the Internet of Things?

David Thodey is a believer in the IoT but with many companies vying for a slice of the emerging market, there's no guarantee telcos will come out on top.

Justice seeks savings in cloud

The NSW Department of Police and Justice plans to move 12,000 full-time employees to a cloud computing model for email as part of a plan to procure technology like electricity, where users are charged on a consumption basis.

Veda, IBM extend analytics relationship

IT giant signs a five-year multimillion dollar agreement with listed analytics firm to help it cope with increasing data flows.

Telstra lifts the lid on its next-gen cloud collaboration service

Service will be available from the end of August to customers on a monthly, “per worker” basis and would be delivered via Telstra’s cloud infrastructure.

NSW ups ante on data centres with new site

State government flicks the switch on the second phase of its data centre facility in the western Sydney suburb of Silverwater.

The Android Wear experience: Google's smartwatches

Google reckons the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live have the design and software chops, but is an Android Wear smartwatch really a must-have accessory?

My week with the FitBit Flex - a desk jockey's hands on review

If you spend your days parked at a desk, a FitBit alone isn't going to turn your life around.

Software-defined networking: Ask why, not what

While SDN has its place and purpose in IT service delivery, there is a danger of it becoming a solution in search of a problem.

Do you really need Microsoft Office anymore?

Word, Excel and PowerPoint alternatives from Google and Apple have many of the same features, but Microsoft's subscription service comes with perks.

Coles seeks to boost local producer ties with RANGEme

Wesfarmers-owned supermarket chain signs up to new online tool RANGEme to increase the visibility of emerging local products.

Autodesk’s $25m 'gift' to students

3D design software firm Autodesk will donate around 100 products to more than 5m students in Australia and New Zealand.

Tread carefully in the uncharted Internet of Things

A gold rush mentality threatens to undermine security in the emerging IoT, and it will be up to business to demand more from manufacturers as standards evolve.

Managing security and uptime in the cloud

With securing internal networks and ensuring uptime a perennial challenge for organisations and here are a few tips worth considering.

Meet the Big Data superheroes

The data scientist job title barely existed three years ago but is now one of the hottest corners of the high-tech labour market.

Aussie hackers eye $US100,000 reward

A team of Aussie developers is honing its skills ahead of PayPal's global hackathon in Silicon Valley – and there is a very nice bounty up for grabs.

Australia's construction industry needs a data-driven makeover

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The local building and construction players are already using technology but the problems of chronic underinvestment and a lack of innovation need to be nipped in the bud.

LG G3: Not good enough to beat the competition

LG has raised the stakes with its new flagship smartphone but the G3 is let down by some frustrating missteps in critical areas.

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