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ABS Tries To Drop IBM In A Bucket Of Crap After Census Fiasco

2016 will be remembered as the year technology giant IBM hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. They’ve been blamed, almost completely, by the ABS for what’s now known as #censusfail. IBM has recently sacked a couple of staff over the incident but I think there’s more to it.


IBM And The ABS Census: Let The Blame Games Begin

In the wake of the Census debacle that happened this week, there’s been a lot of finger-pointing as to who was to blame. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and IBM, the company hosting and managing the Census website, on notice, expressing his disappointment over Tuesday’s website meltdown. Well, he’s going to be even more disappointed today as the Census website went down again last night. It’s looking more likely that IBM will be shouldering the majority of the blame for the Census disaster. Read on to find out more.


Australian Signals Directorate: Your Census Data Is OK

The Australian Signals Directorate has confirmed that no data was compromised amidst the Census debacle of the past couple of days.


How To Reduce The Cost Of A Data Breach In Your Organisation

Recently, I caught up with a friend who works in IT security and the topic of data breaches came up in conversation. He said it used to be hard to convince stakeholders in an organisation about the costs of data breaches; brand damage is difficult to quantify in dollars. But thanks to major data leakage incidents from the likes of Sony and Telstra in recent years, protection of digital information is now being taken seriously. A new report by the Ponemon Institute looks closer at the hard costs associated with data breaches and examines what methods organisations can adopt to reduce that cost. Read on to find out more.


Ex-IBM Developer Charged With Economic Espionage After Stealing Proprietary Source Code

In a bit of industry news: A former IBM employee in China has charged with economic espionage after he was arrested for stealing and attempting to sell proprietary source code that IBM owned. He had tried to sell the code to undercover FBI agents in the US. Here are the details.


IBM Watson Is Now Gunning For Cybercriminals

IBM Watson is a cognitive computing platform that uses artificial intelligence to essentially “think” for itself. A new cloud-based version of the technology dubbed Watson for Cyber Security has just been announced — and its coming after hackers.


Cognitive Computing Explained In One Paragraph

The phrase “cognitive computing” is often bandied about when discussing artificial intelligence, data mining and deep machine learning. But what does it actually mean? During Nvidia’s GTC technology conference, IBM Watson’s chief technology officer Rob High gave a perfect distillation of this complex topic.


IBM Adds Hybrid Cloud Capabilities To LinuxOne Mainframe Offering

IBM has ramped up efforts to make mainframes sexy again by adding hybrid cloud capabilities, along with other goodies, to its LinuxOne offering. The Linux-based mainframe was released last year with ability to scale out to 8000 virtual servers. Here’s what you need to know.


Play With Apple's Open Source Programming Language In Your Browser With IBM Swift Sandbox

Apple made Swift, it’s programming language for iOS, OS X and watchOS, open source last week. Clearly IBM is excited because it has responded swiftly (sorry, couldn’t resist) by releasing the Swift Sandbox tool which lets you write and execute Swift code in a Linux server environment. Here are the details.


IBM Brings Big Guns To Linux Party With Gargantuan Enterprise Mainframes

IBM has come out with some powerful hardware which aims to boost the popularity of mainframe servers running the Linux open source OS in large organisations. The vendor has introduced the LinuxOne line with a mainframe that can scale out to 8000 virtual servers. Here’s more information on the announcement.


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