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.
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Every year or so, in order to probably distract us from their complete cluelessness when it comes to digital innovation, Australian governments tell us how they plan to support technology companies buy creating our local answer to California’s Silicon Valley. At a recent conference, I had the chance to ask a panel of four senior managers and leaders of Silicon Valley unicorns what they thought governments could do to create environments where tech start ups can flourish.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Traditional intrusion detection systems rely on systems that collect data when actual devices or applications are infiltrated. Some security experts advocate the use of honeypots, to lure bad guys into systems that look valuable but are simply decoys. But a new start up is taking a different approach.
Dick Smith is officially closing the doors on all stores across Australia and New Zealand. The electronics chain needs to get rid of all its existing stock and is hosting a fire sale today. Here are the discounts you can expect to find for HD TVs, smartphones, drones, laptops, DSLR cameras, games consoles, headphones and Apple products.
The rights owners of the Dallas Buyers Club film have finally thrown in the towel on its piracy court case against ISP iiNet. Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBC LLC) launched legal action against iiNet and several smaller ISPs in late 2014 to acquire details on their subscribers that were suspected of illegally downloading the movie. The rights holders eventually lost the court case but had the right to appealed. Now the court battle is officially over.
The Indigenous Hunza people in the hills of Pakistan don't eat until lunchtime, existing on a mostly raw diet of fruit, nuts and seeds with a little yoghurt thrown in. There is one cooked meal per day -- dhal with wholemeal chapattis.
Every single night.
This has been my diet for the last four weeks.
The storage market is in flux. Spinning drives are being usurped by flash storage and software defined storage is emerging as a challenger to purpose-built storage arrays. We spoke with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Head of Storage in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, Phil Davis about what he’s seeing with storage technologies.
Over the course of a year I probably receive at least one press release each week from some company telling me they’ve been named by an analyst firm as a leader in their chose field or niche. Typically, the release will start something like "Company X has been named a Superhero in the Consultant’s League of Heroes for disarming bombs". But do these accolades even matter?
During the recent Intel Focus 15 event, Bryan Dye - Intel Security’s recently appointed corporate vice president and general manager of the group's global security products said that two things attracted him to the position: great technology and a great corporate strategy. What attracts you to working at a specific company?
During a recent talk at a conference, one of the speakers spoke about why people choose to leave jobs. I’ve read a lot of research about why people leave work. It might be because they feel undervalued or that they simply don’t enjoy their work. But the speaker put it to the audience that people don't leave jobs - they leave bosses.