Author Archives: Elliot Barbour

Govt’s high-risk IT project watchlist falls to 14

DTA drops four, adds two. The number of federal government IT projects considered high-risk by the Digital Transformation Agency has fallen to 14 after four projects were downgraded and one was cancelled. The DTA has been keeping tabs on high-risk projects since it was tasked with identifying all government IT projects valued at more than $10 […]

Westpac CIO reveals ‘five platform’ IT vision

      Starts building AI capabilities. Westpac will build five foundational platforms to simplify the bank’s existing architecture, as part of the ongoing transformation of its IT environment. Chief information officer Dave Curran told an Oracle CloudWorld event in Sydney yesterday the five platforms would allow the bank to refocus around “service” instead of […]

Budget Silent on Tech

Ted Pretty: A disappointing budget for the local tech sector This week’s federal budget confirmed that government had rejected its own innovation agenda, while changes to the R&D scheme may force early-stage tech companies to move overseas, according to Covata chief executive Ted Pretty. Mr Pretty, who served as a senior advisor at Macquarie Group […]

Technology Mega Trends

  The top 9 mega trends #1 The increasing data #2 IoT #3 The growth of computer power #4 The incredible rise of AI #5 Automation #6 3D printing #7 Tech interaction #8 Blockchains #9 Platforms (digital & physical)   Read the full story at the link.

Technologies trending in 2018

There are many technologies trending in 2018 but below listed technologies dominate 2018 and make headlines. 1) Driverless Cars The development race for self-driving cars was the major fodder for news channels around the world in 2017. The concept of self-driving cars has attracted some big corporations such as Google, Tesla, Mercedes and more in […]

Defence backs extra security for protected Azure cloud use

Defence is standing by advice to agencies hoping to consume Azure cloud for protected workloads, saying it will “continue” to work with Microsoft to “prepare” the services for government use. iTnews revealed on Monday that despite Microsoft becoming the first hyperscale cloud to be allowed to carry protected-level data, “additional configuration and security controls” were […]