Telstra joins Optus on government’s cloud services panel

Australia’s largest telco Telstra was added to the Department of Finance’s whole-of-government cloud services panel this week, along with fellow telco, and Vocus acquisition, Amcom. The two companies on Tuesday joined Australia’s second-largest telco, Singtel subsidiary Optus Networks, and IT services provider Empired Limited, both of which were added to the panel just a week […]

Facebook talks plans for drones, virtual reality at F8 2015


Image: James Martin/CNET SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook‘s multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Oculus VR still has some followers puzzled, but the social network offered some extra foresight into its vision for the subsidiary on Thursday. “Virtual reality — done right — truly is reality as far as the observer is concerned,” argued Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash […]

Apple and Foxconn launch China iPhone trade-in program

With the trade-in program in the United States successfully boosting sales in the market, Apple has decided to introduce the program to China — its largest overseas market — as soon as March 31, a Bloomberg news report said on Thursday, citing unnamed sources. Under the trade-in program, consumers will be able to take used […]

Microsoft rolls out major Surface Pro 3 firmware update


Microsoft has made available a major firmware update for its Intel-based Surface Pro 3 devices. The March 2015 Surface Pro 3 firmware update, delivered on March 26, includes a number of new features and updates, including changes to the Surface Pro Unified Extensible Firmware Interfacee (UEFI), which adds support for enterprise disk encryption and other […]

Empired scopes hybrid cloud ECMS for Australian market

Perth-based technology services company Empired is signalling a strategy shift for its cloud-based Cohesion enterprise content management system (ECMS). Developed by New Zealand-based Intergen, which Empired acquired in October, Cohesion is one of three ECMS options on a non-mandatory all-of-government supply panel. In New Zealand, Cohesion is hosted on the government’s infrastructure-as-a-service platform, effectively making […]

Most popular US web browsers, according to the federal government


We finally have some clear, objective data on which web browsers and operating systems are the most popular in the United States. Thanks to the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), we now know that over the last 90 days, and 1.39-billion web visits to more than 37 government agencies, Google Chrome is the most […]