Stories by Rohan Pearce

IT outage hits immigration systems at airports

The Australian Border Force has warned of delays in passenger processing at international airports, with ABF staff forced to resort to manual processing.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 April 19 09:00

Super fund Rest recruits UBank CIO

UBank’s chief information officer Jeremy Hubbard is joining superannuation fund Rest to lead a team covering strategy and planning, IT management, innovation, and data governance.

Written by Rohan Pearce26 April 19 11:37

Fines Victoria IT woes tax Ombudsman’s patience

The Victorian Ombudsman says her office has been flooded with complaints about Fines Victoria, after the agency launched on 31 December 2017 with only partial IT functionality.

Written by Rohan Pearce17 April 19 11:33

Optus CEO says 5G offers gigabit upgrade path for NBN, pushes new model for last mile

Optus CEO Allen Lew has called for the government and NBN Co to consider 5G wireless technology as an upgrade path for those parts of the National Broadband Network where performance is limited by the use of copper wiring, and as an alternative to laying additional fibre to households to deliver faster speeds.

Written by Rohan Pearce08 April 19 11:45

Government to boost fines for privacy breaches

The government says it will legislate increase the penalties that can be levied under the Privacy Act to 10 per cent of a company’s turnover, $10 million or three times the value of a benefit obtained through the misuse of information, whichever is greater, up from a current cap of $2.1 million for serious or repeated breaches.

Written by Rohan Pearce25 March 19 20:40

Security researcher pleads guilty in GoGet case

Illawarra-based security researcher Nikola Cubrilovic has pleaded guilty to charges related to unauthorised access to the GoGet service and will be sentenced in May.

Written by Rohan Pearce25 March 19 10:09

How Salesforce is helping deliver National Australia Bank’s ‘One NAB’ vision

Last week marked a key milestone for a National Australia Bank push to modernise and rationalise its CRM landscape – a strategy underpinned by Salesforce’s cloud-based CRM system. After modest beginnings last year, NAB has finished migrating all of its small business bankers to Salesforce.

Written by Rohan Pearce07 March 19 06:30

Oracle attacks Google over data collection, online ad dominance

Oracle has used the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s inquiry into the impact of major digital platforms on the Australian media landscape to assail Google over its dominance of online advertising.

Written by Rohan Pearce04 March 19 11:41