Stories by Rohan Pearce

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Uber confirms massive 2016 data breach

Uber has confirmed that in October 2016 hackers gained access to the licence numbers of 600,000 of its US drivers and the personal information of 57 million Uber users from around the world.

ANZ seeks opportunities in emerging tech

ANZ has appointed a new executive who the bank says will have responsibility “for developing potential new business opportunities and disruptive technologies as well as investing in emerging growth companies to improve the products and services provided to customers.”

How the Queensland Brain Institute deals with its data deluge

Storage can be a headache for any organisation that relies heavily on IT. But Jake Carroll, the senior IT manager (research) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), doesn’t just have to contend with the typical storage needs for a 500-person organisation.

Inside Xero’s mammoth cloud migration

When Xero announced in November that it had completed its shift to a public cloud platform, the accounting software-as-a-service provider claimed that it was one of the largest migrations of its kind to be attempted in Australia and New Zealand.

Google to bring its cloud platform to Australia

Google will next year launch a Sydney Google Cloud Region as part of a significant program of geographical expansion. In addition to Sydney, Google will launch regions in Mumbai, Singapore, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt.

The tech behind Fonterra’s move to activity-based working

Many of the headline shifts to activity-based working (ABW) have been by banks and other companies in the financial services sector. But across the ditch in New Zealand, dairy company Fonterra this year carried out a significant ABW transformation as part of the relocation of its head office.

How to cope after your CIO Googles DevOps

So your CIO thinks that cloud, BYOD and big data are all passé and now has declared The Next Big Thing in the IT department will be DevOps — and hey, even worse, he or she used the Google and has seen that Big Vendor X and Big Vendor Y offer 'DevOps-ready products' so all that it's going to take is picking up a bunch of overpriced automation tools.

NSW Trade & Investment sees future in cloud

The New South Wales Department of Trade and Investment is eyeing a hybrid cloud approach as a stepping stone towards moving away from owning and operating its own infrastructure.

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