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Fears tax breaks across Tasman threaten massive growth in NZ gaming industry
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The digital games industry has seen record annual growth but fears Australian tax breaks and other industry incentives will draw the industry away.
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Localsearch reveals website security threats SMBs are facing
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Daniel Stoten, Executive Chairman at Localsearch, has released five tips businesses can use to protect their website and business from cyber attacks.
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The solution to the cyber security shortage is in our own backyard
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We’ve heard a lot about solutions to Australia’s labour and skills shortage. What’s clear is that the issue spans many sectors, and none of the ideas on offer so far represent a silver bullet.
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Samsung reaches new 5G mmWave milestone in Australia
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Samsung has hit a new milestone in Australia, achieving 10km long-range transmission over 5G mmWave in a recent field trial conducted with NBN.
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Tasmanian Government sees success with Telstra, Motorola Solutions partnership
Thu 27 Oct 2022
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Tasmania Police have successfully tested a new encrypted radio system after being granted an early access trial of the Tasmanian Government Radio Network (TasGRN) at the T20 Cricket World Cup event in Hobart.
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What happened at the Sydney Cloud and Datacenter Convention
Thu 25 Aug 2022
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We attended the industry event at Luna Park in Sydney, with updates from the NSW state government and key vendors.
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Workday completes IRAP and gains FedRAMP authorisation
Mon 18 Jul 2022
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Workday has completed the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment at the Protected level, allowing its customers to process data in compliance with IRAP guidelines.
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eInvoicing the key to economic recovery in Australia
Fri 11 Feb 2022
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In line with new legal requirements put in place by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), eInvoicing practices are being widely rolled out in a bid to enhance the Australian economy.
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Valta Technology Group appointed to ATO's Peppol eInvoicing panel
Fri 4 Feb 2022
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“There has never been a more critical time for Government agencies to regain control of their procurement and invoicing functions."
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Solving talent shortages in Australian markets
Thu 13 Jan 2022
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Without significant white-collar migration to Australia, in the short term, there are simply not enough skilled and trained professionals to fill certain industries.
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Australia's Ransomware Action Plan a major step forward for cybercrime prevention
Fri 12 Nov 2021
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The Australian Federal Government has put forward its Ransomware Action Plan - a new set of processes built on the 2020 cybersecurity strategy, which was a welcome addition in its own right. 
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Macquarie's Sydney data centres granted Hosting Certification Framework
Mon 30 Aug 2021
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“The Certified Strategic listing of our portfolio is further proof that Macquarie Data Centres is rising to the evolving expectations of private and public sector customers."
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Workday joins AU Govt's DTA Cloud Marketplace; expands services on AWS
Fri 25 Jun 2021
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The appointment enables the company to offer the Australian government a range of cloud applications for finance, human resources, and planning.
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Macquarie opens new high security data centre in Australia's capital
Mon 21 Jun 2021
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The Intellicentre 5 Bunker (IC5) is critical infrastructure designed to support Australia’s data sovereignty, national cyber security and digital skills development, according to a statement from Macquarie.
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Productivity Commission seeking feedback on Right to Repair report
Tue 15 Jun 2021
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The report explores ways in which governments and manufacturers could improve their products and repair processes for independent repairers and consumers.
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Why continuous digital transformation should be top of mind for government agencies
Fri 14 May 2021
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With increasingly secure cloud options available, there is little holding agencies back from embracing cloud. 
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ANZ vendors respond to Australian govt budget announcement
Wed 12 May 2021
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The initiative around tech growth and investment in the budget presents a robust start on a longer term need to support the development and adoption of technology.
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Aussie businesses want more support from Government - Xero survey
Tue 4 May 2021
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Australian businesses have high expectations for the Government’s upcoming budget. 
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Snowflake completes IRAP assessment, looks to enable Aus Govt
Thu 29 Apr 2021
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“The completion of the IRAP assessment now allows Snowflake to work with all Australian Government agencies since many departments require the protected status to have been reached."
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AIIA pushes for Aus Govt to fund AI research and commercialisation
Thu 22 Apr 2021
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"The AIIA has provided feedback and advice on the proposed National AI Strategy, now is the time for the Federal Government to step up and commit their support.”
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6clicks partners with Microsoft to bring greater security to Aus Government
Wed 21 Apr 2021
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Initially, the new offering will support the information security needs of Australian government departments and agencies as they seek to improve their risk and compliance maturity.
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Skill Finder wins $2.7m grant from Australian Government
Tue 6 Apr 2021
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This grant will help to further develop the platform to enable Australian workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to acquire applicable digital micro-skills for free.
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Think 5G for business innovation is out of your company’s reach? Think again
Wed 10 Mar 2021
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Today more than ever, Australia is seen as ‘the lucky country’, writes Cradlepoint's Gavin Wilson.
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Macquarie launches IC5, new sovereign data centre worth $17m
Mon 1 Mar 2021
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Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government are set to launch a new Government-certified, highly secure data centre facility in Canberra.
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