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Tensions between the ASX and the CHESS Replacements Stakeholder Group (CRSG) — whose members include shareholder associations and registry businesses — are burning red hot as the parties argue over the market impact of the proposed Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)-based replacement to CHESS. A letter sent by ASX Chairman Rick

An A$800 million JobMaker Digital Business Plan has been released this week to support economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the package is: targeted at building on this digital transformation of Australian businesses to drive productivity and income growth and create jobs. The plan includes

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the greatest business technology spending rush in history, according to the KPMG and Harvey Nash’s annual CIO survey, now in its 22nd year. Read more: CIO Survey Reveals Pandemic Triggered Biggest Tech Spend In History But while organisations were spending as much as US$15 billion each

Most Australian organisations have low levels of “data maturity”, leaving millions of dollars on the table, according to Deloitte research commissioned by Amazon. But the consultants say data will drive a new wave of digital transformations and some local organisations are reporting data maturity is already improving their bottom line.

Amazon will offer a Netflix style cloud gaming subscription service named Luna, with select titles in 4K 60fps. After years of tinkering, Amazon is making a bet on cloud gaming, revealing a new subscription service during its annual hardware event. Known as “Luna” the cloud gaming platform will initially be

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the greatest business technology spending rush in history, with organisations dropping as much as US$15 billion each week to support a shift to remote work. But technology leaders say they will need to reign much of that spend back in over the next year and cybersecurity

3.5 million black Americans were categorised as “deterrence” by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign team, according to UK media. Channel 4 News says it has obtained access to a “vast cache of data” used by Donald Trump’s campaign team to help profile 200 million American voters in his successful

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Telstra and Microsoft have recommitted to their long running partnership on cloud computing, network connectivity and sustainability. The announcement, made late last week, means the two companies will work closely on 5G, edge computing and IoT. Microsoft’s Azure will also be the telcos cloud public cloud of choice and be

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Groundbreaking international research by MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) reveals that enterprises that invest in building the digital skills of their internal workforce significantly out-perform those who cut back or who attempt to build their digital skills by hiring contractors or other forms of outside expertise. That conclusion

Spark, New Zealand’s largest telco, says “capacity on demand” allowed it to adapt to a huge workload change it had not anticipated when customers stayed home during the pandemic. Spark says the strategy is also helping it reduce its environmental impact. Typical peak traffic times for Spark are around 9pm,