Govt funding starts flowing to agencies in real-time – Strategy – Software- Tempemail

Federal government agencies can now access urgent funding during business hours or on the weekend through the New Payments Platform (NPP), ending a decades-old reliance on manual cash management processes. After a two-year project to bring real-time settlement to the government, the Department of Finance commenced using the NPP – Continue Reading

Social media giants to face same EU hateful content rules as broadcasters – Software- Tempemail

Facebook, Alphabet-owned YouTube, Twitter and other social media will for the first time be subject to EU broadcasting rules on hate speech and harmful content under European Commission guidelines announced on Thursday. The amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive adopted in 2018 came in part from lobbying by broadcasters Continue Reading

Australian Catholic Uni turns analytics onto student wellbeing – Projects – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has turned its newly united data environment into a data lake to provide a single view of student development. The data lake uses Microsoft’s Power BI and Azure data platform to support students who may need extra help or who are at risk of dropping Continue Reading

Google delays US office re-opening to September – Software- Tempemail

Google is delaying the reopening of its US offices by around two months because of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in some states. All of Google’s US offices will now remain closed at least until September 7, Google spokeswoman Katherine Williams told Reuters. Google said in late Continue Reading

Turkey determined to control social media platforms, Erdogan says – Software- Tempemail

Turkey will introduce regulations to control social media platforms or shut them down, President Tayyip Erdogan announced, pressing ahead with government plans after he said his family was insulted online. Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Erdogan’s son-in-law, said on Twitter on Tuesday that his fourth child had been born. Following the Continue Reading

Optus commits to digital core upgrade – Cloud – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Optus is set to upgrade its core business systems to SAP’s S/4 HANA, creating a “digital core” that could help it enable new capabilities at the edge like predictive maintenance for cellular towers. The telco said in a slide deck that it would move from SAP’s ERP central component (ECC) Continue Reading

Woolworths pays record $1m fine for spamming customers – Software- Tempemail

Woolworths has been fined $1 million for breaching Australia’s anti-spam laws more than 5 million times over the course of a year. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said the $1,003,800 infringement notice is the largest it has ever issued. The fine was handed down – and paid – Continue Reading

Deutsche Boerse says software glitch caused trading outage – Software- Tempemail

The reappearance of a software glitch that was first seen in April was behind a nearly three hour outage on Wednesday on Germany’s electronic trading platform Xetra, the exchange operator Deutsche Boerse said. The issue resulted from a problem with third-party software and has been fixed, Deutsche Boerse said. “The Continue Reading

Consumer Data Right for banking goes live – Strategy – Finance – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

Australia’s ‘big four’ banks have today gone live with the first phase of the national open banking scheme known as consumer data right (CDR), giving customers greater control over their own data. Individual customers of the big four can now request their bank share their data for deposit and transaction Continue Reading

ATO systems crash in tax time refund rush – Software- Tempemail

The Australian Taxation Office’s citizen-facing online services have crashed on the first day of the new financial year, as people rushed to submit tax returns and take a second bite at the government’s early release super scheme. Problems with ATO Online – the agency’s online services platform for individuals, which Continue Reading