Defence, Services Australia IT oversight set to face probe – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

Some of Canberra’s biggest IT shops have been targeted by the Australian Tempemail Audit Office in its latest laundry list of reviews scheduled to take place over the next 12 months. The auditor will also double-down on cyber security, with two potential reviews centering around the cyber resilience of government Continue Reading

ATO extends $1bn Optus megadeal for another 18 months – Strategy – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

The Australian Taxation Office has extended its decade-long managed network services megadeal with Optus while it continues searching for telcos to make up a new multi-sourcing arrangement. The national revenue agency handed Optus an 18-month extension earlier this month at a cost of $141.5 million that extends the existing deal until 30 December Continue Reading

Microsoft cuts jobs as it enters new fiscal year – Strategy- Tempemail

Microsoft said on Thursday it had trimmed its workforce across geographies and teams as it entered a new fiscal year from July 1. The Washington-based software giant declined to elaborate on the roles which had been eliminated, their numbers or their locations. Business Insider had earlier reported that the company Continue Reading

Infosys runs flight to bring employees stuck in A/NZ back to India – Strategy- Tempemail

IT services giant Infosys this week evacuated 128 employees from Australia and Singapore that had been unable to return to India due to lockdowns and international flight cancellations. iTnews has confirmed that the company chartered a flight from Melbourne to Hyderabad, which also stopped in Singapore. “We had 128 employees Continue Reading

Woolworths embraces SAP modernisation with move onto Azure – Strategy – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

Woolworths is the first company in Asia Pacific to avail itself of a program designed to help companies modernise their existing SAP footprints. The retailer will shift its current ECC 6.0 SAP environment to run on Microsoft Azure, though details of exactly what the project entails are thin. SAP’s A/NZ Continue Reading

DuluxGroup steps back from single-source IT offshoring – Strategy- Tempemail

Iconic Australian paint maker DuluxGroup is set to “move away” from a heavy single-sourced offshoring model for most IT services, and will instead insource some of the work. The company, which is now owned by Japan’s Nippon Paints, said an operational review had led to the strategic shift in how Continue Reading

Qld agencies told to review public datasets after de-identification lapses – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

Queensland government agencies have been urged to review all published data and identify datasets containing de-identified data, after the de-identification practices of two unnamed agencies were found to be lacking. The state’s Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) made the recommendation in a report this week that said there was Continue Reading

How Edith Cowan Uni’s two-year switch to video prepared it for COVID – Strategy – Projects – Cloud- Tempemail

Edith Cowan University’s push to overhaul the way it uses video has paid dividends with its recent switch to “emergency remote teaching”, and further improvements are on track for the second semester. The university began looking at incorporating more video into its teaching processes in 2017 as a “low hanging Continue Reading

Former David Jones IT contractor sentenced to 18 months gaol – Strategy – Software- Tempemail

A former David Jones IT contractor has been sentenced to 18 months prison for defrauding the retailer of just shy of $80,000 over a two-month period. Steven Prestage, 46, was found guilty of three counts of fraud and deception at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court last week for offences dating Continue Reading