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Skills shortages expected to hit over 90% of Australian and New Zealand businesses
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Careers & training

Skills shortages expected to hit over 90% of Australian and New Zealand businesses

This comes as over 66% of employees said they would benefit financially from changing jobs
28 Jun 2022
Why India wants to become a chipmaking powerhouse
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components

Why India wants to become a chipmaking powerhouse

The Indian government is setting aside billions of dollars to build a semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem from scratch
28 Jun 2022
Samsung fined $14 million over misleading water resistance claims across its Galaxy smartphones
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Mobile Phones

Samsung fined $14 million over misleading water resistance claims across its Galaxy smartphones

The company admitted its smartphones would become corroded and stop working if the devices were charged while still wet
23 Jun 2022
Toshiba eyes $22bn buyout offer in bid to go private
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Business strategy

Toshiba eyes $22bn buyout offer in bid to go private

The firm's options come after shareholders killed off a string of split proposals
23 Jun 2022
Tencent to open third data centre in Japan
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data centres

Tencent to open third data centre in Japan

There is currently over 183 MW of data centre capacity under construction in the country
22 Jun 2022
Can the four-day week take off in Japan?
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flexible working

Can the four-day week take off in Japan?

With Japan's traditionalist work culture set to clash with the radicalism of the four-day week, we examine how proposals to inject more flexibility in…
16 Jun 2022
Equinix to open $86 million data centre in Mumbai
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data centres

Equinix to open $86 million data centre in Mumbai

This will be its third data centre in the city, after it entered the country with two data centre acquisitions in 2021
9 Jun 2022
India’s new cyber rules risk driving away tech companies
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Policy & legislation

India’s new cyber rules risk driving away tech companies

A tech industry body has flagged that the rules could create create an “environment of fear”
6 Jun 2022
India backtracks on biometric ID system warning
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Policy & legislation

India backtracks on biometric ID system warning

Despite alerting citizens to problems with the system, it has now withdrawn the warning two days after its publication
30 May 2022
India to roll out 6G by end of decade
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Network & Internet

India to roll out 6G by end of decade

Prime minister Modi added that 5G is set to contribute $450 billion to India’s economy
18 May 2022
Data centres that switch from HDDs to SSDs use 70% less power
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data centres

Data centres that switch from HDDs to SSDs use 70% less power

This is part of Huawei’s strategy to help data centres go green through data storage
16 May 2022
IT admin deletes company’s databases and is jailed for seven years
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Policy & legislation

IT admin deletes company’s databases and is jailed for seven years

Forensic experts correlated WiFi connectivity logs and timestamps with internal CCTV footage to confirm their suspicions
16 May 2022
Australia pledges $5 million to create tech skills passport
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Careers & training

Australia pledges $5 million to create tech skills passport

The Coalition government plans to introduce the policy if re-elected later this month
11 May 2022
Japan aims to reduce reliance on major cloud providers
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public cloud

Japan aims to reduce reliance on major cloud providers

This comes after the government selected AWS and Google Cloud for a major cloud computing project last October
9 May 2022
China plans to dump 50 million foreign PCs within the next two years
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Policy & legislation

China plans to dump 50 million foreign PCs within the next two years

The country is also reportedly planning to phase out Windows in favour of Linux
6 May 2022
Arm China CEO refuses to step down despite being dismissed
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Business strategy

Arm China CEO refuses to step down despite being dismissed

This is the second time Arm has tried to get rid of the CEO, after falling out with him in 2020
5 May 2022
Australian state transport agency hit by cyber attack
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cyber attacks

Australian state transport agency hit by cyber attack

It warned that scammers might try to capitalise on the incident and told customers not to respond to unsolicited contact from anyone claiming to be fr…
4 May 2022
Arm finally ousts China CEO to clear way for IPO
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Business strategy

Arm finally ousts China CEO to clear way for IPO

This is the second time the company has tried to get rid of CEO Allen Wu from its Arm joint venture in China
29 Apr 2022
India lures chip firms in bid to become global semiconductor giant
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components

India lures chip firms in bid to become global semiconductor giant

The prime minister claims the country’s talent pool makes up to 20% of the world’s semiconductor design engineers
29 Apr 2022
Cloud marketplace Pax8 expands into Australia and New Zealand
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Managed service provider (MSP)

Cloud marketplace Pax8 expands into Australia and New Zealand

MSPs in the region can now sign up to be a Pax8 partner and purchase key products from vendors such as Acronis, Check Point, Bitdefender, and more
28 Apr 2022
Singapore's data usage set to quadruple by 2030
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data centres

Singapore's data usage set to quadruple by 2030

The country is a already an APAC leader in terms of data centre capacity
28 Apr 2022
Fujitsu to reportedly sell scanner business to Ricoh for $625 million
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mergers and acquisitions

Fujitsu to reportedly sell scanner business to Ricoh for $625 million

The Japanese IT services giant is hoping to focus more on software development
26 Apr 2022
AWS launches quantum random number generator
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cloud computing

AWS launches quantum random number generator

The cloud giant is using an Australian university’s technology to help customers access random numbers for experiments through an API
26 Apr 2022