A code of ethics in IT: just lip service or something with bite?

10:48PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Robert Merkel

Many professionals risk the wrath of their governing body if they act against any code of ethics. But not so the IT industry.

Code Club helps teachers get with the program

9:22PM | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Teachers are the real heroes of the coding in school movement and need to be given more support, Code Club national program manager Kelly Tagalan says.

How to build a successful consumer mobile app

8:35PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Mark McDonald

Making a hugely successful app like Snapchat or Angry Birds has little to do with luck. There are patterns to the success.

Microsoft wants to win back your support with Windows 10

7:27PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | David Tuffley

The latest version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system will begin rolling out from Wednesday (July 29).

The future of data science looks spectacular

7:35PM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Glenn Wightwick

It wasn’t that long ago that we lived in an entirely analogue world, where digital technology was largely relegated to the laboratory.

Digital technology is now 5% of Australia’s GDP, but IT graduate numbers still falling short

6:06AM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Digital technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Australian economy but the number of graduates with STEM skills is not keeping up with demand.

Mobile and full-stack creators set to power the new age of content

4:29PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | Kye White

“Full stack creators” are the future of entertainment as the number of mobile devices is expected to reach six billion by 2019, according to Lowercase Capital managing director Matt Mazzeo.

Cyber CSI: the challenges of digital forensics

3:35PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Richard Boddington

Forensics is changing in the digital age, and the legal system is still catching up when it comes to properly employing digital evidence.

Explainer: Australia’s ‘three strikes’ plan to curb illegal downloads

2:34PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Adrian Storrier

Following last week’s release of a draft “three strikes” scheme by Australian ISP and telecommunications industry body Communications Alliance, the issue of online copyright infringement is again up for debate.

Hackett-backed UltraServe cloud e-commerce platform checks social media to see when servers need to scale

2:31PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

UltraServe, an e-commerce platform backed by entrepreneur Simon Hackett, has added a new feature that tracks social media activity in order to pre-emptively scale its infrastructure before demand starts growing.

Asia-Pacific region could lead the way on IoT, says Akamai

11:41PM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Asia-Pacific region is likely to be an early adopter for the internet of things (IoT), creating opportunities for Australian startups, according to Akamai president of products and development Rick McConnell.

What the latest technology company results say about the future of technology

10:18PM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | David Glance

If the smartphone market is showing signs of maturing, the tablet market, for Apple at least, continues its path into decline with sales falling 8% over the previous year.

Data encryption startup says high profile cloud breaches highlight growing importance of privacy

10:20PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Kye White

A number of high profile data breaches will lead to a safer more secure cloud-based IT industry, according to ARKpX chief executive officer Andrew MacDonald.

Four health tech startup competition finalists take home a $10,000 prize, as local sector gains critical mass

10:37PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The four finalists for the inaugural Janssen Health and Technology Challenge (HaTCH) have been named, with one of the judges saying Melbourne, in particular, is close to developing “a critical mass of ideas”.

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

The Great Fragmentation

8:32AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Steve Sammartino

It used to be that you’d get a job and stay with your employer your whole working life. Smart employers, and certainly startups, are now beginning to look for people with wide experience, otherwise known as ‘horizontal personnel’.

Five app store optimisation techniques we used to generate 400,000 downloads

8:42PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Matthew Ho

App store optimisation (ASO) is a practice to improve your app store ranking. It’s SEO for mobile apps.

Hackers show the dangers of USB thumb drives, but this may be nothing new

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | David Glance

As confirmation of just how vulnerable we all are to computer malware, two researchers presenting at this week’s Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas will demonstrate that we can no longer trust the ubiquitous USB thumb drive.

Apple iPad and Samsung duopoly slips as tablet market grows 11%: IDC

7:50PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Tablet sales surged by 11% year-on-year during the second quarter of 2014, despite sales of Apple’s iPad plunging by 9.3% over the same period.