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  • ATO hits back over claim tax time under threat from IT failures

    Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan has condemned as “without foundation” a report that tax return lodgement and processing for FY17 could be delayed due to the Australian Taxation Office’s recent IT outages.

    08 Feb. 17 12:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO restores most services

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says that most of its core services are back online after an outage last week.

    06 Feb. 17 09:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Inabox picks up Hostworks

    Inabox has acquired cloud services and hosting provider Hostworks for $7 million, the company announced today.

    03 Feb. 17 16:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO tech woes continue

    Australian Taxation Office assistant commissioner Colin Walker has warned tax professionals that the ATO’s tech woes are set to continue.

    03 Feb. 17 11:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Tassal makes leap with salmon farm IoT project

    The cool, salty waters off Tasmania’s south-east coast offer the perfect conditions for farming fish. And some of the toughest in which to set up an IoT network.

    03 Feb. 17 08:30 Written by George Nott
  • Inside Xero’s mammoth cloud migration

    When Xero announced in November that it had completed its shift to a public cloud platform, the accounting software-as-a-service provider claimed that it was one of the largest migrations of its kind to be attempted in Australia and New Zealand.

    03 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO services go down again

    The Australian Taxation Office has suffered another unplanned outage of key online services.

    02 Feb. 17 12:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New transcoders will underpin ABC platform expansion

    The ABC is planning a massive upgrade of the transcoding facilities it uses to convert a wide range of video formats for use on television, podcasts, Internet publishing and various forms of mobile and social media.

    31 Jan. 17 12:13 Written by Christopher Jay
  • ATO CIO sees more cloud in agency’s future after outage

    The Australian Taxation Officer’s chief information officer, Ramez Katf, says that the 12 December storage failure that took down some of the agency’s core systems is unlikely to happen again.

    25 Jan. 17 14:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Independent review of ATO outage begins

    The Australian Taxation Office has appointed PwC to conduct an independent review into the dramatic system outage that took down key ATO services for several days in December.

    24 Jan. 17 15:38 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Agree? Free Wi-Fi providers bamboozling users with T&Cs

    Free public Wi-Fi providers are bamboozling users with lengthy terms and conditions that fail to inform them of the security risks involved in access, according to RMIT University​ researchers.

    12 Jan. 17 12:49 Written by George Nott
  • Expansion slated for NSW’s GovDC data centres

    Construction work to expand Metronode’s Silverwater and Unanderra data centres is set to begin early this year, the data centre operator announced today.

    12 Jan. 17 10:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Failover failure at ATO

    The failure of a new storage system rolled out last year is behind the Australian Taxation Office’s current tech problems, which have seen the agency’s website and online services rendered inaccessible.

    13 Dec. 16 13:49 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • CBA looks forward while paying tribute to yesterday’s tech

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has marked the 50th anniversary of its first computer — an IBM mainframe that was installed in 1966 — with a three day event that celebrated the past while looking at how CBA can leverage emerging technologies.

    01 Dec. 16 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
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