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NSW government innovates, with visa workers taking over IT roles

The New South Wales (NSW) Public Service Association has hit the ceiling about the Australian state's decision to hire IT staff from overseas for the outsourcing of its ServiceFirst shared service operation. Last year, ServiceFirst was contracted out to Unisys and Infosys. The PSA says 32 overseas staff had been deployed in …

You want to DISRUPT my TECH? How about I DISRUPT your FACE?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? My “iBeats by Dr Dre” earphones have ceased functioning. They lasted all of eight weeks. Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral. HD. Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral 1974. While I’d been joking that I was trying to defile Dr Dre’s muvva-fuddin’ bitch-slappin’ earphones by listening to early Mike Oldfield and Tangerine …
Alistair Dabbs, 12 Sep 2015

NASDAQ halts stock trading, citing data-feed glitch

Updated A technical problem halted Nasdaq securities trading on Thursday, putting stocks such as Apple and Microsoft into limbo. The glitch was due to problems with the trading systems that disseminate pricing quotes, and led to a freeze in the trading of NASDAQ-backed securites at 12:14 Eastern Time. In a statement, the Securities …
Jack Clark, 22 Aug 2013
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After Jobs: Apple and the Cult of Disruption

I have a list of some words that really should be banned in polite conversation. The only reason not to ban them is that they're useful indicators, an unambiguous warning that the speakers are going to be a serious waste of our time. The use of any of these words is like wearing a giant invisible hat that says: "I have no …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Aug 2011
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Flash prices surge as electronics firms bank on post quake drought

Memory prices surged in Far East trading today amid unease over how Japan's fab industry will be affected by Friday's earthquake and tsunami and resulting power problems. Chip markets had effectively closed on Friday when the quake struck, with prices generally static or down. However, according to DRAMeXchange, spot prices …
Joe Fay, 14 Mar 2011

NASA space tests 'interplanetary internet' protocol

NASA has announced successful space tests of its new purpose-designed interplanetary communications networking protocol, which it calls Disruption-Tolerant Networking (DTN). Famed TCP/IP pioneer Vint Cerf was instrumental in the space net's design. "This is the first step in creating a totally new space communications …
Lewis Page, 19 Nov 2008
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eBay Australia ditches PayPal scheme

eBay Australia has given up on its attempt to force virtually all payments through its subsidiary PayPal. The move proved hugely unpopular with users and had to be put on hold while it was investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. eBay notified the ACCC of its decision to move to PayPal-only payments …
John Oates, 4 Jul 2008
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Web'n'Walk falls over

Punters in the north of England using T-Mobile lost all data connectivity yesterday for around 12 hours, but the company says that's OK because it was mainly during the night and northerners are all tucked up in bed by six. All connections, including Web'n'Walk, went down at around 17.30 because of a power failure and didn't …
Bill Ray, 24 Jun 2008
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Teachers crucified by coughing pupils

Teachers are cracking under the relentless strain of dealing with pupils who have become adept at combining the latest methods of cyber bullying with some distinctly old school methods of disrupting lessons. Chris Keates, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, told the union's …
Joe Fay, 26 Mar 2008

IBM markets up-beat service under legacy brand

Comment Are you looking to change your core email, calendar, and contacts system in the near future? Probably not. While there is a little movement in the market if you are a Microsoft Exchange site, the chances are you will remain so for a while to come, and it is the same for Lotus Notes/Domino shops and others. No one needs the …
Dale Vile, 2 May 2007

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