Rohan Pearce

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Rohan Pearce is the editor of Computerworld Australia with a background in tech journalism that predates the iPhone. He is a nerd with an interest in open source who still hasn’t been able to throw out his Red Hat 3.0.3 CDs Just In Case. Also, he has cats.

Cyber security: Why Herron Todd White looked to ISO 27001 to help reassure customers

Cyber security: Why Herron Todd White looked to ISO 27001 to help reassure customers

The national property valuation firm says growing customer awareness of data security issues propelled its effort to achieve ISO/IEC 27001 certification

Former NAB, CBA exec to oversee open banking at ACCC

Former NAB, CBA exec to oversee open banking at ACCC

NAB’s former payments chief Paul Franklin has joined the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to lead a newly established created division dedicated to the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

Bushfires: Power biggest issue for Telstra as it works to keep services online

Bushfires: Power biggest issue for Telstra as it works to keep services online

Telstra says it is making every resource it can available to address the impact of bushfires on telecommunications in regional parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Could Australia’s telcos share 5G infrastructure?

Could Australia’s telcos share 5G infrastructure?

Two of Australia’s mobile network operators (MNOs) are at least open to the idea of increased sharing of infrastructure, as telcos ramp-up the deployment of 5G.

New tech chief for MLC ahead of NAB spin-out

New tech chief for MLC ahead of NAB spin-out

Darren McKenzie, the chief operating officer UK and international for RSA insurance, will take on the top tech role at MLC Wealth in March.

Telcos, NBN Co work to reconnect bushfire-ravaged communities

Telcos, NBN Co work to reconnect bushfire-ravaged communities

Australia’s major telcos are dealing with fire-damaged infrastructure and power outages

Reserve Bank sees potential in ‘digital Australian dollar’

Reserve Bank sees potential in ‘digital Australian dollar’

The Reserve Bank of Australia believes that although there may be risks associated with a “digital Australian dollar,” it is exploring whether there is potential value in developing a digital currency that could be used by wholesale...

Government funds new efforts to bolster political parties’ cyber security

Government funds new efforts to bolster political parties’ cyber security

The Department of Finance will administer a new program to help political parties better improve the security of voter information that they hold.

Australia’s open banking regime delayed

Australia’s open banking regime delayed

The launch of Australia’s open banking regime will be pushed back from February 2020 to July 2020, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced.

Inside the ASX’s blockchain play: Exchange operator prepares to challenge tech giants

Inside the ASX’s blockchain play: Exchange operator prepares to challenge tech giants

ASX’s is not just using blockchain-inspired technology to replace one of its core systems, it also wants to use the technology to host third party applications

Inside the ASX’s blockchain play: How ASX plans to bring DLT to corporate Australia

Inside the ASX’s blockchain play: How ASX plans to bring DLT to corporate Australia

ASX isn’t just building out a replacement for its core clearing and settlement system; it’s building a platform for hosting blockchain-based DAML applications

ATO claims victory, with Google to fork out $481.5 million more in tax

ATO claims victory, with Google to fork out $481.5 million more in tax

Dispute with ATO covered period 2008 to 2018

NBN launches satellite service for enterprise applications

NBN launches satellite service for enterprise applications

NBN Co has officially launched its Access Bandwidth Service (ABS). The service, designed for enterprise customers, offers wholesale committed information rates (CIR) of up to 50/13Mbps and unlimited data.

Coles completes migration to SAP S/4HANA in Azure

Coles completes migration to SAP S/4HANA in Azure

Prepares for rollout of Infor’s GT Nexus

Users can read T&Cs if they want to, Google argues in Android location data case

Users can read T&Cs if they want to, Google argues in Android location data case

Google has formally rejected accusations by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that it made false or misleading representations or that it engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct relating to the collection...

Australian Finance Group embraces Oracle SaaS for CX program

Australian Finance Group embraces Oracle SaaS for CX program

Mortgage broker eyes opportunities to leverage AI

MYEFO: Government funds work on Medicare payments, ATO resilience

MYEFO: Government funds work on Medicare payments, ATO resilience

The government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) reveals that an additional $36.3 million (including $12.8 million in capital funding) is being put towards maintaining the Medicare payments system.

Government relying on eBay for hardware not a great idea, APS Review suggests

Government relying on eBay for hardware not a great idea, APS Review suggests

A major government IT system is so out of date that replacement hardware for it needs to be sourced from second-hand parts sold on eBay.

Industry super fund Rest eyes AWS to build ‘new cloud foundation’

Industry super fund Rest eyes AWS to build ‘new cloud foundation’

Industry superannuation fund Rest is preparing to implement a “new cloud foundation” employing Amazon Web Services “to provide speed and flexibility,” according to group executive of innovation and transformation, Jeremy Hubbard.

ASX boosts investment in blockchain firm

ASX boosts investment in blockchain firm

ASX has invested a further US$10 million in Digital Asset, a firm specialising in blockchain-inspired digital ledger technology (DLT).

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