Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for Computerworld Australia on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

The services that slowed Australian IT growth in 2020

The services that slowed Australian IT growth in 2020

Spend on IT services flattens in Australia, as outsourcing and custom application development decline. IDC sees higher growth in 2021.

Why Australia shines as a centre for quantum computing

Why Australia shines as a centre for quantum computing

The country is home to one of the highest concentrations of quantum research groups in the world, now joined by the Sydney Quantum Academy.

Australian broadband has gotten faster during the pandemic

Australian broadband has gotten faster during the pandemic

ACCC’s latest broadband report shows that providers achieved up to 98.5% of maximum plan speed on the NBN.

Darwin should be a data centre powerhouse: report

Darwin should be a data centre powerhouse: report

A Northern Territory government commission also recommends a digital infrastructure strategy for the region to grow the ICT and space industries and the skills needed to support them.

How Viva Energy solved integration problems to put customers first

How Viva Energy solved integration problems to put customers first

The digital team at the Australian fuel provider built APIs that solve the business integration problems and helped to reshape the organisation’s interaction with its customers.

How technology can help Australia recover from COVID-19

How technology can help Australia recover from COVID-19

Austrade and CSIRO’s Data61 report claims decades’ worth of digital transformation occurred within the space of a few months.

Why Western Australia wants data scientists

Why Western Australia wants data scientists

With 70% of the country’s goods export coming from the mining industry, it is not a surprise that the industry is looking to tap into the value of data through data scientists.

New South Wales realises the benefits of working from home

New South Wales realises the benefits of working from home

Australia’s most populous state could be moving to a combination of workers sharing their weekdays between the office and home.

Swinburne University launches AWS-focused cloud degree

Swinburne University launches AWS-focused cloud degree

The vocational program is meant to get students into entry-level cloud jobs a year faster than a standard degree.

How City of Unley is delivering its digital strategy

How City of Unley is delivering its digital strategy

From hyperconverged infrastructure to smart cities, South Australia’s City of Unley rebuilds its infrastructure to deliver better services to the community.

IT job opportunities steady in Australia after June peak

IT job opportunities steady in Australia after June peak

IT job opportunities remain positive as Australia recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and unemployment rates in the industry changes slightly to a positive result.

Spending on data centres declines in Australia in 2020, set to rise in 2021

Spending on data centres declines in Australia in 2020, set to rise in 2021

Even though companies are spending less on data centre infrastructure, COVID-19 has accelerated the transition to the hybrid cloud and has not slowed colocation providers’ investments.

5G expectations vs. reality in Australia

5G expectations vs. reality in Australia

Smarter cities, farms, and factories; seamless computing; fast connectivity everywhere—these are the promises of 5G networks, but getting there comes at a high price.

How Surf Life Saving NSW refreshed its entire IT infrastructure

How Surf Life Saving NSW refreshed its entire IT infrastructure

A few years ago, IT at the beach safety organisaton was one guy who came in on Thursdays. Today, it is a modern IT system largely delivered as a service.

How Stake made US stocks more accessible to Australians

How Stake made US stocks more accessible to Australians

Behind the API-heavy systems implementation of the online trading system.

What you need to know to become a scrum master in Australia

What you need to know to become a scrum master in Australia

If your preferred agile framework is scrum and you are a good mentor with good management and communication skills, scrum master could be the next step in your career.

Work-from-home drives up PC sales in Australia

Work-from-home drives up PC sales in Australia

Enterprise market saw a 20 percent increase in PC sales while consumer sales recorded a 50 percent increase.

ASX commercialises its financial data science platform

ASX commercialises its financial data science platform

The Australian Securities Exchange data science platform DataSphere is now open to third parties for “controlled and governed” collaboration.

3 IT-orientated skills among Aussies’ most popular LinkedIn courses

3 IT-orientated skills among Aussies’ most popular LinkedIn courses

With the jobs market more competitive and jobs harder to find, people have spent much more time taking courses than a year ago.

How COVID-19 has changed the way Aussie IT projects are delivered

How COVID-19 has changed the way Aussie IT projects are delivered

In the heat of the crisis, IT organisations adapted their processes to gain speed and adjust goals. But they did so ‘on the fly’, not based on planned flexibility, a survey finds.

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