Samira Sarraf

Senior Journalist

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

Regulator taps Azure to keep roads safe

Regulator taps Azure to keep roads safe

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is assessing the use of cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) to drive additional insights from the masses of data it accumulates and help it make the best use possible of its resources.

Australian organisations suffering ‘cyber fatigue’

Australian organisations suffering ‘cyber fatigue’

Australian organisations are struggling to defend against cyber threats according to a recent study.

Newcrest Mining bets on Ai and IoT to monitor mines

Newcrest Mining bets on Ai and IoT to monitor mines

A sensor-driven AI system based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud is helping Newcrest Mining manage crushed ore bin levels at Cadia Valley gold mine in NSW.

Kmart Group trains 1400 staff on AWS

Kmart Group trains 1400 staff on AWS

Kmart Group will implement a cloud guild training and enablement program to certify its entire IT staff on Amazon Web Services (AWS) by December 2019.

Kaspersky opens threat intelligence portal to public

Kaspersky opens threat intelligence portal to public

Kaspersky has opened its threat intelligence portal to the general public with the intention of targeting incident responders and security operation centre (SOC) analysts, working in-house and at managed security service providers...

Aussie Broadband prepares for ASX listing

Aussie Broadband prepares for ASX listing

Telecommunications provider Aussie Broadband has appointed Brian Maher as its new CFO as the company prepares to go public next year.

Three-year effort to have Samsung smartphones certified for use with classified data

Three-year effort to have Samsung smartphones certified for use with classified data

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) gave Samsung detailed technical advice during a three-year evaluation process that resulted in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ being certified for use with classified government data.

Cenitex paid price for years of uncertainty

Cenitex paid price for years of uncertainty

A three-year period of uncertainty for Victorian shared ICT agency Cenitex between 2011 and 2014 prevented it to make future plans, resulting in no investment in technology during the period.

NSW government helps drivers avoid parking fines

NSW government helps drivers avoid parking fines

The NSW government has launched Park'nPay app, an application that allows drivers use their phones to pay for parking and top up as well.

Data drives up Bank of Queensland IT expenses

Data drives up Bank of Queensland IT expenses

Data collection activities have resulted in an increase in IT costs by $6 million for the Bank of Queensland (BOQ).

Queensland Police equips motorbikes with drones

Queensland Police equips motorbikes with drones

Queensland Police Forensic Crash Unit unveiled motorbikes equipped with drones to help map crash sites.

NBN Co focus is in the wrong place

NBN Co focus is in the wrong place

Vocus CEO Kevin Russell has said that NBN Co should be encouraging investment from other telcos by providing new competition to "monopoly infrastructure" however this is not happening.

Data security is 'highest priority' to Audit Office of NSW

Data security is 'highest priority' to Audit Office of NSW

The NSW Audit Office has recognised the importance of keeping data of customers and staff safe and embarked on improving its cyber security prioritising it under its Technology and Process Innovation strategic initiative.

Aussie Broadband announces online sign-up for enterprise nbn

Aussie Broadband announces online sign-up for enterprise nbn

Aussie Broadband has announced an end-to-end online sign-up for enterprise nbn services.

Telstra prepares to switch off 3G network

Telstra prepares to switch off 3G network

Telstra has announced it will switch off its 3G network in June 2024 repurposing the spectrum used to carry data and voice calls over its oldest mobile network technology to help grow 5G.

NBN warned over preferred treatment given to some RSPs

NBN warned over preferred treatment given to some RSPs

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given a formal warning to NBN Co after it found the company was "discriminating" between retail services providers (RSP) for the supply of upgraded NBN infrastructure to...

Big Air co-founder Jason Ashton joins 5GN board

Big Air co-founder Jason Ashton joins 5GN board

Publicly-listed telco 5G Networks has appointed Big Air co-founder Jason Ashton as non-executive director to the board.

Satellite internet connects Spirit of Tasmania passengers

Satellite internet connects Spirit of Tasmania passengers

Spirit of Tasmania passengers travelling between Devonport and Melbourne will be able to access satellite internet from IPSTAR Broadband.

Australia, US negotiate to speed data exchange under CLOUD Act

Australia, US negotiate to speed data exchange under CLOUD Act

Australia and the US have entered into formal negotiations for a bilateral agreement under the US Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act) set to "boost" cooperation between the two nations.

Telstra officially holds 25 per cent of Southern Cross NEXT

Spark New Zealand has announced that Telstra now holds 25 per cent of shares in the Southern Cross NEXT.

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