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The shoulder pads are gone but the IT infrastructure remains. The shoulder pads are gone but the IT infrastructure remains. Phagan photos

Ancient IT makes a banking meltdown inevitable

A KPMG report warned last year that the next systemic shock to UK banking could come from an as yet unforeseen event, such as a massive payment outage or a cyber attack. Since the IT systems in most banks…
Egg on face? Don’t look so surprised. Egg on face? Don’t look so surprised. Anirbas_84

Obamacare web fiasco won’t be the last big IT fail

Healthcare.gov – the web-based manifestation of Obamacare – launched last month to numerous and widely-publicised problems including long wait times, corrupted data and nonfunctional buttons. Although…
If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that this is not a fixable problem. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that this is not a fixable problem. Image from shutterstock.com

Unfixable: time to ditch personally controlled e-health record scheme

Federal health minister Peter Dutton has commissioned a review of Labor’s troubled Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project. It’s unclear whether the review committee is to decide…
Microsoft’s negative marketing campaign says less about Google and more about its insecurity in the IT industry. Microsoft’s negative marketing campaign says less about Google and more about its insecurity in the IT industry. AAP/Everett Kennedy Brown

Microsoft’s mean streak reveals a company in crisis

You can tell a lot about an organisation’s culture and view of the world by looking at what it says about its competitors. Some enterprises, just like some politicians and academics, are serene. They don’t…
Apple chief steve Jobs exits, but his grip on the company is likely to remain. Apple chief steve Jobs exits, but his grip on the company is likely to remain.

Will Steve Jobs' resignation shake Apple to its core?

“God dammit, Gil,” shouted Bill Gates. “Why are you spending $400 million on this junk? Steve knows nothing about technology. He’s just a kind of super salesman. Virtually everything he thinks and says…
Remember people told you to back things up? Remember? Remember people told you to back things up? Remember? Sybren A. Stuvel/Flickr

Frustration to salvation: a code to end computer crashes

Computer crashes and software bugs are infuriating and – usually belatedly – teach us the value of regular back-ups. But could they be a thing of the past? We’ve all been there: the work of days or weeks…

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