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Hotwire Headlines #22

From Australia: The latest tech trends

In recent news, Edge computing is now a priority for digital transformation efforts, Westpac teams up with Melbourne FinTech FrankieOne, and the skills needed in the data centre are changing.


Westpac partners with FinTech for new platform

Westpac has partnered with FinTech FrankieOne who will become its identity infrastructure provider for the Big Four bank’s new banking-as-a-service platform (BaaS). As Australians continue to look for new and innovative ways to do their banking, identity verification and other forms of risk mitigation will become key to the digital customer experience.

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Edge computing emerges as a key piece of digital transformation infrastructure

As technology becomes increasingly interoperable and requires faster response times and greater bandwidth, Edge computing is quickly becoming a key component of an organisation’s digital transformation strategy. So much so, that Gartner forecasts three-quarters of enterprise data to be created and processed at the edge by 2025.

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The latest cyberattacks, including on Nine Network, once again show how unprepared Australia is

Despite significant cybersecurity investments from Australian organisations, recent events have shown they remain a fairly easy target for cybercriminals. New figures from Check Pont Research show that mobile malware-based attacks against Australian businesses have increased by 153 per cent.

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How the data centre workforce is evolving

The COVID-19 pandemic profoundly impacted many areas of IT, including the data centre – bringing about the need for new skillsets among workers who staff them. As talent requirements grow, many organisations are on the hunt for IT pros with skills that include cloud management, data analytics, network programming and security.

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A ‘hole’ new world for the potential of mini quantum computers

A new study from Australian and Canadian researchers suggests there is a ‘sweet spot’, using holes, where qubits are least sensitive to noise. The study provides a set of guidelines for experimentalists to reach these points, opening up further possibilities in quantum development.

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