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Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Asha:

Labor promises to reform R&D tax incentive and probe Aussie research sector

Labor wants the R&D tax incentive to be a 'tool that fosters an alliance between blue collar and white coat'. → Read More

Basketball Hall of Fame changing the game with fan-focused technology

The museum is undergoing a $23 million digital transformation to set the industry standard of how to preserve sporting history through technology. → Read More

Caterpillar signs up to Rio Tinto's autonomous endeavours

20 autonomous trucks and four autonomous blast drills will be added to Rio Tinto's Koodaideri iron ore operation in the Pilbara. → Read More

Dell Technologies using 3D printing to transform prosthetics

EVP and COO Karen Quintos described the initiative as one taking the power of technology and combining it with human spirit to scale it for the greater good. → Read More

Major parties battling for regional Australia tech vote

Labor has offered up AU$25 million for regional Digital Skills Hubs and the Liberals will stand up five more Regional Study Hubs if elected. → Read More

New Zealand looks to include all citizens in digital future

It is hoped the Digital Inclusion Blueprint will stop citizens being left behind as more of the world moves online. → Read More

Disappointing first half for Westpac saw 788 staff cut and a new chatbot

It also reported a 24% drop in profit to AU$3.17 billion. → Read More

Online predators and social media platforms on Morrison's agenda

The current government wants to bring online crime in-line with offline crime where offences against children are concerned, and will make social media platforms adhere to a new Online Safety Act. → Read More

How to run a company like Michael Dell: A lesson in mergers, acquisitions, and cultural alignment

ZDNet sits down with Dell's CEO during Dell Technologies World to discuss how the company ensures that its set of goals are culturally aligned across all of the tech behemoth's brands. → Read More

No difference between regular AWS and Australian government protected level services

If you have a service you want to run on protected level certification, just deploy it to ap-southeast-2. → Read More

Orange and Dell Technologies partner for 5G innovation

The companies will combine powers to test and develop 5G use cases and business models. → Read More

Banking on serverless at NAB

The Australian bank is shooting to become a financial services institution enabled by technology: according to NAB's executive GM for infrastructure, cloud, and workplace, it isn't about whether the bank uses cloud or not, but what cloud enables that is important. → Read More

Robotics and machine learning help ANZ post AU$3.17b profit for first half

In adopting such technologies, ANZ said it has reduced turnaround times by up to 40% in trade, credit, and customer service. → Read More

Amazon Managed Blockchain now generally available

The decentralised blockchain service is limited to HyperLedger and those operating out of the US East (N. Virginia) availability zone. → Read More

Mercy Ships building a floating data centre to enable a fully-functioning hospital

The non-profit's hospital ships, enabled by technology, provide free lifesaving surgeries for people in parts of the world where medical care is nearly non-existent. → Read More

Dell Technologies says it's prepping customers for 5G and AI with new portfolio

New announcements include the new Dell EMC SD-WAN Edge, PowerSwitch enhancements, and updates to the company's hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio. → Read More

New data storage and protection solutions unveiled at Dell Technologies World

Specifically, the company has announced Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC Isilon OneFS 8.2, Dell EMC cloud storage services, Dell EMC PowerProtect, Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance, and Dell Technologies Services for the data centre. → Read More

Dell reaffirms it's still a PC vendor with new fast-charging Latitude portfolio

The new range is driven by the 'modern worker', which the company said demand instant log in, speedy access to apps, long battery life, and connection to the outside world from anywhere. → Read More

The ATO extends data matching to cryptocurrency

Part of a data-matching program that seeks to ensure people trading in cryptocurrency are paying the right amount of tax. → Read More

Michael Dell: Technology must reflect our humanity and our values

While technology can amplify human genius, it can also amplify human frailty, and the Dell Technologies CEO is urging those building to build a future that reflects the best of humanity. → Read More