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Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 27 November

Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 27 November

Posted on 26 November, 2014
This week we look at: Microsoft's Azure being attacked by the 'Blob' bug; a South Australian government IT failure; the new, holographic way to shop; and a high-tech headband that will help you relax. [ + ]
Sony Pictures systems shut down in hack attack

Sony Pictures systems shut down in hack attack

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 26 November, 2014
A hacker group calling itself #GOP shut down the computer systems of Sony Pictures, claimed to have stolen all the film studio's data and threatened to release it if unspecified demands aren't met. [ + ]
Dimension Data to build government-managed cloud

Dimension Data to build government-managed cloud

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 26 November, 2014
Dimension Data has established the Canberra Managed Cloud Platform, purpose built for Australian Government agencies, and the Department of Finance has signed on to use it. [ + ]
NSW RFS to implement video collaboration

NSW RFS to implement video collaboration

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 26 November, 2014
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has arranged to deploy a real-time video collaboration platform from Polycom to support its 70,000 volunteers and staff members. [ + ]
Identity access management you can bank on

Identity access management you can bank on

Posted on 25 November, 2014
ING DIRECT, one of Australia's largest banks, has successfully rolled out an identity access management system that has dramatically improved turnaround times and efficiency, and decreased risks. [ + ]
Google balloons coming to Qld; Nationals Senator "ashamed" of Coalition NBN; Veterans' Affairs ordered to apologise for privacy breach

Google balloons coming to Qld; Nationals Senator "ashamed" of Coalition NBN; Veterans' Affairs ordered to apologise for privacy breach

Posted on 24 November, 2014
Google will begin a trial of its balloon-based internet plan, Project Loon, in Queensland; a Nationals Senator says he is "embarrassed" by the Coalition's own broadband policy; and the Veterans' Affairs has been ordered to apologise for disclosing personal information. [ + ]
Australian IT pros expect pay hike in '15

Australian IT pros expect pay hike in '15

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 24 November, 2014
Six in 10 Australian IT professionals are expecting a pay rise in 2015, suggesting that confidence in the career prospects of the occupation is returning, according to Robert Walters. [ + ]
Telstra's plans for government cloud

Telstra's plans for government cloud

Posted on 24 November, 2014
Telstra has announced plans to develop a cloud environment built specifically for federal, state and local government. [ + ]