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Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 29 January

Geek Weekly: Our top weird tech stories for 29 January

Posted on 29 January, 2015
Did flight computers lead to crash?; tax office faces huge IT problem; TAFE teachers criticise IT failure; what to do with your old CRTs; and IT helpdesk funnies. [ + ]
Microsoft to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade

Microsoft to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 28 January, 2015
Microsoft has revealed plans to start offering its flagship OS as a service, starting with offering Windows 10 for free to users of Windows 7 or newer for the first year after launch. [ + ]
Self-service BI disrupting analytics models

Self-service BI disrupting analytics models

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 27 January, 2015
New smart data discovery and analytics tools are taking business intelligence outside of the realm of IT and into the general business, but many self-service BI initiatives have poor governance. [ + ]
Equinix signs 30 new customers to ME1 DC

Equinix signs 30 new customers to ME1 DC

Posted by Dylan Bushell-Embling on 27 January, 2015
More than 30 new cloud, IT and network service providers have arranged to deploy in ME1, Equinix's first Melbourne data centre. [ + ]
Don't let little data become a big hassle

Don't let little data become a big hassle

Posted by Lawrence Garvin* and Thomas LaRock^ on 27 January, 2015
Little data may become more valuable to your business than big data. But how do you gather it efficiently and securely, and what should you do with it? [ + ]
NBN Co's FTTB rollout begins; eBay cuts 2400 jobs; UK drops HP-Autonomy investigation

NBN Co's FTTB rollout begins; eBay cuts 2400 jobs; UK drops HP-Autonomy investigation

Posted by Andrew Collins on 26 January, 2015
NBN Co earmarks first apartment buildings to get its FTTB services, eBay will cut 7% of its workforce in the next couple of months and the UK abandons its investigation into the sale of Autonomy to HP. [ + ]
Turnbull announces Digital Transformation Office

Turnbull announces Digital Transformation Office

Posted by Jonathan Nally on 26 January, 2015
The Commonwealth Government will establish a Digital Transformation Office (DTO) within the Department of Communications to deliver government services digitally from "start to finish". [ + ]
A/NZ businesses not ready for cyberattacks

A/NZ businesses not ready for cyberattacks

Posted on 26 January, 2015
Fewer than 43% of Australian and New Zealand organisations say they are prepared for cyberattacks, yet 61% say they expect their organisation to face an attack in 2015, according to a new survey. [ + ]