Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for Computerworld Australia on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

Australian telcos prepare to keep comms up in extreme weather season

Australian telcos prepare to keep comms up in extreme weather season

Telecommunications providers are ready for the extreme weather season with network checks and updates to more temporary services units available in areas that are likely to be affected.

OzTech: Australia seeks to regulate cryptocurrency; Sydney Tech precinct's build drags on; New data centres coming to Australia

OzTech: Australia seeks to regulate cryptocurrency; Sydney Tech precinct's build drags on; New data centres coming to Australia

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: CBA gets machine learning to tackle abusive messaging; Smart city tally ranks 5 Australian cities; Australia and Finland to exchange supercomputer information

OzTech: CBA gets machine learning to tackle abusive messaging; Smart city tally ranks 5 Australian cities; Australia and Finland to exchange supercomputer information

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: AWS beats Microsoft to government’s hosting certification; Australian Army wants to test quantum computing

OzTech: AWS beats Microsoft to government’s hosting certification; Australian Army wants to test quantum computing

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Australia’s digital competitiveness has fallen back

Australia’s digital competitiveness has fallen back

Australia has slid five places in a world ranking for digital competitiveness despite all the digitalisation that was fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic. But not all is lost.

OzTech: AI detects train tunnel trespassers; PM splits industry, science, and technology ministry; EFTPOS gains identity exchange approval; Pirated software costs firm $318,000; DTA appoints new CEO; Optus sells 70% stake in towers

OzTech: AI detects train tunnel trespassers; PM splits industry, science, and technology ministry; EFTPOS gains identity exchange approval; Pirated software costs firm $318,000; DTA appoints new CEO; Optus sells 70% stake in towers

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: Victoria cybersecurity strategy; Yet another tech minister; CompTIA updates Network+ certification; Telco complaints rise

OzTech: Victoria cybersecurity strategy; Yet another tech minister; CompTIA updates Network+ certification; Telco complaints rise

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: Australia climbs in digital quality of life; RMIT launches AI research centre; Telstra wants to be ‘the place you want to work’

OzTech: Australia climbs in digital quality of life; RMIT launches AI research centre; Telstra wants to be ‘the place you want to work’

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

OzTech: Victoria’s Digital Asset Policy; WA’s $500M digital fund; Nokia, Microsoft to deliver 5G in SA; Deloitte expands presence in Adelaide

OzTech: Victoria’s Digital Asset Policy; WA’s $500M digital fund; Nokia, Microsoft to deliver 5G in SA; Deloitte expands presence in Adelaide

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: How Australian IT is doing

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: How Australian IT is doing

While diversity and inclusion are common discussion topics, addressing them may not be as simple as some think. But trying to solve all diversity measures at once could be a recipe for disaster, experts say.

OzTech: Australia IT spending $100 billion; Applications open for low-band 5G spectrum; Victoria’s new training partnerships

OzTech: Australia IT spending $100 billion; Applications open for low-band 5G spectrum; Victoria’s new training partnerships

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

How the skills gap is increasing Australian government spend on IT services

How the skills gap is increasing Australian government spend on IT services

Australian government agencies are expected to spend more than $6 billion on IT services in 2021, and that spending will continue to grow in 2022.

OzTech: 19 5G innovation projects get funded; Victoria NBN upgrades; Triple Zero can track caller’s location; Telstra to improve connectivity in rural, remote communities

OzTech: 19 5G innovation projects get funded; Victoria NBN upgrades; Triple Zero can track caller’s location; Telstra to improve connectivity in rural, remote communities

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Top 3 IT roles with the greatest remote-work growth in Australia

Top 3 IT roles with the greatest remote-work growth in Australia

Research finds high rates of increased remote work for help desk support staff, computer systems engineers, and database engineers.

OzTech: Australia’s first private digital identity provider; Pawsey adds 130 petabytes of storage; Ministers agree on first National Data Sharing Work Program

OzTech: Australia’s first private digital identity provider; Pawsey adds 130 petabytes of storage; Ministers agree on first National Data Sharing Work Program

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Pandemic-driven digital transformation increases IaaS adoption in Australia

Pandemic-driven digital transformation increases IaaS adoption in Australia

Australian organisations opt more for hyperscale clouds due to their visibility.

OzTech: ICT jobs among most advertised in Australia; Cybersecurity R&D course; 5G spectrum auction limits; Tanium comes to Oz

OzTech: ICT jobs among most advertised in Australia; Cybersecurity R&D course; 5G spectrum auction limits; Tanium comes to Oz

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

Borders closed. Can Australia’s IT hiring bounce back?

Borders closed. Can Australia’s IT hiring bounce back?

While the Australian government proposes needed skilled-immigration reforms, hiring skilled immigrant workers virtually and reskilling Australians could more quickly address the IT labour shortage.

OzTech: Quantum hub comes to Tech Central; NSW extends digital photo card trial; IT popular in JobTrainer courses; Aussie spending on IoT and cloud services rises; NSW’s $6 million R&D fund

OzTech: Quantum hub comes to Tech Central; NSW extends digital photo card trial; IT popular in JobTrainer courses; Aussie spending on IoT and cloud services rises; NSW’s $6 million R&D fund

OzTech Roundup is Computerworld Australia’s weekly look at the world of IT.

COVID-19 slows down machine-learning adoption in Australia

COVID-19 slows down machine-learning adoption in Australia

COVID-19 may have put a hold on machine-learning projects but now could be the time for Australian enterprises to revisit those projects.

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