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.

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.

OzTech: Google Cloud launches Melbourne region; Networking infrastructure market bounces back; Cybersecurity traineeship program and NSW tech courses; Review of regional telecoms services

OzTech: Google Cloud launches Melbourne region; Networking infrastructure market bounces back; Cybersecurity traineeship program and NSW tech courses; Review of regional telecoms services

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

OzTech: Service NSW hiring 200 engineers, designers; Phase 2 of digital skills program; rural mobile interoperability tests

OzTech: Service NSW hiring 200 engineers, designers; Phase 2 of digital skills program; rural mobile interoperability tests

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

Telstra-Ericsson’s private 5G: Industrial and utility uses promised

Telstra-Ericsson’s private 5G: Industrial and utility uses promised

The system lets organisations deploy their own 4G and 5G cellular networks, replacing a hodgepodge of wired and wireless networks within large facilities.

OzTech: Macquarie data centre capacity: Less than meets the eye?; Digital twin for Victoria; Deakin Uni innovation centre

OzTech: Macquarie data centre capacity: Less than meets the eye?; Digital twin for Victoria; Deakin Uni innovation centre

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

What Australia’s first two federal blockchain pilots will do

What Australia’s first two federal blockchain pilots will do

The federal government has named the first two organisations to receive blockchain grants of $5.6 million for the minerals and beverage sectors.

OzTech: NAIDOC digital moves; Telstra and TPG make mobile network spectrum more efficient; 5G, AI innovation centres

OzTech: NAIDOC digital moves; Telstra and TPG make mobile network spectrum more efficient; 5G, AI innovation centres

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

How Australian organisations can benefit from the national AI Action Plan

How Australian organisations can benefit from the national AI Action Plan

Following the launch of Australia’s first AI action plan, local analysts give their views on what works and what could be improved for the plan to be successful.

OzTech: Australia’s new priority skills list; 8 projects share $8.2M for cybersecurity awareness; Microsoft increases its IaaS market share; Victorians have their say on mobile, broadband improvements

OzTech: Australia’s new priority skills list; 8 projects share $8.2M for cybersecurity awareness; Microsoft increases its IaaS market share; Victorians have their say on mobile, broadband improvements

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

Western Australia launches new digital strategy

Western Australia launches new digital strategy

Better cybersecurity, greater digital reach, better use of data, and a move away from managing IT infrastructure are all in the new plan.

OzTech: Queensland, Western Australia invest in digital skills; DTA’s new records management software; Commonwealth Bank wants 600 engineers; More Australians will work from home

OzTech: Queensland, Western Australia invest in digital skills; DTA’s new records management software; Commonwealth Bank wants 600 engineers; More Australians will work from home

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

OzTech: Australia’s first AI action plan; NSW to spend $28M on bushfire tech; Free cloud practitioner course; Optus installs batteries in cell towers

OzTech: Australia’s first AI action plan; NSW to spend $28M on bushfire tech; Free cloud practitioner course; Optus installs batteries in cell towers

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

Queensland seeks to improve digital skills within small businesses

Queensland seeks to improve digital skills within small businesses

A new Jobs Queensland report identified both the challenges faced by small businesses and how the state might help their digital adoption.

Why industry supports having an Australia chief technologist

Why industry supports having an Australia chief technologist

The CEDA proposal is welcome, and tech execs and IT analysts have several suggestions on how to make a national CTO job effective.

OzTech: Connectivity projects funded; How research partnerships help smaller businesses; 3 data centres certified for sensitive data; Secret data centre owner revealed?

OzTech: Connectivity projects funded; How research partnerships help smaller businesses; 3 data centres certified for sensitive data; Secret data centre owner revealed?

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

OzTech: A profile in Australian tech usage; 5G-enabled smartphones now lead in Australia; Free IT training for veterans in NSW; Telstra launches business awards

OzTech: A profile in Australian tech usage; 5G-enabled smartphones now lead in Australia; Free IT training for veterans in NSW; Telstra launches business awards

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

2021 IT salary trends in Australia, city by city

2021 IT salary trends in Australia, city by city

Hays’s latest salary guide report found record levels of IT hiring across the country and that 37% of technology staff expect a salary increase of more than 6%.

OzTech: Intro IT courses for Sunshine Coast; Small businesses gain access to satellite data; Victoria wants AI to predict traffic congestion

OzTech: Intro IT courses for Sunshine Coast; Small businesses gain access to satellite data; Victoria wants AI to predict traffic congestion

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

Australia should appoint a chief technologist: CEDA

Australia should appoint a chief technologist: CEDA

Significant expertise and ability to promote collaboration rather than competition are key characteristics for an Australian chief technologist.

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