New IT service for detecting stolen info on the internet

Australian IT security firm Pure Hacking has unveiled a new service to alert clients to their stolen private information being published on the internet. With commercial data breaches on the increase, Pure Hacking believe their Black Ops software is a world leader that will also try to remove the stolen data from public view. The software searches not only the surface web for stolen data but also other parts not indexed by Google. "I think that Google would only be [...]

Read more...

Tech brain drain in NZ government departments

Govt Techies leaving for greener pastures?Government departments lost a significant number of high-tech employees last year, according to a new survey. The State Services Commission's annual Human Resources Capacity Survey examines employment characteristics of the public service in New Zealand. They found that information and communications technology (ICT) roles like systems analysts, programmers and customer support officers fell by 13.5 percent in the year to June 30, 2011 - the biggest drop of all government employment groups. There were 1738 ICT fulltime [...]

Read more...

Bank saves thousands of dollars with PC switch-off software

The use of power saving software is a positive lead from Kiwibank and HSBC that the rest of the Kiwi corporate world would benefit from following. New Zealand bank, Kiwibank is set to save $24,000 a year after it has puchased software that automatically boots up and shuts down computers at the beginning and end of each work day. Aside from the financial saving the move will help Kiwibank knock off 32 tonnes of carbon dioxide emmissions from their carbon [...]

Read more...