Sliced Tech has partnered with BlackBerry in Australia to host its secure communications portfolio, SecuSuite for Government. The partnership allows BlackBerry to offer a locally-hosted managed service to Australian government agencies and address data sovereignty concerns.
Australia is drafting a new regulation that Facebook says misunderstands the dynamics of the internet and will do damage to the very news organisations the government is trying to protect. In response, Facebook has said Australian users will no longer be able to post news stories on its platforms in protest of proposed media bargaining legislation.
Huawei has quit its major sponsorship of rugby league club the Canberra Raiders in Australia, decrying the "continued negative business environment" towards the company in the country. The company, which sponsored the Raiders for almost a decade, signed a new two-year deal to be the main sponsor of the club last year, but will end the deal one year early at the conclusion of the 2020 season.
BlackBerry Cylance has expanded its head of channels Jason Duerden's role to include the management of BlackBerry Spark, the company'’s unified endpoint security platform.
The Huawei Mate Xs 5G is now available to pre-order from today (14th March, 2020) in Australia. Huawei Mate Xs 5G is a luxury foldable smartphone, and a reworked version of Huawei’s smartphone that unfolds into a tablet, which directly competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold rather than the South Korean firm’s newer, smaller Galaxy Z Flip folding phone.
BlackBerry has filed an opposition to Australian company Baby Bunting's application for a logo representing "the silhouettes of two pregnant women".
Samsung has donated $1 million (AUD) in Australia toward efforts to fight and prevent bushfires.
Security consultant Cyber Risk has signed a deal with Australian plumbing and bathroom supplies distributor Reece Group, centred around Reece’s adoption of BlackBerry Cylance’s platform, with Cyber Risk advising on tuning in best operational practices, developing the zones and policies before deployment, and contributing to the development of a proof of concept.
Microsoft and ServiceNow today announced a broader strategic partnership intended to significantly enhance the integration and optimisation of the companies’ products, platform and cloud capabilities.
TCL has announced that it will be launching the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE in Australia in June. BlackBerry KEY2 will be available in both black and red editions, while the KEY2 will only be available in black.
BlackBerry has teamed up with Optus Business in the deployment of BlackBerry Workspaces, for medical research organisation, Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA).