Fast Five: This week in IT 5/12/11

In this week’s Australian IT news highlights: Samsung vs Apple, NBN Co, CSIRO, QGCIO, Yelp, Salmat

Your guide to the biggest stories of the last week in Australian IT.

Samsung wins Galaxy Tab 10.1 appeal Samsung has won a Federal Court appeal to quash an interlocutory injunction preventing the sale of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 device in Australia.

Salmat restructures to focus on digital services division Following a full year 2011 profit dip of 26.8 per cent, Australian call centre provider, Salmat (ASX: SLM), has outlined that it will be focusing on its digital services division in 2012.

Robot self-awareness "lifetimes" away: The day when artificial intelligence (AI) reaches the stage of self-awareness is “lifetimes” away, the innovation officer at MyCyberTwin has claimed.

"Final" wholesale agreement a work in progress: NBN Co Despite publishing its “final executable” Wholesale Broadband Agreement (WBA), NBN Co has conceded that the contract terms will continue to be open for consultation with industry and customers for further development.

Queensland appoints whole-of-government CIO Just a day on from issuing a statement that it was still looking for a whole-of-government CIO, the Queensland government has announced that it has appointed Professor Peter Grant to the role.

Banks encumbered with IT legacy, compliance: Experts Australian banks need to upgrade IT infrastructure and data gathering skills if they want to compete with new players such as Google, according to financial IT consultants.

NEHTA licenses CSIRO software for e-health rollout The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has licensed software from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to aid the move to a standardised dictionary of clinical terms as part of the Federal Government’s PCEHR project.

Copyright infringement scheme a "waste of time": Exetel The copyright infringement scheme put forward by the Communications Alliance and major Australian ISPs has been labelled a “waste of time” by John Linton, chief executive of internet service provider Exetel.

Federal Govt flags e-health trial for chronically ill veterans The Federal Government has flagged a trial of in-house telemonitoring technology for chronically ill veterans via the National Broadband Network (NBN), kicking off in July 2012.

Yelp launches community website in Australia Community based local search website, Yelp, has launched in Australia, partnering with Sensis to have localised content in both Melbourne and Sydney.

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