Cisco Australia has published its full-year results for the 2018 financial year, revealing a rise in net profit from AU$30.2 million to AU$32 million. This was despite a slight drop in revenue, from AU$1.87 billion in FY17 down to AU$1.85 billion in FY18. Of this, Cisco Australia made AU$1.13 billion from the sale of goods, and AU$410.1 million from professional services. Cisco's total comprehensive income for the year was AU$31.1 million, up from AU$30.6 million, according to documents filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). As of July 28, 2018, Cisco Australia had cash and cash equivalents of AU$228.1 million, up from AU$185.8 million, and net assets of AU$365.6 million, up from AU$339.6 million a year earlier. During the financial year, Cisco Australia had moved into the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market segment, and announced in July the launch of its Cisco Start portfolio following 18 months of trials down under. At the time, … [Read more...] about Cisco Australia net profit reaches AU$32m for FY18
By Marie G. McIntyre | December 10, 2018 at 12:25 am One of my co-workers recently informed me that everyone always chips in to get a Christmas gift for our boss. I was somewhat surprised, because this was not done in any of my previous jobs. In my experience, managers were more likely to give presents to employees instead of the other way around. While I don’t mind contributing, this just seems odd. Has giving the boss a gift become a common practice? I will soon be leaving my current job because my husband has accepted a position in another state. However, we intend to delay my relocation until we can sell our home and find a suitable place to live. Since I have no idea how long this will take, I don’t know when I should notify my boss that I will be leaving.If I bring this up now, I won’t be able to give him a definite date for my resignation. But if I wait too long, I may not have enough time to train the person who replaces me. What’s the right … [Read more...] about Are gifts to boss in the spirit of the holiday?
Google has recently removed 22 Android apps from the Play Store. The apps were removed for abusing Android devices to load and click on ads behind the users' backs.The Google Play Store has been plagued by an adware epidemic these past few months, as ZDNet detailed in a previous article.What made this particular Android adware campaign stand out wasn't the fact that the infected apps clicked ads behind users' backs, but the fact that the apps disguised the Android device as an iPhone in the eyes of online advertisers.The reason for this highly unusual behavior is that ad networks value traffic from Apple devices more than Android, Linux, or Windows. This particular adware gang appears to have noticed this small detail and reacted accordingly.22 adware apps found, downloaded more than 2 million timesSophos Labs, the cyber-security firm which discovered these malicious apps and reported them to Google last month, said this adware operation appears to have started around June, this year. … [Read more...] about Android adware tricks ad networks into thinking it’s an iPhone to make more money
Cadie Thompson, provided by Published 7:01 pm PST, Sunday, December 9, 2018 60 Minutes Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during a "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday evening that missed Model 3 production timelines were because he is "dumb at predicting dates." "I’ve never made a mass-produced car. How am I supposed to know with precision when it’s going to get done?" Musk said. Musk also said that critics were right that Tesla was running out of money as it struggled to ramp up the Model 3 during the first half of 2018. However, he said that by setting up a giant tent in the parking lot of Tesla's Fremont factory, the company was able to considerably ramp up production. "So those betting against the company were right by all conventional standards that we would fail, but they just did not count on this unconventional situation of creating an assembly line in a parking lot in a tent," Musk said. Tesla missing its deadlines for Model 3 production targets … [Read more...] about Elon Musk on missing Model 3 production deadlines: ‘I’ve never made a mass-produced car. How am I supposed to know with precision when it’s going to get done?’ (TSLA)
Dec 10, 12:39 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 12/10/18 AT 12:07 AM There’s an ongoing rumor that Google will release “Lite” versions of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Now, renders for the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL have surfaced online, and both of them don’t have notches in their displays.Both versions of the Lite models feature the same basic design language of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. They both have a single camera module on the back and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The handsets also have the same two-tone color scheme on the back panel, which has been a staple in Google’s design since the very first Pixel phone.The renders of the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 Lite XL were made by 91Mobiles in collaboration with Twitter leaker @OnLeaks.Up front, the Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL still have some bezels on the sides and … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3 ‘Lite’ XL Won’t Have A Notch In Its Display