links for 2010-10-26

  • Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens has waded into the debate about whether Australia needs a strong home-grown IT sector, claiming the nation hasn’t been disadvantaged by failing to grow one since the dot-com bubble burst a decade ago. He thinks we are doing well enough on commodities. Perhaps not considering It services export?
  • The Australian dollar is expected to stay above 90 US cents throughout 2011 as the Reserve Bank continues to raise interest rates, a leading forecaster says. Australia's resource sector is also tipped to prop up the domestic economy, replacing stimulus spending as a key driver of growth.
  • Tech support for plebs. Telstra is trialing a new support system where the support person takes over your computer to fix the problem. But how much do you trust support people? What procedures/ethics are there for client confidentiality in the support world? And what if they decide to install something else?
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