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Microsoft win

Microsoft win

Microsoft scored its first victory in the part-sales-deal, part-sponsorship of the Lotus formula one team. Microsoft Dynamics has worked to replace all 100-plus applications with one enterprise system. Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen won the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. bit.ly/YlnA6Y

Big data

The Tax Office will lead government agencies in a scheme to improve the analysis and interpretation of data. The new Data Analytics Centre of Excellence will encourage agencies to share information, skills, and to help identify trends useful for shaping government policy. bit.ly/ZCyFlR

Talent shortage

Australian software company Atlassian is so hungry for tech talent that any local who refers a hire will get $2000 or a free return flight to San Francisco or Amsterdam. Last year the company sent a bus around Europe and gathered 1000 applications for "geeks". bit.ly/Zla3i9

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