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Vic's TCV plans SAN overhaul

The Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV), which manages the state's funding requirements and provides financial services and advice to government agencies, is planning to overhaul its storage area network, issuing a request for tender over the weekend.

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Manly lifeguards test wearables for emergency information

The Manly Life Saving Club is trialling wearable wristbands for nippers, swimmers and surfers that quickly provide critical information in the case of an emergency.

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Optus hopes to stem customer losses with new incentives

Optus will cover the cost of early termination fees (ETFs) and provide credits for old smartphones in a move that appears to be aimed at reversing a recent customer loss trend.

Australian startup snapshot: Vimcore

Vimcore is a Sydney B2B startup that connects its customers’ employees to local healthcare providers. When not running the business, the company’s co-founder, Jessica Evans, advocates women entrepreneurship in the largely male tech startup scene.

Vertigan broadband demand forecast leaves NBN Co CEO 'curious'

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has voiced doubts that 15 megabits per second will be fast enough for the average Australian home in the long term.

NBN Co aims to serve 1 million premises by next July

NBN Co aims to have National Broadband Network service available to about 1 million homes and businesses in financial-year 2014-15, up from 552,000 in FY 2013-14, CEO Bill Morrow said today as the company announced financial results for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

NBN Co calls Telstra back to court over CPI adjustments

NBN Co has appealed a decision by the New South Wales Supreme Court that had supported Telstra’s interpretation of consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

Melbourne IT revenue up after Netregistry acquisition

Melbourne's IT's acquisition of Netregistry Group contributed to a 16 per cent year-on-year revenue jump to $59.6 million for the first half of 2014, the company said today.

Are startups and enterprises better together?

Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.

In pictures: A look inside the York Butter Factory startup space

Techworld Australia stops by Melbourne's hub for startups

Nine, Fairfax show hand on subscription video with StreamCo

Amid continuing rumours of Netflix coming to Australia, here comes another video streaming subscription service.

Braintree brings PayPal SDK to Australia

Braintree has integrated PayPal into its payments platform with the launch of its v.zero SDK in Australia.

IBM launches on-shore SoftLayer cloud services in Australia

SoftLayer will launch its first Australian data centre next month in Melbourne, the cloud provider and its parent IBM have announced.

NBN cuts costs for M2's Commander

M2 Group can lower prices of its Commander small business plans without reducing margins when customers transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to M2 Group CEO Geoff Horth.

Startup tips: Separating speculators from investors

Too many investors think of the Australian startup scene as a “casino” in which they can place a number of bets and get rich quick, according to Talent International Richard Earl.