Stories by Byron Connolly

RMIT pours $30M into micro and nano tech

RMIT University is spending $30 million on a new research facility to drive advancements in micro and nano technologies.

Woolies books $1.2B in online sales

Woolworths completed $1.2 billion in online sales this financial year, a 50 per cent increase on FY2013, making the company Australia’s largest internet retailer.

DHS to roll out network ‘stress testing’ for agencies

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has tendered for testing and network infrastructure to benchmark and validate changes to its data centre to support the integration of Centrelink, Medicare and CRS Australia.

Macquarie Telecom posts $0.8M loss

Macquarie Telecom on Thursday reported a net loss of $0.8 million for its full year ending June 30, largely due to increased operating expenses as new data centre facilities go live.

MYOB posts record revenue

MYOB on Monday reported record revenue of $140 million for the first half of 2014, up 21 per cent on the previous half, on the back of strong demand for cloud-based accounting software.

University of Queensland to spend $2.4M on ‘Flashlite’

The University of Queensland will spend up to $2.4 million on its latest high performance computer for intensive data crunching across multiple research areas, including astrophysics, climate change, geonomics, and computational chemistry.

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Telstra targeted in class action lawsuit over late fees

Australia’s big three telcos are being targeted in class action lawsuits relating to late payment fees imposed on their customers.

Veda extends outsourcing contract with IBM

Credit information and analysis provider Veda has extended its outsourcing agreement with IBM, inking a new five-year multimillion dollar contract that adds cloud services.

NSW govt to fast-track open data

The NSW government will fast-track the release of de-identified open data under a new ‘crowdsourcing’ initiative where it is seeking ideas from the community about how to improve service delivery across the state.

ACMA wants to dump outdated spam code

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is seeking public comment on its proposal to deregister the long-standing and outdated Industry Spam Code of Practice.

2014 a seminal year for cloud take up: Amazon

2014 is a seminal year for the take up of cloud services and there’s been a shift in thinking around the infrastructure model from years back when people were concerned about issues like security.

Feds inch closer to more widespread cloud services

The Federal Government is edging closer to providing agencies with easier access to cloud services following the release today of a draft head agreement for a whole-of-government cloud panel.

NSW govt touts ERP as-a-service

The NSW government claims it will make it easier for technology suppliers to provide enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to agencies as part of its procurement reforms.

True utility computing coming soon: Vic Winkler

True utility computing – where virtual machines are moved between competing service providers without an organisation's knowledge – is coming soon, according to Vic Winkler, CTO at data security provider Covata.

Australia’s largest supercomputer turns one

Raijin, the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful supercomputer, on Thursday celebrated its first birthday. It has been in production since mid-June last year.