Stories by Byron Connolly

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ACMA wants to dump outdated spam code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and Media Authority (ACMA) is seeking public comment on its proposal to deregister the long-standing and outdated Industry Spam Code of Practice.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

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Vodafone uses low-band to boost 4G coverage

Vodafone on Tuesday announced it had reallocated its low-band 850MHz mobile spectrum to boost 4G network coverage – particularly indoors – for 1.5 million of its existing customers.

Catch of the Day breach may harm brand

Catch of the Day’s failure to inform users of a data breach that occurred three years ago suggests the online retailer didn’t have a response plan, and may do the brand some harm.

University of Queensland to roll out high performance computer

The University of Queensland will soon deploy a new high performance parallel computer cluster to support intensive data modelling in advanced materials, vaccines, systems, and technologies in several research areas.

Oracle ordered to pay $130K in sexual harassment case

Oracle Australia has been ordered to pay $130,000 to former consulting manager Rebecca Richardson following a sexual harassment claim against the software giant.

David Buckingham new iiNet boss

iiNet has confirmed David Buckingham as its new CEO. Buckingham had been the acting in the position since November last year and was appointed by the ISP’s board of directors after an extensive worldwide search.

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