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Macquarie Telecom bumps up earnings forecast

Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) revised its forecast earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to $26 million-$26.5 million for the 2015 financial year.

Hitachi Data Systems appoints new GM

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has appointed Nathan McGregor as its new Australia and New Zealand vice president and general manager.

Government signs NextDC for $35m data centre services contract

NextDC (ASX:NXT) has signed a $35 million, six year data centre services contract with the federal government.

Deloitte calls for cyber security health checks

Voluntary cyber security health checks which create a benchmark of where Australian businesses are today with security are among the initiatives Deloitte is working on with industry and government.

IT job postings increase during July

The number of Australian IT employment opportunities posted on job boards increased by 7 per cent to 29,093 in July this year following a drop in the first half of 2015 according to tech career marketplace Gooroo.

Mainfreight invests in 1500 Android devices

Logistics company Mainfreight will roll out 1500 TC75 Android scanning devices in Australia and New Zealand by the end of

Former Telstra CEO David Thodey to chair CSIRO

Former Telstra CEO David Thodey has been appointed as the new chair of CSIRO’s board for the next five years.

Privacy concerns over NSW paper ticket phaseout

NSW Privacy Commissioner Doctor Elizabeth Coombs has expressed concern over the phase out of the state's paper public transport tickets for pensioners.

BSA settles seven cases for $147k

BSA| The Software Alliance has settled seven cases of pirated software totalling $147,000 this year.

Metronode to expand Perth 2 data centre

Metronode has announced plans to expand its Perth 2 data centre to cope with demand from the WA government, enterprise customers, system integrators and service providers.

Cloud, NFV spell opportunity for telcos: Huawei

The future of public cloud in Australia is changing as telecommunications players invest in the space according to Huawei data centre solution CTO Ronald Raffensperger.

NSW government to establish data analytics centre

The NSW government will establish a whole-of-government data analytics centre (DAC) to share data about issues in the state.

Beat the Q Posse Group raises $5m

Beat the Q Posse Group will use a $5 million Series A funding round for product development, marketing and merchant acquisition.

JB Hi-Fi appoints new CIO

Simon Page has been appointed JB Hi-Fi's CIO.

Centrify appoints A/NZ country manager

Security firm Centrify Corporation has appointed Lachlan McKenzie as its Australian and New Zealand country manager. He replaces Derek Morwood who was A/NZ regional sales manager.