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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.

Cisco calls for national cyber security strategy

The establishment of a national cyber security strategy that aligns national resources to drive a 'cyber-enabled’ national economy is among Cisco's recommendations to the Australian Cyber Security Review.

Not for profits receive STEM funding from Google

Google's charitable arm, Google.org has put up $1 million to be shared by the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), FIRST Robotics Australia and Engineers without Borders Australia to encourage young women, Indigenous Australians and students from low socio-economic and regional areas to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Telstra, Genesys to offer cloud contact centre services

Telstra and Genesys have teamed up to launch a cloud contact centre offering in September which will provide contextual Web chat, mobile and fixed line communications.

Mimecast launches services from Australian data centres

Email services security vendor Mimecast has begun offering co-located data centre services from two facilities in New South Wales.

Fujitsu to spend $12.2m on West Sydney data centre upgrade

Fujitsu will spend $12.2 million on power infrastructure and internal capacity upgrades at its Western Sydney Data Centre (WSDC) as part of its 2025 roadmap.

CommBank to pilot Offers app with Westfield

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will be running a trial of its new 'Offers' app with Westfield owner Scentre Group.