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Data analytics keeps tabs on Victorian cabbies

The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) of Victoria is using a data warehouse to access the data of more than 100 million trips made by taxi drivers in the state over the past 2.5 years.

How Amaysim used analytics to engage management

Mobile provider Amaysim needed to develop a business intelligence (BI) strategy but didn’t want to subject its management team to static PowerPoint presentations about BI.

Cyber criminals taking advantage of unpatched code: report

Unpatched code proved to be a happy hunting ground for cyber criminals during 2014, according to a new report by HP.

Websense gets new A/NZ country manager

Websense confirmed this week that former Australian and New Zealand country manager, Gerry Tucker, has left the security firm for a new role at NICE Systems.

NEXTDC achieves EBITDA of $3m

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has recorded its first positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $3 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014.

Attack on Gemalto only breached its office networks, claims firm

An investigation by Amsterdam-based SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto, has found that an attack by operatives from the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010 and 2011 probably happened but the attack only breached its office networks.

Ludlam letter raises concerns about Gemalto SIM card hack

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has sent a letter to Telstra CEO David Thodey expressing concerns about the use of Gemalto SIM cards by the telco following media reports that the company’s SIM card encryption keys were allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

Australian Privacy Commissioner investigating SIM card hack

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is investigating reports about SIM card encryption keys – including those of SIM cards used in Australia – having been allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

Melbourne IT to acquire UberGlobal Group

Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) is set to acquire Canberra-based cloud services provider, UberGlobal Group for $15.5 million.

Hey big spender, watch out for malvertising

Global Internet advertising revenues will approach US$200 billion by the year 2018, making it a lucrative business but also attractive to cyber criminals, according to Cisco.

NEXTDC hooks customers up to Azure cloud

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) customers will be able to connect to Microsoft's Azure cloud from NEXTDC data centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth during the second quarter of 2015.

Data#3 lifts revenue to $406.4M

System integrator Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has recorded revenues of $406.4 million to 31 December last year, up from $399 million in the previous half due to a lift in IT services and product sales.

M2 Group reports increased revenue of $546.2m

M2 Group (ASX: MTU) has reported a revenue of $546.2 million for the six months lead up to the end of December, up 8 per cent on the same period in 2014.

Vocus Communications to expand capacity on Southern Cross Cable Network

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) is set to purchase additional capacity on the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) for US$58.5 million (A$78.7 million).

Security, local presence important when choosing a cloud provider: survey

Cyber security, product knowledge and having data hosted within an Australian data centre were cited as critical factors when selecting a cloud services provider, according to the results of a new survey.