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NetApp hires new A/NZ MD from internal ranks

Storage vendor NetApp has found a replacement for the Australia and New Zealand managing director role from its internal ranks after former MD Peter O’Connor left in August 2012.

ACCC to come down hard on telcos for 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned telecommunications companies that it will be making sure Australian consumers “get what they pay for” when they sign up to long-term phone or broadband contracts.

Foxtel streams live sports with iPhone, iPad app

Foxtel has announced that Fox Sports channels 1, 2 and 3 have been added to its Foxtel Go iPhone and iPad app, allowing fans to access NRL, rugby union and cricket matches on their devices.

Australian banks welcome real-time payments service

Banks have responded positively to the Australian Payments Clearing Association's proposal for new real-time payments infrastructure, saying it will lead to more innovation in areas such as mobile payments.

NT expands free Wi-Fi rollout on public bus service

The Northern Territory government will provide free Wi-Fi services on public buses in Darwin and Alice Springs by following the successful introduction of the program earlier this month.

Business intelligence revenues to reach $475.6 million: Gartner

Investment by CIOs and IT managers in business intelligence (BI) software to improve decision making processes is driving the market to greater revenues than 2012, said analyst firm Gartner.

ASX decreases international network latency with Net Global

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has rolled out a networking solution called ASX Net Global which is designed to improve latency when international customers trade on the local stock exchange.

Financial, health data dumped in Sydney rubbish bins

Some Sydney bank branches, lawyers' and doctors' offices have been found guilty of not properly disposing of personal information in rubbish bins which could be used by criminals for the purposes of fraud or identity theft following a private investigation.

Unified comms market to hit $943.7 million by 2017: IDC

Companies will need to invest heavily in unified communications (UC) over the next four years as more staff work from home or in remote locations, according to analyst firm IDC.

Security incidents going unreported: CERT Australia

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia has called for more Australian organisations to report cyber security issues to the police following the results of its annual survey.

Telstra kicks off AFL season with mobile, tablet app

Australian Football League (AFL) fans can stay in touch with the footy action on their smartphone or tablet with the release of an AFL Live Official app.

Companies still unprepared for cyber attacks: Deloitte

Many enterprises around the world think they are prepared for cyber attacks but the reality is that any organisation is at risk of a security breach, consulting firm Deloitte has warned.

Smartphone app puts NT Government tenders in reach

The Northern Territory government has unveiled an app for iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones which will allow users to access government quotations and tenders.

In pictures: NICTA TechFest Canberra

Parliament House in Canberra was buzzing this week as National ICT Australia (NICTA) exhibited the latest broadband, digital economy and technology innnovations. NICTA partnerships with Sydney Water and Infosys were launched on the day.

NT government trials online vehicle registration

In a bid to cut queue times, the Northern Territory (NT) government has begun a trial of a QuickPay online Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) station in Parap, Darwin.