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Equinix fast tracks phase two of SY3 data centre

Data centre provider, Equinix, has brought the construction of phase two of its third Sydney data centre (SY3) six months forward due to heavy customer demand.

IIA seeks input into iCode review from ISPs, security vendors

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has called for participating internet service providers (ISPs) and security vendors to contribute to a review of the IIA’s iCode.

SAS ANZ appoints new managing director

Business analytics software vendor, SAS, has recruited a new Australia and New Zealand managing director from within its ranks.

Canberra Raiders become first major sports sponsorship for Huawei

Huawei might be barred from any National Broadband Network (NBN) deals on security grounds, but the capital’s National Rugby League (NRL) team, the Canberra Raiders, has chosen the company as its major sponsor.

DNSChanger malware victims may face internet switch off: ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has urged Australian internet users who may be DNSChanger victims to remove the malware form their computers before 9 July or face no internet service when domain name system (DNS) servers maintained by the FBI are switched off.

Australian data breaches costs rising: Symantec

Data breach costs are continuing to have an impact on Australian companies with some organisations reporting a loss of $2.16 million, according to a new study from Symantec and the Ponemon Institute.

NEC to expand broadband services following NBN Co contract

NEC Australia has signed a wholesale broadband agreement (WBA) with NBN Co allowing it to offer broadband services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) by mid-2012.

BYOD policy helps SAP Australia attract Gen Y workers

Introducing a bring your own device (BYOD) policy in September 2011 has enabled the Australian arm of German software company, SAP, to entice new employees who prefer using a tablet over the traditional desktop.

Australian organisations turn to Cloud, video conferencing for productivity

More Australian public sector and private sector organisations are turning to IT investments such as Cloud computing and video conferencing in a bid to automate processes and increase staff productivity, according to a new survey from Telstra.

MCA's new website, smartphone apps to boost art experience

Following a nine-month development project which began in July 2011 to overhaul its 10-year-old website, the New South Wales Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is set to unveil a new Web presence on 29 March this year where visitors can view selected art works and information about past or present collections online.

ACMA calls for improved senior citizen cyber safety education

Improving cyber safety education of senior citizens through more targeted programs would greatly improve their confidence and get more elderly Australians online, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) submission to a Senate committee investigating cyber safety for senior Australians.

In pictures: Cisco's world of solutions tour

Cisco took guests on a tour of its world of solutions area at the Melbourne conference. Delegates had access to free candy while checking out the latest services from companies such as Telstra.

Symantec signs deal with Fujitsu to double Cloud service capacity in Australia

Symantec has signed a three-year deal with Fujitsu to co-locate its servers in the vendor’s Sydney data centre, thereby doubling capacity of its Cloud services and setting the company up to sign more email archiving customers in Australia.

In pictures: Cisco Live in Melbourne

Cisco's three day conference, Cisco Live, is taking place in Melbourne and began with a song and dance act involving the Queen song `Don't Stop Me Now.' Reported attendance numbers are at 2800.

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NBN trial sites to roll out e-health, education projects

National Broadband Network (NBN) trial sites in Townsville, Queensland and Armidale, New South Wales are in the process of rolling out separate trials over the NBN designed to help Townsville type two diabetes sufferers and, in Armidale, offer remote access to TAFE courses.