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Rackspace Australia launches hybrid cloud service

Data centre provider Rackspace has announced that online retailer Kogan has taken up its hybrid cloud service.

Some Aussie data centre operators not measuring power usage: survey

Thirty-nine per cent out of 100 Australian data centre employees surveyed by Campos Research & Analysis indicated that they were not measuring power usage in their facility.

In pictures: iAwards NSW winners night

UXC Red Rock Consulting CEO Jonathan Rubinsztein was awarded ICT professional of the year at this week’s New South Wales state iAwards.

ACMA calls for cloud code of conduct

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has come out in favour of a cloud computing code of conduct, arguing that it will improve consumer confidence in service providers.

AG asks Law Reform Commission to conduct privacy inquiry

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to conduct an inquiry into privacy protection.

Qantas website experiences booking glitch

Qantas customers were unable to book flights online last night and this morning after the company’s website suffered a server outage.

Australian security market tipped to grow 12 per cent: Gartner

The Australian security technology and services market is forecast to hit $1.7 billion in 2013 due to the expansion of the technologies enterprises use to improve their security, according to a new Gartner report.

Unisys extends DIAC IT services contract

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has extended its IT services agreement with Unisys for another five years in a deal valued at $104.1 million.

UNSW graduate develops satellite circuit board

University of New South Wales (UNSW) engineering graduate, Thomas Cooney, has developed a circuit board designed to process radar signals for an Australian satellite that will monitor water resources.

NextDC signs new customer for five years

NextDC (ASX:NXT) has entered into a new contract with an unnamed company for the provision of data centre services.

Telstra adds netball to mobile sports package

Telstra has announced plans to broadcast every ANZ Championship and Australian international netball test on its Next G, 3G and 4G mobile networks.

ICAC, Police score big funding wins in SA ICT budget

South Australia’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and Office for Public Integrity has been allocated $10.3 million for new IT systems in the 2013-14 budget.

NICTA launches $12 million big data project

National ICT Australia (NICTA) has unveiled a $12 million, three-year research project which will use big data to deliver biodiversity and ecological insights for scientists.

Data breach costs rise again: report

The average cost of a data breach to an Australian enterprise increased from A$2.16 million in 2011 to $2.72 million last year, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2013 Cost of Data Breach Study.

Ninemsn takes targeted approach to big data

Running a news website that is solely dependent on advertising for revenue means that ninemsn owner Mi9 has to mine customer data to engage in behavioural targeting.