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Telstra ramps up data centre investment

Telstra has announced the next stage of its $800 million cloud services investment with new data centres set to go live in WA, SA and ACT in Q1 of 2013.

Stella Maris College deploys social network protection for senior students

Sydney Catholic girls’ school, Stella Maris College, has reduced the risk of Internet threats posed by social networking sites by deploying a Web security gateway.

Dell A/NZ picking up Windows 8 consulting, tablet work

Hardware giant Dell is starting to see some traction from Windows 8 tablet sales with enterprises across Australia and New Zealand, said local boss Joe Kremer.

Mixed reaction to improved privacy protection

There has been a mixed reaction from the ICT industry to amendments to the Privacy Act with some organisations welcoming the changes while others say more work needs to done on privacy issues.

Privacy Amendment Bill passed, gives commissioner far-reaching powers

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 was passed in Parliament today, giving privacy commissioner Timothy Pilgrim more powers, including the right to seek civil penalties in the case of serious breaches of privacy.

Big data adoption still under consideration in A/NZ: Forrester

Many organisations in Australia and New Zealand are still only considering implementing big data strategies despite heavy promotion by technology vendors, a Forrester study has found.

Disney World Parks and Resorts mines magic from business analytics

Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts in Orlando in the United States is using business analytics to increase repeat business from families for visit the hotel and theme park.

Rabobank reduces malware risk with new authentication services

Customers of Rabobank Australia and New Zealand are being offered two factor secure authentication services when they transact online following the signing of a deal with US-based security vendor ThreatMetrix.

Big data vital for Large Hadron Collider project: CTO

When you’re trying to learn more about the universe with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which generated 30 terabytes of data this year, using big data technology is vital for information analysis, says CTO Sverre Jarp.

Australian government agencies still reaching for the cloud: Ovum

Federal and state government agencies in Australia have yet to realise cloud computing’s role in the digital economy and should look to the example set by service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to an Australian analyst.

AAPT, NetApp extend partnership to cloud services

Telecommunications service provider AAPT is now offering medium to large enterprise customers cloud services following the expansion of its 10-year partnership with NetApp.

Internode, iiNet to live stream selected Gorgeous Festival performances

Punters who can’t make it to the Gorgeous Festival in McLaren Vale, South Australia, on November 24 will be able to view main stage performances for free in HD if they are an Internode or iiNet customer.

CFOs starting to see the business benefits of IT: Gartner

The view of IT as ‘just another expense’ that seems to be widely held among chief financial officers is changing, according to Gartner. The research firm found that CFOs are now starting to understand that IT can help the wider business and are investing in technology.

Zenprise appoints A/NZ country manager

US mobile device management (MDM) company Zenprise has appointed Melbourne-based John Martens as Australia and New Zealand country manager following its expansion into the region in October 2012.

Newcastle stadium next in line for NCR POS system

When the Newcastle Jets A-League football team plays Hunter Stadium in Newcastle on December 8, an NCR point of sale (POS) system will be making its debut at the stadium. The POS system is designed to enable fans to purchase food and drink items faster.