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Animal Logic casts spotlight on Cloud computing

Sydney-based animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, is investigating the adoption of Cloud computing to handle data generated by rendering digital images — but only if an affordable Cloud model can be developed in the near future.

Startup spotlight: DotYellow to enter online listings market

Concerned by the waste generated by the Yellow Pages books, product development director, Angelo Perera, decided to do something about it and helped start Melbourne-based online brand listing company, DotYellow.

Robin Payne appointed NBN Co CFO

Former NBN Co general manager of planning and development, Robin Payne, has been confirmed as chief financial officer following the retirement of former CFO, Jean-Pascal Beaufret, in January this year.

AAPT launches 100G Sydney to Melbourne network

Telecommunications provider, AAPT, has unveiled a 100 Gigabits (100G) per second network operating between Melbourne and Sydney.

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.