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Good Technology files patent infringement lawsuits in the US

Secure enterprise mobility vendor, Good Technology, has taken out lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against mobile device management vendors, MobileIron and AirWatch.

In pictures: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012

Gartner's annual Symposium and ITxpo wrapped up on the Gold Coast this week after four days of insights from ANZ CIO Anne Weatherston, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla and Gartner's international team of analysts. Delegates also their hair down at networking party Gartner Rocks. Photos supplied by Gartner.

Private cloud 'very important' for ANZ Banking Group: CIO

While CBA CIO Michael Harte has dismissed data sovereignty and security excuses used by businesses not to move to the cloud as “absolute garbage”, over at ANZ, CIO Anne Weatherston has taken a different approach to cloud adoption.

Changing the world 140 characters at a time: Twitter co-creator

It will probably come as no surprise to people that Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla has more than one account on the social networking site and he likes to tweet a lot.

Big data to create 960K new IT jobs in APAC by 2015: Gartner

As more enterprises invest in big data, 960,000 new IT jobs will be created in the Asia-Pacific region in the next three years, but only one-third of these big data roles will be filled due to a skills shortage, according to a Gartner analyst.

98 IT jobs to be created in Illawarra, NSW

Up to 98 new IT jobs could be created in the Illawarra region of New South Wales following CSC Australia’s $2.76 million government funding grant to create two centres of excellence within its Illawarra Technology Park campus.

ANZ Bank launches Transactive iOS app for corporate customers

ANZ Bank has continued its mobile banking push with the release of the Transactive iOS app for corporate customers, allowing them to remotely monitor real-time account balances, view current transactions and approve or reject payments.

Social engineering, big data top security priorities for 2013: Gartner

The technique of using deception and manipulation to gain sufficient knowledge to dupe an unwary individual, employee or company into revealing personal information has the potential to be one of the biggest security threats in 2013 according to a security expert.

NZ-based SaaS provider Xero lists on ASX

New Zealand-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Xero has been officially listed on the ASX today with the initials XRO in order to make it easier for Australian investors to purchase Xero shares.

The race that tested telco networks

Melbourne Cup Day provided some mixed results for two of the major telecommunication providers with Telstra reporting a drop in data traffic and Vodafone experiencing a spike in SMS, voice and data traffic.

Westpac outlines data centre consolidation strategy

Faced with the challenge of operating nine data centres around Australia, Westpac Group is one year into a four-year program designed to consolidate these numerous facilities into two Sydney-based data centres.

Digital Realty Trust’s Sydney data centre open for business

Global data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust, has officially taken the covers off the first phase of its Sydney facility in Erskine Park.

Alcatel-Lucent powers up Flemington Next G network

While Flemington punters won’t get access to Cisco’s Wi-Fi network until next year, Alcatel-Lucent has come to the party in 2012 with a pilot of seven 3G metro cells to extend the capacity of Telstra’s Next G track-side network.

Sportsbet manages Melbourne Cup spikes with storage array

When punters place their bets with online wagering company, Sportsbet for today's Melbourne Cup, storage arrays in Melbourne and Darwin will help manage traffic spikes.

Flemington racecourse to trot out Wi-Fi system by 2013

Punters keen to have a flutter at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne will be able to bet online and watch the race in HD on their smartphone within the arena when a Wi-Fi service is introduced by the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) next year.

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