Stories by Computerworld Australia staff

In pictures: NextDC rolls out hardware dispensing vending machines

Vending machines that dispense cables and batteries have been introduced for customer use at all of NextDC's Australian data centres. The service is aimed at customers who need to purchase spare parts for their cage or rack space.

Seelan Nayagam swaps IBM for CSC managing director role

Former IBM Asia Pacific application services general manager Seelan Nayagam has moved to CSC to become its new Australian managing director and general manager.

Optus Business unveils unified communications as a service

In a bid to target customers who are looking to migrate from a traditional PABX phone system, Optus Business and Singtel have launched Unified Communications as a service (UCaaS) which includes voice, video and messaging.

Data#3 general manager Mark Esler retires

Data#3’s (ASX: DTL) Queensland general manager Mark Esler has retired after 30 years at the system integrator.

NSW government invites registrations for ServiceFirst contract

The NSW government will invite registrations of interest (ROI) in April from vendors who can present a new delivery model for the government’s shared services agency, ServiceFirst.

Denva Industries fined for using pirated Siemens software

Denva Industries, a Melbourne-based engineering company, has been required to pay an undisclosed amount of damages for its use of unlicensed Siemens PLM NX software.

Metronode opens second Perth data centre

Nextgen Group subsidiary Metronode has officially opened its second Perth data centre, Perth 2, which will offer customers a power utilisation efficiency (PUE) of 1.17.

UPDATED: Melbourne IT to acquire Netregistry Group for $50.4m

Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB) has announced its intention to acquire Web hosting provider Netregistry Group for $50.4 million.

AFP, NSW Cybercrime Squad arrest man for 96 fraud offences

A 23-year-old man alleged to have committed 96 offences including credit card fraud and online marketplace scams has been arrested in Brisbane by the NSW Police Fraud and Cybercrime Squad and Australian Federal Police (AFP).

LiveOps takes data centre space in Sydney

Cloud contact centre vendor LiveOps has begun offering services from the Equinix data centre in Sydney in response to demand from its 65 Australian and New Zealand customers.

NextDC unveils $80m Perth data centre

NextDC (ASX: NXT) has opened its $80 million data centre in Perth today.

NT government proposes identify theft, card skimming penalties

Proposed amendments to the Northern Territory’s Criminal Code would make it an offence to collect and store identification details about another person for the purposes of identity theft. Under current legislation, a person who obtains someone else’s ID details can’t be prosecuted until they commit a crime.

Australian cyber security challenge issued to university students

The annual Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA), designed to test Australia’s best information security undergraduates, will take place from 7-8 May at universities around the country.

University of South Australia to establish IT centre, honours degree

The University of South Australia (UniSA) has signed a partnership agreement with HP to establish a four-year honours degree program in IT/business informatics and an innovation centre in Adelaide.

NSW government plans trade mission to CommunicAsia in Singapore

The New South Wales government is inviting IT companies in the state to exhibit at CommunicAsia in Singapore during June 2014 as part of a trade mission.

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