Stories by Computerworld Australia staff

Telstra, Pacnet in talks about potential acquisition

Telstra (ASX: TLS) has confirmed in a statement to the ASX that it is in discussions with the owners of undersea cable operator, Pacnet, about potentially acquiring the company.

Vocus, Amcom enter ASX trading halt

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) have both entered trading halts on the ASX today. The halt is in place as the two companies prepare to make an announcement about a proposal made to Amcom in October 2014 to potentially combine the two businesses.

NEXTDC signs up international customer to S1 data centre

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has signed up an international customer, which can’t be publicly named, to its Sydney data centre, S1 for three years.

ACCC intervenes to stop scam victims sending money overseas

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has sent out 1500 letters to people in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in an attempt to stop them sending more money to scammers overseas.

Australian Computer Society finds new CEO from internal ranks

ACS chief operations officer Andrew Johnson has been promoted to CEO, two months after former CEO Alan Patterson resigned.

Cloud365 signs data centre deal with Equinix Australia

Equinix has signed up another customer for its Melbourne data centre (ME1), which is cloud services provider Cloud365.

Need some legal advice in NSW? There's an app for that

Sydney Criminal Lawyers has developed a free iOS app that is designed to give people information about New South Wales criminal and traffic laws.

How SBS scaled up for FIFA World Cup online

The expectations of millions of soccer fans who got up in the early hours of the morning to watch FIFA World Cup matches on SBS TV or online meant the Australian broadcaster could not afford to have an outage or downtime.

New eftpos debit, credit chip cards include EMV security

Australian banks have begun rolling out debit and credit cards that feature a new eftpos chip designed to reduce fraud. The card features Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) security.

NEC Australia to hire 110 staff in Wollongong

NEC Australia is set to hire 110 staff to man its corporate office at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) innovation campus.

Queensland Police upgrade iOS and Android Policelink app

The Queensland Police free Policelink iOS and Android app has been enhanced so that people can include photo and video uploads when they report less urgent crimes such as a noisy party.

Amcom Telecommunications acquires Megaport’s fibre network for $15m

Perth-based Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) has acquired Megaport’s fibre network in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for $15 million.

Former AAPT CEO joins Nextgen Networks

Former AAPT CEO, David Yuile, has been appointed managing director of Nextgen Networks.

In pictures: Dell User Forum A/NZ 2014

Dell's annual Australia and New Zealand user forum took place at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney this year. Delegates heard insights from Dell executives and got the chance to meet customers such as Holden Racing Team.

In pictures: IBM’s SoftLayer Melbourne data centre

IBM's SoftLayer data centre opened in Melbourne recently. The facility is part of the vendor's $1.2 billion global investment to expand its cloud footprint into Asia Pacific. A second Australian data centre will be launched in Sydney in approximately two months time.