Stories by Computerworld Australia staff

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.

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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.

In brief: Steve Baxter re-joins Vocus Communications board

RiverCity Labs managing director Steve Baxter has re-joined the Vocus Communications (ASX:VOC) board of directors after taking an 18 month break in 2013 for family reasons.

Kaspersky Lab appoints new APAC managing director

Kaspersky Lab has hired a new Asia Pacific managing director, Peter Hewett, to replace Harry Cheung who retired in September.

Victoria State Emergency Service extends Pacnet contract

The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has extended its networking contract with Pacnet for another 36 months as part of a partnership that dates back to 2007.

In pictures: National Instruments Autonomous Robotics winners

University of NSW team Lab 202 was awarded first place in the fourth annual National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition (NI ARC) final in Sydney. During the grand finale, team robots had to wirelessly communicate within their environment, collect seeds, navigate to a farming area littered with obstacles, deposit the seeds in planting areas and move back to the home zone.

BlackLine creates APAC vice president role

Cloud finance and automation software vendor BlackLine has hired Todd Hunt for the newly created role of Asia Pacific vice president and general manager.

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Queensland’s Wulguru Steel fined $17.5k for Autodesk piracy

BSA | The Software Alliance has settled a software copyright breach out of court with Townsville, Queensland based steel fabrication company Wulguru Steel after it emerged that the company used unlicensed copies of Autodesk AutoCAD software.

Telstra signs up as ASX data centre customer

Telstra (ASX: TLS) has signed up as a customer of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) data centre in Sydney.

SSP hires new Asia Pacific GM

Former IBM Australia account partner Paul Miller has joined insurance technology vendor SSP as its new Asia Pacific general manager, based in Melbourne.