Stories by Computerworld Australia staff

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.

Data#3 acquires 42.5% share in Discovery Technology

Brisbane-based system integrator Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has confirmed that it will acquire a 42.5 per cent shareholding in Wi-Fi analytics company Discovery Technology for $1.5 million.

Melbourne recruitment firm fined $11k for Office 2007 piracy

BSA | The Software Alliance has settled a software copyright breach case out of court with a Melbourne-based recruitment firm that used unlicensed copies of Office 2007 Enterprise.

In pictures: RSA Asia Pacific & Japan conference

RSA's annual Asia Pacific & Japan conference kicked off in Singapore on Tuesday. RSA executive chairman Arthur W. Coviello called for an end to cyber warfare while Juniper Network's Kevin Kennedy compared the Information Age to the Golden Age of the Roman empire. The conference concludes today.

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Coles unveils free mobile wallet

Coles has launched its own mobile wallet to make shopping more convenient for customers.

Adobe finds new Australia and New Zealand MD

Adobe Australia and New Zealand head of digital media Chris Skelton has been promoted to A/NZ managing director.

NewSat awarded $12.5 million Jabiru-2 satellite capacity contract

Australian satellite firm NewSat, (ASX: NWT) has signed an $12.5 million (US$11.7 million) contract for the supply of Jabiru-2 satellite transmission capacity over Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands.

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In pictures: UNSW Canberra launches Australian Centre for Cyber Security

Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, was on hand to help unveil the University of New South Wales' (UNSW) Canberra's Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) in Canberra. The centre, which is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy, will enhance UNSW’s strengths in computer/network security, risk management, international politics/ethics, law and big data analytics.