Stories by Computerworld Australia staff

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.

Metricon uses cloud to reduce storage volumes by 80 per cent

Home building company Metricon has reduced storage volumes by 80 per cent and saved $28,000 on tape costs since it moved to a cloud storage offering in early 2014.

In pictures: AusCERT 2014 awards night

Candles and classical music bought some old world charm to AusCERT’s 13th annual Australian Information Security Awards.

In pictures: AusCERT 2014 speakers

It’s a case of lucky number 13 for AusCERT as the organisation celebrates its 13th annual security conference on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Delegates have heard from a range of speakers so far including Princeton University’s Edward Felten, Peter Gutmann from the University of Auckland and Telstra’s Scott McIntyre. The conference continues until Friday, 16 May.

Anthony Clarke swaps HDS for Compuware regional director role

Former Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Australia and New Zealand's regional sales director, Anthony Clarke, has moved to Compuware to become its new A/NZ regional director.

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.