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  • IBM Watson gets smart in the oil refinery business

    Australian energy company Woodside Energy hopes to strike a gusher in its own backyard -- a gusher of information, that is.

  • Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

    As part of its push into specific industry verticals, Box is targeting the government sector, where agencies are particularly sensitive about the security of cloud software. On Wednesday, the company announced a significant customer win in this vertical: the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Suncorp's cloud transformation on track

    Suncorp Group's move to a cloud-driven "optimised platform" to underpin its operations is on track and will deliver a "sustainable competitive advantage well into the future", group CEO Patrick Snowball told an investor day event today.

  • HP buying SDN company for NFV

    HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers.

  • Woodside engineers to use IBM's Watson platform

    Australian resources company Woodside will use IBM's 'cognitive computing' system Watson to extract historical data from project reports.

  • Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

    Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?

  • Financial services firm finds value in DevOps, microservices

    Financial services company IOOF has been through a half decade journey involving a major shift in its core superannuation system from a monolithic application to a microservices-based architecture.

  • ASG spruiks Department of Communications cloud contract win

    The Department of Communications' $18 million contract to adopt ASG's secure government cloud platform "further cements ASG’s foothold in the Federal Government market," the IT services provider said in a statement issued this morning

  • Status check on OpenStack: The open source Cloud has arrived

    Piston Cloud Computing was one of the darlings of the OpenStack movement. A founding father of the cloud computing project, it produced one of the first private cloud products based on the open source code.

  • Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS Cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

    Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS Cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader Amazon Web Services and another clear challenger Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else.

  • Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

    Early this year, Dropbox released its cloud storage service on Windows phones and tablets, and on Tuesday the company followed up with a universal app that fleshes out the features for both types of devices.

  • Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

    Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users.

  • Top 9 cloud computing threats

    Cloud computing has become ubiquitous for many companies but keeping it secure can be a challenge. Cloud Security Alliance Asia Pacific executive council chairman Ken Low shared the alliance’s top nine threats to the cloud at a Trend Micro event in Sydney.

  • Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

    To expand its cloud computing business, China's Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world.

  • Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

    Got a cloud computing job that doesn't need to be completed right away? Google says it has a deal for you.

  • Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

    Back in April, Tableau released version 9.0 of its flagship analytics software, and on Monday the company followed up with an update to the product's online edition that it says is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.

  • SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

    Nothing has earned a reputation for head-banging complexity among IT professionals more than ERP, but as enterprise-resource planning leader SAP tries to recast its image with the slogan "Run simple," there's no guarantee that customers will buy it.

  • Data sovereignty or data protectionism?

    Amid ongoing disclosures about the unsavory scope of U.S. and British intelligence-gathering programs, Australian policymakers have championed protectionist policies designed to restrict the flow of data across the country’s borders and lock foreign technology providers out of its domestic market.

  • NeCTAR gets $4.9m from government

    Education and training minister Christopher Pyne has revealed the funding split for facilities funded under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

  • Macquarie Telecom joins govt's secure cloud services list

    Macquarie Telecom's GovZone has been added to the Australian Signals Directorate's Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL).