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  • NextDC revenue climbs in first half

    Data centre provider NextDC enjoyed revenue growth of 39 per cent for the six months ending 31 December.

    24 Feb. 17 15:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Salmat continues cloud journey with Chromebook rollout

    ASX-listed marketing services provider Salmat is moving closer to an all-cloud environment, rolling out Chromebooks to a range of its staff — part of a move led by chief technology officer Dave Glover to largely ditch on-premise software in favour of cloud-based solutions.

    22 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • IBM joins government’s secure cloud list

    The Bluemix platform as a service offering from IBM have been added to the government’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL), which is maintained by the Australian Signals Directorate.

    21 Feb. 17 18:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government IT projects to face scrutiny

    The federal government has commissioned a review of all its major technology projects. The review will cover all active projects over $10 million and those that “engage a large number of Australians” being conducted by non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

    17 Feb. 17 11:22 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO hits back over claim tax time under threat from IT failures

    Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan has condemned as “without foundation” a report that tax return lodgement and processing for FY17 could be delayed due to the Australian Taxation Office’s recent IT outages.

    08 Feb. 17 12:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO restores most services

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says that most of its core services are back online after an outage last week.

    06 Feb. 17 09:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Inabox picks up Hostworks

    Inabox has acquired cloud services and hosting provider Hostworks for $7 million, the company announced today.

    03 Feb. 17 16:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO tech woes continue

    Australian Taxation Office assistant commissioner Colin Walker has warned tax professionals that the ATO’s tech woes are set to continue.

    03 Feb. 17 11:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Tassal makes leap with salmon farm IoT project

    The cool, salty waters off Tasmania’s south-east coast offer the perfect conditions for farming fish. And some of the toughest in which to set up an IoT network.

    03 Feb. 17 08:30 Written by George Nott
  • Inside Xero’s mammoth cloud migration

    When Xero announced in November that it had completed its shift to a public cloud platform, the accounting software-as-a-service provider claimed that it was one of the largest migrations of its kind to be attempted in Australia and New Zealand.

    03 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO services go down again

    The Australian Taxation Office has suffered another unplanned outage of key online services.

    02 Feb. 17 12:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New transcoders will underpin ABC platform expansion

    The ABC is planning a massive upgrade of the transcoding facilities it uses to convert a wide range of video formats for use on television, podcasts, Internet publishing and various forms of mobile and social media.

    31 Jan. 17 12:13 Written by Christopher Jay
  • ATO CIO sees more cloud in agency’s future after outage

    The Australian Taxation Officer’s chief information officer, Ramez Katf, says that the 12 December storage failure that took down some of the agency’s core systems is unlikely to happen again.

    25 Jan. 17 14:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Independent review of ATO outage begins

    The Australian Taxation Office has appointed PwC to conduct an independent review into the dramatic system outage that took down key ATO services for several days in December.

    24 Jan. 17 15:38 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Agree? Free Wi-Fi providers bamboozling users with T&Cs

    Free public Wi-Fi providers are bamboozling users with lengthy terms and conditions that fail to inform them of the security risks involved in access, according to RMIT University​ researchers.

    12 Jan. 17 12:49 Written by George Nott
  • Expansion slated for NSW’s GovDC data centres

    Construction work to expand Metronode’s Silverwater and Unanderra data centres is set to begin early this year, the data centre operator announced today.

    12 Jan. 17 10:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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