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  • A/NZ telcos to build $86.3 million trans-Tasman submarine cable

    A 2300 kilometre undersea cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea will commence construction in early 2015.

  • 'Managed cloud' a return to Rackspace's roots, says CTO

    The announcement earlier this year that Rackspace would stop offering commodity IaaS cloud services represents something of a return to the company's roots, according to the company's global CTO, John Engates.

  • Optus bags Suncorp IT service management deal

    Optus will supply end-to-end ICT services to financial services firm, Suncorp Group Limited, under a seven-year deal announced on Wednesday.

  • The hidden environmental cost of the Internet of Things

    Analyst firm Gartner is forecasting that the IoT will encompass some 30 billion connected devices by 2020. And while networking vendor Cisco has pegged the IoT's value at $14.4 trillion between 2013 and 2022, questions are being asked over its potential environment cost.

  • ASIC chief calls for focus on 'cyber resilience'

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission chairperson Greg Medcraft has called for a focus on "cyber resilience through risk management" to prevent destabilisation of financial markets.

  • Bigcommerce nabs $50M from big name investors

    Bigcommerce announced Thursday it has raised $50 million in series D funding from a group of investors led by venture capital firm, SoftBank Capital.

  • Hellmann Australia dumps SAN

    Logistics company, Hellmann Australia, has moved from a conventional blade server and SAN setup to converged infrastructure in order to switch from big bang upgrades to incremental storage and compute capacity increases.

  • ACCC chief backs breakup of NBN Co

    NBN Co should be broken up into separate entities before it is privatised in order to promote competition, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, argued in a speech this morning.

  • NBN Co charts course in uncertain waters

    NBN Co has used its updated corporate plan, dated 11 November but released for public scrutiny today, to outline ambitious targets for the rollout of the National Broadband Network in its 2015 financial year. But it has also noted significant areas of uncertainty as the government-owned corporation continues its transition to a new model for the NBN rollout.

  • NBN Co to work with communities that want to co-fund FTTP

    NBN Co has set out in broad outline the principles that will guide the roll out of the National Broadband Network as it continues the shift to a 'multi-technology mix' (MTM) that has an emphasis on the use of the existing copper network for 'last mile' connections to premises.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs

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