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  • IT disaster recovery during Cyclone Lam

    Cyclone Lam struck the Northern Territory in February causing millions of dollars in damage. The 230 kilometre-per-hour gusts also threatened to destroy emergency communications systems.

  • Analysis: Huawei takes to the open ROAD

    In 2014, Huawei generated CNY 288,197 million (US$46.5 billion), a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 20.6%. Of that, Huawei invested over 14% of its revenue back into research and development.

  • 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.

  • Aussie data centre systems spending to hit $2.5b: Gartner

    Enterprises in Australia are forecast to spend $2.5 billion on data centre systems this year, slightly up on $2.3 billion in 2014 according to Gartner.

  • 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).

  • TPG tops Netflix speed rankings

    TPG has taken top spot in Netflix's inaugural comparison of the Internet speeds achieved by the streaming service's Australian customers.

  • Developing an enterprise mobility strategy

    "There is no choice" when it comes to developing a mobility strategy, according to IDC Australia's research director for telecommunications, Hugh Ujhazy.

  • Budget 2015: $250m for IT upgrades at ABS

    The federal government has announced it will earmark $250 million over five years to upgrade aging IT systems at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

  • Infrastructure modernisation drives efficiencies at ANZ

    Despite a 7 per cent increase in operations volumes for ANZ in the first half there was a decline in group-wide operations costs of 3 per cent, the bank's CEO said today.

  • Rackspace adds second Australian data centre

    Hosting provider Rackspace this morning announced it would open up a secondary data centre in Sydney to offer disaster recovery capabilities and geo-redundancy for its clients.

  • Equinix to spend $121m on new Sydney data centre

    Equinix today announced it will open a fourth data centre in Sydney.

  • NT government eyes second data centre

    The Northern Territory government's budget for 2015-16, handed down today, includes funding for a number of IT initiatives. Among them is funding a second data centre facility for government.

  • CenturyLink to offer on-shore public cloud services this year

    CenturyLink will later this year begin offering public cloud services from Australian data centres, the US telco said today.

  • Telstra hits 590Mbps mobile data speeds using LTE-A

    Telstra managed yesterday to hit speeds of up to 590 megabits per second using LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on its network, the telco's group managing director for networks, Mike Wright, said today.

  • Centrelink IT system replacement gets government go-ahead

    The federal government has confirmed that it will replace Centrelink's welfare payments system, which dates back to 1983, with a new platform at a cost of $1 billion.

  • Australian IT spending to buck global trend says Gartner

    Although the value of global IT spending is expected is predicted to drop by 1.3 per cent in 2015, spending in Australia will grow by 4.2 per cent compared to last year, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

  • Datacom scores $242 million Department of Health contract

    Datacom has signed a five-year contract with the Department of Health. Under the $242 million contract, which replaces existing agreements the department had with IBM and Accenture, Datacom will provide ICT infrastructure and support services.

  • Telstra to resell SoftLayer IaaS services

    Telstra and IBM have inked an agreement under which the telco will offer SoftLayer cloud services to its customers.

  • Comms Alliance forms IoT think tank

    An Internet of Things think tank created by Communications Alliance will look for ways to create an ecosystem in Australia that promotes IoT and a digital world.

  • Australia must change culture to embrace digital: Cisco

    Australia is outperforming other countries in several ICT areas, including networking technology skills and mobile broadband, according to Robert Pepper, Cisco vice president of global technology policy.