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  • NCI to boost supercomputer capacity by 30%

    National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) will spend $14 million boosting its supercomputer capability and throughput thanks to a new injection of funding.

    27 July 16 12:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Can we find a quantum-resistant algorithm before it’s too late?

    The warning from QuintessenceLabs’ CTO John Leisoboer is stark. “When sufficiently powerful quantum computers become generally available,” he says, “it’s guaranteed to break all existing cryptographic systems that we know of.”

    18 July 16 08:30 Written by George Nott
  • ANZ first to launch Android Pay in Australia

    Customers can now use the mobile payments platform to make contactless in-store purchases using an ANZ Visa debit or credit card or ANZ American Express card. The bank said Mastercard cards were expected to “follow quickly”.

    14 July 16 11:43 Written by George Nott
  • University of Canberra slashes data centre footprint

    The University of Canberra last year cut by 36 per cent its physical infrastructure footprint as it continues to progressively replace a conventional server and SAN setup with hyperconverged infrastructure.

    05 July 16 10:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Foreign exchange service OFX embarks on cloud migration

    ASX-listed foreign exchange service OzForex, which trades as OFX, has embarked on a program that will see it move almost the entirety of its production environment into Amazon Web Services’ cloud by the end of 2016.

    30 June 16 13:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Why Dropbox left Amazon's cloud and built its own from scratch

    One in two Australian Internet users in Australia use Dropbox. Worldwide, more than 1.2 billion files are saved to the cloud storage service every 24 hours. And until recently, all those files were sitting in Amazon Web Services’ public cloud.

    28 June 16 10:30 Written by George Nott
  • In pictures: Computerworld Roundtable: Hybrid cloud on your terms

    IT departments are constantly faced with the challenge of managing complex, multi-cloud environments that combine best-of-breed public and private services with traditional on-premise infrastructure. A group of IT thought leaders gathered at Vue De Monde in Melbourne to discuss their hybrid cloud journeys.​

    28 June 16 10:03 Written by Jennifer O'Brien
  • Customer experience at heart of NextDC service management project

    A business transformation program undertaken at NextDC has seen the data centre provider roll out a service management platform, initially to manage internal IT ticketing but now increasingly used throughout the business as alternative to email and with an eye on extending it to more customer-facing interactions.

    10 June 16 10:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Higher security level coming to govt’s certified cloud list

    Services certified to be used with information classified at the PROTECTED level are expected to be added to the government’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) by the of the year, according to the Department of Defence.

    08 June 16 07:31 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Dealing with enterprise storage in the zettabyte era

    The annual World Backup Day, which came and went on March 31 without much fanfare, is designed as a reminder for good data hygiene. Yet for companies where backup is not only good hygiene but crucial to the survival of the business, each successive event is a stark reminder that the overwhelming flood of data is only getting stronger.

    01 June 16 08:55 Written by David Braue
  • Commonwealth Bank CIO ready to embrace DevOps

    CBA CIO, David Whiteing, says he is interested in embracing a range of technologies more commonly associated with businesses that have a purely digital heritage rather than the complex technology environment of a bank.

    26 May 16 08:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra focuses on cloud security with new investment

    Telstra’s decision to invest in California-based company vArmour was driven by witnessing the struggle businesses face when securing data centres, particularly heavily virtualized and cloud DCs.

    25 May 16 17:35 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Data centre modernisation delivers dividends for Commonwealth Bank

    The Commonwealth Bank has completed a mammoth overhaul of one of its key data centres in Sydney, delivering a boost to security, resilience and power efficiency, and dramatically extending the facility's projected lifespan.

    25 May 16 16:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NextDC forges ahead with M2 data centre

    NextDC will spend up to $85 million to construct its second Melbourne data centre, with the company announcing this morning that it had secured a site for M2.

    19 May 16 11:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Inside Domain’s technology transformation

    It’s fair to say that rise of digital has taken a toll on many Australian publishers, Fairfax Media among them. But although Fairfax has battled falling revenues as print fades, its multi-platform property business, the Domain Group, has delivered a string of outstanding results for the publisher, particularly in the digital sphere.

    16 May 16 14:08 Written by Rohan Pearce

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