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  • 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.

  • TasNetworks meter programming issue could cost $2.4m

    A solar meter programming issue has resulted in 10,000 TasNetworks customers being under-credited for the surplus energy they put back into the utility's grid.

  • Data centre architecture needs to change, says VCE CTO

    The current trend of data centres filled with thousands of physical servers and virtual machines needs to change as floor space and power demands grow, according to VCE Asia Pacific and Japan CTO Matt Oostveen.

  • In brief: Countdown to Equinix ME1's official launch

    The countdown to the official launch of Equinix's new Melbourne data centre is on, with ME1, along with NY6 in New York, SG3 in Singapore, LD6 in London, and TR2 Toronto, going online "in the coming weeks" the company said in a statement this morning.

  • Dairy Farm Group signs Telstra for private cloud

    Dairy Farm Group has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with Telstra that will see the business, which operates 5800 stores across Asia, including Ikea and 7-Eleven outlets, migrate its SAP suite to a private cloud.

  • Unis plead with government over research infrastructure funding

    An open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott warns that continued uncertainty over funding for the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy could lead to "immense" damage for Australian research.

  • Telstra strikes agreement to sell Presto movies and TV

    Telstra has signed an agreement to resell Presto’s subscription video-on-demand service to its customers.

  • Updated: Netflix to flick the switch on March 24

    Netflix will begin offering subscription movie and TV services from all major broadband operators in Australia and New Zealand on March 24.

  • iiNet adds 25,000 new broadband customers

    iiNet Limited on Thursday said it had added 25,000 new fixed-line broadband customers for the six months ending December 31, 2014.

  • NSW government adds new cloud services to catalogue

    An application to help government agencies manage contractors, a SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, and an expense management system are three new cloud offerings available to NSW government agencies.

  • DDNS upgrades network for new B2B portal

    Melbourne-based Discount Domain Names Service revamped its network ahead of the launch of a new web portal-based business in anticipation of significant traffic.

  • Frost & Sullivan reports strong IaaS growth in Australia

    The Australian infrastructure-as-a-service market grew 43 per cent last year, according to Frost & Sullivan.

  • 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.