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  • 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.

  • 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.