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  • America’s data centers are getting a lot more efficient

    U.S. data centers have used about the same amount of energy annually over the past five years or so, despite substantial growth in the sector, according to a new report published by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    29 June 16 00:12 Written by Jon Gold
  • 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
  • Cloud computing slows energy demand, U.S. says

    In recent years, power usage at data centers grew at an unsustainable rate, soaring 24% from 2005 to 2010. But a shift to virtualization, cloud computing and improved data center management is reducing energy demand.

    28 June 16 07:23 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Montreal wins Intelligent Community of the Year

    Montreal, Quebec, was named “Intelligent Community of the Year” this week at the annual Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit. In the face of economic decline and political scandals, Canada’s largest French-speaking city began its turnaround with a Smart City plan starting in 2011.

    21 June 16 02:08 Written by By Jay Gillette
  • 'Made in China' dominates Top500 supercomputer list

    China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has just been overtaken as the world's fastest by another Chinese computer, the Sunway TaihuLight, capable of 93 million billion floating-point operations per second.

    20 June 16 21:09 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Hewlett Packard bundles hardware/software to create an all-in-one cloud package

    It’s been a tumultuous past year for Hewlett Packard Enterprise but this week the company is unveiling a series of new offerings intended to solidify its standing in the private and hybrid cloud computing market. HPE is bundling hardware and software to create an all-in-one cloud offering.

    08 June 16 07:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • IBM joins R Consortium

    IBM will back efforts to create infrastructure and best practices for the R community, as well as promote use of the language.

    07 June 16 02:01 Written by Sharon Machlis
  • Behind the Commonwealth Bank’s investment in quantum computing

    The Commonwealth Bank’s decision to contribute millions of dollars to quantum computing research is not just about the significant commercial potential of the technology itself but also about developing its own in-house expertise in the area, according to chief information officer David Whiteing.

    02 June 16 08:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • All-female team to lead Association for Computing Machinery

    Against a backdrop of an IT industry pushing hard to more fairly represent women in leadership positions, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that an all-female board has been elected to head up the society.

    02 June 16 06:12 Written by Bob Brown
  • Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2016 so far

    Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable layoffs, workforce reductions, resizings or whatever computer and networking companies want to call them so far in 2016

    01 June 16 00:00 Written by Bob Brown
  • 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
  • Where does IBM fit in the cloud market?

    Recently released reports from two investment research firms call into question just exactly where IBM fits in the cloud computing market. Deutsche Bank says IBM has “no chance” of catching AWS; UBS calls IBM one of the “Big 4” in cloud

    17 May 16 02:49 Written by Brandon Butler
  • La Trobe joins Intersect

    La Trobe University has become the eleventh member of Intersect Australia.

    13 May 16 10:46 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • IBM's Watson is going to cybersecurity school

    The result will be a cloud service called Watson for Cyber Security that's designed to provide insights into emerging threats as well as recommendations on how to stop them.

    10 May 16 20:00 Written by Katherine Noyes

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