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  • Hackers attack Iranian data centres

    Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.

    Written by Reuters08 April 18 15:54
  • Telco trouble behind Aussie airport system outage

    ​A "major" telco failure was behind the system outage that left some of Australia’s busiest airports resorting to manual processing of travellers.

    Written by Leon Spencer22 May 17 18:30
  • Alibaba Cloud opens Sydney data centre

    The cloud computing arm of Alibaba has opened its first data centre in Sydney, the latest in a string of new centres launched globally this month.

    Written by George Nott28 Nov. 16 13:20
  • How BMC Software slimmed down its global IT

    “It was like the cobbler’s son had no shoes.” With tongue firmly in cheek, this is how BMC Software’s CIO Scott Crowder describes the $2 billion software firm’s internal IT infrastructure when he landed there in 2011.

    Written by Byron Connolly03 Nov. 16 14:02
  • ​NextDC invests $160M in new data centres in Queensland and Victoria

    NextDC said today it had signed a contract to acquire a site in Tullamarine in Victoria for its M2 data centre. This follows an announcement yesterday that it had selected a site on the fringes of Brisbane’s CBD for its B2 data centre.

    Written by George Nott19 May 16 11:57
  • ​Cancer Council in IT overhaul

    Cancer Council NSW has completed the first phase of an IT overhaul that is seeing the company adopt a cloud and mobile only strategy.

    Written by Byron Connolly07 Dec. 15 09:38
  • In pictures: CIO Summit dinner

    IT chiefs gathered at Melbourne's Sofitel Hotel to discuss the data centre of the future at this year's CIO Summit.

    Written by Byron Connolly20 Nov. 15 09:23
  • Melbourne joins international business exchange

    Global data centre operator, Equinix, is expanding its footprint into Victoria with the soon to be opened ME1data centre that connects local businesses to international hubs such as New York, Singapore, London and Toronto.

    Written by Shahida Sweeney05 March 15 11:48
  • Top CIO priorities for 2015

    We are almost two months into 2015 and CIOs are well into their initiatives for this year after their summer breaks. We speak to three IT leaders to find out what their key objectives and initiatives are for 2015.

    Written by Byron Connolly20 Feb. 15 13:51
  • Data centre monitoring proves a business winner

    Data centre power consumption and cooling were generating extra costs for Brisbane-based wagering and lottery firm ,Tatts Group, until it rolled out data centre monitoring software.

    Written by Hamish Barwick16 Dec. 14 08:00
  • Getting the right data centre connection

    After its acquisition of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider Infraserve in March 2014, the International Cloud Integrators & Telecommunications Alliance (iCITA) found itself in need of a new data centre provider.

    Written by Hamish Barwick15 Dec. 14 11:55
  • Microsoft to host Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in Australia

    Microsoft has confirmed that its cloud services portfolio, Office 365 and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) online, will be available from two data centres in Australia by 31 March, 2015.

    Written by Hamish Barwick09 Dec. 14 08:00