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NHP Electrical Engineering Products on making the jump to public cloud

A substandard data centre that leaked water and had air conditioning failures forced NHP Electrical Engineering Products to move its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud.

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  • Security and Privacy

    AFP apologises for privacy breach

    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has issued an apology after it emerged that metadata related to criminal investigations was accidentally released online.

  • Technology

    NBN Co aims to serve 1 million premises by next July

    NBN Co aims to have National Broadband Network service available to about 1 million homes and businesses in financial-year 2014-15, up from 552,000 in FY 2013-14, CEO Bill Morrow said today as the company announced financial results for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

  • Finance

    ANZ Banking Group improves incident response with comms tool

    Incident response calls at ANZ Banking Group were “chaotic” due to manual processes and the time it took for calls to begin until the bank began to roll out a communications management tool earlier this year.

  • Security and Privacy

    Lessons from a hack

    David Gee relives the day he became the victim of a spear phishing attack.

  • Government

    DHS to roll out network ‘stress testing’ for agencies

    The Department of Human Services (DHS) has tendered for testing and network infrastructure to benchmark and validate changes to its data centre to support the integration of Centrelink, Medicare and CRS Australia.

  • Technology

    Macquarie Telecom posts $0.8M loss

    Macquarie Telecom on Thursday reported a net loss of $0.8 million for its full year ending June 30, largely due to increased operating expenses as new data centre facilities go live.

  • Green Enabling Technologies

    Wearable solar cells to replace heavy batteries for soldiers

    Solar cells that can be stitched into clothing are going to replace heavy batteries soldiers need to carry on top of all their equipment while out in the field.

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    Telstra talks customer phone privacy

    Telstra has moved to re-assure customers that their phone conversations are kept private and would be only accessed if a police warrant was in place for a particular customer.

  • Consumerisation of IT

    Are startups and enterprises better together?

    Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.

  • Big Data

    Victoria University taps analytics to provide blended learning

    Victoria University (VU) has gone live with an integrated learning platform that uses data analytics and mobile apps to help design, deliver and manage anywhere, anytime learning programs for more than 40,000 students.

  • Server sales have turned a corner, IDC says

    Server sales have picked up after a long slow spell and are likely to stay buoyant well into 2015 and beyond, according to IDC.

  • Cloud Computing

    How Medibank embraced cloud, overcame shadow IT

    Medibank is allowing staff outside of the IT department to sign up to cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) to reduce website hosting costs, while at the same time including IT security in the process, according to Medibank enterprise security manager Mark Burns.

  • CIO Careers

    Men in IT earn almost $3k more in bonuses than women: research

    New research from IT recruiter Candle has shown a gap between the bonuses that male and female IT professionals in Australia receive, with men on average receiving $2845 more in cash bonuses than women.

  • Westpac NZ turns to New York start-up for web banking

    Westpac New Zealand is using money management tools created by New York start-up Moven to drive a new platform that will enable customers to do 90 per cent of their banking online.

  • Retail

    IT security needs to market itself to the business: Woolworths

    CISOs and CSOs need to start marketing IT security as a “brand” to the business or risk getting left out of business decisions, according to Woolworths group information risk manager Peter Cooper.

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