The vendor behind the ‘Medicare machine’ service that sells access to individuals’ Medicare numbers also claims to sell email credentials for customers of major Australian ISPs as well as credit card numbers linked to Australian businesses.
Stories by Rohan Pearce
Google Cloud Platform has landed in Australia, with the official launch this morning of a Sydney region for the service.
Storage can be a headache for any organisation that relies heavily on IT. But Jake Carroll, the senior IT manager (research) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), doesn’t just have to contend with the typical storage needs for a 500-person organisation.
When Xero announced in November that it had completed its shift to a public cloud platform, the accounting software-as-a-service provider claimed that it was one of the largest migrations of its kind to be attempted in Australia and New Zealand.
Google will next year launch a Sydney Google Cloud Region as part of a significant program of geographical expansion. In addition to Sydney, Google will launch regions in Mumbai, Singapore, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt.
Vocus Communications has moved to acquire Nextgen’s backhaul assets as well as the under-development North West Cable System and Australia Singapore Cable in a deal with approximately $861 million.
Many of the headline shifts to activity-based working (ABW) have been by banks and other companies in the financial services sector. But across the ditch in New Zealand, dairy company Fonterra this year carried out a significant ABW transformation as part of the relocation of its head office.
Microsoft is preparing to provide Azure services from within Australia in "a matter of months", according to the software vendor's Australian managing director Pip Marlow.
So your CIO thinks that cloud, BYOD and big data are all passé and now has declared The Next Big Thing in the IT department will be DevOps — and hey, even worse, he or she used the Google and has seen that Big Vendor X and Big Vendor Y offer 'DevOps-ready products' so all that it's going to take is picking up a bunch of overpriced automation tools.
The New South Wales Department of Trade and Investment is eyeing a hybrid cloud approach as a stepping stone towards moving away from owning and operating its own infrastructure.
The DrupalSouth conference, held next month in Wellington, New Zealand, will be a chance to register growth of the open source Web platform on both sides of the Tasman according to organisers.
Software vendor Adobe has added direct support for 3D printing to Photoshop. An updated to the company's subscription-based Creative Cloud suite rolled out on 16 January includes direct support for desktop 3D printers from MakerBot and the Shapeways online 3D printing service.
Victorian data centre operator Micron21 has plans in play to shift to 100 per cent renewable energy and achieve a five-star NABERS rating, according to CEO James Braunegg.
Machine-generated data analysis and visualisation tool Splunk has shifted from being a pure IT operations tool at New Zealand-based classifieds site Trade Me to a way of delivering near real-time insights to the business.
New Zealand needs to adopt a whole-of-government approach to security, according to Paul Matthews. The CEO of the Institute of IT Professionals says his organisation is advocating the creation of a chief information security officer position to oversee government security and provide a single point of reporting for vulnerabilities within government systems.