Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) executives say its planned merger with M2 Group (ASX: MTU) will create more rather than less competition due to a strong wholesale division which helps small ISPs.
Stories by Hamish Barwick
New Zealand-based telco and network wholesaler Vibe Communications has acquired Melbourne-based colocation and virtual server provider RackCentral for an undisclosed sum.
There are still around 135,000 virtual and physical servers in Australia still running Windows Server 2003 despite the looming July 14 cut-off date after which Microsoft will no longer support the operating system, according to figures from HP.
Oracle has unveiled plans to hire 1000 new sales staff in Asia Pacific to sell its cloud offerings including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
Theresa Eyssens has stepped down as Datacom Systems Australia CEO after eight months in the role.
Some 129 of 150 Australian and New Zealand websites audited by not-for-profit organisation Online Trust Alliance (OTA) failed to meet consumer protection, data privacy or cyber security criteria, according to a report released this week.
Cloud storage provider Dropbox has hired Charlie Wood as its Australia and New Zealand head.
Financial software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Xero (ASX: XRO) might have plans to take on the world but it doesn’t want to adopt the culture of a large corporate, according to Xero Australia managing director Chris Ridd.
IBM has confirmed that its Australia and New Zealand managing director, Andrew Stevens, has retired after being in the role since January 2011.
Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) is reported to be buying New Zealand based fibre optic cabling company FX Networks for $94 million (NZ$100 million), according to media reports.
Aussies and Kiwis are good at ignoring phishing emails and not writing down their personal identification numbers (PINs), but lax when it comes to throwing away paper bank statements, according to the findings of a global study.
Dell Australia and New Zealand has selected current Dell Asia Pacific and Japan vice president/general manager Angela Fox to lead the A/NZ business from 1 July 2014.
Call resolution times for Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand customers who have registered for its biometric service take one minute faster than those who have not registered, said IRD contact implementation service manager Jared Mortlock.
Spending 11 years at Toyota Australia in a variety of roles meant Ellis Brover was “in a fortunate position” when the role of CIO came up in late 2013.
CIOs and CSOs who need to present security issues to their board need to “leave acronyms at the door”, use PowerPoint presentations and tell stories, according to GPT Group CIO Greg Baster.
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