Cloud Computing

Microsoft to open Azure data centres in Sydney, Melbourne

New data centres to become available from next week.

SAP turns to IBM to expand cloud reach

Deal will see SAP use IBM-operated facilities in addition to its own to deliver its software over the internet.

Government agencies power up in Coalition's ‘cloud first’ policy

Heads of departments to have unprecedented power to determine whether personal information can be hosted offshore while public entities such as NBN Co and the Reserve Bank will be exempted from the policy.

Coalition's 'pie in the sky' cloud policy comes under fire

OzHub chair Matt Healy says the policy may show intent but lacks meaningful targets and strong central leadership.

Why every public servant now needs to be an 'IT person'

Digital government will require more substantial change than just inserting the word “digital” into existing project descriptions and job titles.

Where next for hybrid clouds?

There are many challenges around adoption of a hybrid cloud and those will continue to change as new technologies emerge. Making the right choice requires getting the basics right.

Urbanise closes IPO early

Online building services group closes $20m offer fully subscribed.

IBM to sell super-computer Watson as a BI tool

The tech giant is taking a new turn in its quest to turn its famous AI into a cash cow.

NEC scores $150m defence deal

Japanese giant's Australian IT solutions and service division to consolidate the Department of Defence's 280 data centres around the country and overseas.

CIO budgets are beefing up quickly

The number of chief information officers who have been granted a larger budget for the coming year has almost doubled, a report shows.

Who is to blame when iCloud is ‘hacked’ – you or Apple?

Apple is blaming the victims of the attack without acknowledging the role its service plays in opening up private data to these attacks.

Is the enterprise ready for web-scale IT?

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The journey to web-scale IT will not be easy for most enterprises. It won’t be a straight line but will look more like a roadmap with many twists and turns.

Capgemini launches digital innovation lab in Melbourne

IT consulting, outsourcing and services company Capgemini opens doors to lab designed to help local businesses make the most of social, mobile, analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies.

IBM to open a second data centre in Sydney

Tech giant bullish about the cloud market in Australia, with Sydney and Melbourne both set to house SoftLayer facilities.

Disruptor v incumbent: a cloud combat playbook

The battle for for the hearts and minds of bookkeepers is intensifying for providers of accounting software MYOB and Xero. With US giant Intuit joining the mix, the cloud based accounting market is getting crowded. swings to a loss

San Francisco-based cloud-software pioneer raises its forecast for the year.

Cloud appetite boosts Bulletproof's bottom line

Cloud services provider posts 29 per cent revenue growth in its first year as a listed company, buoyed by the increase in customer demand for Amazon Web Services.

Justice seeks savings in cloud

The NSW Department of Police and Justice plans to move 12,000 full-time employees to a cloud computing model for email as part of a plan to procure technology like electricity, where users are charged on a consumption basis.

Managing security and uptime in the cloud

With securing internal networks and ensuring uptime a perennial challenge for organisations and here are a few tips worth considering.

Coalition not up to speed on 'cloud-first' policy

Industry figures and analysts say delays in acting on major Commission of Audit initiatives such as mandating cloud first are hurting both government service delivery and opportunities for Australian IT service firms.