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NIB gets trans-Tasman with video conferencing

NIB Health Funds has rolled out video conferencing to boost collaboration between its teams in Newcastle, Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand.

By Hamish Barwick | 01 May, 2015 13:53

Tags: Video Conferencing, Vocus Communications, NIB

IT contractor roles taking longer to fill

Recruiters are finding it harder to fill IT contractor roles as demand heats up according to a new report by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA).

By Hamish Barwick | 01 May, 2015 10:44

Tags: ITCRA, IT jobs, jobs market

End of support draws near for Windows Server 2003

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.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 April, 2015 15:00

Tags: Windows Server 2012, Microsoft, windows server 2003, end of support

CloudFlare offers services from NextDC's Melbourne data centre

DDoS protection and Internet performance firm CloudFlare has rolled out its content delivery network (CDN) to NEXTDC’s Melbourne data centre M1.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 April, 2015 13:44

Tags: NEXTDC Limited, data centres, CloudFlare, Data Centre

Society One makes case for peer-to-peer lending

A bad experience encountered when applying for a bank loan led Society One CEO Matt Symons to create his peer-to-peer lending company.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 April, 2015 12:58

Tags: peer to peer, lending, Society One, Disruptocon

How venture capitalists can support startups better

Corporates looking to put venture capital into startups should take a long term approach to funding so the entrepreneur isn’t left high and dry according to Reinventure Group co-founder Simon Cant.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 April, 2015 14:39

Tags: startups, venture capitalism, Venture capital

Australia recorded 100 tech deals in 2014

Australia proved to be a popular place for technology deals in 2014 with 100 recorded, according to Right Click Capital founder Benjamin Chong. The number includes companies conducting acquisitions and startups raising money.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 April, 2015 12:38

Tags: investment, startups, Deals, Disrupticon

Xero reports increased revenue of $114.9m

Xero (ASX: XRO) has posted an operating revenue of $114.9 million for the year ended 31 March 2015, an increase from $62.2 million in 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 13:42

Tags: xero, accounting software, ASX, financial results

Apple Watch apps Australian roundup

The Apple Watch has officially begun shipping in Australia today and already there are a plethora of apps for the device. Here’s a roundup of some of the apps released or in development.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 09:57

Tags: Apple Watch apps, Pocketbook, Expedia, australia post, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Qantas Airways Ltd, Apple watch

Queensland Sugar gets flash(y) with storage

Raw sugar exporter Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) has experienced a 10-times boost in performance speed since rolling out flash memory and two storage arrays in October 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 08:00

Tags: Queensland sugar, storage, nimble storage

Westpac, St.George apps come to Apple Watch

Westpac and its subsidiary St.George have apps ready for the Apple Watch when the device launches today.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 08:00

Tags: Apple, Westpac, Apple watch, st george bank

Lonely Planet’s journey to the cloud

Lonely Planet began moving Web services to the cloud three years ago because it wanted to focus on building digital products.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 April, 2015 12:22

Tags: Connect 15, cloud computing, Lonely Planet

Aussie banks targeted by botnets: Report

Customers of 200 financial institutions in Australia were targeted by botnets between January 2014 and March 2015 according to a new report by Dell SecureWorks.

By Hamish Barwick | 23 April, 2015 10:33

Tags: Dell SecureWorks, botnets, banks

Nuage Networks launches SDN services in Australia

Alcatel-Lucent’s software-defined networking startup Nuage Networks has launched its SDN product range in Australia.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 April, 2015 16:31

Tags: Connect 15, Nuage Networks, software defined networking

Victorian government to establish $60m startup strategy

Victoria's minister for small business, innovation and trade Adem Somyurek, has announced that the state government is developing a $60 million plan to help startups.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 April, 2015 11:18

Tags: startups, Connect 2015, Startup, victorian government

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