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FluroSat raises $4.6 million in new funding round

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Consumer complaints about telcos continue to fall

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Apple close to buying Intel's 5G modem biz: report

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Researchers connect FaceApp with the Kremlin

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Researchers at a relatively unknown security research group Red Wolf Intelligence have uncovered what they claim are definitive connections between…

Identity theft costs Australians $16 million: report

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UK blames US lack of clarity on Huawei for its own indecision

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Microsoft forks out US$25m to avoid bribery charges in Hungary

23 July 2019 in Technology Regulation

Software giant Microsoft has paid US$25 million to the US Government to settle investigations into bribery by its Hungarian operations,…

Forcite Helmets launches AI-powered motorbike ‘smart helmet’

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ISP backs NBN Co's efforts to make gigabit speeds possible on HFC

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NEC Australia seeks compensation for terminated biometric services contract

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NEC Australia is taking court action to seek financial compensation over the termination of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Biometric…

AIIA urges govt to make changes in encryption law

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The Federal Government's encryption law in its current form will have a negative impact on the country's ICT industry and…

CPU vulnerability mitigations keeping Linux devs busy: SUSE's Pavlík

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A veteran Linux kernel developer at Germany-based SUSE says the one thing that keeps him and his team busy these…

Microsoft reports record revenue for final 2019 quarter and year

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Software giant Microsoft has reported record revenue for both the final quarter of the financial year 2019 and the whole…

EC hits Qualcomm with $385m fine for abusing market dominance

19 July 2019 in Business Telecommunications

The European Commission has hit American processor maker Qualcomm with a €242 million ($385.6 million) fine for abusing its market…

Cyber Security NSW launches IDCARE Identity Recovery Service

18 July 2019 in Security

Cyber Security NSW has established an identity recovery service for NSW Government customers whose identities get compromised in a cyber incident.

Energy retailers cop penalties for alleged ‘misleading’ discount claims

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Energy retailers Dodo and CovaU have been hit with penalties by the competition regulator, the ACCC, for alleged misleading claims…

ACMA warns V4 Telecom over ‘inadequate’ complaints handling

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New Zealand podcasts grow at expense of other downloads: report

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New Zealanders are tuning in to audio and video podcasts at an increasing rate, with the growth in podcast downloads…

US firm to build new Vic courts case management system

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More Australian taxpayer money will flow to the US, with the California-based firm Journal Technologies having landed a contract to…

Veeam taps MacIntyre-Currie for regional marketing role

23 July 2019 in People Moves

Backup specialist Veeam Software has appointed Alistair MacIntyre-Currie as vice president of field marketing for Asia Pacific and Japan.

SAP official Di Donato to be next CEO of SUSE

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Germany-based open source company SUSE has appointed former SAP official Melissa Di Donato as its chief executive in a move…

AIOps - here’s how to do it right

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Mare returns to Fortinet

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Security vendor Fortinet has appointed Corne Mare as its director of security solutions in Australia.

Kleos satellite launch re-scheduled for later this year

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Luxembourg-based space technology operator Kleos Space says its scouting mission satellite launch period has been extended to October this year…

China smart assistant device installed base seen dwarfing US by 2023

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The installed base of smart assistant devices in China will reach 5.8 billion by 2023, the tech analyst firm Canalys…

Bitdefender upgrades to deal with malware, privacy and child safety

22 July 2019 in Security

Cyber security solutions provider Bitdefender has released an updated product line which it claims will give consumers complete privacy.

Ex-NSA man Martin sentenced, Shadow Brokers' identity unknown

22 July 2019 in Security

With the sentencing of former NSA contractor Harold Martin to nine years in prison for taking huge amounts of company…

Software AG joins with Microsoft to speed up Azure migration

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German integration software provider Software AG has teamed up with Microsoft to help businesses speed up and simplify migration to…

Pennytel pairs low-cost phones with low-cost plans

22 July 2019 in Mobility

Mobile reseller Pennytel has started selling Nokia handsets.

Optus adds Apple Music trial to mobile plans

22 July 2019 in Mobility

Singapore-owned telco Optus has begun offering new and re-contracting mobile customers on "selected" plans a 6- or 12-month trial of…

deVere Group chief slams US lawmakers’ stance on cryptocurrencies as 'outdated'

22 July 2019 in Technology Regulation

US lawmakers’ stance on cryptocurrencies is outdated and bordering on negligent, the founder and chief executive of independent financial advisory organisation,…

Upgrades to Western Victoria's transmission network a step closer

22 July 2019 in Energy

The Australian Government says upgrades to Western Victoria’s transmission network are a step closer, with the Australian Energy Market Operator’s…

Verizon debuts fifth 5G-enabled device in US

19 July 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

US telco Verizon has debuted its fifth 5G-enabled device with the nationwide launch of the Inseego 5G MiFi M1000.

Moonhack: Can 50,000 kids code simultaneously, break record and celebrate 50th moon landing anniversary?

19 July 2019 in Home Tech

With 2018's Moonhack event seeing 35,000+ kids simultaneously coding around the world, the aim for the 50th anniversary of the…

SWIFT payments trial cuts Australia-Singapore cash transfer to 13 seconds

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Global payment services provider SWIFT has completed a trial to integrate its cross-border instant payments service gpi Instant into Singapore’s…

US court upholds NZ Domain Name Commission case over privacy

19 July 2019 in Strategy

A court in the US has blocked the digital intelligence-gathering outfit DomainTools from scraping information about New Zealand domain name…

Fujitsu launches Canberra Cyber Resilience Centre

19 July 2019 in Security

Fujitsu has launched its new Cyber Resilience Centre in Canberra, with the facility to oversee managed and professional security services…

CEBIT looks to the future and digital issues facing businesses

19 July 2019 in Strategy

The application of emerging technology and the future of work are two of the key concepts to be explored at…


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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 09:55

Qld Govt appoints NextDC as enterprise data centre provider

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Listed Australian data centre operator NextDC’s Brisbane-based operations have been appointed by the Queensland Government as a new enterprise provider on the ICT supplier panel to deliver data centre-as-a-service solutions to government departments and agencies.

NextDC (ASX: NXT) says that, as the only data centre provider in Brisbane that delivers “globally-recognised” data centre solutions certified to Uptime Tier IV standards, it was hand selected for its “industry leading facilities, backed by a 100% uptime guarantee”.

Under the deal, NextDC will provide Queensland Government departments and agencies with the ability to operate from a secure and highly reliable environment, providing them the flexibility to consume NextDC’s data centre solutions as-a-Service, from their B1 CBD or B2 Fortitude Valley locations.

Appointed by CITEC, a division of the Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works, the arrangement will provide Queensland Government agencies a mechanism to consume DCaaS,solutions in line with the Queensland Government ICT strategy.

According to NextDC, empowering departments to purchase data centre services on-demand will enable the Queensland Government to adopt greater flexibility and agility, help them to reduce capital expenditure and allow them to focus on delivering the critical priorities and projects they set out to achieve.

NextDC chief executive Craig Scroggie said: “NextDC’s appointment to the supplier panel for data centre services is an important step forward for the Queensland Government. We have built Brisbane’s most advanced, connected and highly secure data centre facilities to support the growing needs for our customers.

“As the only data centre provider of Uptime Tier IV certified infrastructure and Gold certified operations in Queensland, our state-of-the art facilities are engineered to the highest possible levels of reliability and security and champion an unprecedented level of energy efficiency, setting a benchmark never before seen in the industry.

“We’re delighted to be formally working with the Queensland Government, we share the same values in our passion for innovation, using technology to advance business and doing it responsibly and ethically in support of driving new opportunities and a better future, filled with greater resources for generations to come.”


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