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Macquarie Telecom joins VMware's Sovereign Cloud initiative
Macquarie Telecom Group has become a member of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative, reflecting the company’s commitment to sovereign IT capability.
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Data ownership
Brands must reclaim trust by empowering data ownership
According to Twilio's new State of Personalisation Report 2022, 62% of consumers expect personalisation from brands, and yet only 40% trust brands to use their data responsibly and keep it safe.
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Digital Transformation
Why enterprise records management should be part of any digital transformation strategy
Modern organisations create and rely upon an enormous volume of content, and digital records make up a significant proportion of that content.
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Macquarie opens Sydney facility to support Govt and economy
Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government hosted Australia's Prime Minister to open the company’s Intellicentre 3 East hyperscale data centre.
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Catalyst Cloud
Catalyst Cloud awarded NZ all-of-government contract
New Zealand cloud provider Catalyst Cloud has been awarded an All-of-Government Cloud Framework Agreement with Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs. 
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Data Protection
Cloudera brings data protection capabilities to AU
Cloudera is bringing new data protection capabilities to customers in Australia with Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Public Cloud Regional Control Plane.
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VMware unveils innovations for its multi-cloud computing infrastructure
VMware has announced new advancements for VMware Cloud, the industry-first multi-cloud computing infrastructure.
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Federal Government
Fortinet edges closer to opening Canberra's Federal Govt innovation centre
"The FGIIC supports local industry and provides rapid access to enterprise cybersecurity technologies so organisations can design, develop, and deliver innovative solutions for government and supporting industries.”
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Emerging Technology
Trends to follow when dealing with NFTs, generative AI, sovereign cloud, data fabric and composable networks
Three overarching trends to drive organisations to explore emerging technologies such as non-fungible tokens (NFT), sovereign cloud, AI and composable networks.
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Macquarie opens new high security data centre in Australia's capital
The Intellicentre 5 Bunker (IC5) is critical infrastructure designed to support Australia’s data sovereignty, national cyber security and digital skills development, according to a statement from Macquarie.
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Australian Government
Macquarie launches IC5, new sovereign data centre worth $17m
Macquarie Data Centres and Macquarie Government are set to launch a new Government-certified, highly secure data centre facility in Canberra.
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Interview: Why Acronis is building 111 micro data centres almost everywhere
We spoke to Acronis co-founder and technology president Stas Protassov to discuss these announcements.
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Data Science
Researchers to examine Māori perspectives on ethical data management
"We need a profoundly different approach to individual data rights and protection - one that recognises collective identities."
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Web hosting
Catalyst Cloud brings open source-based web hosting to NZ
The platform, which utilises Catalyst Cloud’s hosting infrastructure and’s open source hosting platform called Lagoon, based on Kubernetes.
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16 reasons why you should move your backup to a NZ-hosted solution
It turns out that our own backyard has plenty of advantages over other international locations.
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Dropbox champions A/NZ data sovereignty with local service
Dropbox has launched its local hosting environment for Dropbox Business customers in Australia and New Zealand, providing more options for those customers to store their files onshore in Australia.
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Public Cloud
Why sovereign public cloud is a gamechanger for the UK public sector
Sungard AS' Chris Huggett talks about the huge responsibility in the public sector, and how sovereign public cloud has the potential to offer huge benefits.
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Katalyst to build new subsurface data centre in Malaysia
The company plans to open a subsurface data centre in Kuala Lumpur to support its oil and gas customers.