Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.
US multinational data centre provider Equinix has cracked the champagne bottle on its fourth Australian data centre at a new US$60 million facility in Melbourne. The company, which has more than 100 data centres around the world, has three existing facilities in Sydney and says the new ME1 data centre has been built to satisfy increasing demand in the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Psst, do you want to buy a cheap Apple Watch for A$600? That may well be the price Australians will have to pay for the base model when it hits the market here next month. Watches aside, all products in the already expensive Apple stable are ballooning in price as a result of the strong US dollar and this could spell trouble for the company’s Australian sales and its exports in general.
It would be tempting to describe the newly unveiled MacBook as a gutless wonder, given that just about everything has been ripped out including the fan. However, the real description should be port-less wonder and for many this appears to signal a disturbing trend.