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NextDC to build 300MW data centre in Sydney

Craig Scroggie, NextDC CEO and MD, said that the new land was acquired in Sydney to support growth and demand in the NSW region.


Amazon to spend €2.5B on data centres in Spain

The €2.5B expenditure will cover capital expenses, operating expenses, equipment imports and employee salaries through 2031. The expansion strategy in Spain is focused on the northern Aragon region and includes a plan to hire 1,300 employees across the new facilities.


Data centres: Enablers of the Digital Economy

Data centres are critical utilities, the almost invisible heart, lungs and nerve cells of the digital revolution, facilitating increasing general economic activity for the good of citizens – nationally and internationally. 


Research shows organisations expect to ramp up tech investment post Covid-19

Investment in new tech by businesses is likely to increase despite uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.

A survey of IT professionals by CWJobs as part of its annual Confidence Index found that almost half (49%) of senior staff believe they will increase their tech budget in the wake of the outbreak.


Schneider Electric reopens China factories closed due to coronavirus

Electrical equipment and data centre infrastructure giant Schneider Electric has said the financial impact of coronavirus on its quarterly revenues could reach €300m after factory closures in China temporarily halted production.

The company was forced to shut down facilities in China in response to the outbreak, 80 percent of which have now reopened.