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Things To Do In March In Melbourne

Telstra Melbourne MarchSummer might be over officially in Australia, but March is when things really start to heat up in Melbourne! It’s no wonder they call it Mad March in Melbourne.

Here’s a list of some things to see and do around Melbourne this month. There’s something amazing happening almost every weekend, for you to check out, snap some photos, and share them with your friends and family via some of the thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots offered by Telstra throughout Melbourne.

Things To Do In Melbourne In March

  1. Melbourne International Comedy Festival: It’s time to get your laugh on, starting the last weekend of March, with the 30th annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The MICF has risen from its humble origins of 30 small venues, in and around Melbourne, to being on of the largest comedy festivals in the world. It’s happening right in your backyard, so don’t miss out!
  2. Melbourne Food And Wine Festival: Come enjoy the finer things in life, with one of the world’s longest running culinary festivals. Come get a deep, insider’s look at Melbourne’s foody culture, with numerous expos featuring some of the city’s finest vineyards; fermented treats; cheeses; desserts, and chefs from all over the world, in a variety of beautiful and inspiring locations. Some of the tickets are selling very fast, so think fast!
  3. Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival: Speaking of the finer things in life, the 20th edition of the VAMFF festival covers the rest of the bases, with music and fashion. A number of premium, as well as regular, runway shows, from some of the fashion industry’s top publications and most recognizable brands, including L’oreal, Estee Lauder, and Vogue, will be showcasing brand new fashion lines. The summer may be ending, but the fashion is sure to be hot, at the 20th anniversary VAMFF, and not to be missed. A number of these runway shows have already sold out, so think fast, lest ye be stuck wearing last year’s fashion!
  4. Of course you’ll want to make sure your gear is all up to code, before you go, so stop by a Telstra shop in Melbourne to upgrade your camera phone, get a new battery, find out about cloud storage, or any number of other things that are so much easier to do in a Telstra store in Melbourne, rather than online.

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Telstra To Acquire Melbourne’s Kloud Services

Melbourne TelstraTelstra is continuing their bid to become one of Melbourne’s leading media providers with the acquisition of Kloud Solutions, for an estimated $40 million.

Last May, Telstra announced plans to lead the charge in Australia’s technological industry, under the guidance of new chief executive Andrew Penn. Penn proved his commitment to this mission, with the acquisition of the Australian Microsoft subsidiary.

Telstra and Kloud have been working together to bring innovative technological solutions to Australia for years. This is just another step, solidifying the partnership in the process, to bring high-speed, high-quality information and communications technology to Melbourne and the rest of the Sunshine Coast.

Moving Forward Towards The Future

Telstra has expressed hopes that the merger with Kloud will catapult them into the vanguard of information technology.

According to Telstra’s executive director of Global Enterprise and Services Michelle Bendschneider, “We are committed to helping Telstra customers increase agility, lower costs, and increase their competitive advantage. Kloud’s expertise can make it even easier for our customers to transition their workloads and applications to the cloud. Kloud will enhance Telstra’s consulting-led capabilities by expanding our professional and managed services, complementing recent acquisitions such as NSC, O2 Networks, and Bridgepoint.”

This merger follows hot on the heels of a wide array of mergers, as alluded to by Bendschneider. North Shore Connections (NSC) Group is a communications solution and contact centre which Telstra acquired in August 2013; network integration services provider O2 Networks was acquired for roughly AU$60 million in January 2014; while information security, data management, and networking provider Bridgepoint joined the team in October 2014.

Telstra has also acquired a health analytics company, Anywhere Healthcare, in April 2014, and an e-health management system, EOS Technologies, in October 2015.

These are ust some of the steps Telstra is taking to ensure their Melbourne Telstra customers have the latest, most up-to-date technology and services.

If you’d like to see how our lightning fast information services can speed up your life, come into a Telstra dealer in Melbourne today, and let us show you what we’ve got!

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