Archived News for IT Professionals - April, 2013
The New South Wales Government has invited members of the ICT sector and broader general public to have their say on the formation of a new ICT use and procurement policy.
A number of top executives from the nation’s business, unions and research community have been appointed to the Australian Government’s Services Leaders Group, with the mandate to provide expert advice on enhancing the international competitiveness of Australia’s services sector.
The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced the laying of the first fibre in Prospect, marking the commencement of the full rollout of the service across Adelaide.
The insatiable need for internet speed is continuing to grow, with global internet speeds growing by a remarkable 5 per cent in just four months, according to the latest State of the Internet report released by top-internet boffins Akamai.
Data storage specialists NEXTDC has announced it has secured a deal with Optus that will see the telco deliver its new range of enterprise cloud, data centre and IP network services to NEXTDC customers.
Internet Service Provider TPG has launched its new 1Gbps link between Sydney and Singapore for its business customers who need superfast and reliable access between the two points.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued an official warning to AAPT after it failed to protect the privacy of its customer’s personal information, as required under the Consumer Protections Code (TCP Code).
Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has claimed to have ‘torn the shreds’ out of the assumptions underpinning the Opposition’s claims that the National Broadband Network could exceed $90 billion in final costs.
Australians will soon have access to world-beating download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps under a new wholesaler plan announced by the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co)
Optus has announced it has been awarded a new five-year, $60 million contract with Suretek for the delivery of fixed network and high-speed mobile services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Despite a steady stream of media reports to the contrary, ICT remains a predominately in-house affair, according to Ovum’s recent survey of the nation’s leading Chief Information Officers.
The national consumer watchdog is ready and willing to deal with the ‘many issues’ flowing on from the continuing communications industry revolution.
Robustly protecting telecommunication consumers, ensuring continued service delivery and broadening the spectrum for available 4G are just some of the initiatives being pursued by the Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) according to to its Chairman Chris Chapman.
Australia has slipped to 18th position in the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index, with Government procurement, efficiency and success all contributing to the overall decline.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced it has signed a contract with Canberra Data Centres (CDC) to host the Department’s new data centre.
The National Broadband Network is being taken up with a gusto in regional areas, with the NSW South Coast town of Kiama and the South Australian town of Willunga named the first two communities to record an uptake of over 50 per cent of eligible homes and businesses.
Worldwide shipments of PCs have slumped by over 13 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, according to the International Data Corporation’s (ICD) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker report.
The total volume of data downloaded via the internet during the December 2012 quarter saw a 33 per cent increase in comparison to the June 2012 quarter, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The cost of the National Broadband Network could blow out by twice as much as the current estimates, according to a new report prepared by the Federal Opposition.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has knocked by the National Broadband Network Co’s Special Access Undertaking (SAU) proposal, saying it fails to meet specific criteria for acceptance, with the Commission proposing that it should hold greater say in the regulatory rulings of the NBN.