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More Australian companies planning data centre expansion in 2012: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 06 March, 2012 11:41

Australian data centre growth is set to continue well into 2012 according to the findings of a survey conducted for data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust.

Suncorp banks on desktop virtualization

By Hamish Barwick | 06 March, 2012 10:50

A series of natural disasters including the Queensland floods of 2010 prompted Brisbane-based bank, Suncorp, to implement a desktop virtualization project called Desktop Anywhere.

Gartner shares nine IT infrastructure cost saving tips

By Hamish Barwick | 05 March, 2012 14:30

Trying to make savings in a lean data centre environment might seem like a hard task but there are a number of steps IT managers can take to reduce spend further, says analyst firm Gartner.

Q&A: Downer EDI CIO, Joseph Amoia

By Hamish Barwick | 02 March, 2012 16:26

Since joining engineering and infrastructure management services company, Downer EDI, in 2009 as group IT strategy general manager, Joseph Amoia has steadily risen to the role of CIO.

IBM tops Cloud provider report

By Hamish Barwick | 02 March, 2012 14:08

Australian ICT research firm, Longhaus, has dubbed IBM as the most trusted infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud provider in its new report on the Cloud market.

NAB testing Cloud security provider standards

By Hamish Barwick | 02 March, 2012 10:54

The National Australia Bank (NAB), a member of the Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA), has announced plans for an evaluation of the ODCA’s security provider assurance usage model.

Telstra expands ADSL2+ services in Northern Territory

By Hamish Barwick | 01 March, 2012 16:31

Lajamanu, Yuendumuu, Kalkaringi and Pupanya residents in the Northern Territory have been upgraded by Telstra and the NT Government to ADSL2+ broadband.

Clarity OSS reports improved half year results

By Hamish Barwick | 01 March, 2012 15:30

Unified communications provider, Clarity OSS (ASX: CYO), increased its revenue by 61 per cent for the half year ending 31 December 2011.

Mobile Premium Services Code targets misleading SMS adverts

By Hamish Barwick | 01 March, 2012 12:18

The introduction of the Communications Alliance’s Mobile Premium Services (MPS) Code is intended to eliminate misleading premium rate SMS and MMS service advertisements.

Downer EDI slashes multiple IT systems with outsourcing

By Hamish Barwick | 01 March, 2012 11:01

After years of acquisitions, Australian engineering and infrastructure management services company, Downer EDI, was lumbered with eight data centres, 36 operating systems and five data networks.

iiNet announces NBN satellite plans

By Hamish Barwick | 01 March, 2012 10:21

Internet service provider, iiNet, has announced plans for a National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite service to be released in March this year with prices starting at $39.95 a month.

TCS offers international exposure to Australian startups

By Hamish Barwick | 29 February, 2012 13:55

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is in talks with several Australian and New Zealand startup companies to help take their products and services internationally.

Waratahs score with mobile service rollout

By Hamish Barwick | 29 February, 2012 10:31

The HSBC Waratahs have deployed a new mobile service delivery platform which allows fans to access game and transport information directly from the Super 15 rugby team’s website

Telco providers endure the wrath of small businesses: TIO

By Hamish Barwick | 28 February, 2012 16:52

Telecommunication services still have a long way to go judging by a new report from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) which received more than 22,000 new complaints from small businesses in the financial year 2010-11.

Anittel reports half year revenue of 31.4m

By Hamish Barwick | 28 February, 2012 15:40

IT and telecom service provider, Anittel Group (ASX: AYG), has reported a $31.4 million revenue for the half year ended 31 December 2011, a turnaround that seems to be on track after the company experienced a $19.9 million net loss for FY11.