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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.

Australian data centre numbers to peak in 2012 then decline: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 28 February, 2012 14:28

The total number of data centres in Australia is expected to peak at 49,577 this year, but will be followed by a slow decline to 45,545 by 2015 because of virtualization, according to analyst firm Gartner.

ICT job numbers to climb while skills shortage deepens: ACS

By Hamish Barwick | 28 February, 2012 11:21

A booming digital economy may lead to the creation of 35,000 new ICT jobs by 2013, but Australia will not have enough candidates to fill these positions, according to the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) 2011 Statistical Compendium.

Springfield Land Corporation buys Suncorp’s Polaris share

By Hamish Barwick | 28 February, 2012 09:42

Springfield Land Corporation is now the sole owner of the tier three Polaris data centre in Springfield, Queensland following its acquisition of Suncorp Bank’s half share for $110.5 million.

Hutchison Telecommunications Australia reports $167.7m loss

By Hamish Barwick | 24 February, 2012 16:44

Hutchison Telecommunications Australia (ASX: HTA) has reported a $167.7 million loss for the full year ended 31 December 2011, in contrast with its $73.4 million profit for the same period in 2010.

Talent2 signs Queensland government outsourcing contract

By Hamish Barwick | 24 February, 2012 11:12

IT services provider, Talent2 International (ASX: TWO), has entered the government space by signing a three-year Managed Service Program (MSP) deal with the Queensland government.

Dodo confirms cause of Telstra internet outage

By Hamish Barwick | 24 February, 2012 09:45

Internet service provider, Dodo, has confirmed that a fixed-line and mobile internet connections outage which affected Telstra (ASX:TEL) customers on 23 February was the result of a router hardware failure at Dodo.

Government agencies shouldn’t overlook Cloud approaches: Unisys outsourcing expert

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2012 16:11

Making use of Cloud approaches such as virtualization and automation is something Australian government agencies shouldn’t overlook, as it is a way to try Cloud computing without the risks, according to Unisys outsourcing expert Wayne Allen.

Virgin Australia to roll out Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2012 15:22

Airline operator Virgin Australia will begin offering passengers use of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet during flights, starting in April.

The challenges of business intelligence: Gartner BI summit

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2012 12:02

Business intelligence (BI) investment will continue to be driven by IT in the future, but finding people with the right BI skills will be an ongoing challenge, according to a Gartner BI and Information Management Summit panel discussion.