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Vodafone survey backs NBN mobile infrastructure

Vodafone says a poll conducted by Empirica Research on behalf of the telco reflects popular support for using National Broadband Network infrastructure to boost mobile coverage in regional Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 March, 2014 09:53

Tags: mobility, mobile phones, national broadband network, Vodafone, nbn co, smartphones, Telstra

CCTV upgrade delivers footage to Qld police tablets

An upgrade to Brisbane's CCTV network allows police to access camera footage while on the beat. Police will be able to use iPads and smartphones to access footage, the state's police minister, Jack Dempsey, announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 March, 2014 11:39

Tags: tablets

All smiles at Dental Corp as cloud liberates data

Dental services provider Dental Corporation is nearing completion of a project that leverages Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service to deliver real-time data on its practices.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 March, 2014 09:13

Tags: azure, Microsoft, cloud computing

Government to crowdsource broadband speed, quality data

The Department of Communications is planning to update the MyBroadband website to add the ability to directly gather data about the speed and quality of Australian broadband services.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2014 15:51

Tags: Networking, national broadband network, MyBroadband, broadband

Cloud growth drives network upgrade at Brisbane ISP

Growth in demand for Metro Ethernet services has driven a program of ongoing upgrades at Brisbane Internet service provider APEXnetworks over the last 12 months, according to chief technology officer Ryan Crouch.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 March, 2014 11:14

Tags: brocade, Networking, Case studies, Case Study

Thanks a million, Drupal

Drupal, an open source content management system, now powers more than 1 million websites, according to figures released today. As of 15 February, 1,005,489 websites were powered by the CMS, according to the Drupal Association, a non-profit organisation that stewards the project.

By Rohan Pearce | 04 March, 2014 19:00

Tags: open source, drupal

SDN: Not just for carriers, DCs

Analyst firm IDC has previously predicted that by 2016 the software-defined network market will be worth US$3.7 billion and account for more than a third of Ethernet switching in data centres. And while much of the SDN hype has been focussed data centres and carriers, it seems inevitable that it will find its way onto at least some campus networks.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 February, 2014 17:18

Tags: SDN, Networking, software-defined networking

Optus network sites hit 2.32Gbps in tests

Optus this morning claimed it had achieved record speeds at two mobile network test sites. The telco said it managed to reach 2.32 gigabits second at the test sites — in St Marys in Sydney’s west and in the Newcastle suburb of Lambton in Newcastle.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 February, 2014 10:33

Tags: mobility, spectrum, optus

ICANN seeks to tackle DNS namespace collision risks

As the number of top-level domains undergoes explosive growth, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is studying ways to reduce the risk of traffic intended for internal network destinations ending up on the Internet via the Domain Name System.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 February, 2014 13:19

Tags: ICANN, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, gTLD, security, domain names

ASIC looks to flash to accelerate virtual desktops

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission intends to invest in flash storage to remove IO bottlenecks as the agency carries out upgrade of its desktop environment.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2014 16:51

Tags: virtualization, virtualisation

Atlassian helps enterprises get Git

Atlassian has taken the wraps off a new Git-based product bundle designed for enterprises. 'Atlassian Git Essentials' bundles the company's issue tracking system, JIRA, planning tool JIRA Agile, CI tool Bamboo and Atlassian's on-premise and cloud-based source code management tools, Stash and Bitbucket.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2014 15:16

Tags: atlassian

Big data, cloud boost Linux adoption

The rise of big data, cloud computing, mobility and social media — what IDC dubs the 'third platform' — represents a big opportunity for Linux and open source more broadly, analyst Sally Parker this morning told the SUSE Open Forum in Sydney.

Telstra reduces excess data charges

Telstra has announced it will drop the price it charges customers for who exceed their monthly data quota from $0.10 per megabyte to $0.03.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2014 16:52

Tags: Telstra

iiNet corners 25% of the NBN market

iiNet had a quarter of the National Broadband Network market in the six months to December, according to the Internet service provider's half-year results presentation today.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2014 10:51

Tags: TransAct, Adam Internet, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), iiNet

Immigration department engages KPMG to investigate data leak

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will engage KPMG to investigate how a confidential file containing the personal details of asylum seekers held in detention, including their names, country of origin and date of arrival, was exposed to public access through the department's website.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2014 08:48

Tags: security, privacy

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