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Service NSW eyes scalable contact centre

Service NSW will use Genesys’ customer experience platform to link together separate call centres as a single ‘virtual’ contact centre and provide the ability to scale up if necessary.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 August, 2014 09:48

Tags: Service NSW

Telstra picks up video streaming, analytics platform

Telstra will pay US$270 million to acquire video streaming and analytics company Ooyala.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 August, 2014 08:22

Tags: Telstra

DrupalGov to build on CMS's momentum in Canberra

Later this month Canberra will for the second time play host to a conference focussed on government agencies' use of Drupal, an open source content management system.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 August, 2014 14:35

Tags: open source, DrupalGov, content management, GovCMS, drupal

Data retention: Privacy commissioner issues warning on security

A data retention scheme by its very nature would require the collection of large amounts of data, potentially increasing the risk of security breaches that could reveal the personal information of large numbers of Australians, the privacy commissioner has warned.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 August, 2014 13:45

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, data retention, privacy

Metadata retention no cause for alarm say ASIO, AFP

There's no need for the public and the press to get themselves overly excited about the government's proposal to introduce data retention legislation, according to ASIO's chief, director general David Irvine, and Australian Federal Police deputy commissioner Andrew Colvin.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 August, 2014 13:34

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, data retention, privacy

Data retention: Turnbull says government only wants your IP address

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull says that proposed data retention laws would require Internet service providers to retain records of the IP address used by customers of their service — not the IP addresses of websites visited by customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 August, 2014 09:39

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, data retention, privacy

Atlassian explores Docker's potential

Software vendor Atlassian is experimenting with potential use cases for Docker, an open source project that provides Linux-based lightweight containerization as an alternative to fully fledged virtual machines.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 August, 2014 14:06

Tags: Docker, virtualization, Linux, atlassian, containers, containerization, virtualisation

Data retention's 'chilling effect' on free speech

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has warned that implementing mandatory data retention laws may deleterious effect on free speech in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 August, 2014 11:49

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, data retention, privacy

Abbott contradicts industry on data retention

Prime Minister Tony Abbott this morning contradicted representatives of the telecommunications and Internet service provider industries, saying that metadata related to individuals' Internet usage is already collected by ISPs.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 August, 2014 11:36

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, data retention, privacy

Telstra reveals private cloud offering

Telstra’s cloud chief, Erez Yarkoni, has announced the telco will deliver managed private cloud to customers via VCE’s Vblock.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 August, 2014 16:13

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, Telstra

Woolworths sees future in hybrid cloud

Woolworths is using converged infrastructure as the foundation of a transition to private cloud, but the the ultimate destination will be a hybrid setup that leverages multiple public clouds, the supermarket chain’s infrastructure chief, Matt Chamley, today told the Sydney leg of EMC Forum 2014.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 August, 2014 14:27

Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, woolworths, cisco, Converged infrastructure, vBlock, cloud computing, private cloud, emc, software-defined-networking, Software Defined Network

Electoral commission cautions against rush to e-voting

The Australian Electoral Commission has cautioned a parliamentary inquiry about rushing to implement a federal electronic voting scheme.

By Rohan Pearce | 31 July, 2014 14:55

Tags: e-voting, Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), electronic voting

Cheers and jeers over anti-piracy laws

Federal government proposals to amend copyright laws have drawn support from rights holders and copyright organisations but some aspects of the enforcement regime outlined in a discussion paper released yesterday have raised concerns among ISPs and consumer advocates.

By Rohan Pearce | 31 July, 2014 13:02

Tags: George Brandis, copyright, iiNet, Malcom Turnbull, piracy

Attorney-General seeks public input on anti-piracy law changes

Attorney-General George Brandis and communications minister Malcolm Turnbull have opened a public consultation on changes to the enforcement of copyright law.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 July, 2014 15:40

Tags: copyright, piracy

Ericsson to operate NBN wireless, manage satellite migration

Ericsson Australia has won a four-year NBN Co contract to continue to operate the National Broadband Network fixed wireless service, as well as ground systems for the Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS).

By Rohan Pearce | 30 July, 2014 13:01

Tags: Ericsson, national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN)

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