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TasWater archives to deal with data deluge

Tasmanian bulk water authority TasWater is implementing tiered storage to better manage its growing data volumes.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 September, 2014 13:04

Tags: Archiving, disaster recovery, storage, backup, back up

TPG revenue soars, ISP releases FTTB plan details

Internet service provider TPG has posted a 34 per cent increase in revenue for the financial year ending 31 July. The ISP reported revenue of $970.9 million and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $363.7 million; up 24 per cent on the previous financial year.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 September, 2014 09:41

Tags: Networking, TPG, national broadband network, nbn co

Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses

The panel conducting a review of Australia competition policy landscape has recommended increased scrutiny of intellectual property-related clauses in trade agreements.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 September, 2014 13:14

Tags: copryright, intellectual property

ASIC opens up (some) data

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has made some of its data freely available from the federal government's open data repository, data.gov.au, the organisation has announced.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 14:11

Tags: ASIC, open data, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Apple reports bump in data requests from Australian police

In the period 1 January to 30 June, requests from Australian law enforcement agencies for data from iCloud and iTunes accounts more than doubled compared to the preceding six month period, Apple has revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 12:06

Tags: iCloud, Apple, security, iPhone, iTunes, privacy

AUSTRAC upgrades data capture systems to track terrorism financing

Australia's money laundering watchdog, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — AUSTRAC — will be boosting its IT systems using funding included in the $630 million counter-terrorism package announced by the government.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 10:30

Tags: digital currency, counter-terrorism financing, crime, AUSTRAC, terrorism, criminal activity, Bitcoin, money laundering

Local govt association boosts customer focus, knowledge management

The Local Government Association of Queensland is in the process of upgrading its CRM system and rolling out document management software as part of a customer-centric technology refresh.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 September, 2014 16:34

Tags: Sharepoint, customer relationship management (CRM), Case studies, Dynamics, crm, Case Study

NBN often 'indistinguishable' from existing broadband for many: Turnbull

As increasing numbers of Australians connect to the Internet using the National Broadband Network, they may well "wonder what all the fuss was about — and why the NBN is costing so much and taking so long," Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 September, 2014 12:42

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

Copyright reform: eBay not sold on website blocking

Online auction behemoth eBay has rejected key measures proposed by the federal government to tackle online copyright infringement.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 September, 2014 16:22

Tags: copryright, ebay, piracy

Committee backs new hacking powers for ASIO

An inquiry has recommended parliament passes national security legislation that would expand ASIO's ability to hack into third party computers in order to access target systems.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 September, 2014 14:23

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, ASIO

TIO reveals jump in complaints about mobile data charges

Charges levied on users for exceeding their mobile data quotas have become the number one source of complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, new figures released today by the telco watchdog reveal.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 September, 2014 12:43

Tags: Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), Telecommunications

Google registers dip in data requests from Australian police

Australian law enforcement requests for data about users of Google’s services dipped in the six months ending June 2014 compared to six months earlier, the search giant’s latest transparency report reveals.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 September, 2014 11:27

Tags: Google, privacy

Acquia to deliver government's cloud-hosted, open source CMS

Boston-headquartered Drupal services company Acquia will deliver the federal government’s govCMS project.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 September, 2014 16:45

Tags: cms, open source, acquia, content management, drupal

NBN Co's Morrow promises 'aggressive' push to connect homes

So-called 'Service Class Zero' premises — homes and buildings that can't connect to the National Broadband Network despite fibre being run down their street — will be targeted under a 'bulk drop' contract between NBN Co and Queensland-headquartered Universal Communications Group.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 September, 2014 11:59

Tags: Universal Communications Group, national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), NBN

In brief: Thiess announces NBN contract win

NBN Co has extended its contract Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess, with the construction company set to rake in up to $183 million over two years, with the option for a 12-month extension.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 September, 2014 10:27

Tags: Silcar, Leighton Holdings, Thiess, Universal Communications Group, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, NBN

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