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Drupal 'getting off the island' with version 8

The thoroughgoing overhaul of the internals of Drupal in version 8 of the web platform means the next release of the open source project may have taken longer than expected. However, the ability to more easily employ third-party libraries and the use of modern coding conventions will mean it's worth the wait, according to Angela Byron.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 February, 2015 17:43

Tags: open source, acquia, content management, content managment system, drupal

49 companies on federal government's cloud services panel

Finance minister Mathias Cormann has revealed the initial tranche of panellists for the government's cloud services panel.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 February, 2015 16:12

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, government

NSW government adds new cloud services to catalogue

An application to help government agencies manage contractors, a SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, and an expense management system are three new cloud offerings available to NSW government agencies.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 February, 2015 12:44

Tags: NSW Government, nsw, cloud services, Cloud, GovDC, cloud computing

Kounta takes aim at US market

Kounta has formally launched its bid to enter the US market, the Sydney-based startup announced today.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 February, 2015 11:38

Tags: Kounta

Optus data revenues up on 4G growth

Optus' 4G customer base hit 3.18 million in the quarter ending 31 December, the telco revealed this morning. Optus added 435,000 4G customers in the quarter.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 February, 2015 10:36

Tags: 4g, mobile phones, smartphones, optus, Telecommunications

CommBank building on 'technology advantages', CEO says

The Commonwealth Bank has announced statutory net profit after tax of $4.535 billion for the half year ending 31 December, up 8 per cent compared to the half ending December 2013.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 February, 2015 16:34

Tags: commonwealth bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Tourism to help drive .sydney take-up, says ARI boss

Sydney’s tourism industry should help drive interest in the city’s new top-level domain when it launches later this month according to the chief executive of ARI Registry Services, the company that managed the application for the new TLD.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 February, 2015 17:04

Tags: domain name system, gTLD, domain names, generic top level domains

DDNS upgrades network for new B2B portal

Melbourne-based Discount Domain Names Service revamped its network ahead of the launch of a new web portal-based business in anticipation of significant traffic.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 February, 2015 16:24

Tags: brocade, Case studies, Networking, Case Study, network

Police could stream drone data direct to AFP network

If the Australian Federal Police begins to employ unmanned aerial vehicles on a more widespread basis, the organisation may stream data captured by drones directly to its network instead of keeping it on the UAV where it could be vulnerable.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 February, 2015 12:18

Tags: Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Federal Police, drones, privacy

NBN Co clamps down on satellite usage

NBN Co has moved to enforce its fair use policy for customers on the Interim Satellite Service.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 February, 2015 10:49

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

Industry body concerned over rushed data retention legislation

The introduction of a data retention scheme should not be rushed, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has said.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 February, 2015 17:26

Tags: Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

In brief: More than 10 million numbers on Do Not Call Register

More than 10 million numbers have been listed on the government-run Do Not Call Register.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 February, 2015 11:09

Tags: Do Not Call Register (DNCR), do not call register, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

SMS M&T turns to BMC for IT service management

SMS Management and Technology (SMS) has inked a deal to license BMC's Remedy IT service management suite.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 February, 2015 12:08

Tags: bmc, itsm, BMC Remedy, IT Service Management

Frost & Sullivan reports strong IaaS growth in Australia

The Australian infrastructure-as-a-service market grew 43 per cent last year, according to Frost & Sullivan.

By Rohan Pearce | 04 February, 2015 15:28

Tags: Cloud, infrastructure-as-a-service, cloud computing

ICAC inquiry to probe allegations of dodgy IT invoices

New South Wales' Independent Commission Against Corruption has announced it will later this month launch a public inquiry into the conduct of an IT manager accused of issuing false invoices while employed at three NSW universities.

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