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Australia needs a new classification system: Google

Google has added to the growing number of voices arguing that Australia’s current classification system is unworkable in today’s converged environment.

By Tim Lohman | 25 July, 2011 11:58

Tags: Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)

Fed Govt distances R18+ games from Norway violence

Federal Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O'Connor, has sought to distance the government’s push for an R18+ classification for video games from the mass violence in Norwayat the weekend.

By Tim Lohman | 25 July, 2011 09:18

Tags: R18 games, Norway

Victorian State Emergency Service to migrate to hosted ICT

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is to move to hosted IT infrastructure and communication services to enable it to better respond to rapidly changing needs during natural disasters and other emergency situations.

Classification system “fundamentally broken”: Pirate Party Australia

Pirate Party Australia (PPA) has called for a wholesale overhaul of Australia’s “fundamentally broken” classification system.

By Tim Lohman | 18 July, 2011 09:56

Tags: R18+ video games classification system, Australian Law Reform Commission, mandatory ISP level filtering, R18

NextDC acquires Perth, Canberra data centre sites

NextDC (ASX: NXT) has announced it is to open new data centres in Canberra and Perth as part of a push to develop a national Cloud computing footprint.

TPG to acquire IntraPower

TPG (ASX: TPM) has announced it is to acquire IntraPower (ASX:IPX) in an off market takeover deal worth some $12.8 million.

By Tim Lohman | 14 July, 2011 12:14

Tags: intrapower, TPG, Cloud, Networking, data centres

Fujitsu, Telstra, Transact appointed to AGIMO telco panel

The Australian Government Information Management Offfice (AGIMO) has appointed Fujitsu, Telstra and Transact to its newly concluded telco services panel.

By Tim Lohman | 12 July, 2011 12:28

Tags: agimo, Telecommunications

Oakton, Tenix disputes comes to $15m close

Tenix Solutions IMES and Oakton have come to an agreement over an outstanding contract dispute — stretching back almost a year and a half — with Tenix today paying Oakton a $15 million settlement.

By Tim Lohman | 08 July, 2011 14:45

Tags: Oakton, Tenix Solutions

Swinburne University signs Silicon Graphics for CPU-GPU supercomputer

Swinburne University of Technology has moved ahead with its plans for the rollout of a hybrid CPU- and GPU-based supercomputer, signing Silicon Graphics to provide the first phase of the project.

By Tim Lohman | 08 July, 2011 10:43

Tags: Swinburne University of Technology, supercomputers, Silicon Graphics International

NSW makes play to be premier ICT state

The NSW Government has sought to lay claim to being Australia’s leading ICT state with the launch of a new ICT Governance framework.

By Tim Lohman | 07 July, 2011 14:45

Tags: NSW Government, ICT

Vodafone completes mid-NSW network upgrade

Vodafone has announced it has wrapped up a three month network upgrade project involving the installation of new mobile equipment at 49 sites across Newcastle, parts of the Central Coast, and the Hunter.

By Tim Lohman | 07 July, 2011 11:11

Tags: Networking, Vodafone, Telecommunications

M2 connects first NBN customer

Listed telecommunications provider M2 Telecommunications (ASX: MTU has connected its first customer to the National Broadband Network (NBN Co).

By Tim Lohman | 06 July, 2011 11:35

Tags: M2 Telecommunications Group, nbn co, NBN

Telstra to axe BigPond DVD rental service

Telstra has announced it is to axe its BigPond Movies DVD rental business in September.

By Tim Lohman | 04 July, 2011 11:32

Tags: IPTV, Networking, Quickflix, FetchTV, bigpond, Telstra, Telecommunications

State Library of Queensland building virtual tour

The State Library of Queensland is to launch a virtual tour application in response to growing demand from school students and educators for a deeper learning experience.

By Tim Lohman | 04 July, 2011 10:53

Tags: state library of Queensland

National automated border processing network complete

The rollout of automated border processing technology, or SmartGates, to all of Australia’s international airports has been completed following the deployment of the technology at Darwin International Airport.

By Tim Lohman | 01 July, 2011 09:43

Tags: smartgates, Customs and Border Protection, e-passports

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