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News about natural disasters
  • Why Victoria's fire services turned to cloud for capacity

    Inadequate infrastructure to cope with end user demand can cripple an organisation and risks doing damage to reputation and revenue. But when your organisation needs to deliver information that may mean the difference between life and death the stakes are, obviously, a lot higher.

  • Technology not key in disaster warnings

    The role of technology in emergency warnings and procedures is not of critical importance to their effectiveness, the chief executive of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) has said.

  • Senate inquiry to question emergency communications

    Liberal senator Mary Jo Fisher has called for a Senate inquiry into the reliability of telecommunications and emergency systems during natural disasters, in light of recent outages during the Queensland floods and earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Mission-critical utilities to look carefully at NBN fibre

    A fibre-based National Broadband Network will extend further than any existing utility network, but many mission-critical utilities for power and water will continue to run their own infrastructure to maintain higher data transport integrity and resiliency, even if the NBN is used for last-mile services.