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700MHz national emergency system to cost billions: AMTA

The federal government should not build a dedicated national emergency services network based on the 700Mhz spectrum and instead, leave it to the private market to supply telecommunications services during disasters, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has said.

Written by Tim Lohman09 Aug. 11 12:15

Reckon maintains profit growth

The improved performance of local business and professional divisions has helped Australian accounting software firm, Reckon (ASX:RKN), record a net profit after tax of $9.3 million, up five per cent year-on-year, for the half year to 30 June 2011.

Written by Tim Lohman09 Aug. 11 11:06

Global recession fears to put pressure on NBN: Turnbull

Unstable global financial markets will put more pressure on the government to cut the cost of delivering its National Broadband Network (NBN), according to opposition communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

Written by Tim Lohman08 Aug. 11 10:43

WA Health advancing Health Identifiers

WA Health is to purchase a major chunk of the underlying software and services to facilitate the delivery of the national Health Identifiers initiative being managed by the National e-Health Transition Authority (NeHTA).

Written by Tim Lohman05 Aug. 11 12:00

Retailers not sold on taking business online: Productivity Commission

Australia’s retail sector must overcome myriad of challenges before its is able to address the growing loss of sales to overseas online outlets, according to the Productivity Commission’s Economic Structure and Performance of the Australian Retail Industry draft report.

Written by Tim Lohman05 Aug. 11 10:53

IIIS: Big Data driving new trends

Reality mining, tagging data at its source and Cloud reputation agencies are three of the emerging trends likely to come out of the explosion of ‘Big Data’ delegates at the Implementing Information Infrastructure Symposium (IIIS) have heard.

Written by Tim Lohman02 Aug. 11 13:19

Westpac glitch causes payment delays

Westpac has warned customers that an IT glitch overnight has caused delays in some of its payments to and from other banks.

Written by Tim Lohman26 July 11 12:03

Government, business battens hatches following Cyber Storm III

Major ASX-listed companies and government departments have been fine-tuning their cyber security in the months following their participation in international Cyber Storm III exercise, according to Federal Attorney General, Robert McClelland.

Written by Tim Lohman25 July 11 13:16

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.

Written by Tim Lohman25 July 11 09:18

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.

Written by Tim Lohman19 July 11 10:20

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.

Written by Tim Lohman18 July 11 10:40

ANZ outlines Toward 2017 strategy

ANZ Bank has announced its technology roadmap designed to facilitate two decades of continued growth through the integration of Australia and New Zealand with the Asia Pacific to form a super-regional business.

Written by Tim Lohman15 July 11 11:51

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.

Written by Tim Lohman14 July 11 12:14