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.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Westpac has warned customers that an IT glitch overnight has caused delays in some of its payments to and from other banks.
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.
Google has added to the growing number of voices arguing that Australia’s current classification system is unworkable in today’s converged environment.
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.
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.
Pirate Party Australia (PPA) has called for a wholesale overhaul of Australia’s “fundamentally broken” classification system.
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.
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.
TPG (ASX: TPM) has announced it is to acquire IntraPower (ASX:IPX) in an off market takeover deal worth some $12.8 million.