Rackspace may not be able to ignore USA Patriot Act requests for data in its Sydney data centre, privacy and civil liberties advocates have said. But concerns raised by Rackspace competitor Macquarie Telecom seem unlikely to derail Rackspace from success in Australia, said two industry analysts.
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The Australian government has started implementing several recommendations of the Regional Telecommunications Review Committee (RTRC) from a report released 23 May, said communications minister Stephen Conroy.
A $5 million telehealth project aims to enhance delivery of mental health care in South Australia. The project, launched today, is funded by the Commonwealth and the South Australian government under the $20 million digital regions initiative.
The NBN has driven Telstra to overhaul internal processes to become more competitive, according to Telstra director of products and IT enablement, Jenny Wood.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s possible absence from the upcoming Digital Dividend auction could increase the importance of auction rules to be published this November.
The Bureau of Meteorology is taking tenders for a crisis communications system. The system is to be used internally during “high impact events," according to the request published 22 August.
New telco advertising rules take effect 1 September just before NRL and AFL finals kick off.
Digital Post Australia announced the private launch of its digital postbox service less than one week after a federal court dismissed a complaint against the company by Australia Post.
The equipment entity under the Australian Defence Force is building a secure mobile communications system supporting tablets and smartphones, according to a request for information (RFI) published 21 August.
The new Rackspace data centre in Western Sydney is critical to the company’s expansion in Australia, according to country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Mark Randall. The American cloud company has announced that [[artnid:434216|its first data centre in Australia is nearly finished construction]].
Rackspace announced its first Australian data centre, a multi-million investment to be located in Erskine Park, West Sydney. At a press conference in Sydney, Rackspace officials said the announcement is a response to demand from Australian customers to keep data within national borders.
Melbourne IT is busy securing servers after customer AAPT was breached by Anonymous, the company's CEO, Theo Hnarakis, said in a conference call about its first-half 2012 results.
2G wireless networks are likely to shut down in Australia and around the world before the end of the decade, according to telecom industry analysts.
Seeking to save money and increase cybersecurity, the Queensland government plans to replace eight payroll systems with one outsourced system, said Information Minister Ros Bates.
The proposal is meant to prevent bad actors from registering. For example, a fraudster could set up a domain like redcross.charity to solicit donations.