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Stories by Adam Bender

Patriot Act could apply to Rackspace data in Australia: Privacy advocates

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.

Written by Adam Bender27 Aug. 12 15:27

Government unveils $5m telehealth project in South Australia

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.

Written by Adam Bender24 Aug. 12 16:18

NBN spurs business process overhaul at Telstra

The NBN has driven Telstra to overhaul internal processes to become more competitive, according to Telstra director of products and IT enablement, Jenny Wood.

Written by Adam Bender24 Aug. 12 15:42

Bureau of Meteorology seeks crisis communications system

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.

Written by Adam Bender23 Aug. 12 11:44

Defence seeks secure smartphones, tablets

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.

Written by Adam Bender22 Aug. 12 14:19

Rackspace seeks expansion with Sydney data centre

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]].

Written by Adam Bender22 Aug. 12 12:34

Rackspace launches first data centre in Australia

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.

Written by Adam Bender22 Aug. 12 11:08

Melbourne IT finds 'opportunity' in AAPT data breach

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.

Written by Adam Bender21 Aug. 12 14:52

2G networks to die within a decade: Analysts

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.

Written by Adam Bender21 Aug. 12 11:20

Queensland to revamp 'clunker' payroll systems

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.

Written by Adam Bender20 Aug. 12 14:56