Fibre broadband connections enabled 20 TAFE students at Holmesglen to learn graphic design from real industry practitioners over HD videoconferencing. The AARNet pilot project was a “proof of concept” that can be copied across Australia as quickly as the NBN is deployed, AARNet business development manager, Jamie Sunderland, told <I>Computerworld Australia</I>.
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Telstra signed a deal with Australia Post to provide an assortment of telecom and cloud technologies for the mail deliverer’s upcoming Digital MailBox service.
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has named Peter Lee as its new CEO. The IIA had been without a CEO since Peter Coroneos retired in June last year.
Telstra Global expanded further into business cloud services, announcing a Virtual Contact Centre (VCC) powered by contact centre technology provider IPscape. The deal is for Asia but rollout in Australia is planned shortly.
Tellers at ASB Bank in New Zealand are providing financial advice to customers over Facebook and attracting interest from around the globe. ASB opened the world’s first Facebook-based virtual bank branch in September 2010 and soon plans an upgrade to its mobile app allowing customers to send payments direct to Facebook friends.
The government renewed retail price controls on Telstra fixed-line telephone services until June 2014.
Lithium Technologies opened a Sydney office dedicated to improving Australia and New Zealand enterprises’ response to customers on social media.
The arrival of Amazon Web Services in Sydney is due to make a deep impact on the Australian market, predicted THINK Education IT director, Andy Donaldson. Amazon announced the opening of its first Australian data centre earlier this month.
Transfield and Silcar denied a report that they had pulled out of the next round of NBN construction deals. <I>The Australian Financial Review</I> reported Wednesday that Silcar and Transfield had decided against participating due to “delays caused by poor planning.”
Supporting students’ devices is increasingly a top priority at the University of Sydney, according to the school’s CIO, Bruce Meikle.
Vodafone has targeted the end of the year to complete rollout of its new mobile network supporting HSPA+ and 4G LTE. The carrier said the $1 billion, 2-year investment would result in better mobile coverage, increased data speeds and better network reliability.
An accelerating network obsolescence cycle is leaving many Australian businesses in the dust, according to a new report by Dimension Data, a provider of networking services.
Hiring for information and communications technology jobs across Australia is steady but employers are showing caution, said Peoplebank as the major ICT recruiter announced the results of its quarterly salary index for June 2012.
Optus plans to spend $2 billion over the next two years on 4G services in an effort to take on Telstra. A SingTel official revealed the plan in an interview with <I>The Australian Financial Review</I>.
Telstra has won a five-year, $474 million contract from the Department of Human Services to build and manage a unified communications network, according to the telco. The network will connect all of the Department and its master programs, it said.