In a Telstra-dominated wireless market, competitors may see the upcoming 700 MHz auction as an opportunity to win customers from the telecom giant, analysts said.
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Enterprise and government customers will have access to SAP’s products onthe cloud through an alliance signed by Telstra and SAP. Accenture will help deliver the products.
With energy consumption by IT growing, CIOs should take steps to green their data centres, according to Schneider Electric. The Australian carbon tax, effective July 1, puts additional pressure on businesses to increase efficiency.
IPv6 traffic didn’t spike on World IPv6 Day, but did see a gradual and significant increase starting two weeks before the actual day, 6 June, according to Arbor Networks. Internet Protocol version 6 traffic grew from 0.06 per cent to 0.15 per cent in that period, it said.
Mobile payments and social media are forcing banks to change business practices or die, financial officials and technology consultants said at a Sydney conference hosted by Asia-Pacific Banking + Finance.
The Digital Dividend auction for spectrum highly sought by Australian wireless carriers will occur in April 2013, said Senator Stephen Conroy, minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy. The auction will determine who gets Australia’s 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum after TV broadcasters shut off analog broadcasts at the end of 2014.
Microsoft Surface tablets should make a splash in the business market, especially given the trend of employees bringing their own devices to work, analysts told Computerworld Australia.
Curtin University seeks to harness the power of portable devices without overwhelming its wireless network, according to the university’s acting chief information officer, Ian Hill.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship sought fully managed mainframe and other services in a request for tender.
An announcement on timing of the Digital Dividend spectrum auction is expected early next week, said Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association CEO, Chris Althaus. The auction will reallocate Australia’s 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum.
IBM has joined Tasmania’s $42 million data project, SenseT, with National ICT Australia and Aurora Energy also joining the project.
Macquarie Telecom has announced plans to open a $60 million data centre in Macquarie Park.
Telstra has successfully trialed using DNS poisoning to prevent botnets on the BigPond network, Telstra principal domain expert, Barrie Hall, said at an [[artnid: 427605|Internet Industry Association event to review iCode]]. The company detected an alarming number of infections, he said.
The Internet industry seeks to update its voluntary cybersecurity best practices, iCode, to better reflect technological trends and also improve education and messaging to Internet users, industry officials said at an Internet Industry Association (IIA) event in Sydney.
Cisco data about future Internet usage cited by NBN Co to justify its national broadband build fails to consider the impact of price, said Intelligent Business Research Services (IBRS) analyst, Guy Cranswick.