Stories by Tim Lohman

UXC touts largest ICT services deals ever

UXC (ASX:UXC) has picked up two Victorian public sector contract wins, securing managed IT infrastructure contracts for up to five years with the Victoria WorkCover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission.

IT donations for Qld flood relief on the rise

Just 10 days after its inception, Queensland IT Relief has already secured donation pledges of more than 700 PCs from the local IT industry for schools, small businesses and community groups affected by the floods in the state.

Floods yet to cause server supply shortage

Queensland’s floods may well have inundated much of Brisbane’s CBD and small businesses across the state, but rebuilding efforts are yet to see a strain on the local supply of servers, vendors report.

Govt ICT projects to suffer under budget cuts

The office of the Queensland minister for Information and Communication Technology has suggested there will be cuts to the state’s IT projects as a result of the recent foods.

No networking equipment shortages due to floods: HP, Cisco, D-Link

Networking vendors are reporting that there are no shortages of business- or consumer-grade networking gear despite the current floods inundating thousands of businesses and homes across much of the country.

Charter Hall to migrate to virtual Windows 7 desktops

Property funds management and development company Charter Hall Group will join the growing number of Australian enterprises taking the plunge to deploy desktop virtualisation across the organisation.

Vodafone to waive Qld flood mobile bills

Vodafone and 3 will waive a month’s worth of mobile bills of customers in 25 of the worst affected areas in the current Queensland floods.

AFP to overhaul antivirus, anti-malware security

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is to overhaul its data and systems security shortly, with the deployment of new organisation-wide antivirus and anti-malware suites.

On-demand Cloud compute won't kill on-premise server market: Dell

Despite a maturing Cloud sector making the procurement of virtual servers an increasingly attractive alternate to physical ones, Dell has no fears that sales of its mid-range hardware will decline any time soon.

DFAT to expand use of biometrics

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has flagged facial recognition as an ongoing area of development in its increased use of biometric technology.

AUKMIN talks lead to cyber security commitment

Australia and the UK have committed to furthering cyber security between the two countries under the existingAustralia-UK Ministerial (AUKMIN) consultations currently underway.

Queensland Government sites hammered during floods

Government websites have played a vital role in managing the current Queensland flood disaster statistics released by hosting company, Melbourne IT, show.

Security, IT essential capabilities: Defence

Electronic warfare, high-end systems integration and software support have been identified by the Department of Defence as critical domestic industries for the future Defence capabilities of the country.


True cyber war unlikely to ever happen: OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has concluded that while cyber security is a real risk for governments around the world, the likelihood of a true cyber war to occur is low.

Telstra warns of Vic and Tas exchange issues

Telstra has warned that repairs to issues with telecommunications services in Tasmania and Victoria could be delayed due to flooding in the two states.

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