Stories by Adam Bender


IBM signs up for Tasmanian data project

IBM has joined Tasmania’s $42 million data project, SenseT, with National ICT Australia and Aurora Energy also joining the project.

Macquarie Telecom to launch green data centre

Macquarie Telecom has announced plans to open a $60 million data centre in Macquarie Park.


Telstra trial detects 5.4 per cent botnet infection rate

Telstra has successfully trialed using DNS poisoning to prevent botnets on the BigPond network, Telstra principal domain expert, Barrie Hall, said at an Internet Industry Association event to review iCode. The company detected an alarming number of infections, he said.

IIA plans amendments to iCode by late September

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.


Analyst: NBN Co data usage prediction doesn't consider price

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.

BlackBerry, Windows makers join fight against child exploitation

RIM and Microsoft have joined a growing number of ICT companies committed to fighting tech crimes against children, according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).


NBN vs. the world: The American experience

A similar geographic challenge but different market structure made the National Broadband Network (NBN) approach unworkable for the U.S., say Australian and American policy makers.

Vodafone plan lets small businesses share 100GB

Vodafone announced new plans allowing small businesses to share voice and data among employees.


Predicted data spike justifies government network, NBN Co says

NBN Co said a new Cisco study showing a seven-fold increase in Internet traffic by 2016 proves the urgency of deploying the NBN.


Telstra's new 365-day prepaid mobile broadband plan doesn't beat competitors

A new Telstra prepaid mobile broadband plan offers more data but still costs more per GB than competitors.


IPv6 is a go for has switched on IPv6, saying it’s first Australian retailer to be configured and compliant with the new IP addressing system.

Five tips to prepare your data centre for the carbon tax

With the carbon tax set to take effect July 1, data centre owners and end users shouldn’t wait to make their operations more efficient, according to industry officials and analysts. Here are five of their top tips for taking control of power usage and reducing a business’s tax.

AARNet switches on IPv6 for videoconferencing

Australia’s Academic and Research Network turned on access to IPv6-powered videoconferencing services and plans to participate in a IPv6 videoconference tonight on World IPv6 Day, AARNet said.


Two per cent of Internode customers connect via IPv6

Internode doubled its World IPv6 Day goal for connecting customers with the new IP addressing system, the company has revealed. The broadband company said it’s using IPv6 to deliver Internet access to more than two per cent of its customers. It had set a goal of one per cent.

Ovum analyst sees more IPv6 demand this year

Customer demand, not IP address exhaustion, should spur IPv6 adoption this year, Ovum analyst Mike Sapien said. Heading into World IPv6 Day on Wednesday, the analyst told Computerworld he’s noticed much more interest among customers this year than he did during the one-off "industry party" he saw at last year’s event.

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