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Optus unveils smartphone app for usage monitoring, bill payment

Optus customers wanting to check their account usage or pay bills on their smartphone have been offered a new application called My Optus.

iiNet applies for top level domain

Internet service provider, iiNet, is the latest Australian organisation to apply for its own top level domain (TLD).

NSCCC to discuss Cloud security

The National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing (NSCCC) has added security vendor Sophos to its stable of ICT companies as it seeks to expand its pool of expertise on the Cloud.

iiNet announces NSW flood relief package

iiNet customers affected by flooding in NSW will be offered a relief package by the internet service provider (ISP). The company is also extending the offer to customers of its ISP acquisitions Westnet, Netspace, AAPT, Internode and TransACT.

EventsHQ hit with enforceable undertaking under Spam Act

National Poker League brand owner, EventsHQ, has accepted to meet requirements of the Spam Act following an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) into SMS messages sent to consumers which promoted National Poker League events.

E-health market set to grow as Australia ages: KPMG

IT companies are been urged to look at opportunities in the e-health market as Australia faces an aging population over the next 10 years.

How ARTC reduced data centre cooling costs

Adelaide based government agency, Australian Rail Transport Corporation (ARTC), has saved over $100,000 per year in cooling costs following the implementation of a new data centre.

More Australian companies planning data centre expansion in 2012: Report

Australian data centre growth is set to continue well into 2012 according to the findings of a survey conducted for data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust.

Suncorp banks on desktop virtualization

A series of natural disasters including the Queensland floods of 2010 prompted Brisbane-based bank, Suncorp, to implement a desktop virtualization project called Desktop Anywhere.

Gartner shares nine IT infrastructure cost saving tips

Trying to make savings in a lean data centre environment might seem like a hard task but there are a number of steps IT managers can take to reduce spend further, says analyst firm Gartner.

IBM tops Cloud provider report

Australian ICT research firm, Longhaus, has dubbed IBM as the most trusted infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud provider in its new report on the Cloud market.

NAB testing Cloud security provider standards

The National Australia Bank (NAB), a member of the Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA), has announced plans for an evaluation of the ODCA’s security provider assurance usage model.

Telstra expands ADSL2+ services in Northern Territory

Lajamanu, Yuendumuu, Kalkaringi and Pupanya residents in the Northern Territory have been upgraded by Telstra and the NT Government to ADSL2+ broadband.

Clarity OSS reports improved half year results

Unified communications provider, Clarity OSS (ASX: CYO), increased its revenue by 61 per cent for the half year ending 31 December 2011.

Mobile Premium Services Code targets misleading SMS adverts

The introduction of the Communications Alliance’s Mobile Premium Services (MPS) Code is intended to eliminate misleading premium rate SMS and MMS service advertisements.