Stories by Hamish Barwick


Comms Alliance applies to take part in iiNet copyright court case

The Communications Alliance has filed submissions seeking High Court of Australia permission to intervene in the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) online copyright case against iiNet as amicus curiae (friend of the court), as the organisation believes the Court’s deliberation has implications for internet service providers (ISPs) and internet users.

Anittel Group enters carrier agreement with NBN Co

National Broadband Network (NBN) regional customers in Townsville and Armidale, NSW, will be given priority for high speed fibre access from IT and telco services provider Anittel Group, (ASX: AYG) following the signing of a services agreement with NBN Co.


ACMA proposes changes to mobile 1800, 1300 call rates

Consumers who make calls to 1800 or 13/1300 numbers from their mobile phone could see a difference to their bill if proposed changes by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are made law.

Telstra plans new hires as Cloud strategy ramps up

Telstra (ASX: TLS) is pushing ahead with its Cloud services strategy through the extension of an existing partnership with storage vendor EMC.

Ergon Energy seeks data centre services

Queensland energy utility Ergon Energy has gone to tender for data centre space in the state's south-east.

Emerson Network Power signs $100 million NBN Co deal

Emerson Network Power has been awarded a one year, $100 million contract to design, supply, install and commission 10 network facility centres for the NBN Co.


NBN Co fibre rollout may surpass DSL by 2015: Telsyte

Fibre optic internet access is set to bypass digital subscriber line (DSL) in 2015 if the NBN Co continues its fibre to the home (FTTH) rollout across Australia but this is dependent on the Labor government staying in power, according to analyst firm Telsyte.

Schiavello to build second Melbourne data centre

Melbourne-based furniture manufacturer Schiavello is in the planning stages for a second data centre as it looks to improve disaster recovery capability.

Laptop thefts from Australian businesses rise: Report

Australian IT managers are battling thieves, with over half of those surveyed for a Kensington business security report conducted by IDC Australia reporting losses this year.

Laptop thefts from Australian businesses rise: Report

Australian IT managers are battling technology equipment thieves with over half of those surveyed reporting losses this year, according to a Kensington business security report conducted by IDC Australia.

BYOT increases in priority for enterprises: UXC Consulting

Responding to employee demand for bring your own technology (BYOT) has led more Australian companies to implement IT service management (ITSM) structures in order to support BYOT rollouts, according to a UXC Consulting survey.

In pictures: Dell Kace customers party in Sydney

NICTA, Pindan and Cerebal Palsy staff celebrate with Dell Kace executives after seventh annual conference.

Brennan IT upgrades IaaS as part of Cloud services revenue push

IT services provider Brennan IT has spent $1.5 million on upgrading its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, with the company forecasting that Cloud will make up 30 per cent of its revenue in 2012.


IBM Australia unlocks security business strategy

Gaining more visibility in the Australian security market place and bringing together the expertise of its security staff are two goals of IBM Institute for Advanced Security director, Glen Gooding.

NFC here to stay despite payment provider scepticism: Banks

Representatives of Westpac and Visa Australia have indicated their support for the rollout of near field communications (NFC), despite some criticism from payment providers.

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