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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.

iiNet announces NBN satellite plans

Internet service provider, iiNet, has announced plans for a National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite service to be released in March this year with prices starting at $39.95 a month.

TCS offers international exposure to Australian startups

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is in talks with several Australian and New Zealand startup companies to help take their products and services internationally.

Waratahs score with mobile service rollout

The HSBC Waratahs have deployed a new mobile service delivery platform which allows fans to access game and transport information directly from the Super 15 rugby team’s website

Telco providers endure the wrath of small businesses: TIO

Telecommunication services still have a long way to go judging by a new report from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) which received more than 22,000 new complaints from small businesses in the financial year 2010-11.

Anittel reports half year revenue of 31.4m

IT and telecom service provider, Anittel Group (ASX: AYG), has reported a $31.4 million revenue for the half year ended 31 December 2011, a turnaround that seems to be on track after the company experienced a $19.9 million net loss for FY11.

Australian data centre numbers to peak in 2012 then decline: Report

The total number of data centres in Australia is expected to peak at 49,577 this year, but will be followed by a slow decline to 45,545 by 2015 because of virtualization, according to analyst firm Gartner.

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ICT job numbers to climb while skills shortage deepens: ACS

A booming digital economy may lead to the creation of 35,000 new ICT jobs by 2013, but Australia will not have enough candidates to fill these positions, according to the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) 2011 Statistical Compendium.

Springfield Land Corporation buys Suncorp’s Polaris share

Springfield Land Corporation is now the sole owner of the tier three Polaris data centre in Springfield, Queensland following its acquisition of Suncorp Bank’s half share for $110.5 million.

Hutchison Telecommunications Australia reports $167.7m loss

Hutchison Telecommunications Australia (ASX: HTA) has reported a $167.7 million loss for the full year ended 31 December 2011, in contrast with its $73.4 million profit for the same period in 2010.

Talent2 signs Queensland government outsourcing contract

IT services provider, Talent2 International (ASX: TWO), has entered the government space by signing a three-year Managed Service Program (MSP) deal with the Queensland government.

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Dodo confirms cause of Telstra internet outage

Internet service provider, Dodo, has confirmed that a fixed-line and mobile internet connections outage which affected Telstra (ASX:TEL) customers on 23 February was the result of a router hardware failure at Dodo.

Government agencies shouldn’t overlook Cloud approaches: Unisys outsourcing expert

Making use of Cloud approaches such as virtualization and automation is something Australian government agencies shouldn’t overlook, as it is a way to try Cloud computing without the risks, according to Unisys outsourcing expert Wayne Allen.

Virgin Australia to roll out Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Airline operator Virgin Australia will begin offering passengers use of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet during flights, starting in April.