Senator Stephen Conroy has slammed Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s comments that National Broadband Network (NBN) services could cost consumers more than current ADSL plans, saying Abbott was “plain wrong” “and that he should “check his facts.”
The Victorian Minister for Technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips, and Fujitsu executives took the Japanese approach and broke open a barrel of sake to toast the $60 million upgrade of Fujitsu’s Tier III data centre in Noble Park, Melbourne.
Data centre provider, Fujitsu, has spent $60 million adding a fourth data hall to its 6,700 metre Tier III facility in Noble Park, Melbourne, with the option of adding a further two data halls in the future if customer demand warrants it.
Data centre and telecommunications provider, Pacnet, has started the second phase of expansion at its Sydney CloudSpace1 (SYCS1) data centre as part of its long-term strategy to be the third largest data centre operator in Asia Pacific by 2019.
E-health and welfare were the big winners in Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Federal Budget this year with more than $627 million committed to e-health/welfare projects, but it was a different story for government staff with more than 3000 job cuts expected.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has responded to delays caused by a software glitch in its TLD Application System (TAS) by offering a full refund of the US$185,000 application fee back to companies and individuals.
Cloud computing has been touted by vendors and bean counters as a cost effective way to reduce overheads and the need for physical IT infrastructure, but having a Cloud exit strategy is also essential if it all turns dark and stormy.
The enemies of information security come in different forms so it’s important to understand the different types and what motivates them, according to F-Secure chief research officer, Mikko Hypponen. #auscert2012
More Australian internet users want the government to order businesses to notify users of online data breaches, as a new survey conducted by the University of Canberra and eBay Australia found that 85 per cent of 700 Australian participants want data breach notifications to become mandatory.
While the US Patriot Act may make many headlines for the legal authority it bestows on US agencies to access data held in foreign countries, Australian companies need to be aware of similar legislation in both the US and Australia, according to security industry experts.
Controls, such as restricted network access, should be in place before allowing staff to bring their own devices if organisations want to avoid the risk of data leakage, says ACT government IT security senior manager, Peter Major.#auscert2012
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