Data61’s Strategy and Foresight team advises businesses and government bodies on how to prepare for the future digital economy. Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, a principal scientist in the team, says Australia’s prospects are not good.
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Hawaiki Submarine Cable and its main supplier, TE SubCom, say they have completed the survey of the cable’s 14,000km route and the project remains on schedule for completion in mid-2018.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has named Ericsson as prime contractor with Cisco as the main subcontractor for a five-year project to virtualise both the core of its mobile network and the IP network supporting services and applications.
Southern Cross Cable Network has introduced new service offerings based on software-defined networking (SDN supported by a platform from incumbent supplier Ciena that it says will make life easier for smaller operators and the Pacific Islands.
Kireeti Kompella, CTO of Juniper Networks’ Development and Innovation team, is pursuing a grand vision: To develop a network that is fully autonomous, that is able to monitor itself and configure itself to the demands of the applications it exists to serve, with no human intervention.
Internet security technology company, Menlo Security, says its global web survey has shown that almost half of the 1 million most popular web site, as rated by Alexa, present some security risk either directly or via some 25 million background sites used for ad serving and other purposes.
Had the former Hewlett-Packard company not split into two in late 2015, its world renowned research arm, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, would have been 50 years old this year.
HP has opened a display and demonstration centre in the Sydney CBD, at 20 Martin Place, where channel partners and resellers can bring their customers to view and experience HP’s personal computing and printer products.
There’s a new weapon in the never-ending battle against cyber crime: Machine learning. It’s generating a great deal of interest, getting substantial backing from venture capitalists and even being billed as a must-have addition to the cyber-security arsenal.
Small business accounting software-as-a-service company, Xero, has completed what it says has been one of the largest data migrations onto AWS across Australia and New Zealand: more than 59 billion records, 3000 apps and 120 databases representing all data and applications for its 862,000 customers globally.
Huawei appears to be seeking to stake out a central co-ordinating role in the evolution of 5G mobile applications.
For the much-hyped next generation of cellular technology, 5G, the first major commercial use case for the emerging technology could be delivering broadband to consumers presently underserved or poorly served by fixed networks, according to Huawei.
Construction of the 14,000 kilometre Hawaiki submarine cable that will link New Zealand to Australia, Hawaii and mainland United States has started with a ground breaking ceremony at Bream Trail Farm, Mangawhai Heads, Northland attended by NZ prime minister John Key and communications minister Amy Adams.
The University of Auckland has launched its biggest commercial spin-off to date, artificial intelligence company Soul Machines, with backing of US$7.5 million in its initial financing round from Hong Kong-based venture capital firm Horizons Ventures.
VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger and CTO Networking, Bruce Davie, used the vendor's vForum conference in Sydney to give Australian IT professionals their first glimpse of VMware’s new Cross-Cloud Architecture.
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