Stories by Chloe Herrick

Salvos overhaul storage and backup infrastructure

With the growth of critical data rapidly increasing, the Salvation Army’s Southern Territory arm was running out of “prime real estate” in its storage area, according to its IT manager, Larry Reed.

New ISP launches for NBN-only plans

New internet service provider (ISP), Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS), has flagged it’s entry to the market with plans to offer National Broadband Network (NBN)-only services via an outsourced virtual business model.

Govt ICT hiring spend to hit record high

ICT hiring within the Federal Government has been forecast to hit an all-time high in 2012 with current spending on contractors already tipping $591.5 million for the 10 months to April 2012.

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ISPs must work with content industry on copyright: Experts

Experts have advised ISPs to step up and work with the content industry to find a copyright solution in order to avoid a heavy-handed government approach, following iiNet's win over AFACT in the High Court of Australia today.

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Coalition NBN plans won't impact Telstra revenues

A change in government as a result of the 2013 federal election would will not diminish Telstra’s $2-3 billion excess cash war chest, expected to be generated over three years as the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out.

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ITU reassures NBN Co on satellite concerns

NBN Co has engaged the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to quell suggestions that the launch of the National Broadband Network (NBN) satellites in 2015 will be delayed due to a lack of orbital slot approval.

M2 acquisition to open up government market for Primus

Telecommunications company Primus will be free to pursue more Australian government business following its acquisition by M2 Telecommunications, according to Primus chief executive, Tom Mazerski.

No more room for fixed line consolidation: Hackett

The period of consolidation in the Australian fixed line market has concluded, ahead of the Federal Government's National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout, according to Internode managing director, Simon Hackett.

M2 buys Primus for $192.4m

M2 Telecommunications (MTU) has acquired Primus Telecommunications Group for $192.4 million, with the transaction scheduled for completion on 1 June.

WA businesses ramp up CIO, senior ICT hires to deal with mining boom

Western Australia has seen a ramp up in recruitment of CIOs and senior ICT employees as companies try to meet increasing demands of the ongoing mining and resources boom.

NBN call centre to hit the Gold Coast

National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesaler, NBN Co has flagged plans to set up a customer contact centre on the Gold Coast, with the facility due to be operational by the second half of 2012.

ACMA releases draft rules for spectrum auction

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have issued a set of draft rules to govern the upcoming ‘Digital Dividend’ auction for the reallocation of Australia’s 700MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum.

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E-health rebates 'smoke and mirrors': Australian Medical Association

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has thrown water on the announced Medicare rebates accessible for GPs participating in the government’s $466.7 million national e-health project.

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VEC develops tablet-based e-voting system

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has flagged plans to develop a free open source e-voting system for the next state election in November 2014, doing away with the touchscreen-based kiosks it used in 2010.

Govt shells out $21m for final leg of e-health record system

The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) has allocated $21 million to the National E-Health Transition Authority’s (NEHTA) for the final scope of the national e-health record system.

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