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  • Connected vehicle tech trial to start trucking on in NSW

    An anti-collision device trial designed to help trucks avoid accidents when they’re in convoy and trucking across New South Wales is due to start in June 2014.

  • Tata Consultancy Services annual revenue hits $13.4B

    IT services giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has reported annual global revenue of $13.4 billion for the 12 months ending March 31, up 16.2 per cent year-on-year.

  • EscapeNet enjoys life as an indie ISP

    Australia's Internet service provider market has gone through an extended period of consolidation.

  • GPT's breakneck cloud transition

    For an enterprise to completely ditch on-premise hardware for the cloud is a radical step. To do so in the space of a year might be considered a little unhinged.

  • Data opportunity 'enormous' for energy sector: ElectraNet

    Big data analytics will be critical to the future of the electricity industry, according to the senior IT manager of ElectraNet.

  • NICTA calls for smarter infrastructure

    National ICT Australia — NICTA — is pushing for the Productivity Commission to recommend greater use of what the research organisation dubs 'smart ICT' to enable better decisions in the planning, construction and operation of public infrastructure.

  • Fox Sports bets on private cloud

    Fox Sports has rebuilt its IT systems from scratch in under 12 months for a new production studio in Artarmon on Sydney’s north shore.

  • Huawei appoints new local boss

    The Australian subsidiary of Chinese networking giant Huawei has appointed James Zhao as its new CEO, replacing Guo Fulin who has been promoted to a regional role with the company.

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    Union slams latest fibre-to-premise trial in Tasmania

    The Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU) has accused Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull of “wasteful duplication” over his commitment to a new trial of overhead electricity infrastructure to deliver a fibre-to-the-premise NBN in Tasmania.

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    Vehicle to vehicle communications could drive us to a safer place: Industry

    Imagine you’re driving on a highway and someone in front changes lane without warning. You try to take evasive action in time to avoid an accident.

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    Optus completes five-year mobile site upgrade

    Optus on Thursday said it had completed its five-year national 3G network improvement program, upgrading more than 4400 mobile sites which it claimed provides better indoor coverage and call quality.

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    Coalition’s NBN a ‘policy vacuum', says iiNet

    Australia’s third-largest ISP iiNet has blasted the Coalition’s revamped plan for the National Broadband Network, saying that the strategic review, cost/benefit analysis and public debate are all being conducted in a “policy vacuum”.

  • AMTA launches mobile base station safety app for technicians

    The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has unveiled a smartphone and tablet app called MobileSiteSafety for use by technicians when they are accessing buildings that have mobile base station antennas.

  • Neuroscientists test IT team at Queensland Brain Institute

    The IT team at the Queensland Brain Institute has to race to keep up with the technology demands of the research organisation’s neuroscientists, according to QBI senior IT manager, Jake Carroll.

  • MyChemist eyes 8-inch Dell tablets for shop floor

    The pharmacy group that includes MyChemist and Chemist Warehouse may soon give Dell tablets to store staff as part of a planned hardware refresh, said the group’s CIO Jules Cardinale.

  • iiNet cites capacity woes as it withdraws NBN satellite plans

    Transmission capacity constraints have forced iiNet (ASX: IIN) to withdraw its National Broadband Network (NBN) Interim Satellite service plan from sale as of today, the ISP said. The plan was offering customers 10GB for $39.95 a month.

  • Westfield rolls out ‘searchable mall’ app

    Westfield Group has unveiled a “searchable mall” app that helps consumers find items to purchase before they visit one of the company’s shopping centres.

  • In pictures: Pawsey Centre

    The Pawsey Centre at the WA Technology Park in Kensington, Western Australia will be officially opened on Friday.

  • Melbourne Water outsources IT management

    UXC Connect has signed a $20 million infrastructure outsourcing contract with Melbourne Water.

  • Queensland Gas completes $32 million comms network

    Queensland Gas Corporation has finished implementation of a dedicated communications network for a liquefied natural gas project in southern QLD.

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