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  • Cisco Umbrella cloud service shapes security for cloud, mobile resources

    In an attempt to address such anxieties Cisco today announced Umbrella, a secure, cloud-based gateway, based on technology from OpenDNS and other technologies it acquired such as CloudLock as well as existing Cisco security services that together ultimately promises to offer secure business access to resources even when users are not using the safety of a VPN.

    10 Feb. 17 02:55 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco grows cloud menu, brings Microsoft Azure Stack into UCS

    Cisco today said it would expand its hybrid cloud offerings by integrating Microsoft Azure Stack into its Unified Computing System.
    The turnkey package, officially known as the Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack, grows Cisco’s Microsoft portfolio and let application developers and IT managers more easily deploy, manage and grow enterprise applications.

    10 Feb. 17 00:56 Written by Michael Cooney
  • From submarine searching to subsea cable surveys

    RV Geo Resolution, a hydrographic survey vessel owned by Hong Kong base EGS Survey, will leave Sydney’s Glebe Island wharf in the next few days to commence surveying the seabed between Australia and the US in search of the optimal route for Southern Cross Cable’s new submarine cable, Next.

    09 Feb. 17 15:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Government introduces bill for expanded eSafety Commissioner role

    The government has introduced a bill in the lower house that broadens the role of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. The government last year foreshadowed the changes, which will see the agency’s name changed to Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

    09 Feb. 17 13:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • FTTN set to overtake FTTP as NBN rollout continues

    Figures released by NBN as part of its financial results for the first half of FY17 reveal that fibre to the node (FTTN) is set to finally overtake fibre to the premises (FTTP).

    09 Feb. 17 11:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 4 million premises hooked up to NBN

    NBN has announced a new milestone in the rollout of the National Broadband Network: Some 4 million premises are now able to order a service on the new network.

    08 Feb. 17 10:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone first telco to use NBN for mobile coverage boost

    Vodafone has signed the first deal to use NBN’s long awaited Cell Site Access Service (CSAS) product, which will let telcos leverage National Broadband Network infrastructure to boost their mobile coverage.

    03 Feb. 17 10:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Tassal makes leap with salmon farm IoT project

    The cool, salty waters off Tasmania’s south-east coast offer the perfect conditions for farming fish. And some of the toughest in which to set up an IoT network.

    03 Feb. 17 08:30 Written by George Nott
  • BT readies a global dynamic WAN

    Bandwidth scalability, exit points to cloud services, virtual network functions, and use of the Internet to augment MPLS all figure prominently in the company’s global plans

    03 Feb. 17 06:45 Written by John Dix
  • Apple's Mobility Partner Program comes out of hiding

    You won’t find many public references by Apple to its Mobility Partner Program, an expanding effort by the company to unite with software developers/integrators to boost sales of iPhones and iPads to businesses. But the veil of secrecy surrounding the program is thinning.

    01 Feb. 17 23:32 Written by Bob Brown
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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