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  • Telco groups see flaws in website-blocking guidelines

    A draft document setting out whole-of-government guidelines for the use of Section 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 contains some useful material for agencies but also has some significant flaws, according to industry group Communications Alliance.

    30 May 16 13:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Juniper's new access switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

    Juniper Networks’ Unite architecture is living up to its name, bringing more enterprise network gear into its system for simplified management and scaling. The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access switches that also include other features for ease of use.

    27 May 16 07:11 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

    Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

    26 May 16 06:54 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Cisco's Meraki spreads its cloud to voice

    If you manage your whole LAN in the cloud, why not add in the desk phones, too? That's what Cisco's Meraki division has done. Its first phone, the MC74, can be managed on the same dashboard Meraki provides for its switches, Wi-Fi access points, security devices and other infrastructure.

    25 May 16 06:20 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Facebook's plan to disrupt cellular gets big-name support

    Several of the world's largest cellular carriers, representing almost 1.3 billion subscribers, have pledged support to a Facebook project that aims to dramatically reduce the cost of building and expanding wireless data networks.

    25 May 16 02:56 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Gold Coast startup sees IoT potential in wireless mesh network

    Gold Coast based startup Levaux is targeting the burgeoning Internet of Things market with a proprietary wireless mesh technology and associated software that it says provide considerable advantages over standards-based technologies.

    24 May 16 09:29 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cisco bets big on open source

    Cisco is investing heavily in the open source software movement as it makes the transition from being primarily a networking company to an IT and services company.

    12 May 16 08:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Networks need automation -- just ask the U.S. military

    IT professionals are looking to software-defined networking to automate what are still complex and vulnerable systems controlled by human engineers. Major General Sarah Zabel knows where they’re coming from.

    12 May 16 00:52 Written by Stephen Lawson

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