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  • Tasmania prepares for cloud transition

    Under a policy unveiled in October, Tasmanian government agencies will have transitioned most of their ICT to ‘on-island’ cloud services by 2018.

  • City of Launceston swaps paper for tablets

    The City of Launceston in Tasmania has used a mobile work management offering to reduce its paper usage and improve response times to customer requests.

  • TasNetworks meter programming issue could cost $2.4m

    A solar meter programming issue has resulted in 10,000 TasNetworks customers being under-credited for the surplus energy they put back into the utility's grid.

  • Vodafone opens Hobart customer care centre

    Vodafone Australia will continue to offer call centre services from Tasmania with the opening of a $12 million facility in Hobart.

  • St Giles Society IT put to test during power outage

    Staff at Tasmanian not-for-profit, St Giles Society, were able to keep working through a power outage by accessing cloud-hosted emails.

  • Parliamentary committee rejects Tassie FTTP push

    A Coalition chaired parliamentary committee has recommended against passing legislation that would enforce the use of fibre-to-the-premises for the Tasmanian rollout of the National Broadband Network.

  • NBN Co to test Aurora fibre plan in Tasmania

    NBN Co will soon trial a proposal by Aurora in Tasmania to string fibre along power lines to reach homes, according to NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski.

  • Tas Labor pushes free Wi-FI, Bass Strait fibre study

    Tasmanian Labor this morning unveiled a tech-heavy assortment of policies ahead of the 15 March Tasmanian election, including a study into more optical fibre across Bass Strait, free Wi-Fi hotspots and a commitment to open data.

  • Labor offers free access to Aurora infrastructure for NBN

    If Labor wins the 15 March Tasmanian election NBN Co will have free access to the infrastructure of electricity network provider Aurora to roll out fibre, under a policy launched by Premier Lara Giddings today.

  • NBN cables in the air cheaper in Tassie

    The NBN can be built at a lower cost using aerial infrastructure in Tasmania than constructing new cables underground, according to Aurora Energy, the state-owned electricity network provider.

  • Fear, uncertainty and delays: The NBN in Tasmania

    Tasmanian business is desperate for certainty over the future of the National Broadband Network rollout in the state, according to witnesses that appeared before a Hobart hearing of the Senate’s Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.

  • IT devs to put Tassie in the spotlight

    The Tasmanian government is asking IT developers, companies, individuals and enthusiasts to create smartphone and tablet apps that showcase our sometimes forgotten island state.

  • Tasmanian premier 'scaremongering' over NBN: Turnbull

    A war of words has erupted between communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings over the state of the NBN in Tasmania.

  • Anittel guides Tasmania into the cloud

    The Tasmanian government has awarded Anittel a two-year contract to provide an infrastructure-as-service (IaaS) offering, which enables agencies to purchase varying quantities of storage and compute infrastructure from the telco service provider.

  • NBN powers robotic farms in rural Tasmania

    The NBN is helping electrical contractors in rural Tasmania better support robotic dairies and remote-controlled farm irrigation systems, according to Andrew Dare Electrical Services managing director, John Dare.