Every week, Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.
Here’s what you had to say on: Victoria’s proposal for an opt-out NBN model
“What Victoria is doing, assuming Labor is re-elected, is making it far`easier to ensure significant NBN take-up occurs.” – said Industry Observer on Victoria proposes opt-out NBN model
Here’s what you had to say on: Global Switch’s second Sydney data centre
“"It also has facilities to harvest rainwater and to recycle water for use in the cooling systems, leading to a potential saving of 220,000 megalitres of water per annum."
This implies they intend to save over 603,000,000 litres per DAY!
Compared to what?
Looks like propaganda to me.” – said A.Nony-Mouse on Global Switch to build second Sydney data centre
Here’s what you had to say on: SFIA adoption increasing in Australia
“We've certainly seen the floodgates opening for SFIA with a huge surge in training requests for our Australian operation. As the only SFIA Foundation accredited training provider in the region 2011 looks like a busy one, and we hope to train more partners as we did with EnSys to increase our delivery capability further across the region. SFIA has been big in the UK for ten or so years now, and has a worldwide penetration of over 2,000 companies in 150 countries. The ACS, who we deliver training for and the Australian Government are backing the right horse to improve overall IT capability in a market suffering from skills shortages. Go SFIA!” – said Rob Sewell on SFIA adoption increases in Australia
Here’s what you had to say on: Engineers Australia warning of NBN skills shortage
“No quality of life but we will have the NBN. The Labor government really has it's finger on the pulse of Australia doesn't it ????????????. Labor can sit in their ivory tower and just dream things up without taking any accountability for their actions or do the proper research to back up their projects. If any professional person took risks like this they woulb be sacked.” – said Faye on Engineers Australia warns of NBN skills shortage
Here’s what you had to say on: The key findings of the NBN Co business case summary
In what universe is $35.7Bn + $13.8Bn less than $43Bn? Hasn't the cost of this project suddenly jumped to $49.5Bn?
If 12M premises is 100%, isn't the 8.3M premises being connected to fibre only 70% coverage? Did the percentage coverage of the NBN suddenly drop too?
I'm an NBN fan, but we have got to hold people accountable if this thing is ever going to get built.” – said Surprised on NBN Co business case: Key findings – Updated
Here’s what you had to say on: The NBN Co business summary
“Regarding the internet pricing in tasmania, at least for IINET the plans still cost exactly the same as adsl, a terrabyte for 99.95 a month.
Speed is a bit slow for what i'd be expecting of fiber optics, 25mbps download and 2 mbps upload. Though for the time being speeds will be 100mbps download.” – said robbo on NBN business case summary released.
Here’s what you had to say on: The Government staying mum on independent NBN examination
“Conroy and Wong are not joint shareholders in the NBN. We the taxpayers are the shareholders. ( I assume we pay for all the reports that we are not entitled to read ) If they pay the bills then fine they are entitled to keep the reports secret. I have never been so disgusted by the contempt shown to the Australian public. Gillard stated she would have an open and honest government, I suspect she won't sleep at nights after this performance.” – said Mike ELLIOT on Government mum on independent NBN examination
Here’s what you had to say on: iiNet seeking to be the ISP "acquirer of choice"
“Unfortunately, iinet is no longer innovative - they bring nothing to the table that other companies don't do better. They have turned into a big company seeking to become bigger rather than better. Oh well, hopefully other ISPs continue to out shine their competitors.” – said blake on iiNet seeking to be ISP "acquirer of choice"
Here’s what you had to say on: TPG faces customer backlash over slowed net speeds
“Exactly like Phil said, the TPG network has been crippled by the release of the unlimited plans. I considered a switch to a TPG 'Off-Net Unlimited' plan myself, but after reading the whirlpool forums it was clear what I'd be getting myself into......nothing but laggy, low performance trouble!!!
Rather than offering unlimited plans, TPG would have been better off to simply beat competitors quotas. This would have meant that TPG were still the best value, but without opening up their network to the mercy of endless leechers.” – said Jon on TPG faces customer backlash over slowed net speeds
Here’s what you had to say on: NBN assumptions being independently tested
“Lots of future technologies will without doubt require more bandwidth than is available at today's fastest consumer broadband speeds. I don't understand how people can say we don't need NBN. It's time for our representatives to work together and stop playing games.” – said steve on NBN assumptions independently tested
Here’s what you had to say on: Brown attacking the cost of extra sitting days
“A million 'down the drain' now, getting this right, is far better than $43B down the drain tomorrow!!” – said DDST on Brown attacks cost of extra sitting days