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: Queensland looking to NBN for service relocation
“Satellite is good , except when there are clouds in the sky . We loose Austar and free to air whenever a storm or heavy rain are around. It is not a reliable alternative for us in the bush.” – said Andy Pennington on Queensland looks to NBN for service relocation
Here’s what you had to say on: NBN Co scraps construction tenders
“NBN will be fantastic! only problem is these imbeciles have no idea how to build it!
Is starting to smell like Batts in the roof or maybe Education building revolution spend $squillions no aircon in class rooms,balls up!
One is entitled to think that after four years, you could get the costings somewhere near right, and who might build this, or as the man said will this ever be built?
The man may well end up more right than wrong, watch the big back flip with double pike announcements come now!!” – said Raymond on NBN Co scraps construction tenders
Here’s what you had to say on: Queensland smartcard rollout being hampered by security limitations
“This was where the Federal Government departments were about 20 years back. Each one developed their own methods and data layouts that were incompatible with everyone else. Now we have the QLD government (still?) doing it and the costs and disadvantages are huge but they do it anyway. Dont ya just love governments. Can Australia afford this sort of behaviour from governments? I doubt it.” – said Bob on Queensland smartcard rollout hampered by security limitations
Here’s what you had to say on: AGIMO releasing a new government open source guide
“No vendor lock in what a load of crap Open Source is a big con run by dodgy operators misleading participants just like network marketers do. People spend thousands of hours of their time participating in projects and are never adequately compensated while those at the top in the inner circle profit at their expense. They are the modern day equivalent of the religious chicanery that has been duping people for centuries.” – said B Rivers on AGIMO releases new government open source guide
Here’s what you had to say on: Sophos’s claims the BP data leak should serve as a warning for Aussie companies
“The answer is simple. Unless you're in the Desktop business just don't supply desktops or laptops. Let staff access corporate resources securely via remote access technologies like citrix. That way all the corporate knowledge stays within the walls of the corporate. The recent suncorp decision to let staff use their own devices to access virtual desktops is a great leap forward in letting staff use their own devices to achieve productivity and everyone accesses corporate resources securely.
Handing out laptops with or without encryption is looking backwards not forwards.” – said Leigh on Stolen BP data a warning for Australian companies: Sophos
Here’s what you had to say on: Satellite players arcing up over NBN mission creep
“Good on you Newsat
WHEN this Govt gets the boot NBN won't be far behind. What a disgrace a Govt funded monopoly that does not have to follow the same rules as every other company.
Give everyone $4000 and let them sort out what broadband is best for them or just do the national back haul as that's all we need.” – said TOPGUN on Satellite players arc up over NBN mission creep
Here’s what you had to say on: NBN will stifle competition: Turnbull
“I personally approve of the idea of the NBN but not it's methods. Basically fast internet with lots of usage at a good price is ideal but at this time the laws and legislature of the NBN means that the coalition (although slower) has a far better idea, which will mean the same results (almost) in less time and at a lesser cost to competition or to the tax payers and public as we all know if the NBN goes through there will be a massive price hike from the bs they are saying now.” – said Khalm on NBN will stifle competition: Turnbull