Fast Five: This week in IT 09/09

In this week’s Australian IT news highlights: Gov 2.0, Internode, IIA, Telstra IPv6, supercomputers, data centres, TIO, UXC, Government IT

Your wrap of the top Australian ICT stories this week.

AFP embracing Gov 2.0

Support for Gov 2.0’s principles of openness and transparency appears to be growing in one of the least expected quarters of government – the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Internode MD Simon Hackett now also CTO

Adelaide-based internet service provider, Internode, may have made four technical roles including that of CIO and network engineer redundant on 2 September, but managing director, Simon Hackett, has added on the role of chief technical officer (CTO).

IIA once again seeking CEO after shock resignation

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is once again seeking a CEO after Steve Burrell announced his resignation days before he was due to commence work.

Telstra rolls out IPv6 for business, government

Telstra begun its roll out of Internet Protocol Version six (IPv6) for enterprise, government and wholesale customers. BigPond customers won't be offered IPv6 at this stage.

Climate science chewing up supercomputing resources

An "infinite" demand for Australia’s supercomputing resources could threaten the quality of climate change science if more high performance computing isn’t found, a leading academic in the field has warned.

Councils lobbying NBN Co for NBN preference

NBN Co is coming under intense lobbying from local councils around Australia to prioritise NBN rollouts in their electorates, NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, has said.

Digital Realty Trust confirms new data centres

Data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust, has confirmed it will build data centres in Melbourne and Sydney, with completion expected by Q4 of 2012.

AARNet updates progress on the network behind the SKA bid

The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has provided an update on its role in the bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, with CEO Chris Hancock saying the organisation has completed a number of successful trials in hopes of securing Australia and New Zealand’s bid.

ASG launches Perth data centre

ASG Group has opened the doors to its new Perth data centre, which will underpin the listed IT services company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Cloud services offering in coming months.

TIO complaints linked to ‘confusing’ telco offerings: Report

Australian consumers are failing to understand ISP and mobile offerings on the market, as regulatory bodies have yet to consider telecommunications as an essential service.

UXC completes FSG unit sale

IT services company UXC Limited (ASX:UXC) has completed the sale of its Field Solutions Group to Cashel House for $61 million.

Jetstar, Virgin nix Wi-Fi rollout on Australian flights for now

Jetstar and Virgin say that the rollout of Wi-Fi internet on board flights in Australia won't take place until third party providers begin installing terrestrial Wi-Fi base stations to provide internet connectivity.

WA agencies lack strategic ICT plans

The WA Auditor-General has delivered a strong criticism of the ability of government agencies to properly manage ICT contracting and procurement.

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