Fast Five: This week in IT 23/09

In this week’s Australian IT news highlights: McAfee, Telstra, Green IT, Gmail, Cloud, Vodafone LTE, Pirate Party, mobile roaming

Fast Five

Fast Five

Your wrap of the top Australian ICT stories this week.

Unpatched databases still causing compromises: McAfee

Resistance from database administrators to follow the advice of IT security staff and patch databases because of the time involved is leaving a door open for hackers, according to one security expert.

Gmail dominates Cloud email in the enterprise

The battle for enterprise Cloud email accounts could heat up in the future, according to analyst firm Gartner, with Google's Gmail offering grabbing 50 per cent share of the global market.

IT departments need to lead Cloud projects: Deloitte Organisations that ignore the IT department when approving Cloud projects will face more than just security challenges, according to a legal expert.

Australia lagging on Green IT: Report

A new report has found that sustainable ICT initiatives are stagnant and on the decline worldwide, with Australian organisations underperforming in Green practices.

Ausgrid NSW smart meter trial switches on in October NSW energy utility company, Ausgrid, will be using the customer feedback results from smart meter trials which begin in October to make a strong business case for the development of further smart grid deployments.

Vodafone does spectrum deal for LTE

Vodafone has negotiated the reallocation of certain blocks 1800MHz spectrum with state railway authorities to aid its rollout of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in capital cities.

Telstra launches mobile portal to combat bill shock

Telstra has launched a new mobile portal that enables its customers to keep track of their mobile usage and expenditure direct from their device.

ASIC ePayments Code to offer better protection

A revised ePayments Code designed to offer consumers better protection when conducting business online has been released by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

How to: choosing the right mobile roaming provider As any executive or remote worker caught with a massive phone bill on their return from overseas can tell you, global roaming costs for both voice and data can be mind-blowing. So how should business choose the right provider?

Pirate Party pursues political plunder

The Berlin electoral success of the German Pirate Party will help legitimise the movement internationally and prove that it is no joke, according to Australian Pirate Party deputy secretary, David Campbell.

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