Fast five: This week in IT 30/09

In this week’s Australian IT news highlights: Green storage, business ISPs, NICTA, iVEC, Telstra, NBN

Your wrap of the top Australian ICT stories this week.

How to: Choosing the best business ISP Unhappy with your current ISP and looking for something new, or have your business needs changed and your current provider no longer cuts the mustard? If so, what should you look out for in a business-focused ISP?

Start-up launches Android-based taxi booking service Social media, smartphones and geolocation technology have enabled Sydney startup Ingogo to create an alternative taxi booking system.

Green storage solutions for SMBs pt1 With ever-increasing storage capacity and escalating energy costs, the small to medium business (SMB) sector is looking for solutions to address both the capital and operational costs of storage.

Green storage solutions for SMBs part 2 In part two of this feature Computerworld examines Green messaging by the major vendors including product effectiveness and competitive strategy.

NICTA's seL4 microkernel edges closer to commercialisation Eight months after National ICT Australia (NICTA) released its secure embedded L4 (seL4) microkernel, it has moved closer to commercialisation with potential developments by the Department of Defence and the mining sector using the software.

iVEC acquires Fornax supercomputer Australian academic supercomputing consortium iVEC has acquired another major supercomputer, Fornax, to be based at the University of Western Australia (UWA), to further the country’s ability to conduct data-intensive research.

Telstra may evict telcos from ducts in separation deal: Vocus Wholesale telco Vocus Communications has raised concerns that Telstra’s $11 billion deal with NBN Co could result in competing telcos being evicted from Telstra’s ducts in order to hamper competition.

ABS ramps up storage systems for 2016 census Following a new storage rollout in July completed in time for this year's census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is now prepared for an increased uptake of e-forms in 2016.

Telehealth simulation lab launches at UWS A new research lab that simulates telehealth services for remote and stay-at-home patients has opened at the University of Western Sydney (UWS).

Broadband set to overtake telephone revenues for telcos Consumer fixed broadband revenues are set to double in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region next year, according to analyst firm Ovum.

Smartphone manufacturers the key to NFC adoption: Comms Council The Communications Council, a marketing communications industry body, has urged smartphone makers to release near field communication (NFC) capable phones in Australia in order to increase adoption of the technology and create new online marketing opportunities.

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