Fast Five: This week in IT 18/11/11

In this week’s Australian IT news highlights: Samsung vs Apple, M2M communications, NBN, CSIRO

Your five-minute wrap of the top Australian ICT stories this week.

Samsung secures early final hearing for March 2012

Samsung has experienced minor victory today as a Federal Court granted an application for an early final hearing in its case against Apple, with a three-week case being set for March 2012 and a specific date to be fixed this Friday.

2012: Year of machine to machine (M2M) communications?

Machine to machine (M2M) communications may have had a subdued year in Australia during 2011, but telco services provider Verizon Business is expecting big things of one of the underlying technologies of smart grids, smart homes and e-health in 2012.

NBN rollout continues in SA, NT with construction contracts

A $141 million deal between NBN Co and joint venture company, Syntheo, to build the National Broadband Network (NBN) in South Australia and the Northern Territory has been signed.

NBN Co signs $635m equipment contracts

The builder of the federal government's $36 billion broadband network has signed contracts worth up to $635 million for equipment to install the high speed service in homes and businesses.

Telstra hopeful on NBN deal

Telstra could reach agreement with regulators over its participation in the National Broadband Network (NBN) before the end of the year, the telco says.

Country Fire Authority preps for bushfires with HP

Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) has entered into a three year deal with HP for the supply of ICT services to improve the management of information in its Advanced Warning System (AWS) in time for the impending bushfire season.

CSIRO sourcing new servers, desktops, laptops

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)is on the hunt for a new provider for its desktops, laptops and servers for a period of up to five years.

CSIRO has second fastest Windows supercomputer

A CSIRO GPU supercomputer has been ranked as the second fastest computer running Windows in the world.

CSIRO to mesh Azure Cloud with HPC infrastructure

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced plans to integrate Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud with its high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure.

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