HP’s chairman, Ray Lane, has stepped down after being narrowly re-elected at this year’s annual meeting. Meanwhile, regulators in six European states are looking at laying fines on Google for its 2012 changes to its privacy policies.
This week in IT: Grattan Institute figures show yet another fall in IT enrolment share, Belkin buys Cisco’s home networking business and the ACCC seeks to overturn a court’s decision about TPG and misleading advertising.
Melbourne IT to sell business units; Samsung and Dell printers remotely exploitable; Feds launch Warrnambool exchange fire inquiry03 December, 2012 by Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins looks at the big stories in IT from the last seven days, including Melbourne IT’s latest strategy to turn around its recent tradings slump, a vulnerability in some Samsung and Dell-branded printers that could allow attackers access to your network and the launch of an inquiry into the recent destruction of Telstra’s Warrnambool telephone exchange.
We take a look at the more interesting stories in IT from the last week, including media personality Charlotte Dawson’s hospitalisation following vicious Twitter exchanges, secret patent talks between Larry Page and Tim Cook, and Michael Malone’s sale of $13 million worth of iiNet shares.
Networking vendor Avaya has finalised its acquisition of videoconferencing vendor Radvision, as part of a US$230 million deal announced in March this year. Radvision will operate as an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Avaya, under the Radvision brand.
The Australian Red Cross has signed a three-year deal with Primus Telecom to provide a data network solution to its network of branch offices and other sites across Australia.
NBN Co has finalised a contract with Visionstream Australia for the construction of the remainder of the fibre-based part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania.
Avaya has entered into an agreement to acquire Radvision, a provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks. The transaction is worth approximately US$230 million.
SingTel (aka Singapore Telecommunications), owner of Australia’s second largest telco, Optus, today announced a revamp of its organisational structure.
Telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent has sold Genesys, a subsidiary that provides contact centre software and services, to a company owned by the Permira Funds and Technology Crossover Ventures, for a cash sum of US$1.5 billion.
Storage vendor Seagate Technology has completed its acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ hard disk drive (HDD) business, which was first announced in April 2011.
Eftel will acquire wholesale telecommunications service provider Platform Networks under a new agreement announced today.
Google’s move to buy mobile manufacturer, Motorola, will put Google in good stead to challenge Apple more directly, according to analyst firm Ovum.
Unified communications vendor Interactive Intelligence has acquired CallTime Solutions, an Australian reseller of the vendor’s software.
Australian telecommunications provider Eftel has successfully completed its purchase of ClubTelco, with the combined companies turning over more than $1 million a week from their 120,000 active accounts.