Govt warns ACCC against interfering in NBN; Insider details Google’s “immoral” tax avoidance schemes21 May, 2013
The Department of Broadband has warned the ACCC against interfering in NBN pricing and negotiations, while an ex-Google executive has blown the whistle on the company’s “immoral” tax avoidance.
The rapid global take-up in mobile devices has been breathtaking - a trend that is creating opportunities as well as serious challenges for organisations.
A look at the evolution of out-of-band infrastructure management tools and technologies shows their growing impact beyond the data centre in managing today’s highly distributed networks.
NBN Co’s plan to fast-track 262,400 extra customers onto fibre meets ISP resistance and Mike Quigley refutes the Coalition’s costings of Labor’s NBN.
Forty years ago, a revolution took place that completely changed the way we connect, communicate and collaborate.
The Coalition last week revealed its plan for Australia’s National Broadband Network. The plan has drawn both praise and derision from across the industry.
NBN news: ACCC rejects special access undertaking; Confidential documents list NBN contractor blunders09 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins
In the last week, the ACCC rejected NBN Co’s special access undertaking (SAU), while a confidential NBN Co document has revealed the organisation’s doubts about its own contractors.
Mater Health Services North Queensland has introduced a new wireless network to cater to the growing demands of wireless devices in the hospital environment.
In the last week, NBN partner Syntheo handed over construction duties in NT over to NBN Co, and NBN Co revealed a three-month delay in construction of the network.
A new report has detailed three possible versions of the NBN should the Coalition take power in September’s federal election. Meanwhile, NBN Co has awarded Visionstream a construction contract worth up to $1 billion for the east coast of Australia. But some have questioned whether the contract will survive the election.
Almost every function within your data centre has been or can be virtualised. Servers, the PBX, storage, desktop clients - you name it, it’s running on generic hardware. But what about the network?
A new analysis of NBN Co’s numbers claims that the organisation has been fudging rollout numbers to cover up delays. Meanwhile, Telstra has revealed it will not renegotiate the sum of the $11 billion contract it signed with the Australian Government if the Coalition gains power in September.
In this last week, Vodafone Australia announced it would relocate 750 jobs from its Mumbai call centre to Australia, while law firm Piper Alderman revealed it would soon launch a class action against the telco. Plus: independent MP Rob Oakeshott claimed that oversight of the NBN is being tainted by major party politics.
When tech giants like Google and Yahoo! deter their own employees from teleworking, it raises red flags, given that the perceived wisdom around teleworking and working from home is that it improves productivity. Most of the research into teleworking, however, is tainted by corporate and governmental bias.
In the news this week, NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley calls for a study in broadband technologies, despite being four years into the NBN’s rollout, and three Aussie telcos flag job cuts.