NBN wrap: ISPs reject NBN Co’s fibre fast-track plan; Quigley defends NBN Co’s costings

23 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Growing a distributed network with root and branch infrastructure management

23 April, 2013 by Robert Waldie, Opengear | Supplied by: Opengear

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.

Back to the Future

18 April, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Forty years ago, a revolution took place that completely changed the way we connect, communicate and collaborate.

NBN wrap: Coalition policy analysis roundup

16 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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 blunders

09 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.

Enabling the use of iPads in a hospital environment

05 April, 2013

Mater Health Services North Queensland has introduced a new wireless network to cater to the growing demands of wireless devices in the hospital environment.

NBN Co takes over NT rollout from Syntheo; NBN faces three-month delay

26 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

NBN news: Report reveals life after Labor; Will $1bn Visionstream contract survive election?

19 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Is software defined networking the real deal?

14 March, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: IDC Australia Pty Ltd

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?

NBN news round-up: Telstra refuses to budge on $11bn contract sum; NBN Co fudging rollout numbers?

12 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Vodafone creates 750 jobs, faces class action lawsuit; Oakeshott blasts corruption of NBN oversight

04 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Teleworking: technology without science or reason

26 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Quigley questions FTTP for NBN; Job cuts at Australia’s biggest telcos

25 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

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.

Massive Telecom NZ email hack; Adobe CEO dodges pricing debate; NBN Co passes the buck

18 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In news this week, Telecom NZ’s Yahoo! Xtra email service hacked, Adobe global CEO Shantanu Narayen avoids questions about the company’s high Australian prices, and NBN Co blames contractor Syntheo for NBN install delays.

Apple’s tax dodge in spotlight; Oracle chases Cisco territory; Dell privatisation faces opposition

12 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the last week, Labor MP Ed Husic decried Apple’s tax practices, Oracle made a move on Cisco with the purchase of Acme Packet and the rumoured Dell privatisation deal was announced, then quickly opposed.

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