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AMTA appointed Telstra executive director mobile, Warwick Bray, to head the wireless association’s board.
Australia is showing a greater rate of data centre growth than the US and top-tier European countries, according to early data compiled for DatacenterDynamics’ upcoming 2012 global industry census. Globally, data centres are showing immunity to overarching economic problems, analysts at DCD said.
The government department in charge of broadband is seeking networking equipment and conferencing services, according to a request for tender published recently.
The Australian government announced $15.2 million in funding to spur NBN adoption in communities around the country. The money will be spread among 36 communities to set up NBN training services under the Gillard Government’s digital hubs and digital enterprises program.
Most Australian enterprises do not manage apps and data on their smartphones and tablets using mobile device management software, according to a Telsyte report.
Most Australian enterprises don’t manage apps and data on their smartphones and tablets using mobile device management software, according to a Telsyte report.
Fibre broadband connections enabled 20 TAFE students at Holmesglen to learn graphic design from real industry practitioners over HD videoconferencing. The AARNet pilot project was a “proof of concept” that can be copied across Australia as quickly as the NBN is deployed, AARNet business development manager, Jamie Sunderland, told <I>Computerworld Australia</I>.
Telstra signed a deal with Australia Post to provide an assortment of telecom and cloud technologies for the mail deliverer’s upcoming Digital MailBox service.
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has named Peter Lee as its new CEO. The IIA had been without a CEO since Peter Coroneos retired in June last year.
Telstra Global expanded further into business cloud services, announcing a Virtual Contact Centre (VCC) powered by contact centre technology provider IPscape. The deal is for Asia but rollout in Australia is planned shortly.
Tellers at ASB Bank in New Zealand are providing financial advice to customers over Facebook and attracting interest from around the globe. ASB opened the world’s first Facebook-based virtual bank branch in September 2010 and soon plans an upgrade to its mobile app allowing customers to send payments direct to Facebook friends.
The government renewed retail price controls on Telstra fixed-line telephone services until June 2014.
Lithium Technologies opened a Sydney office dedicated to improving Australia and New Zealand enterprises’ response to customers on social media.