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ACHI 2015 Meeting

ACHI 2015 Meeting is the official mobile app for the 2015 ACHI National Conference, Building the Next Generation of Healthy Communities.The...

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Australian SMEs go slow on digital comms tech uptake: ACMA

Many Australian small and medium enterprises are deliberately choosing to be late adopters of digital communications technology, despite being acutely aware of its benefits, according to a new study by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

September 14, 2014

NBN demands health restructure

You can do all you want with communications technology, but the telemedicine benefits won't be realised without a fundamental rethink about how we structure our healthcare industry.

June 22, 2011 by


IP-Phone Comtube application for calls via internet all over the world at low price. It is cheaper than Skype calls or other providers....

December 8, 2014 By

Communications minister gets behind cloud computing

The government's communications minister Ed Vaizey has come out in support of the economic benefits of cloud computing.In a speech given on Monday at the UK-China Internet Forum, Vaizey said cloud computing would open the door to more business opportunities for companies.

November 24, 2010 by

Why can't Labor sell the NBN's benefits?

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia's biggest-ever infrastructure project, we're told. So you'd think the government could do a better job of selling its benefits than TV advertising containing little more than vague generalities and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's magic smart dishwasher.

October 24, 2010

Government announces broadband investment

The government "will be allocating extra funding for the broadband network, making sure everyone benefits from the communications revolution", according to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alastair Darling.Darling is currently outlining the Budget in Parliament.

April 22, 2009 by

Video blog: Microsoft, unified comms and Kenny Everett

The launch of Microsoft's Office Communications Server at the IP07 conference yesterday was surprisingly more interesting than you'd think. The actual product is basically glorified Outlook/Exchange – with some presence and teleconferencing ability – but a good case study by the Tayside Fire and Rescue service helped to illustrate the benefits.

October 17, 2007 by

EchoStar (DISH) announces Sling Media purchase

I am a huge fan of Sling Media's Slingbox device and have used the Classic model for the last couple of years to watch TV on computers throughout my house and while on business trips. Dave Zatz sent in the press release announcing that EchoStar Communications Corp (you probably know them as DISH Network) is purchasing Sling Media for approximately US$380 million. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and I imagine that DISH Network subscribers will see the first benefits of this acquisition with some added functionality to their system.

September 25, 2007 by

UXC speeds up drug listings for federal dept

update Local IT services company UXC has won a AU$3 million contract with the federal Department of Health and Ageing to streamline the processes required for drugs to be listed on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS). The Interactive Communications Facility (ICF) project will be implemented in the department's pharmaceutical benefits division, and is part of a wider ongoing systems transformation.

April 25, 2007 by

UK: Open source could halve school IT bills

A leaked report from the British Educational Communications and Technology Association contains bad news for software vendors such as Microsoft. The open source community will receive a major boost this week from the UK government's ICT agency, which has investigated the potential benefits of using free and non-proprietary software in education.

May 9, 2005 by

Feds seek advice on VoIP security

The federal government recognises the potential benefits of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology but is investigating the risks involved for national security purposes.In a request for tender briefing document, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) said it hopes to hire a consultant to identify the threats associated with the adoption of VoIP.

March 30, 2005 by

Lenovo offers to hit IBM employees mid-March

Around 10,000 workers in IBM's PC division can expect to get letters of offer from Lenovo in the next two weeks, with remuneration and benefits comparable to what they're currently on.ZDNet Australia  confirmed the timing this afternoon with Heather Jones, Communications Manager for IBM's Asia Pacific/Australia/NZ Personal Systems Group.

March 2, 2005 by

Big LAN On Campus: Colleges Use IP For Many Functions

If you think about a typical university setting with hundreds of offices, labs, and conferencing needs, you realize few enterprises have as much need for the communications-enhancing benefits of IP as institutions of higher learning do.A university department administrator I knowhas just e-mailed me a link to Universal IP At Last, an article in the current issue of Campus Technology magazine.

November 24, 2004 by

Service Providers Risk Losing SMB Customers by Not Selling IP Comm

The benefits of IP communications such as find-me, follow-me are finally finding their way to the SMB market. Moving the market are IP telephony equipment vendors such as Cisco, Avaya, 3Com and Shoreline that are aggressively investing in R&D, sales and marketing, and channel development to seed the market with their solutions.

May 23, 2004 by

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