Microsoft's Azure Government cloud is now generally available to U.S. government customers. A CRM Online government cloud offering is still on track for early next year.
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Australian telcos will need to hand over confidential network expansion plans to the government in order to be eligible for mobile network blackspot funding.
Microsoft and the Chinese government appear to have reached a deal over back taxes.
Australian telecommunications player Amcom will provide data network services to an additional 141 sites across the Northern Territory after signing an AU$6.5 million deal with the NT government.
The third quarter has been a busy one for the San Antonio-headquartered company. At the beginning of September, Rackspace was on the block for a joint venture or outright acquisition.
The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.
While the government wants to enforce network sharing to improve service, suppliers say that sharing won’t solve the problems of poor mobile coverage in some areas.
Microsoft is slowly continuing to expand availability of its Surface Pro 3 tablets by expanding its reseller ranks, as well as getting the devices on the U.S. GSA government schedule.
iiNet has secured an agreement with the Victorian government to build an AU$6.7 million public Wi-Fi network in Melbourne, Ballarat, and Bendigo.
The older cellular encryption can be cracked by the National Security Agency, leaked documents previously showed. An upgrade to that security could make eavesdropping a lot harder.
Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Azure has been recognised to be compliant with the Australian government's information security manual and protective security policy framework.
Romania's local anti-corruption authorties are examining whether the government overpaid for resold Microsoft licences.
The Australian Opposition is calling for the government to ensure that new premises will not have to pay for a connection onto the National Broadband Network.
The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there's a major policy change, you're going to see more stories like these.
The South Australian government, Adelaide City Council, and Cisco are launching an Internet of Things innovation hub to encourage startups to develop applications through the AdelaideFree Wi-Fi network.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella plans to visit China at a time when the company is under investigation by the Chinese government over alleged antitrust behavior.
For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and OpenOffice. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.
Chinese government investigators dropped in on multiple Microsoft offices throughout the country, according to reports.
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents.
Microsoft is working on a wearable 'Alice band' that helps blind people to navigate the urban environment, but it's a research project for a UK government-backed Future Cities Catapult, not a commercial development.
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