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NSW govt must look at cloud for IT solutions

The new Cloud Services Policy mandates that state government IT initiatives in NSW must look at open standards and cloud-based solutions when procuring IT systems.

September 2, 2013

Broadband ad crackdown hits Virgin

The Advertising Standards Authority on Wednesday upheld a complaint against a printed Virgin Media advertisement that appeared in February.The ad formed part of the company's push on super-fast broadband services and contained the words "faster for a fiver".

April 25, 2012 by

Red Hat intros storage appliance for Amazon Web Services

Red Hat is trotting out its own virtual storage appliance for Amazon Web Services for shifting enterprise datacenter files to the cloud.Built upon built on former Gluster technology acquired by Red Hat in 2011, this solution was designed to enable companies to extend scalable NAS storage to the cloud with support for additional cloud providers in the future.

February 6, 2012 by

ARM: standards are needed for the 'internet of things'

The increase in the number of internet-connected devices is creating a wealth of possibilities for the future of technology, particularly in the context of the internet of things — also known as machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.However, standards need to be firmly established before new services can truly flourish, according to Simon Segars, vice president of the ARM physical IP division.

January 11, 2012 by

Oz left behind on data breach laws: Verizon

Australia's lack of data breach notification laws and the consequent failure of companies to take basic security measures is hurting the country's reputation as a leader in security standards, according to Verizon global security services director Jonathan Nguyen-Duy.

October 26, 2011 by

Broadband ad guidance issued over 'unlimited' claims

Broadband companies will need to be more careful with claims of 'unlimited' broadband services or maximum speeds following new guidelines that apply to future advertisements.The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), which is overseen by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), issued the new guidance on Thursday.

September 29, 2011 by

IEEE body launches cloud standard push

The IEEE Standards Association has launched two working groups to contribute to cloud computing standards.Cloud technologies need to be interoperable to allow businesses to switch between services, IEEE said in a statement on Monday.

April 5, 2011 by

Europe backs open standards in interoperability drive

The European Commission has published its long-awaited interoperability framework for public services, recommending that open standards be given preference over proprietary alternatives where possible.The new European Interoperability Framework (EIF), released on Thursday, includes a recommendation that, "when establishing European public services, public administrations should prefer open specifications, taking due account of the coverage of functional needs, maturity and market support".

December 16, 2010 by

Give a Few Minutes to the Printer Working Group

The MPSA is asking all members to take a few minutes to complete these surveys and help the PWG support the Managed Print Services Industry. The Printer Working Group is a Program of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) and its members include most of the major printer manufacturers.

December 9, 2010

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