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Portable storage policy

Portable storage media, which includes USB flash drives, SD or micro-SD cards (and the devices which contain them) or external hard drive units, can allow employees to access or back up business data both...

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Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

After Victoria University opened its datacentre in Sunshine, Victoria in 2009, it has been progressively migrating its infrastructure services over from its old, inefficient centre in Footscray to the new site, and plans to ramp up the migration over the next six months.

January 23, 2011 by in IBM

CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

CSIRO broadband lab launch: photos

The CSIRO and National ICT Australia in conjunction with the New South Wales Government yesterday launched a new multimillion-dollar broadband research lab in Marsfield designed to develop applications for the National Broadband Network.

December 7, 2010 by in Networking

Conroy visits Nextgen's backhaul hub: pics

Conroy visits Nextgen's backhaul hub: pics

Fibre-optic backbone specialist Nextgen Networks has installed over 8000km of its own fibre across Australia, but its current role as prime contractor for the government's 6000km Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) has given it a high profile in the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, especially now that the provider has reached its halfway point.

November 11, 2010 by in Networking

Photos: inside ABC, WIN MediaHub

Photos: inside ABC, WIN MediaHub

We took a trip down to Ingleburn to Australia's largest media broadcast facility, MediaHub. ZDNet Australia had a chat with its chief, Andrew Hogg, and dived behind the lines to have a peek at its server-heavy backline.

August 17, 2010 by in NBN

It's MAGIC: Aussie war robot photos

It's MAGIC: Aussie war robot photos

An Australian team has recently demonstrated its robotics "wizardry" by advancing to the grand finals of an international land warfare robot competition to be held in South Australia in November.

August 2, 2010 by in Government

Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

Photos: building Tassie's Scottsdale NBN

In the lead-up to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's July date for switching on National Broadband Network (NBN) services in the first Tasmanian homes, ZDNet Australia has obtained some photographs of the roll-out taking place in Scottsdale, Tasmania.

May 13, 2010 by in NBN

Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Conroy's Broadband Future Conference: Photos

Telstra has not been separated and construction of the NBN on the mainland is still in the pipeline, but today saw Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd kick off a conference that was designed to help Australia understand how 100 megabits per second broadband can be used.

December 9, 2009 by in Networking

Sydney Media140: Photo gallery

Sydney Media140: Photo gallery

Sydney's first ever Media140 conference, held at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) studios, drew around 300 academics, journalists and media enthusiasts to discuss the benefits and risks that professionals face in using open social networks, such as Twitter.

November 8, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Content owners don't back AFACT: iiNet

Content providers are stepping away from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT)'s pursuit of ISPs over copyright infringement, and are open to iiNet's piracy mediator model, according to iiNet's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.

June 2, 2011 by in NBN

Public response to filter: Video

It's been just over three months since the Federal Government decided it would go ahead with its plans for internet service providers to block access to "refused classification" material on the web. ZDNet.com.au asked the public what it thought of the plan.

March 29, 2010 by in Security

Telstra CDMA 1xRTT Communication Card

Telstra CDMA 1xRTT Communication Card

Telstra's wireless service is for Australian road warriors who don't mind paying big bucks for maximum mobility.According to the Telstra, its existing CDMA network covers about one-fifth of the Australian landmass and over 98 percent of the population.

June 17, 2004 by in Telcos

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