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HPE blames tax office outage on faulty SSD drive

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has stated that outages at the Australian Taxation Office were caused by a problem with solid state drives provided by a separate vendor. A spokesperson for HPE stated that the disruption began when an SSD failed. While HPE did not name the vendor who provided the drive in question, the spokesperson did say… Read More


Australia plans to replace passports with biometric border control

The Australian government has proposed a biometric border control system designed to permit the majority travellers through passport checks without human assistance by 2020. The Seamless Traveller project, first announced in 2015, has a budget of $93.7mn AUD (£57mn) for the next five years and has begun the hunt for technology providers which could provide… Read More


Ericsson and Cisco to virtualize Vodafone Australia

Ericsson has won the contract to transform Vodafone Australia’s core and IP network. The goal is to fully virtualize the Vodafone network in Australia, to make the system more agile and responsive and to allow for faster deployment of new services and improved customer satisfaction. Ericsson will be responsible for building all the new infrastructure, which… Read More


Probax launches South African data centre

Probax, an Australian provider of data backup and storage services, has announced that it will expand its international presence with the opening of a data center in South Africa. The new data center in Johannesburg will offer local cloud computing capabilities, an option that African Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have requested. It is intended to… Read More


Australia seeks to tax broadband rivals to fund national infrastructure roll-out

Australia’s coalition government has released draft legislation which will require private sector broadband providers to contribute substantially to the National Broadband Network (NBN), currently set for a growth phase intended to close up the rural gaps in connectivity due to lack of private investment. The country’s Communications minister Mitch Fifield announced that the government hopes… Read More



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