• NSAs PRISM Spy Program Mining Data From Nine Huge Internet Companies

    NSA Spying goes incredibly deep

    Thanks to a new report from German news outlet, Der Spiegel, we’re starting to get an idea of just how deep the American National Security Agency (NSA) spying goes – and it’s pretty terrifying. It seems that beyond simply capturing packets floating around the Internet,

  • Google Compute Engine

    Google takes another swing at Amazon with storage pricing

    With Google’s recent announcement of general availability of their cloud computing service, Google Compute Engine (GCE), it seems they’re finally ready to start taking on Amazon at their own game and compete in the world of public cloud computing, full time. Although GCE has been

  • Prism

    NSA spying and what it means for you

    In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard this week, the big Internet news at the moment is that the US government’s spying on internet usage is far beyond what many people expected (although less than many others did, one surmises). The

  • Google I/O 2013

    Google I/O just 2 weeks away

    It’s just 2 weeks until Google I/O kicks off, brining a couple of days of full on Google madness, showcasing what we can expect from the boys from Mountain View over the next 12 months. With last year’s I/O event involving people skydiving, abseiling and BMXing into

  • Why Pick Cloud

    Why does cost matter so much, in the cloud?

    Making the decision to move into the cloud isn’t (and shouldn’t be) all about price. In fact, it shouldn’t be about price at all. Now – that’s not to say you shouldn’t be getting a good deal out of your cloud provider and it certainly

  • FairSearch

    What do you do when you can’t compete on merit?

    Hypocrisy has a new name – and that name is Fairsearch.org: a consortium formed out of Google’s competitors to try to use government regulation as their next weapon against Google’s search and Android businesses. Companies, including Nokia, Oracle, Microsoft and a bunch of companies you haven’t

  • Hackers

    Hackers now targeting your cloud

    It should really come as no surprise, but media reports are now suggesting that cloud computing services are increasingly becoming the target of malicious folk, attempting to gain access to your data. It’s now estimated that just under half of Australian businesses are using some

  • Cost Cutting

    Amazon & Google cut prices

    Amazon has reduced the pricing on their public cloud bohemoth, AWS (Amazon Web Services) in the past week. While the cloud giant is touting “up to 26%” cost reduction, the reality is many users won’t see such a dramatic reduction in costs and quite a

  • Business Love Private Cloud

    Business falling in love with Private Cloud

    The latest results out from a US centric survey into business expectations from data centres is out in the form of the Annual North American Data Center Demand Survey and they seem to show that demand for private clouds remain on the up and up. The survey covered 300

  • Coalition NBN Plan

    Coalition NBN alternative plan released

    Today, the Australian Liberal Party released their alternative plan to the government’s NBN and given their previous positions, it’s quite a scaled up approach. Historically, the Liberal’s plan had been to rely more heavily on the private sector, coupled with a government funded wireless network, costing

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