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  • UXC acquires Keystone Management Solutions | Business Spectator
    Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu UXC acquires Keystone Management Solutions Supratim Adhikari 29 Nov 2013 10 24 AM Technology Applications Cloud Computing Tech Deals Listed IT services provider expands Enterprise cloud capabilities with latest deal You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password IT services provider UXC Limited has expanded its cloud capabilities with the acquisition of Keystone Management Solutions Australia s largest reseller and services provider of cloud solutions outfit ServiceNow The ServiceNow platform provides cloud based automation services for enterprise IT operations Established in 2005 ServiceNow currently has a market capitalisation of 7 6 billion and UXC has an existing partnership with the cloud services provider According to UXC the decision to acquire Keystone enhances its end to end enterprise service management offerings Keystone founded in 2007 played a key role in establishing the ServiceNow platform in the Australasian marketplace As a result of the Keystone acquisition UXC will benefit from relationships with more than 120 ServiceNow enterprise government and education sector customers including the Queensland Government RACV Uniting Care Queensland the University of Western Australia and many others UXC said in a statement The business will be branded UXC Keystone with

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  • Australia's $2.6 billion cloud potential | Business Spectator
    Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Worldwide spending on public IT cloud computing services is tipped to hit the 100 billion mark in 2016 predicts analyst firm IDC and the Aussie component of that market is forecast to hit 2 6 billion by 2017 The 2 6 billion figure is impressive but it still sells the nation s potential for cloud services short After all this is the cloud we re talking about nothing is stopping an organisation in Russia or Scotland from choosing an Australian cloud provider with data centres in one of the major capital cities to host their vital information Information can literally be stored anywhere with the right infrastructure and the forecast shouldn t be seen as a cap However to get there local networks will need to be modernised And while the National Broadband Network will bring with it increased capacity and speed it s up to those who run the networks to meet additional demands of exceptional cloud service delivery More than just bandwidth Enterprises need not only more bandwidth but they need it at more locations with higher performance enhanced security and on demand connectivity If the enterprises are locally based traffic patterns tend to be somewhat predictable However in a global cloud network those demands are amplified To differentiate themselves in a global market local networks must enable richer service level agreements on par with global standards Providers need to adapt IT and connectivity services to meet the specific needs of enterprise verticals and the myriad of specific geographical needs In essence carriers need to move away from merely providing a network to adapting it to suit the needs of the customer It sounds daunting adjusting networks to suit the disparate needs of enterprises the world over but the key is to simplify the platform and focus on programmability People look at the word simple and think basic preferring to look at complexity as a more evolved way to do things More is going on there s more to it complexity is seen as more intelligent These people would be wrong After all one of the main reasons the World Wide Web has become ubiquitous is because of how easy it is to use and the cloud will be just as transformational as the web Simplicity is truly what will make the cloud an everyday part of human existence beyond the already regular use of consumer cloud services such as Gmail but it will take a modern approach to networking Historically we built dedicated networks to support different service types such as voice network or video network But now within this new cloud ecosystem we have a new set of functions that need to be converged Look at something as simple as Siri for the iPhone We think this is a simple app but using it actually means we re

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  • Wayne Moulton | Business Spectator
    a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Wayne Moulton Australia s 2 6 billion cloud potential With global spending on public IT cloud computing services tipped to hit the 100 billion in 2016 sky s the limit for our cloud outfits provided they play their cards right by Wayne Moulton 8 12am November 26 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Scoreboard Dollar bounce

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  • CloudCentral expands local footprint with NEXTDC partnership | Business Spectator
    Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu CloudCentral expands local footprint with NEXTDC partnership Supratim Adhikari 20 Nov 2013 11 04 AM Technology Applications Cloud Computing Tech Deals Cloud infrastructure service provider to operate out of NEXTDC s data centres in each of the major Australian cities You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password CloudCentral has reached out to NEXTDC to extend its national footprint with the cloud infrastructure service provider to operate out of NEXTDC s data centres in each of the major Australian cities Under the terms of the partnership CloudCentral will run infrastructure out NEXTDC s facilities in Brisbane Melbourne Canberra and Sydney CloudCentral which currently runs infrastructure out of NEXTDC and TransACT s Canberra based datacentres will also gain access to NextDC s Perth data centre P1 which is expected to come online in 2014 Meanwhile the company has also established a Sydney point of presence PoP with data centre provider Equinix According to CloudCentral it was expanding its deployment with Equinix to focus on its commitment to the Australian Government sector CloudCentral was

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  • Webcast: Top 10 business cloud apps | Business Spectator
    ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Webcast Top 10 business cloud apps Supratim Adhikari 15 Nov 2013 10 20 AM Technology Applications Cloud Computing Emerging Tech Join us on November 19 for a webcast with Xero CEO Chris Ridd and Business Spectator Editor Jackson Hewett on the best cloud apps for your business You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Not all cloud based software is born equal With the range and types of cloud applications now exploding dramatically it s become more important than ever before to sort the best from the rest Join Chris Ridd CEO of Australia s fastest growing cloud based accounting provider Xero and Jackson Hewett Editor of Business Spectator as they discuss what apps can work for you and take your questions on how to use them effectively Register now to ensure your place at this webcast Print this page More from Supratim Adhikari 20 Dec Credit Suisse to advise Coalition on Telstra NBN deal report 20 Dec The NBN is dead long live the NBN 19 Dec

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  • Dimension Data beefs up its cloud data centre portfolio | Business Spectator
    knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Dimension Data beefs up its cloud data centre portfolio Supratim Adhikari 13 Nov 2013 11 00 AM Technology Applications Cloud Computing Four new facilities including one in Melbourne set to come online in the next quarter You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Dimension Data has beefed up its total cloud data centre portfolio with four new facilities including one in Melbourne set to come online in the next quarter While the Melbourne data centre is set to come online by December the facility in Ashburn Virginia is already up and running while the London UK and Sao Paulo operations will come online in January 2014 The addition of the new facilities will increase Dimension Data s global Managed Cloud Platform MCP footprint to 11 with the facility in Sao Paulo serving as the company s first MCP in South America Dimension Data s existing MCP locations include San Jose California and Ashburn Virginia US Amsterdam The Netherlands Sydney Australia Johannesburg South Africa Tokyo Japan and Hong Kong China Dimension Data s general manager David Hanrahan said the four new MCPs add much

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  • US surveillance debacle will hurt the cloud sector: Wikipedia founder | Business Spectator
    transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu US surveillance debacle will hurt the cloud sector Wikipedia founder Reuters 8 Nov 2013 10 27 AM Technology Applications Cloud Computing Companies may not be comfortable with storing their data in the US Jimmy Wales says You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The United States alleged large scale surveillance of global communications networks will badly harm the US cloud computing industry the founder of Wikipedia said on Thursday Jimmy Wales who launched the online encyclopaedia service 12 year ago said the US eavesdropping revealed by leaks from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden also poses a threat to Internet freedoms by giving an excuse to oppressive regimes to introduce more censorship It s going to have a big impact on the cloud computing industry as people are afraid to put data in the US but it s also devastating for the kind of work I do Wales told reporters after speaking at an IT event in Norway If you are BMW a car maker in Germany you probably are not that comfortable putting your data into the US any more said the former futures trader who is still a key player at Wikipedia one of the most popular websites in the world Cloud computing is an umbrella term for activities ranging from web based email to business software that is run remotely via the Internet instead of on site It is being adopted by big companies and governments globally to cut costs and give flexibility to their IT departments Snowden s leaks revealing the reach and methods of US surveillance have prompted angry calls for explanations from France to Brazil Germany has been particularly annoyed by revelations that the US National Security Agency NSA monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel Embarrassing Wales said the revelations made

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  • Swisscom deploys "Swiss Cloud" in light of spying storm | Business Spectator
    Nov 2013 9 10 AM Technology Applications Cloud Computing Aims to construct a cloud that is impenetrable to the prying eyes of foreign intelligence services You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Swisscom is building a Swiss Cloud that could loosen the grip of US technology giants and attract foreign companies looking for a way to shield sensitive data from the prying eyes of foreign intelligence services Companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing an umbrella term for technology services such as email and business software offered remotely via the Internet instead of on site to cut costs and add flexibility to their IT departments But revelations that the US National Security Agency NSA secretly gathered user data from nine big US tech companies including Google Apple and Facebook has demonstrated that privacy for users of cloud services can be compromised and some suggest customers could seek out alternatives to the dominant US providers to try and protect sensitive information Swisscom s head of IT services Andreas Koenig told Reuters the telecom provider s decision to set up a home cloud was unrelated to the recent NSA revelations and driven more by a desire to cut costs and make its systems more dynamic Still as the technology to protect against illegal threats progresses Koenig says it will start to make more sense to store data in locations where strict privacy laws make it harder to retrieve sensitive information Data protection and privacy is a long tradition in Switzerland and that s why it s pretty difficult to get to something Koenig said But if legal requirements are there and we are asked by the judge to obtain or deliver certain information then we would obviously have to comply with it Unlike in the United States where the 2001 Patriot Act and the 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act FISAA gives US intelligence agencies the power to carry out mass information gathering Swisscom would have to receive a formal request from a prosecutor before allowing access to data Yet while Swiss privacy laws will govern data stored locally in Switzerland Swisscom says it is hard to guarantee the security of data that crosses borders such as information exchanged by employees working in different countries Concern over the extent of foreign intelligence access to data has unnerved many countries including Germany where state backed Deutsche Telekom wants communications firms to collaborate to shield local internet traffic Infrastructure security Swisscom which is majority owned by the Swiss government wants to be at the forefront of new technology to monitor and detect illegal threats such as hacking If you are a provider in a

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