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  • NewSat scores new $1.1m teleport contract | Business Spectator
    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 NewSat scores new 1 1m teleport contract Supratim Adhikari 5 Dec 2013 11 44 AM Technology Latest deal takes the total value of contracts supporting CS2 Industry Partners to US3 5 million 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 Listed satellite company NewSat Limited has won another teleport contract valued at 1 1 million The contract with a CS2 Industry Partner will see NewSat provide satellite communication services to the US Department of Defense DoD in the Pacific Command PACOM region It s the second CS2 Industry Partner contract signed by NewSat this year In October the company announced a 2 4 million contract with a US Government USG systems integrator The latest deal takes the total value of contracts supporting CS2 Industry Partners to US3 5 million Print this page Related articles 10 Jan ACMA hits Telstra with record fine 10 Jan Google v

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  • Microsoft, University of Melbourne join forces on Natural User Interface | Business Spectator
    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 Microsoft University of Melbourne join forces on Natural User Interface Supratim Adhikari 5 Dec 2013 10 00 AM Technology Emerging Tech World first research facility to explore new social interactive technologies 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 University of Melbourne is now home to the world s first Natural User Interface NUI research centre The three year 8 million project comes as a result of a partnership between the Victorian state government Microsoft and the University of Melbourne The Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interface Research serve as a major development hub for new social interactive technologies Researchers will utilise the facility to explore the social uses and applications of NUI technologies which combine voice gesture eye gaze and touch interface similar to those found in the Xbox Kinect The new centre s director professor Frank Vetere who also runs the interaction design lab in the university s department of computing and information systems said its primary purpose will be to undertake work in creating the next generation of computing experiences Academics and PhD students will work with leading Social NUI researchers in the world and in Microsoft research centres in China UK and the US Professor James McCluskey the deputy vice chancellor of research at the University

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  • We did a lot of things right on the NBN: Quigley | Business Spectator
    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 Former NBN Co boss Mike Quigley has defended the work done under his tenure saying that the company got a lot of things right and NBN Co s previous assumptions were achievable In his first major address since leaving the job Mr Quigley told a Telecommunications Association forum in Sydney that the size and scale of the Fibre to the Premises FTTP rollout meant that the board had to juggle ambitious goals with fiscal prudence He stated that there were ten major projects that formed the NBN and the key to success was adopting a practice of finding the problems and resolving the problems utilising innovation rather than throwing extra funds at the problem or providing hand outs to contractors Mr Quigley described how cost increases in one area of the fibre rollout were being offset by cost decreases in other areas such as the decision to use ribbon fibre and how the changes led to design changes known as the architecture 2 x While Telstra was praised for its involvement in the overall NBN process Mr Quigley mentioned the nine month delay before the Telstra agreement was signed as a difficult period which reduced the time available to build the NBN The idea that the NBN functionality should be reduced to save costs were dismissed by Mr Quigley who said that it would lead to insignificant savings at the cost of functionality already being used by some customers and soon to be used for dedicated applications such as health and education He also had a word of warning for his successor Ziggy Switkowski saying that the current NBN Co board runs the risk of getting bogged down in reviews and politics Mr Quigley warned that NBN does not have the time to waste on endless reviews to suit the political process given that the deadlines will be very hard to achieve Mr Quigley was also awarded the Telecommunications Association s Charles Todd Medal for 2013 at the event for his outstanding contribution to Australian telecommunications He accepted the medal on behalf of staff at NBN Co and the Department of Communications that worked to make the NBN a reality Additional reporting by Mark Gregory Print this page Related articles 10 Jan ACMA hits Telstra with record fine 10 Jan Google v Facebook Who knows wins 08 Jan Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice 08 Jan Australia risks missing tech boom 08 Jan Telstra to sit on cash report More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register

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  • ASD offered to share data of Australian citizens with partners: report | Business Spectator
    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 ASD offered to share data of Australian citizens with partners report Supratim Adhikari 2 Dec 2013 12 14 PM Technology Security The Australian intelligence agency formerly known as the Defence Signals Electorate DSD reportedly discussed handing over bulk unselected unminimised metadata as long as there was no intent to target an Australian national 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 Australian intelligence agency formerly known as the Defence Signals Electorate DSD has been implicated in potentially operating outside its legal mandate The Guardian reports citing a 2008 document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden According to The Guardian the agency offered to share information about ordinary Australian citizens with its key intelligence partners at a meeting hosted by UK intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters GCHQ in April 2008 The document also reportedly reveals discussions between the DSD and its peers from US Britain Canada and New Zealand on what data could be shared under the different jurisdictions DSD can share bulk unselected unminimised metadata as long as there is no intent to target an Australian national The Guardian reports citing notes from the conference Unintentional collection is not viewed as a significant issue Human rights lawyer

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  • NBN strategic review contents may not be fully disclosed: Switkowski | Business Spectator
    Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu NBN strategic review contents may not be fully disclosed Switkowski Supratim Adhikari 29 Nov 2013 11 04 AM 4 Technology NBN Buzz NBN Co executive chairman tells Senate Select Committee that parts of the review may be censored to protect commercially confidential information 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 Full details of the NBN strategic review due to be handed to the Coalition government might not be made public with NBN Co executive chairman Ziggy Switkowski flagging that parts of it may be censored to protect commercially confidential information Dr Switkowski has told the Senate select committee in Canberra that the issue of full disclosure of the strategic review is the government s call He added that while the contents of the review may not be fully revealed NBN Co staff will receive the necessary information to effectively build the network The NBN Co executive chairman told the committee that the review will recommend much higher element of Fibre to the Node FTTN and while the NBN rollout has been active for three years it s still two years behind construction targets Dr Switkowski maintained that the immediate focus of NBN Co needs to be on accelerating the footprint of the network The challenges of rollout is not takeup but the footprint it will take all of next year to fix the structure of the rollout footprint he told the Senate Committee We are two years behind and a part of the problem has been the heroic rollout assumptions With regards to the criticism of the state of Telstra s copper network Dr Switkowski said that it is widely known that some parts of the network are less reliable than others he was encouraged by the level of performance on the network In the last few years there are millions of ADS customers and services in Australia running over the copper network delivering speeds at several to 10MBPs rate Dr Switkowski said I have learned since senate estimates that there continues to be work to establish the condition of the copper network around the country various RSPs are working to ascertain the state of the network He maintained that before NBN Co buys the Telstra network it will undertake a thorough due diligence of the network But that doesn t mean checking the 10 million or so Telstra lines We won t be testing every copper line Dr Switkowski said Print this page Related articles 10 Jan ACMA hits Telstra with record fine 10 Jan Google v Facebook Who knows wins 08

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/11/29/technology/nbn-strategic-review-contents-may-not-be-fully-disclosed-switkowski (2014-01-12)
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  • Supratim Adhikari | Business Spectator
    a webcast with Xero CEO Chris Ridd and Business Spectator Editor Jackson Hewett on the best cloud apps for your business by Supratim Adhikari 10 20am November 15 UXC Connect scores three year Melbourne Water deal IT services contract worth over 20 million by Supratim Adhikari 12 18pm November 13 Dimension Data beefs up its cloud data centre portfolio Four new facilities including one in Melbourne set to come online in the next quarter by Supratim Adhikari 11 00am November 13 Apple s iPad mini with Retina display hits the street Tech giant s latest tablet offering now available in Australia starting at 479 by Supratim Adhikari 9 59am November 13 Telstra s transformation triathalon Telstra s lead in Australia seems unshakeable and it s NBN windfall is secure But the telco s prospects in new market categories inside and outside of home are less certain by Supratim Adhikari 5 52am November 13 Simon Hackett joins NBN Co board Internode founder along with former NBN Co construction boss Patrick Flannigan and former Telstra exec Justin Milne appointed as non executive directors by Supratim Adhikari 11 37am November 12 6 comments Improving IT business relationships a key challenge for CIOs Deloitte Business investment in IT is on the rise but CIOs are still having a tough time selling IT is important to innovation message by Supratim Adhikari 11 17am November 11 The incumbent s innovation dilemma The current corporate mindset of short term goals and KPI s isn t conducive to innovation but can it be changed by Supratim Adhikari 8 59am November 04 1 comment Consumer crossroads for enterprise IT Former VMware boss Paul Maritz may be in line to take the top job at Microsoft but for the moment he s focusing his energies on Pivotal an EMC open cloud venture that wants to redefine enterprise IT by Supratim Adhikari 8 41am October 28 NBN Co s head of network operations resigns Leisel Ramjoo to leave the company Meanwhile NBN Co s chief commercial officer Tim Ebbeck appointed project manager for 60 day strategic review by Supratim Adhikari 8 14am October 28 Telstra to launch Sydney start up incubator Telco set to unveil incubator and shared workspace facility as it gets serious about getting involved with early stage companies by Supratim Adhikari 5 58am October 21 Page 2 UXC acquires Keystone Management Solutions Listed IT services provider expands Enterprise cloud capabilities with latest deal by Supratim Adhikari 10 24am November 29 The iPhone gets ready for gestures Can the 350 million PrimeSense buy finally put the Cupertino based giant back on the innovation map The simple answer is no but that doesn t mean it isn t important by Supratim Adhikari 7 46am November 28 ACMA seeks submissions on NBN back up power provisions The Australian Communications and Media Authority says stringent consumer safeguards needed as NBN Co moves to introduce optional battery back up for most new NBN fibre connections by Supratim Adhikari 11 55am November 26 2

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  • Supratim Adhikari | Business Spectator
    equity by Supratim Adhikari 11 29am December 11 AFP to trial deep packet inspection surveillance The Australian Federal Police eyes full rollout of controversial technology in April by Supratim Adhikari 11 01am December 11 NAB recruits new CIO Former Ernst and Young partner David Boyle to replace Denis McGee who announced his departure in August by Supratim Adhikari 9 25am December 10 Australian IaaS market to reach 380m by 2017 Infrastructure as a Service set to take off as more organisations switch to the IaaS provisioning model and more vendors enter the local market by Supratim Adhikari 8 52am December 06 What to expect from Turnbull s NBN review While the strategic review will shed some light on Labor s dysfunctional NBN rollout the public isn t likely to get any answers regarding the critical question of copper by Supratim Adhikari 8 07am December 06 55 comments NewSat scores new 1 1m teleport contract Latest deal takes the total value of contracts supporting CS2 Industry Partners to US3 5 million by Supratim Adhikari 11 44am December 05 Microsoft University of Melbourne join forces on Natural User Interface World first research facility to explore new social interactive technologies by Supratim Adhikari 10 00am December 05 We did a lot of things right on the NBN Quigley Former NBN Co boss defends the work done under his tenure and warns his successor Ziggy Switkowski to not waste time on endless reviews to suit the political process by Supratim Adhikari 10 00am December 03 2 comments ASD offered to share data of Australian citizens with partners report The Australian intelligence agency formerly known as the Defence Signals Electorate DSD reportedly discussed handing over bulk unselected unminimised metadata as long as there was no intent to target an Australian national by Supratim Adhikari 12 14pm December 02 Can Turnbull avoid a NBN timetable mishap If the 2016 timetable is unachievable then the Coalition would be well served to own up to it Moving the goalposts later will only prove to be counterproductive by Supratim Adhikari 9 00am December 02 17 comments NBN strategic review contents may not be fully disclosed Switkowski NBN Co executive chairman tells Senate Select Committee that parts of the review may be censored to protect commercially confidential information by Supratim Adhikari 11 04am November 29 4 comments Page 1 Credit Suisse to advise Coalition on Telstra NBN deal report Advisory firm to provide guidance on how the existing contract negotiated during Labor s tenure can be tweaked to accommodate the changes to the NBN process by Supratim Adhikari 10 21am December 20 2 comments The NBN is dead long live the NBN Whatever name you might want to give the broadband network we end up with 2013 is the year when a couple of NBN aspirations and assumptions were finally laid to rest by Supratim Adhikari 8 20am December 20 51 comments Computing Google s robots Google s latest foray into robotics promises to be its most important to date

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  • Saputo tipped to extend Warrnambool offer | Business Spectator
    said in a 2008 ruling that Zinifex Australia Ltd took too long to inform Allegiance Mining NL of the extension of its takeover offer By delaying notifying Allegiance until just prior to the scheduled close Allegiance shareholders were deprived of the opportunity to obtain sufficient information in which to consider the merits of the extension and were not given reasonable time to consider it the panel said Last month Saputo was ordered by the Takeovers Panel to amend its takeover offer for Warrnambool to as much as 9 60 a share after confusion reigned over the use of dividends and franking credits Bega may choose to sell its Warrnambool shares to Saputo in order to secure a 68 million profit boosting Saputo s stake in the western Victorian dairy producer to 39 per cent That may prompt arbitrage funds who hold between 10 per cent and 15 per cent of Warnambool to sell their stock to Saputo giving the Canadian dairy giant a majority stake If Saputo secures a majority stake in Warrnambool Murray Goulburn Co operative Ltd may sell its 17 7 per cent shareholding to Saputo as the dairy cooperative s 9 50 a share takeover offer is dependent on it getting 50 1 per cent of Warrnambool Such a train of events may convince Kirin Holdings Ltd to sell its 9 99 per cent Warrnambool stake to Saputo raising the possibility of shareholders getting as much as 9 60 a share for their Warrnambool shares if Saputo garners more than 90 per cent of Warrnambool s stock Print this page More from Brett Cole 13 Jan Singh behind key KKR deal 13 Jan Financial Index to buy Centric Wealth for 130m 10 Jan Saputo pushes for Bega s Warrnambool stake 09 Jan Saputo s Warrnambool stake now 20 per cent 09 Jan Shell role underscores Merrill Lynch s Australian revival Related articles 13 Jan Singh behind key KKR deal 13 Jan Financial Index to buy Centric Wealth for 130m 10 Jan Global MnA slips to 3 year low 10 Jan Saputo increases WCB stake again 10 Jan Saputo pushes for Bega s Warrnambool stake More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Ian Macallan Fri 2014 01 10 00 51 No surprises here but one thing is becoming obvious Saputo s contempt for our compliance rules this is the second time they have pushed the boundaries This time it is the lateness of the advice as Brett points out in his comment about Zinifex in 2008 Formal notice has yet to be lodged with the ASX or at least I cant find it and it is now less than 24 hours before the close time and date Then there was their rather murky and confusing approach to the dividends and associated franking credits to attempt to bolster their

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