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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining… Telstra Lends Strength to Cloud Services April 6, 2010

Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Futuring, Media Release, Launch.
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In the Australian today, Telstra finally announced it’s move into Cloud Computing with their Project named “Silver Lining”.

With a long term budget approximating $500M AUD, this is a clear signal to the market that Cloud Computing is well and┬átruly┬ápast the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the Technology Adoption Curve.

The article mentions that this is one of the first Tier 1 Telcos to throw some serious weight behind Cloud Services. This could lead to Australia becoming one of the early adopters of Private Cloud solutions outside of the US.

With early announcements of the project in mid-2009, their announcement today explained that they are in the late stages before commercial release of the service due in mid-year 2010.

Regards,

Glenn Irvine
glenn.irvine@collaborativeview.com

Centrelink staying with Lotus… Good News for the Australian Lotus Community July 9, 2008

Posted by Glenn Irvine in Commentary, Media, Uncategorized.
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The current news that Centrelink (Australia’s Social Security Organisation) has decided to stay with the Lotus Notes Platform [Article in Australian IT] is a significant one for the Australian Lotus Community.

Centrelink is one of the largest Notes Houses in the country, and a shift away would have sent a signal through the market.

The decision does however, highlight that Notes Domino is far more than just email. The installed Domino Application base in Centrelink is a very serious factor in the decision process for making any changes.

Notes 8.0’s new user interface doesn’t hurt many of these decisions these days. It’s far harder to use the old chestnut that Outlook looks nicer any more.

Regards,

Glenn Irvine
glenn.irvine@thelotusposition.net