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

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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 truly past 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.


Glenn Irvine


National Broadband Rollout Announcement Due Next Week March 30, 2009

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The Australian Federal Minister for Communications, Stephen Conroy, announced today that he will release next week the results of the Tender for the National Broadband Rollout here in Australia.


With the self-orchestrated exclusion of Telstra, the result of this should be interesting, but I imagine it would be difficult to go past the Optus ONI/TERRiA Bid.

Guess we’ll see when the Prime Minister returns from the UK next week.


Glenn Irvine

Telstra & Microsoft Partner for SaaS in Australia November 7, 2008

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This is a big one for the Lotus Community in Australia.

ARN – Telstra and Microsoft forge alliance

Telstra partnering with Microsoft to deliver hosted Exchange, Sharepoint, and Unified Communications will be a big blow to IBM’s efforts.

The increased sales coverage, and scalability cost advantages with a quick go-to-market strategy will be very hard to counter.

Microsoft is moving fast with alliances in Australia, including incubator efforts with organisations like iLab in Queensland using the BizSpark initiative, winning the hearts and minds of the developer community.

What do you think…


Glenn Irvine