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TasICT appoints new CEO

TasICT appointed Mr William Kestin in the new role of CEO of the organisation. This progression builds on the exceptional work of Dean Winter, who left TasICT as its Executive Officer at the  ..

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Fair go needed for north-west coast on NBN

I recently read a piece in The Advocate newspaper (http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/3046015/somerset-connects-to-nbn/?cs=87) regarding the activation of the NBN in the North West town of Somer ..

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Tasmania still unprepared for Uber

The announcement that the Victorian Liberal Party is now embracing ride-sharing technology, Uber (http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/04/21/17/49/opposition-urges-victorian-government-to-embrace ..

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Security of ICT infrastructure report

TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said the Auditor General's Security of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure (http://www.audit.tas.gov.au/media/Security-of-ICT-Infr ..

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Online pass technology a good move for Parks

The rollout of online pass technology by the Parks and Wildlife Service is an excellent example of the Tasmanian Government responding to consumer demand, TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter sai ..

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Vodafone consolidation not a surprise

TasICT President, Jared Hill, today welcomed Vodafone's commitment to Tasmania. "Vodafone is a critical Tasmanian employer," Mr Hill said. "It was never going to be economic for Vodafone to  ..

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Longer delays for an inferior NBN

Longer Delays Tasmania’s NBN completion date has been pushed out by up to five years despite now being slated to receive the inferior, cheaper, easier to build FttN technology, TasICT Ex ..

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Records tumble at 2014 Tasmanian ICT Awards

The Tasmanian ICT Awards were yet another example of a booming Tasmanian industry sector, with a record number of nominations (39 across all categories) and a sold out awards night. “O ..

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Co-Ordinator General appointment

TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today welcomed the appointment of Mr John Perry as Co-ordinator General. “Like other business sectors, TasICT, has been interested in the creation ..

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Cost of FttN NBN

TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, needs to outline the case for the completing the Tasmanian fibre NBN with Fibre to the Node (FttN). & ..

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Questions for Minister Turnbull

Minister Malcolm Turnbull today visits Tasmania for the first time since he became Minister for Communications. TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said the future of Tasmania’s NBN r ..

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Slowest NBN Rollout in the Country

NBN Co’s weekly rollout statistics show Tasmania is experiencing the slowest NBN rollout of any Australian jurisdiction. Since 18 May 2014, NBN Co’s statistics show just 19 additio ..

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No Tasmanian NBN targets

TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today said NBN Co had no applicable construction or connection targets for its Tasmanian NBN rollout. “A month ago, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow said 4 ..

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NBN Co CEO needs to outline plan for Tasmania

NBN Co CEO, Bill Morrow, is in Hobart today and should outline the issues facing the Tasmanian NBN rollout, and how he plans to fix it. The NBN rollout in Tasmania was to be completed by the e ..

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NBN rollout up in the air (again)

The NBN rollout is up in the air yet again. NBN Co’s on again, off-again relationship with its lead contractor appears to be in trouble. Timeline 26 March 2012 (http://www.visi ..

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ICT Election promises delivered in Budget

TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today welcomed the State Liberal Government’s delivery of its ICT sector election promises. The Budget delivers on the promises the Liberals made i ..

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ICT Investment Fund Axed

The State Government has removed the ICT investment fund from the Budget. “The $28 million Information Communications Technology Fund was set up to overhaul department and agency  ..

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No decision on APX-Central

TasICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said he was disappointed the APX-Central project was not funded in the 2014-15 Tasmanian Budget. The APX Central project would link Tasmania to Singapor ..

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Tasmanian ICT Business Confidence High

Tasmanian ICT businesses are feeling confident about the future as they continue perform strongly. Confidence · The respondents represented businesses employing over 5,000 people · Around 50% ..

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DivX coming to Tasmania

Global digital video technology giant, DivX is coming to Tasmania. DivX Chief Technology Officer, Eric Grab, will be in Tasmania for four days in August, primarily to speak at the 2014 Tasman ..

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Craig James right on payroll tax

CommSec Chief Economist, Craig James' call for the abolition of payroll tax is an example of the kind of economic leadership desperately needed from the new Tasmanian Government. TASICT Execut ..

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NBN Co announces old rollout locations

NBN Co has today outlined 'new' Tasmanian suburbs to be added to its rollout maps. However, most areas are not 'new' at all because they were listed as 'under construction' as recently as this ..

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Action Plan needed for Tasmanian NBN

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today said the Tasmanian NBN rollout is failing. “This time last year, contractual disputes and asbestos issues meant Tasmania’s fibre NBN ro ..

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Tasmanian NBN build in reverse

NBNco’s own figures show the Tasmanian NBN fibre build is in reverse. TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said the latest statistics showed that at 30 June NBNco had passed 38,310 pre ..

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Qantas Call Centre deal good for Tasmania

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today congratulated the State Government on its deal to secure Qantas jobs in Tasmania. "The Qantas deal again proves payroll tax relief is a key compone ..

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Call Centre Strategy Essential

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today called on the State Government to consolidate its excellent work in attracting call centre investment to the state by outlining a state-wide call centr ..

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APX-Central

“This is one of the most exciting projects Tasmania has seen for a very long time. It has the potential to open Tasmania up to a whole range of new economic opportunities not previously ava ..

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QANTAS PAYROLL TAX RELIEF NEEDED

The same payroll tax incentives offered to Vodafone should be offered to Qantas call centre operations in Tasmania. “Payroll tax relief has been proven, time and time again, to be the k ..

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GOSOUTH AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today congratulated the winners of the 2014 GoSouth App Awards. The competition was to imagine and develop Tasmania’s best new IOS or Android appl ..

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State Broadband Network?

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today said any new Tasmanian Government should work constructively with the Australian Government to get a Fibre to the Premises (FttP) National Broadband Ne ..

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Tasmanian Liberals' ICT policy win

The Liberals’ ICT policy announcement today is a major win for the Tasmanian ICT sector and shows a great deal of vision for the sector. TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said the L ..

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Proposed Bass Strait feasibility study

TASICT today welcomed the Labor commitment to include data transmission in the proposed Bass Strait feasibility study. “The higher cost of data transmission across Bass Strait is between ..

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Tasmanian NBN rollout changes

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today urged Minister Malcolm Turnbull to come to Tasmania and explain the full repercussions of Dr Ziggy Switkowski’s NBN comments. “It's dis ..

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NBN Senate Select Committee hearing

Getting connected to the NBN is so difficult that some businesses are giving up, Tasmania’s peak ICT body, TASICT told the NBN Select Committee in Hobart today. Executive Officer, Dean W ..

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Go South App Awards Launched

Tasmanian individuals and businesses will have the opportunity to share in $14,000 worth of prizes as part of the 2014 Go South App Awards. TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said the comp ..

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NBN 'Accelerating' - Great news for Tasmania

Today's statement by Visionstream is great news for Tasmania. TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said he was delighted that Visionstream had been able to make a statement relating to the f ..

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NBN uncertainty continues

Minister Malcolm Turnbull must do whatever he can to ensure he honours his election commitment to the Tasmanian people. He must stop his inaccurate claim that Visionstream is not doing any wor ..

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Still no answers on Tasmanian NBN rollout

Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s statement and release of a redacted version of the NBNco Strategic Review point to a period of uncertainty for Tasmania. “More than three months after t ..

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Strategic Review Outcome Still Unknown

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, said today it was unclear when decisions about the Tasmanian NBN rollout will be announced. “While Minister Turnbull received a draft copy of the N ..

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Visionstream work underway

The Civil Contractors Federation (Tasmania) and TASICT today welcomed the ramping up of Visionstream’s NBN rollout across the state. Work is now underway in locations in West Hobart, Cla ..

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NBN is the first test for Three Amigos

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today urged Tasmania’s three new Federal Liberal MPs to make Tasmania’s case for the full fibre to the premises (FTTP) NBN during this sitting we ..

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New NBN proposals welcome

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today welcomed the Premier's proposed solution to Tasmania's NBN rollout issues. “It's encouraging to see the Premier offering positive, proactive  ..

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NBN website reality check

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, says changes to the NBN rollout maps have brought the NBNco website in line with reality. “The maps previously listed on the NBNco website as &lsqu ..

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New NBN Statistics not surprising

TASICT Executive Officer, Dean Winter, today said the NBN statistics reported by (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-12/tasmanian-nbn-rollout-faces-more-problems/5018360?section=tas)ABC radio (ht ..

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