Apart from a customised pod at its Canberra Data Centre, Centrelink's data centres are more than 20 years old now and the federal agency has reached a time where it needs a storage upgrade; a mighty big one.
A pre-tender notice has been sighted which gives indication that Centrelink is planning to issue a request for tender (RTF) by October which could be as much as $40 Million. With this, it would purchase enterprise storage equipment that includes disk, mainframe, data protection and archiving products.
Some other inclusions on the list of purchases would be an enterprise document and record management system (EDRMS), software for storage management (SRM), reporting and chargeback and professional services for deployment and projects.
Our Download of the Day today is Orbit Downloader 4.0.2.
Orbit Downloader, is a download manager specifically designed for the new generation Web (Web 2.0). You can use Orbit to download video/music/files from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, and Rapidshare, or on any site to make general downloading easier and faster.
Main Orbit Downloader Features:
Download social music, social video and streaming media
Extreme download acceleration.
Super Light: micro-sized and resource-friendly
Supports RapidShare download.
Supports IE, Firefox, Maxthon, and Opera.
Supports Metalink download.
Supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP and RTMP protocols.
Supports Proxy server configuration.
Supports download, pause and resume.
Provides general download management.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - ThinkPad X100e UltraPortable Laptop from Only $404.10!.
Offer: This is within $5 of the lowest price I've seen these sleek slim business class ultraportable laptops go down to. You can get it with a nice AMD M780G with ATI RAdeon HD 3200graphics, 6 cell battery, 802.11b/g/n and more for just $404.10. Or combine the coupon with their web special (far right) that gives you a loaded ultraportable laptop that can do anything on the go for just $831.60! Use eCoupon: USPTHINKSALE (expires 8/18/10)
The latest happenings from around the web - August 11th, 2010
- ASRock P55 Extreme4 Motherboard (1156) @ Kitguru
- ASRock 880G Extreme3 & 890FX Deluxe3 @ Phoronix
- Sapphire Ultimate Radeon HD 5550 @ Hardware-Mag
- Visiontek Radeon HD 4670 x2 @ Neoseeker
- MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
- StarCraft II performance index @ tbreak
HP is wasting no time trying to move the discussion about their company away from Mark Hurd and on to new things. They have released that their webOS driven tablet computer, currently tagged as "Hurricane," will make its debut in early 2011.
HP has already previously stated that after the Palm buyout they would not be focusing on mobile handsets, so tablets were definitely looking to be high on the agenda. Not too much about Hurricane was released; only that this would be the consumer level product and that it would not conflict with their HP Slate that will be driven towards businesses.
Facebook has been rumored to be preparing a "check-in" geolocation feature for a while, and it may now be getting closer to a reality. A third-party app is said to be the way it will be implemented in a joint effort with Localeze, the company that handles Twitter's "Places" directory and allows users to attach a tweet location from devices that allow the function.
Facebook acquired a similar service called "Hot Potato" which focuses on events rather than locations for about $10 million dollars, and the talent there may also be involved in this project as well. The biggest competitor here would be Foursquare, whose geolocation app has become popular with Facebook users.
Looks like it's time for Android owners to check their bills; the first Trojan has been identified that runs on the Android platform. Kaspersky, the well known antivirus seller, has identified the virus as the Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a and adds an extension that sends SMS messages to "premium numbers," charging you a few bucks in the process.
Dell's Streak tablet/phone hybrid device has officially gotten a launch date in the US. The 5 inch device will be available on August 13th. It's gonna cost ya; $300 USD with a two year AT&T contract, or $550 for an unlocked version.
The Streak will run on the Android platform, although it has not been made clear what version that will run on the device when it's shipped. Those that signed up for the pre-order will be able to get their Streak a day early and with free upgraded two day shipping.
No more rumor mongering when it comes to Motorola's new flagship handset, the Droid 2; it has been made official by Verizon today and will be available online tomorrow. The R2-D2 Star Wars edition was confirmed as well and will be available in limited quantities.
The Droid 2, with a slide out keyboard, 5mp camera, and 8GB of onboard memory and an 8GB SD card included, will ship running Android 2.2, Flash 10.1, and have Swype preinstalled. Pricing is planned to be $199.99 USD with a 2 year contract for the Droid 2, although pricing for the Star Wars edition has not yet been released. Verizon is also allowing any customer who has a contract that will be up before the end of the year to upgrade to any other smartphone, including the Droid 2, without a penalty and at the advertised price.
Just about everyone today has a smartphone or a mobile device and at one time or another, many of those users end up needing more battery life from their device. Technocel has unveiled a new battery charger called the Battery Boost.
The device is Sprint branded and can be purchased in Sprint retail stores for $29.99. The device has a 600mAh battery good for an extra hour of talk time. It also has a microSD card slot.