Melbourne car dealership Essendon Renault has saved thousands of dollars a year by deploying Accelerated 4G routers to avoid broadband breakdowns that can bring the business to a standstill.
Essendon Renault is highly reliant on the Internet to operate efficiently, with a state-of-the-art Virtual Machine Cluster serving remote desktop sessions, email and virtualised routing technology and a cloud-based virtual PABX. Both Sales and Service departments rely on real-time Internet access.
However, the company, which has branches in North Melbourne and Moonee Ponds, has experienced a range of broadband outages or service disruptions that have prevented one, or both, branches from accessing the Internet. In one case, the switch to Naked ADSL services disrupted Internet access for the next two weeks.
Essendon Renault Financial Controller Les Hogan said some disruptions had been show-stoppers. “If we haven’t got that instant communication all the time, then my business just stops,” he said.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, announced overnight that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Centrify Identity Service (CIS) as a 2016 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award winner in the category of Cloud Security.
The Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, recognises companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.
“We are honoured to receive this recognition,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer of Centrify. “CIS secures and manages access to cloud apps, on-premises apps and mobile devices via single sign-on, user provisioning and multi-factor authentication. It protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials – which is critical as companies continue to adopt cloud and mobile technology, and embrace BYOD initiatives.”
International battery manufacturers seeking to extend flight times for airborne drones are keen to test battery-boosting innovations from Australian nanotechnology startup Nano-Nouvelle.
The Sunshine Coast-based company is developing world-leading nanotechnology that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent.
This year, Nano-Nouvelle has received inquiries from companies based in Israel, the US and Korea about how its technology can assist to improve batteries used in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly called “drones”.