Top IT news stories of the week

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  • Cellnet posts $10.2m net loss: The Queensland-based distributor reports net losses of $10.2 million for the half-year to December 31. This includes costs attributed to its decision to exit the desktop and notebook market.
  • Xenophon speaks out against Internet content filtering: South Australian independent senator, Nick Xenophon, raises concerns over the Government’s Internet content filtering plan saying “there are better ways to deal with the problem".
  • Internode takes the wrappers off 100 Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home: The new FFTH broadband service is priced under $100 and will also be available at 50Mbps and 25Mbps, from $49.95 per month.
  • Ingram cuts staff: The distributor confirms redundancies across Australia as part of a company restructure. Retrenchments include general manager of Solutions Group, Stuart Ellis.
  • Industry mourns loss of Scott Ferguson: The former Check Point regional director passed away on Monday after finally losing his battle with cancer. Ferguson spent more than 25 years in the IT industry.
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