Uni keeps tabs on Internet usage
Computerworld Staff, Computerworld
Monash University has installed a $2 million network
measurement and billing system to manage students'
Call accounting software specialist Phoneware
Communications Systems - a subsidiary of Melbourne-based
Sirius Telecommunications - has just completed
implementing "Australia's first, fully automatic
university network data measurement and billing system"
at Monash, coinciding with the start of the student year
this week, company officials said.
Sirius' managing director Roger Mason said that over the
past two years the vendor has invested more than $2
million in developing the system for the South East
"We identified that capabilities to manage Internet
usage by individual students were virtually
non-existent," Mason said.
"[Our] strategy is to exploit the growing demand for
convergent technologies as more organizations move to
Internet Protocol networks and need the ability to
allocate costs for data usage," he said.