Stories by Rohan Pearce


ASIC unhappy with exclusion from data retention regime

The head of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is not happy that the financial watchdog has been excluded from the list of agencies that will automatically be authorised to access metadata under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 November, 2014 13:37

Tags: civil liberties, ASIC, data retention, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

RMIT University builds virtual networking labs for students

Melbourne's RMIT University has worked with HP to build virtual networking labs to help students learn about software-defined networking.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 November, 2014 11:42

Tags: SDN, Networking, RMIT University, software-defined-networking

Data retention inquiry to report in early 2015

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has begun its scrutiny of the government's data retention bill.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 November, 2014 16:11

Tags: civil liberties, data retention

ASIC chief calls for focus on 'cyber resilience'

Australian Securities and Investments Commission chairperson Greg Medcraft has called for a focus on "cyber resilience through risk management" to prevent destabilisation of financial markets.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 November, 2014 15:39

Tags: cyber resilience, security

Treat Bitcoin like currency, advocates tell Senate inquiry

Representatives of Bitcoin-based businesses and advocates of the crypto-currency have told the first hearing of the Senate's inquiry into digital currencies that Bitcoin should be treated like money, not a commodity, for tax purposes.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 November, 2014 14:20

Tags: digital currency, taxation, Australian Taxation Office, Bitcoin

Seeking dev talent, Atlassian kicks off national hiring tour

Atlassian last night kicked off the software developer's first 'pop-up' hiring tour, seeking to give potential employees a chance to learn more about the company.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 November, 2014 14:16

Tags: atlassian, careers

Senate backs Ludlam on data retention costs

The Senate has passed a motion put by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam that calls on Attorney-General George Brandis to table a PricewaterhouseCoopers study into the cost to industry of implementing a data retention scheme.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 November, 2014 17:22

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, privacy

Risks of e-voting outweigh benefits – for now

An interim report of a parliamentary committee tasked with examining the 2013 Senate ballot in Western Australia has concluded that the nation is not yet ready for the widespread use of e-voting in federal elections.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 November, 2014 17:35

Tags: e-voting, security, Internet voting, electronic voting, eGovernment

TPG presence won't stop NBN Co installing FTTB equipment

NBN Co will be willing to deploy its equipment in the basements of apartment blocks — so-called multi-dwelling units (or MDUs) — even if rival infrastructure is already in place, an executive of the government-owned company said today at a Senate Estimates hearing.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 November, 2014 15:44

Tags: national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN)

Location, location, location: Enterprises finding value in geospatial data

As organisations seek to leverage the vast amounts of data they collect to better inform their business decisions, the use of location-related data has increasingly spread beyond dedicated geospatial teams and into the broader enterprise, according to Nathan Bennett.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 November, 2014 13:07

Tags: Esri Australia, location, geospatial data, location based services, ESRI, geospatial intelligence, GIS, location analytics, geospatial

Hellmann Australia dumps SAN

Logistics company, Hellmann Australia, has moved from a conventional blade server and SAN setup to converged infrastructure in order to switch from big bang upgrades to incremental storage and compute capacity increases.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 November, 2014 08:48

Tags: virtualization, Case studies, Nutanix, virtualisation, Case Study

ACCC chief backs breakup of NBN Co

NBN Co should be broken up into separate entities before it is privatised in order to promote competition, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, argued in a speech this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 November, 2014 12:38

Tags: national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN)

NBN Co charts course in uncertain waters

NBN Co has used its updated corporate plan, dated 11 November but released for public scrutiny today, to outline ambitious targets for the rollout of the National Broadband Network in its 2015 financial year. But it has also noted significant areas of uncertainty as the government-owned corporation continues its transition to a new model for the NBN rollout.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 November, 2014 11:15

Tags: national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN)

Data retention: Govt needs to spell out metadata details, committee says

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for the government to spell out in legislation what sort of metadata will be collected under its data retention regime.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 November, 2014 15:10

Tags: civil liberties, metadata, data retention, privacy

NBN Co to work with communities that want to co-fund FTTP

NBN Co has set out in broad outline the principles that will guide the roll out of the National Broadband Network as it continues the shift to a 'multi-technology mix' (MTM) that has an emphasis on the use of the existing copper network for 'last mile' connections to premises.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 November, 2014 15:17

Tags: national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN)

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