Stories by Rohan Pearce


Government to seek boost to ASIO powers

Attorney-General George Brandis has indicated that the federal government will seek to boost ASIO's powers.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 June, 2014 17:19

Tags: civil liberties, surveillance, security, ASIO, hacking, privacy

Victoria seeks input on digital strategy

The Victorian government is seeking public input on a digital strategy for the state.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 June, 2014 11:54

Tags: digital strategy, Gordon Rich-Phillips, digital, Victoria, victorian government

Australian IoT startup LIFX raises $12m

Melbourne-headquartered Internet of Things startup LIFX has raised $12 million in Series A funding, partnering with Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 June, 2014 09:34

Tags: Thingsquare, LIFX, Internet of Things (IoT), Networking, Internet of Things

Data to drive innovation in Qld electricity sector

Open data and the market-driven uptake of advanced meters will help foster innovation in the sunshine state's electricity sector under a 30-year strategy released today by the Queensland government.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 June, 2014 15:25

Tags: queensland government, electricity, Utilities, open data, queensland, government

Vodafone offers free data to head off outage outrage

Vodafone customers will be able to use mobile data services between midnight on Friday and 3am on Monday morning without worrying about excess usage charges.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 June, 2014 08:51

Tags: mobile phones, Vodafone, smartphones, Telco, optus, telcos, Telecommunications

Adobe SDK to let developers access Creative Cloud features

Third party developers will be able to build mobile applications that tap into the features of Adobe's Creative Cloud thanks to a new SDK the company is releasing as part of a major update to the suite of graphic design products.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2014 08:00

Tags: Cloud, creative cloud, adobe, smartphones, tablets, cloud computing, iPad, iPad apps, mobile apps, Adobe Photoshop

Dodo failed to warn broadband customers of excess usage

Internet service provider Dodo failed to let customers of its fixed broadband services know that they were approaching their monthly quota limits for data, an Australian Communications and Media Authority investigation has found. As a result, thousands of customers incurred excess usage charges without first receiving a warning.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 June, 2014 09:43

Tags: TCP code, dodo, Internet service providers, broadband

State government ramps up Service NSW

The state government has ramped up funding of Service NSW in its 2014-15 budget, thanks partly to the integration of the network of motor registries.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 June, 2014 14:07

Tags: NSW Government, nsw, Service NSW, government

NSW parliament to ditch Lotus Notes

The New South Wales legislature will ditch Lotus Notes state budget papers released today reveal. The 2014-15 state budget sets aside $1.8 million over the next year to begin to replace the parliament’s “Lotus Notes/Domino infrastructure achieving efficiency and productivity gains”.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 June, 2014 13:27

Tags: NSW Government, nsw, Lotus Notes, New South Wales, government

Queensland plans framework for digital government

The Queensland government will develop a Digital Government Framework for using digital channels as the preferred means of delivering services to the public under a strategic roadmap released today.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 June, 2014 11:54

Tags: queensland government, digital, government, queensland

Startup takes MONA's indoor location tech to market

Australian startup Art Processors – founded by the team behind the technology used at Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) – is preparing to launch a low-cost indoor positioning system based on Apple's iBeacon specification.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 June, 2014 13:02

Tags: Art Processors, iBeacons, tablets, MONA, mobile apps, mobile applications, location, Museum of Old and New Art, bluetooth, mobility, ibeacon, smartphones, location based services

Service Stream's NBN connection contract renewed

NBN Co has renewed its field services delivery contract with Service Stream, the National Broadband Network construction partner announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 June, 2014 11:27

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

More data could help ease Melbourne traffic woes

Victoria's Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure and VicRoads don't have "comprehensive and reliable traffic datasets for the whole Victorian road network", according to a report on the use of ICT to manage traffic in the state's cities issued by the state's auditor-general today.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 June, 2014 15:29

Tags: Transport, Victoria, transportation

Choice backs consumer data access scheme

Advocacy group Choice has called on the federal government to introduce measures that would allow consumers to access that data that businesses hold about them in order to drive competition between service providers.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 June, 2014 12:00

Tags: data, open data

Australian government will go Drupal

Tender documents issued this morning have confirmed that the Australian government will push ahead with seeking to build a whole-of-government content management system based on the open source Drupal platform.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 June, 2014 08:00

Tags: open source, drupal

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