Stories by Rohan Pearce


TPG tops Netflix speed rankings

TPG has taken top spot in Netflix's inaugural comparison of the Internet speeds achieved by the streaming service's Australian customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 09:39

Tags: primus, M2, Exetel, TPG, dodo, netflix, optus, Telstra

Budget 2015: Joe Hockey confirms 'Netflix tax'

The government will collect the GST on online services such as Netflix and digital downloads such as games and movies.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 May, 2015 15:39

Tags: GST, taxation, joe hockey, Budget 2015, netflix

Budget 2015: Tech companies to be caught up in tax crackdown

Multinational tech companies that use complex profit-shifting schemes to minimise the corporate tax they pay within Australia are likely to be slugged by new anti-avoidance measures announced today by the government.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 May, 2015 15:23

Tags: joe hockey, tax, Budget 2015, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Taxation Office (ATO), government

10 injunctions per year under new anti-piracy law, govt says

The government believes there will be around 10 injunctions every year to force ISPs to block piracy-related websites under a new law designed to combat online copyright infringement.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 May, 2015 09:44

Tags: copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Budget 2015: Govt aims to boost eHealth record uptake with opt-out model

The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) will be renamed 'myHealth Record' and an opt-out model trialled, the government has announced.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 May, 2015 08:53

Tags: Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), PCEHR, health, Budget 2015, myHealth Record, ehealth

Will cloud killed on-premise CRM? SugarCRM doesn't think so

Despite the growth of customer relationship management software-as-a-service, SugarCRM says on-premise deployment of CRM shows no sign of dying.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 May, 2015 15:50

Tags: sugarCRM, Customer Relationship Management, customer relationship management (CRM), crm

Developing an enterprise mobility strategy

"There is no choice" when it comes to developing a mobility strategy, according to IDC Australia's research director for telecommunications, Hugh Ujhazy.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 May, 2015 12:51

Tags: IDC Research, IDC, IDC Australia, security, mobility, mobile security, tablets, Wearables, mobility strategy, BYOD

Budget 2015: $250m for IT upgrades at ABS

The federal government has announced it will earmark $250 million over five years to upgrade aging IT systems at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 May, 2015 09:59

Tags: ABS, Budget 2015, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian Bureau of Statistics, statistics

iiNet board opts for certainty with TPG

The certainty of the revised TPG offer for Internet service provider iiNet was a key factor in the ISP’s board recommending it over a competing offer from M2, according to iiNet chairperson Michael Smith.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 May, 2015 08:00

Tags: M2 Telecommunications Group, m2 telecommunications, M2, TPG, iiNet

ISPs left with bill after Dallas Buyers Club court clash

iiNet and the other Internet service providers will have to pay the majority of the costs related to court proceedings involving Dallas Buyers Club LLC.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 May, 2015 15:02

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, iiNet, iiDallas, piracy, copyright infringement

iiNet board swings behind TPG’s new buyout offer

The board of Internet service provider iiNet confirmed this morning that it supported a revised acquisition offer by TPG.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 May, 2015 09:16

Tags: M2 Telecommunications Group, m2 telecommunications, M2, TPG, iiNet

Vic govt push to streamline service delivery

The first budget of the new Victorian Labor government sets aside $15 million for the development of 'Service Victoria'.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 May, 2015 13:59

Tags: NSW Government, nsw, Victoria, Service NSW, Service Victoria, service delivery, government, victorian government

Coles trials voice-recognition gizmo Hiku

Coles is conducting an in-home customer trial of Hiku: A device that incorporates voice-recognition capabilities and allows users to add items to an online shopping list.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 May, 2015 12:24

Tags: amazon, Nuance, online retailers, coles, voice recognition, supermarket

Infrastructure modernisation drives efficiencies at ANZ

Despite a 7 per cent increase in operations volumes for ANZ in the first half there was a decline in group-wide operations costs of 3 per cent, the bank's CEO said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 May, 2015 11:26

Tags: anz bank, ANZ Banking Group Ltd, ANZ, banking, finance

Rackspace adds second Australian data centre

Hosting provider Rackspace this morning announced it would open up a secondary data centre in Sydney to offer disaster recovery capabilities and geo-redundancy for its clients.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 May, 2015 09:00

Tags: data centres, Data Centre, Data Center

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