Stories by Rohan Pearce


Singtel to exit ASX

Optus' parent company Singtel has announced it intends to delist from the ASX.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 09:21

Tags: ASX, singtel, optus

Optus offers 'Azure-consistent' cloud services

Optus has joined Microsoft's Cloud OS Network, the telco announced today. The move means that Optus can offer services based on Microsoft's Cloud Platform.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 April, 2015 16:36

Tags: hybrid cloud, Azure cloud, azure, private cloud, cloud computing, optus, Telecommunications, managed cloud, Azure platform, cloud providers, Microsoft, Cloud, data sovereignty

Is it legal to use a VPN to evade geo-blocking?

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has raised concerns that a government bill to block pirate websites may cover VPN services used to evade geo-blocking.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 April, 2015 14:40

Tags: geoblocking, australian communications consumer action network, copyright, geo-blocking, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), piracy, copyright infringement

NBN: FTTP not essential for Netflix era, Turnbull argues

Despite the significant increase in traffic growth driven by Netflix and its ilk and the widespread take-up of video on demand services in Australia, that doesn't mean that fibre is essential for 'last mile' connections to homes, according to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 April, 2015 12:49

Tags: fibre to the premises, Malcolm Turnbull, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, video on demand, netflix, broadband

NBN Co prepares for 50Mbps wireless pilot

NBN Co is preparing to begin a pilot of 50 megabits per second download speeds on its fixed wireless service, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 April, 2015 11:06

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

Australia's digital competitiveness climbing, says WEF

Australia's digital competitiveness is growing but it still falls outside the top 10, according to a World Economic Forum report that analyses the ICT environments of different countries.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 April, 2015 10:32

Tags: digital

Australian developers re-architect government-focused CMS

Australian web development shop PreviousNext is planning to release a significantly re-architected version of its aGov web platform before the end of the financial year.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 12:16

Tags: open source, GovCMS, drupal, government, aGov

Telstra's Nason, the driving force behind 'Project New', to leave telco

Telstra group executive, business support and improvement, Robert Nason, will retire, the telco announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 09:50

Tags: David Thodey, Robert Nason, Telstra

Law Council concerned about biometrics bill

The Law Council of Australia has called for a bill that will increase the powers of the immigration department to collect biometric identifiers to not be passed before an assessment by the privacy commissioner of its impact.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 08:00

Tags: Law Council of Australia, security, biometrics, privacy

govCMS to release its own Drupal distribution

The government's govCMS project will make its own Drupal distribution publicly available for download, it announced today.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 April, 2015 15:30

Tags: open source, GovCMS, drupal, government, aGov

AGL restructure claims IT exec's scalp

A restructure of AGL Energy Limited's executive team has seen the departure of chief information officer Owen Coppage.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 April, 2015 11:12

Tags: AGL

Damning audit for Victorian government ICT spending

Victoria's auditor-general, John Doyle, has released a damning report on government ICT spending in the state.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2015 12:06

Tags: Victoria, government, victorian government

Telstra expands national Wi-Fi network

Telstra plans to add more than 1500 hotspots to the rollout of its national Wi-Fi network, the telco said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2015 10:51

Tags: wireless networking, Wi-Fi, Networking, mobile, Telstra, wireless networks

Halogenics bets on Javascript, open source

Melbourne-based software developer Halogenics is hoping within the next few months to have prototype versions of the next-generation of its Genotrack application.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2015 09:41

Tags: software development, open source, Node.js, Ext JS, Case studies, software developers, javascript, Case Study, service desk, Halogenics, atlassian, JIRA

NSW govt payments platform to support PayPal, Apple Pay

The NSW government is intending to introduce by the end of the year a new payments platform for Service NSW that will include support for PayPal as well as Apple Pay when it becomes available in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 April, 2015 09:47

Tags: Payments, dominic perrottet, nsw, Service NSW, paypal, Apple Pay

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