Stories by Rohan Pearce


TPG to acquire iiNet

TPG has announced that it will move to acquire iiNet.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 March, 2015 08:44

Tags: TPG, iiNet, Telecommunications

NBN Co to test hooking up more premises to HFC

NBN Co will undertake construction trials in NSW and Queensland to test hooking up to the NBN homes that sit within the footprint of Optus's and Telstra's Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 March, 2015 14:12

Tags: hfc, Networking, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, NBN

Vodafone finishes rollout of 4G carrier aggregation

Vodafone this morning announced it had finished rolling out 850MHz-1800MHz carrier aggregation.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 March, 2015 12:44

Tags: carrier aggregation, 4g, mobile phones, smartphones, Vodafone, LTE-Advanced

The rise of the chief integration officer

Chief information officers may have shrinking budgets and shrinking teams but the importance of technology to enterprises means that CIOs and their IT organisations will continue to play a vital role in businesses.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 March, 2015 11:32

Tags: shadow IT, recruitment, C-Suite, careers, cloud computing, Chief Digital Officers, career, CIO, integration, CIOs, Cloud, chief marketing officer, training, staff retention, chief information officer

Cisco launches 'AUSTEM 2020' training initiative

Cisco today announced a $21 million initiative to train Australian students in tech skills.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 March, 2015 16:41

Tags: Networking, cisco

Freelancer picks up DoNanza assets

ASX-listed online skills market place Freelancer has acquired the assets of defunct Israeli website DoNanza.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 March, 2015 14:51

Tags: Freelancer, crowdsourcing,

Study to examine Australian businesses' use of government data

The New York University's GovLab and the federal Department of Communications have embarked on a study of how Australian organisations are employing government data sets.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 March, 2015 11:22

Tags: data, open data, government

ACCC rejects Telstra push for wholesale broadband price hike

In a draft decision the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has rejected Telstra's push to increase the prices it charges other telcos that deliver services over its copper network.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 March, 2015 10:01

Tags: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telstra

Federal government's Drupal-based Web platform goes live

The gates to the federal government's cloud-hosted content-management system, govCMS, have been thrown open.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 March, 2015 16:54

Tags: open source, GovCMS, drupal, government

In brief: Government boosts cloud services panel

The government has added five suppliers to its cloud services procurement panel.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 March, 2015 16:17

Tags: cloud providers, Cloud, cloud computing, government, Government procurement

Vodafone looks at how to give customers their metadata

Vodafone has indicated it is looking at the feasibility of giving customers the ability to access the kind of metadata that telcos will be forced to keep under the government's data retention regime.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 March, 2015 15:20

Tags: Vodafone, metadata, data retention, privacy, Telstra, data retention plan

Telstra to allow customers to access their own metadata

Australia's largest telco will allow its customers to access the 'metadata' they generate. Telstra said this morning that its customers will get the same access to their personal data that law enforcement organisations could request from the telco.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 March, 2015 11:09

Tags: data retention, metadata, Telstra, data retention plan, privacy

Inquiry to scrutinise data retention's impact on journalists

Hot on the heels of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's report that endorsed the introduction of a wide-ranging mandatory data retention program, the PJCIS has launched an inquiry into the impact that the legislation will have on journalism in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 March, 2015 16:36

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Intergenerational Report: Government should model service delivery on private sector

Governments need to learn lessons from the private sector, particularly when it comes to using technology to achieve efficiencies in service delivery, according to the Intergenerational Report/

By Rohan Pearce | 05 March, 2015 13:24

Tags: open data, digital disruption, government, Digital Transformation Office

In brief: Countdown to Equinix ME1's official launch

The countdown to the official launch of Equinix's new Melbourne data centre is on, with ME1, along with NY6 in New York, SG3 in Singapore, LD6 in London, and TR2 Toronto, going online "in the coming weeks" the company said in a statement this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 March, 2015 12:25

Tags: data centres, equinix, Data Centre, Data Center

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