Stories by Rohan Pearce


In brief: NAB opens API to Xero

Xero’s software-as-a-service accounting package will connect to NAB’s core API under a partnership announced by the two companies.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 17:20

Tags: National Australia Bank, xero, Cloud, banking, National Australia Bank (NAB), cloud computing

Dallas Buyers Club and ISPs wrangle over costs

Dallas Buyers Club LLC and a group of ISPs, including iiNet and a number of its subsidiaries, were this morning back in court as the judge presiding over the legal wrangle prepares to make orders on costs.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 16:58

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

Government-private sector collaboration vital for cyber security: Brandis

The Australian Cyber Security Centre offers “a single location for government and business to collaborate on operational cyber security matters” and “represents a fundamental shift in the way that government wants to partner with business on cyber security,” Attorney-General George Brandis has said in remarks prepared for the ACSC’s Canberra conference today.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 16:03

Tags: Australian Cyber Security Centre, information security, George Brandis, security, government, Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), cyber security

Singtel gets go-ahead for ASX delisting

Singtel has announced that it has been given approval by the ASX to delist from the exchange.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 15:40

Tags: singtel, optus, Telecommunications

Government security advice updated for cloud-first era

The Australian Signals Directorate has published an updated version of its guide designed to help government agencies secure their data.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 April, 2015 11:35

Tags: security, Cloud, Australian Signals Directorate, cloud security, government, cloud computing

Government just doesn't 'get' startups, says StartupAUS

Despite some initiatives that will help make life easier for Australian startups, the government still doesn't really understand what tech startups are and their potential impact on the country's economy, according to StartupAUS.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 14:57

Tags: startups, StartupAUS

Business as usual for Optus, Singtel says

The decision to delist Singtel from the ASX shouldn't be taken as sign of a decreased commitment to the Australian market, the parent company of Optus has stressed.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 12:03

Tags: ASX, singtel, optus

Sydney to be home to Microsoft flagship store

Microsoft Australia has revealed that Sydney has been selected to house the first Microsoft flagship store outside of North America.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 April, 2015 09:58

Tags: Pip Marlow, Microsoft, Microsoft Australia, Microsoft Store

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

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