Stories by Rohan Pearce


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

Kingswood Primary deals with the iPad-driven data deluge

iPads can play a great role in engaging students, but using them as an effective pedagogical tool in classrooms relies on having adequate infrastructure to support them, according to Aaron Cox.

By Rohan Pearce | 05 June, 2014 12:32

Tags: Broadband solutions, education, Networking, Google Drive, Kingswood Primary School, Google Apps, iPad

ACT govt aims to save with hybrid cloud, energy efficient ICT

The ACT government expects to save $8.6 million over four years with a whole-of-government ICT transformation program that will see the territory's government employ hybrid cloud.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 June, 2014 16:00

Tags: Australian Capital Territory, Cloud, government, ACT, cloud computing

NBN Co mum on Telstra negotiations, copper costs

Negotiations with Telstra over a new National Broadband Network deal in light of the government ditching its predecessor's fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout are "progressing" according to NBN Co – but that's pretty much the extent of the information that the company charged with rolling out the NBN is willing to reveal publicly.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 May, 2014 09:21

Tags: JB Rousselot, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, Scott Ludlam, Telstra

It’s Thursday afternoon. Do you know where your applications are?

Do you know where your applications are? Probably not, according to Fujitsu's Chris Gaskin. At least, not all of them.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 May, 2014 12:53

Tags: databases, Microsoft Access, legacy, Fujitsu

When digital marketing meets open source

It's a product that actually costs nothing, is up against entrenched competitors, and exists in a category that enterprises have in the past been wary of. All in all, marketing open source to marketers was probably never going to be an easy job.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2014 14:27

Tags: marketing, open source, digital marketing, Dries Buytaert, acquia, content management, content management software, drupal

Queensland government to go cloud-first

Cloud computing will be placed "at the centre of government ICT reform" under a new IT strategy update released by the Queensland government today.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 May, 2014 14:09

Tags: queensland government, Cloud, government, queensland, cloud computing

How to cope after your CIO Googles DevOps

So your CIO thinks that cloud, BYOD and big data are all passé and now has declared The Next Big Thing in the IT department will be DevOps — and hey, even worse, he or she used the Google and has seen that Big Vendor X and Big Vendor Y offer 'DevOps-ready products' so all that it's going to take is picking up a bunch of overpriced automation tools.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 May, 2014 10:20

Tags: Gartner, IT Operations, developers, Devops, agile, agile software

.melbourne top-level domain moves closer to Web

The Victorian government has signed a registry agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), moving the .melbourne domain one step closer to the Web. The first .melbourne domains are likely to come online in mid-2014, according to ARI Registry Services.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 May, 2014 14:52

Tags: ICANN, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, gTLD, ARI Registry Services, security, .melbourne, domain names, domains

The final countdown: NBN Co issues warning on first copper shutdowns

Tomorrow marks a major milestone for (what’s left of) the National Broadband Network: The copper network will be switched off in the first areas to receive NBN fibre.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 May, 2014 11:22

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

Why Victoria's fire services turned to cloud for capacity

Inadequate infrastructure to cope with end user demand can cripple an organisation and risks doing damage to reputation and revenue. But when your organisation needs to deliver information that may mean the difference between life and death the stakes are, obviously, a lot higher.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 May, 2014 13:20

Tags: smartphones apps, Amazon Web Services, amazon, mobility, Cloud, AWS, cloud computing, mobile apps, natural disasters

BYOD++: Vic govt eyes 'bring your own everything' policy

Victoria will look to develop policies that could see employees of government agencies not just using their personal phones or tablets in the office but choose to use their own applications in the workplace.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 May, 2014 11:07

Tags: mobility, Victoria, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), smartphones, tablets, bring your own device, victorian government, BYOA, BYOD, Gordon Rich-Phillips

NBN: Visionstream scores $90m greenfields contract extension

NBN Co has handed Leighton Contractors subsidiary Visionstream a two-year contract extension for network design and construction in three states. The contract covers Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland and is worth $90 million.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 May, 2014 10:06

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

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