Stories by Rohan Pearce


NZ conference to spotlight Drupal's growth

The DrupalSouth conference, held next month in Wellington, New Zealand, will be a chance to register growth of the open source Web platform on both sides of the Tasman according to organisers.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 January, 2014 16:10

Tags: open source, drupal

The rise and rise of JavaScript

There is no end in sight to the rise of JavaScript according to the latest edition of ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar. The January 2014 edition notes that “the ecosystem around JavaScript as a serious application platform continues to evolve”.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 January, 2014 09:43

Tags: javascript

Atlassian welcomes a new generation of devs

Sun, sand and software development methodologies all play an important part in how Atlassian introduces new computer science graduates to the company. The software vendor, best known for its Jira issue-tracking application, today completed its annual on-boarding program, welcoming 18 new graduates to the company's ranks.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 January, 2014 14:13

Tags: atlassian

Joint venture to aid Telstra network services push in Asia

Telstra this afternoon announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Telkom Indonesia to establish a joint venture to deliver cloud, unified communications, managed network and security services in Indonesia.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 January, 2014 15:26

Tags: cloud computing, Telstra

Tech firms seek to snaffle Aussie devs for Silicon Valley

Recruitment company has launched an international "virtual career fair" that seeks to match developers eager to expand their horizons with positions at Silicon Valley tech firms.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 January, 2014 13:05

Tags: careers, silicon valley

More than 100 gTLDs added to the root so far

The Internet's name space continues to expand, with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — ICANN, the organisation that manages the Domain Name System which is ultimately responsible for translating website domain names into IP addresses — this morning announcing that more than 100 generic top-level domains have been added to the root zone.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 January, 2014 11:48

Tags: ICANN, gTLD, top-level domains

Vic govt pushes plan to boost ICT skills

The Victorian government is seeking public feedback on a draft plan to increase the state's ICT skills base.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 January, 2014 15:16

Tags: skills shortage, victorian government

Broadband speed, pricing drag on digital economy

Australia's Internet infrastructure is the biggest factor holding back growth of the digital economy according to a report issued by the Boston Consulting Group.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 January, 2014 16:18

Tags: broadband

Qld Health aftermath: Govt still seeking to redress overpayments

Queensland Health staff have committed to handing back overpayments worth $3.5 million, the state government announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 January, 2014 12:39

Tags: queensland health, Queensland Health payroll bungle

Adobe adds 3D printing support to Photoshop

Software vendor Adobe has added direct support for 3D printing to Photoshop. An updated to the company's subscription-based Creative Cloud suite rolled out on 16 January includes direct support for desktop 3D printers from MakerBot and the Shapeways online 3D printing service.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 January, 2014 16:00

Tags: 3d printing, adobe

SaaS provider sees value in going local for cloud

The decision by Amazon Web Services to set up shop in Australia in 2012, starting up a new region for its cloud computing service hosted out of Sydney, shook up the Australian market.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 January, 2014 12:02

Tags: cloud computing

Google to pick up Nest for $3.2 billion

Google has announced that it will purchase Nest Labs, the California-headquartered company best known for its networked home thermostat.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 January, 2014 09:27

Tags: Internet of Things

Telstra forks over half a mil to ACMA

Telstra has paid a $510,000 penalty for failing to meet one of its nine Customer Service Guarantee benchmarks in the 2012-13 financial year.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 January, 2014 13:40

Tags: Telstra, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Vic. high school takes aim at paper forms

Luther College, an independent secondary school in Melbourne's east, is hoping to be able to cut paper and streamline processing by eventually eliminating paper forms, according to the school's chief technology officer, Chris Topp.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 January, 2014 11:25

Tags: vertel, Networking

'Internet of Everything' worth $4.6 trillion for governments: Cisco

Public sector agencies could potentially realise US$4.6 trillion in revenue, cost cutting and productivity gains worldwide over the next decade thanks to the 'Internet of Everything' according to research launched by networking vendor Cisco at the CES trade show.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 January, 2014 16:45

Tags: Internet of Things

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