Stories by Rohan Pearce


ATO seeks greater engagement with software developers

The Australian Taxation Office is seeking feedback on a draft strategy aimed at increasing the agency's engagement with third-party software developers.

By Rohan Pearce | 10 July, 2015 14:55

Tags: software development, Australian Academy of Technology Sciences and Engineering, Australian Taxation Office, software developers

Telstra to pump another $500 million into mobile network

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has used a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event to announce a boost to the telco’s spending on its mobile network.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 July, 2015 15:32

Tags: 4g, smartphones, Telecommunications, Telstra

Network upgrade nears completion for Reef Hotel Casino

The end is in sight for a two-year network rollout at Queensland's Reef Hotel Casino, according to IT manager Mark Buck.

By Rohan Pearce | 09 July, 2015 12:05

Tags: brocade, gambling, Networking, Case studies, Case Study

Government cloud panel sets record

The federal government's cloud services panel has set a new record: It's the largest whole-of-government ICT panel to be established under the Department of Finance, according to Mundi Tomlinson.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 16:12

Tags: cloud computing, government

'Unprecedented' growth for Brisbane startup scene

The Brisbane startup scene "is on fire" according to River City Labs community manager Josh Anthony.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 15:07

Tags: brisbane, startups, Startup Weekend Brisbane, Startup weekend, River City Labs

Vodafone switches 4G data to new core network

Vodafone's new Ericsson-designed network is now being used for all 4G data by the telco's customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 14:01

Tags: Ericsson, VoLTE, voice over LTE, 4g, Networking, Vodafone, Telecommunications

Ex Oracle VP takes top Aussie role at Symantec

Symantec has appointed Ian McAdam as managing director for Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 12:06

Tags: veritas, symantec

Fujitsu unveils Chromebook managed service offering for enterprises

Fujitsu has launched a managed Chromebook service targeting enterprises in Australia and NZ.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 11:32

Tags: Chrome OS, chromebook, Chromebooks, Fujitsu

Defence extends Optus satellite contract until 2020

The Department of Defence has extended until 2020 its managed satellite services agreement with Optus.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 10:24

Tags: Optus Satellite, optus

Bluedot Innovation aims for the enterprise

Although Australian startup Bluedot Innovation counts SMBs among its customers, co-founder Filip Eldic said the intention has always been to develop a cloud platform that could location services to enterprises.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 July, 2015 08:01

Tags: predictive analytics, location, BlueDot Innovation, location based services, smartphones, location analytics

How getting mobile helped John Holland slash IT costs

A mobility strategy that centres on using virtualization to deliver desktops, apps and data to worksites has saved construction company John Holland millions of dollars, according to David Banger.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 09:46

Tags: virtualization, Citrix, John Holland

An Aussie company is building the world's smallest SDN switch

Australian company Northbound Networks has designed what it says is the world's smallest OpenFlow-capable switch.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 July, 2015 13:14

Tags: OpenFlow, SDN, Networking, Northbound Networks, software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined-networking

Startup Catalyst extends deadline for applications

Startup Catalyst has extended by a week the window for young Queenslanders to apply for its program, which will offer participants a taste of Silicon Valley's startup culture.

By Rohan Pearce | 06 July, 2015 15:32

Tags: startups, Startup Catalyst, River City Labs

Telstra launches its telemedicine service

Telstra Health, the telco's healthcare focussed business, has officially launched its ReadyCare service.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 July, 2015 12:19

Tags: health, telemedicine, Healthcare, Telstra Health, Telstra

NBN issues quarterly construction update

NBN has issued its quarterly construction update, adding 200,000 more premises to the rollout.

By Rohan Pearce | 02 July, 2015 09:09

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

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