Stories by Rohan Pearce


Australian public cloud market to hit $4.2 billion in 2015: Gartner

The public cloud services market in Australia will hit $4.15 billion this year, Gartner has forecast.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 January, 2015 15:24

Tags: public cloud, Cloud, cloud security, cloud computing, cloud management

NBN Co begins rollout of fibre-to-the-basement services

Forty-three apartment blocks in in the ACT, New South Wales and Victoria will be the first to receive NBN Co's fibre-to-the-basement services.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 January, 2015 10:26

Tags: TPG, Networking, fibre-to-the-building, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, broadband

Telstra delivers 100Gbps on submarine cables

Telstra this morning announced it had launched 100G Wavelength connectivity across submarine cables, covering Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and the US.

ABS mulls using big data to understand Australia's ICT landscape

Big data and data generated as an 'administrative by-product' could be used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in an effort to understand the digital economy and Australia's ICT landscape.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 January, 2015 14:31

Tags: data, big data, Australian Bureau of Statistics, government

Recruit Holdings snaps up IT recruiter Peoplebank

Tokyo-headquartered Recruit Holdings has acquired Australian IT recruiting firm Peoplebank.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 January, 2015 10:13

Tags: recruitment, careers

Contextualisation, personalisation to drive next wave of digital: Acquia CEO

A focus on delivering personalised online experiences is a big part of the next wave of digital transformation for businesses, according to the chief executive of Acquia.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 January, 2015 13:12

Tags: open source, cms, acquia, digital marketing, content management, drupal

In brief: Warning over malware-laced 'Sydney ISIS attack' emails

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has issued a warning about emails claiming to be reports of planned attacks on Sydney by ISIS.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 January, 2015 16:29

Tags: security, malware

Social media delivering for Australian organisations, analysts find

More Australian organisations are seeing a positive return on investment from social media-based advertising, according to Frost & Sullivan.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 January, 2015 14:01

Tags: digital marketing, online advertising, social media

Introducing data retention 'an urgent priority', Brandis argues

Attorney-General George Brandis has used an op-ed in The Australian newspaper to argue for the speedy introduction of a mandatory data retention regime.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 January, 2015 12:36

Tags: national security, civil liberties, George Brandis, data retention, privacy, data retention plan

Researchers measure reach of Australian TorrentLocker variant

Last year there were more than 10,000 web hits related to versions of the TorrentLocker malware tailored to Australian audiences in a single month of monitoring by security researchers.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 January, 2015 11:23

Tags: trend micro, Cryptolocker, TorrentLocker ransomware, ransomware, malware, Bitcoin

NBN: HFC transition plan alarms telco coalition

Allowing NBN Co to carry out construction work on Telstra's HFC network before ownership of the network is transferred to the government-owned company risks giving Telstra an unfair advantage over its competitors, according to the Competitive Carriers Coalition.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 January, 2015 09:53

Tags: hfc, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), competitive carriers coalition, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), Telstra, NBN

Bitcoin inquiry: PayPal calls for clarity on digital currencies

Bitcoin transactions between individual users shouldn't be regulated — but businesses offering services based on Bitcoin and other digital currencies should be regulated in a similar manner to other payment services, PayPal has argued.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 January, 2015 12:00

Tags: digital currency, paypal, Bitcoin

TPG temporarily pulls FTTB offering

TPG has withdrawn its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) products while it moves to comply with a new licence condition imposed by the federal government.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 January, 2015 15:02

Tags: TPG, Networking, nbn co, national broadband network, broadband, NBN

IBM appoints new local MD

IBM has announced a replacement for former Australia and New Zealand managing director Andrew Stevens, who retired in 2014. Stevens had been IBM's A/NZ MD since January 2011.

By Rohan Pearce | 07 January, 2015 11:42

Tags: IBM

MYOB's engineers speed innovation with microservices

There is a revolution going on in the software engineering world, according to MYOB's CTO, Simon Raik-Allen: The shift away from building monolithic applications to microservices.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 December, 2014 12:26

Tags: software development, MYOB, SOA, service-oriented architecture

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