Stories by Rohan Pearce


Datacom scores $242 million Department of Health contract

Datacom has signed a five-year contract with the Department of Health. Under the $242 million contract, which replaces existing agreements the department had with IBM and Accenture, Datacom will provide ICT infrastructure and support services.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 April, 2015 11:36

Tags: Datacom, health, outsourcing

Harper review calls for scrutiny of intellectual property regime

The 56 recommendations in the final report of the Competition Policy Review include proposals that could have a significant impact on Australia's intellectual property landscape.

By Rohan Pearce | 01 April, 2015 10:47

Tags: patents, copyright, intellectual property

ACCC not sold on all Harper review recommendations

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has indicated its not yet sold on proposals in the Harper review of competition policy that would see the ACCC stripped of some functions, including telecommunications access and pricing oversight.

By Rohan Pearce | 31 March, 2015 16:24

Tags: Telecommunications, competition

Telstra to resell SoftLayer IaaS services

Telstra and IBM have inked an agreement under which the telco will offer SoftLayer cloud services to its customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 31 March, 2015 11:19

Tags: SoftLayer, IBM, Cloud, data centres, infrastructure-as-a-service, Data Center, cloud computing, Data Centre, Telstra

Microsoft hosts Office 365 in Australia

Microsoft today announced that it had switched on on-shore hosting for Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 31 March, 2015 09:52

Tags: Office 365, Microsoft, Cloud, microsoft office, cloud computing, crm

NBN Co launches FTTB offering

NBN Co has formally launched its fibre to the basement (FTTB) product, the company announced early this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 31 March, 2015 09:32

Tags: fibre to the basement, FTTB, fibre-to-the-building, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), Fibre to the building, national broadband network

APIs: From developer tool to business model driver

"The API revolution is upon us," argues Deloitte's Tech Trends 2015 report.

Telstra acquires healthcare analytics company

Telstra's healthcare division has acquired UK-headquartered health analytics company Dr Foster.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2015 15:17

Tags: Telstra Health, Telstra

Data retention: Telstra to keep customer data within Australia

Telstra will store data that it is forced to retain under the government's new data retention regime within Australia, the telco has revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2015 11:22

Tags: data retention, metadata, Telstra, data retention plan, privacy

Coalition and Labor push through data retention

The government’s data retention bill has successfully made it through the Senate, with the Coalition, Labor and the Palmer United Party’s Dio Wang voting for the legislation.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 20:31

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Government urged to consult on anti-piracy scheme

The Internet Society of Australia and industry group Communications Alliance have urged caution on the government's new anti-piracy scheme. Under the government's plan, ISPs can be compelled to block websites associated with copyright infringement.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 16:10

Tags: copyright, Communications Alliance, Internet Society, piracy, copyright infringement

Copyright crackdown: Government introduces website-blocking bill

The government has introduced a bill that will allow copyright holders to apply for court orders forcing ISPs to block access to pirate websites.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 12:47

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Data retention debate: Labor has 'vacated the field,' says Ludlam

The crossbenchers have provided the "true opposition" to the government's proposed data retention regime, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam told a press conference earlier today.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2015 17:05

Tags: Greens, civil liberties, data retention, Scott Ludlam, privacy, data retention plan acquires Spanish online marketplace has made its second acquisition this year, picking up Spanish language online skills market

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2015 13:02


Australia's digital economy to hit $139 billion by 2020

The Internet and the "digitally enabled economy" are forecast to contribute $139 billion to gross domestic product within half a decade.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2015 11:02

Tags: digital economy

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