Stories by Rohan Pearce


Driverless cars to be tested on South Australian roads

Driverless cars will be tested on South Australian roads in November as part of a trial backed by the South Australian government.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 July, 2015 15:39

Tags: self-driving cars

Microsoft's Cortana to reach Australia soon(ish)

Microsoft revealed this morning that its digital personal assistant, Cortana, will be available to Australians in the not-too-distant future.

By Rohan Pearce | 21 July, 2015 10:03

Tags: Google Now, mobile applications, cortana, Microsoft, smartphones, voice recognition, Siri, mobile apps

Government seeks smoother NBN transition for end users

The federal government has launched a public consultation on its draft Migration Assurance Policy for the National Broadband Network, which is intended to provide a framework for a hassle-free experience for end users during their shift from the copper network to NBN fixed line services.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 July, 2015 14:31

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

Telstra's new 4G hotspot is designed for cars

Telstra has released a 4G mobile broadband hotspot intended for use in cars.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 July, 2015 14:54

Tags: 4g, mobile broadband, mobility, Telecommunications, Telstra takes top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane, an online service designed to streamline contact centres' outbound calls, took the top spot at Startup Weekend Brisbane.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 July, 2015 09:59

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

Converged infrastructure to underpin desktop virtualization at Mater Health

Ease of deployment and management makes it likely that an increasing proportion of Mater Health Services' virtual desktops will be delivered courtesy of converged infrastructure.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 July, 2015 13:29

Tags: Citrix, Mobile device management, mobility, Nutanix, desktop virtualization, Windows 7, Converged infrastructure, xendesktop, XenMobile MDM, virtualization, windows xp

GovCMS releases its Drupal distribution

The government's govCMS project has made its Drupal distribution available for download.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 July, 2015 10:41

Tags: open source, GovCMS, drupal, government, aGov

Apple to give IPv6 traffic a boost

The next versions of Apple's OS X and iOS operating systems could deliver a significant boost to worldwide IPv6 traffic.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 July, 2015 10:08

Tags: Apple, Networking, IPv6 deployment, ios, ipv4, IPv6 migration, OS X, ipv6

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

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