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TPG has withdrawn its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) products while it moves to comply with a new licence condition imposed by the federal government.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

'Managed cloud' a return to Rackspace's roots, says CTO

The announcement earlier this year that Rackspace would stop offering commodity IaaS cloud services represents something of a return to the company's roots, according to the company's global CTO, John Engates.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 December, 2014 09:22

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, rackspace

Data retention: It's really, really important (but we still can't give you any details)

As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 December, 2014 13:48

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, privacy

Remote management delivers for West Gippsland school

Chairo Christian School in Victoria has implemented a remote management platform for PCs as it prepares for growth in the number of devices used by students and staff on its cross-campus network.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 December, 2014 14:43

Tags: remote management, education, Case studies, Case Study, kaseya

Call for release of Trans-Pacific Partnership text

Forty-eight non-government organisations have issued a call for the release of the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 December, 2014 16:27

Tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 December, 2014 09:55

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, TPG, National Broadband Network (NBN), national broadband network, Telecommunications, broadband

Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 December, 2014 16:02

Tags: National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, optus, Telstra

Microsoft adds support for Bitcoin

Microsoft has announced it will support the use of the Bitcoin crypto-currency for purchasing digital goods.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 December, 2014 09:51

Tags: digital currency, Bitcoin

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