Stories by Tim Lohman

PM begins blogging

In a move that may suggest greater use of Web 2.0 tools by the federal government, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has begun blogging.

By Tim Lohman | 17 July, 2009 16:01

Tags: prime minister, social networking, Kevin Rudd

Cisco, EMC, VMware form private cloud pact

The current ratio of IT spend on maintaining IT systems against innovation has become unsustainable according to EMC’s Australian president, David Webster.

By Tim Lohman | 02 June, 2009 14:22

Tags: cisco, emc, VMware

ACCC approves Voda-Hutch merger

Following a three month investigation, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given the greenlight for the merger of Vodafone and Hutchinson to go ahead.

By Tim Lohman | 01 June, 2009 10:23

Tags: Australian mobile market, accc, IDC, Vodafone, hutchison, vha

Monash eyes video conferencing for collaboration boost

Monash University is upping its use of next generation, high definition video conferencing in an effort to foster greater collaboration between students, lecturers and researchers.

By Tim Lohman | 27 May, 2009 13:28

Tags: aarnet, Video Conferencing, Monash University, collaboration

EBay defends online ticket resales

EBay has defended its policies on the reselling of event tickets on its site following the mass posting of AC/DC tickets on its site just hours after the tickets went on sale, and promptly sold out, yesterday.

By Tim Lohman | 26 May, 2009 15:46

Tags: Ticketek, e-commerce, music, ebay, scalping, acdc

Ticketek Thunderstruck by AC/DC ticket sales demand

Online ticket sales site Ticketek was this morning paralysed by demand for tickets to AC/DC’s Black Ice Australian tour, which went on sale this morning at 9am.

By Tim Lohman | 25 May, 2009 10:42

Tags: Ticketek, e-commerce, infrastructure management, twitter, ac/dc

Swine Flu Prompts Aussie CIOs to Revisit Business Continuity Plans

Australian health authorities may have given the all clear for two local suspected cases of the [[artnid:300804|swine flu virus|new]] -- which has killed more than 80 people in Mexico and infected 20 in the United States -- but concern over the spread of the potentially fatal disease has local CIOs revisiting their business continuity plans (BCP).

By Tim Lohman | 28 April, 2009 10:28

Tags: disaster recovery, pandemic, Business Continuity, swine flu

CSIRO developing 100Mbit wireless broadband

Wireless technology currently in development by the CSIRO may be the key to bringing a cost effective National Broadband Network to regional and rural Australia, according to the national science organisation.

By Tim Lohman | 27 April, 2009 11:59

Tags: CSIRO, zelinksy, wireless, NBN

My Net Fone to launch Naked ADSL2+

My Net Fone is to launch a national Naked ADSL2+ service in mid-May aimed at encouraging fixed line telephony users to ditch their current provider in favour of fast broadband and VoIP telephony services from the company.

By Tim Lohman | 23 April, 2009 15:46

Tags: my net fone, adsl2, broadband

Commbank signs up to $1 billion Telstra services deal

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has announced Telstra is to be the beneficiary of a 10 year, up to $1 billion, managed service contract ahead of a planned telecommunications network upgrade aimed at creating a future-proof IT platform.

By Tim Lohman | 22 April, 2009 10:00

Tags: CBA, outsourcing, commonwealth bank, Telstra

Financial crisis challenging CIOs: VMware

The global financial crisis is causing CIOs to jump through more hoops than ever to get their IT projects approved, according to VMware’s APAC managing director Paul Harapin.

By Tim Lohman | 21 April, 2009 16:35

Tags: paul harapin, vSphere, cloud computing, virtualisation

UniSA launches sustainable energy centre

The University of South Australia (UniSA) has opened a Sustainable Energy Industry Support Centre aimed at speeding up the development of advanced solar thermal technologies.

By Tim Lohman | 20 April, 2009 14:50

Tags: federal government, adelaide, solar, unisa

Infosys Australia launches SI, consulting practice

Infosys Australia has launched a consulting and systems integration practice in a bid to help it weather the global financial crisis.

By Tim Lohman | 17 April, 2009 13:55

Tags: global financial crisis, infosys, outsourcing

NBN 'Reckless': Minchin

Shadow minister for Communications Senator Nick Minchin has pointed to the findings of two studies as evidence of the “expose the recklessness” of the Rudd Government’s $43 billion National Broadband Network.

By Tim Lohman | 17 April, 2009 09:39

Tags: charles sturt university, Stephen Conroy, national broadband network, nick minchin

Government Weak on IT Security: WA Auditor General

The WA Office of the Auditor General has slammed the privacy practices of government agencies saying that in many, fundamental weaknesses in all of the key areas of information security are present.

By Tim Lohman | 16 April, 2009 17:26

Tags: audit, security, data breach, WA, government

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