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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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