Stories by Tim Lohman

Legend sights bright side to floods

Memory and semiconductor manufacturer Legend Corporation (ASX:LGD) is one of the first Australian IT companies to signal that it stands to benefit from infrastructure rebuilding efforts following January’s floods.

By Tim Lohman | 09 February, 2011 15:49

Tags: legend corporation, financial results, Queensland floods, ASX:LGD

Commbank IT modernisation spending tips $1.1b

The Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) has flagged a “revised scope and costing” of its multi-year core banking modernisation program, tipping the scales at $1.1 billion.

By Tim Lohman | 09 February, 2011 11:27

Tags: core banking modernisation, IT spending, commonwealth bank, finance, commbank

Defence to up ICT security skills

Defence is set to brush up on ICT security skills, signalling intentions to provide all personnel with additional training on technology-related risk.

By Tim Lohman | 07 February, 2011 13:37

Tags: defence, Kokoda Foundation, security, cyber security

Telstra, Vodafone report effects of cyclone Yasi

Telstra has set about assessing the initial impact of cyclone Yasi on its network and the safety of its staff in North Queensland.

By Tim Lohman | 04 February, 2011 11:21

Tags: landlines, Networking, Vodafone, wireless, vha, queensland, mobile, broadband, Telstra, Telecommunications, Cyclone Yasi

Public support for NBN waning?

Public support for the National Broadband Network (NBN) could be on the wane with a new poll finding both Liberal/National and Labor voters favour the private sector, rather than the government, to deliver broadband services.

By Tim Lohman | 01 February, 2011 12:45

Tags: nbn co, access economics, essenial research, NBN

Floods, mining boom could delay NBN rollout

NBN Co, the company responsible for delivering the National Broadband Network (NBN), may face a skills shortage and consequent project delays as a result of rebuilding efforts in post-flood Queensland and continued mining projects.

By Tim Lohman | 01 February, 2011 11:49

Tags: skills shortage, nbn co, access economics, Access Economics-Arup, National Broadband Network (NBN)

NSW to adopt e-voting

The NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) is to implement an electronic voting system, iVote, for the next State Government election due in early 2011.

By Tim Lohman | 21 June, 2010 16:26

Tags: i-vote, e-voting, election, government

NAB reports online banking login issues

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is reporting issues with its online banking portal and directing customers to use its phone banking system as an alternate.

By Tim Lohman | 31 January, 2011 14:08

Tags: computer glitch, twitter, National Australia Bank (NAB), online banking, NAB

AGIMO releases open source software principles

The Australian Government has released a new policy aiming to strengthen the consideration of open source by agencies in their software procurements.

By Tim Lohman | 27 January, 2011 12:41

Tags: open source, procurement, Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)

UXC touts largest ICT services deals ever

UXC (ASX:UXC) has picked up two Victorian public sector contract wins, securing managed IT infrastructure contracts for up to five years with the Victoria WorkCover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission.

By Tim Lohman | 25 January, 2011 11:18

Tags: Cris Nicolli, UXC, victorian government

Vodafone to waive Qld flood mobile bills

Vodafone and 3 will waive a month’s worth of mobile bills of customers in 25 of the worst affected areas in the current Queensland floods.

By Tim Lohman | 20 January, 2011 16:57

Tags: security, Vodafone, Queensland floods, vha, Piper Alderman, 3, privacy

AFP to overhaul antivirus, anti-malware security

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is to overhaul its data and systems security shortly, with the deployment of new organisation-wide antivirus and anti-malware suites.

By Tim Lohman | 20 January, 2011 10:54

Tags: Australian Federal Police (AFP), security, AFP, anti-malware, antivirus

DFAT to expand use of biometrics

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has flagged facial recognition as an ongoing area of development in its increased use of biometric technology.

By Tim Lohman | 19 January, 2011 16:35

Tags: Australian passports office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), biometrics

AUKMIN talks lead to cyber security commitment

Australia and the UK have committed to furthering cyber security between the two countries under the existingAustralia-UK Ministerial (AUKMIN) consultations currently underway.

By Tim Lohman | 19 January, 2011 10:17

Tags: security, Australia UK Ministerial (AUKMIN), cyber security

Pirate Party rallies support for WikiLeaks

A rally organised by the Australian Pirate Party to rally support for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is scheduled to go ahead this Saturday.

By Tim Lohman | 14 January, 2011 12:52

Tags: Julian Assange, wikileaks, Pirate Party

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