Stories by Tim Lohman

3 boosts 3G coverage

In a move designed to life uptake of its mobile broadband and 3G mobile services, Hutchison owned 3 Mobile has announced it has boosted 3G coverage and cut the rate of its roaming charges.

2008 spam was 62 trillion messages: McAfee

The global energy bill required to transmit, process and filter spam e-mail in 2008 totaled some 33 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), according to a new report commissioned by security software vendor McAfee and carried out by ICF International.

Qantas to shed 1750 staff

Qantas has announced that it is to shed some 500 management positions as the economic crisis bites hard into its bottom line.

US FTTH model could cut NBN costs, risk: Internode

Much of the risk and associated cost with the roll out of the federal government’s proposed $43 billion national broadband network (NBN) could be averted through modeling its roll out on AT&T’s US U-Verse fibre to the home network, a senior ISP network engineer has said.

Conroy defends NBN funding arrangements

The federal government has defended itself from Opposition criticism of the way in which it proposes to fund the company which will build the $43 billion national broadband network (NBN) announced yesterday.

NSW govt ups first home owners grant fraud detection

The NSW Government will soon have a new weapon to combat fraudulent claims for the First Home Owners (FHO) grant. The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) has announced it has begun implementing a new online name and address search application, Informatica Identity Resolution (IIR), which will allow it to dramatically improve its detection rate on FHO grant fraud.

SOA evolving thanks to cloud computing: Gartner

The growing prevalence of software as a service (SaaS), business process management (BPM) and cloud computing is helping drive service oriented architecture (SOA) adoption, despite a number of high profile failures, Gartner has said.

Thiess data consolidation project passes half way mark

Australian mining, construction and services contractor Thiess has announced it is more than half way through an IT consolidation process that will see it centralise data from some 200 operational sites into a single data centre location.

ACCC questions Hutchison, Vodafone merger

The ACCC has warned that the proposed merger between Hutchison and Vodafone, announced on February 9th, could lead to increased prices for mobile telephony and mobile broadband (MBB).

Telstra goes live with T-Suite SaaS platform

Telstra has announced that its software as a service (SaaS) platform T-Suite has gone live. The platform, launched in beta in November last year, allows organisations to lease software from the telco for a recurring monthly fee.

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