Stories by Tim Lohman

Open source use in govt is healthy: AGIMO

The Australian Government Information Office (AGIMO) has reported a healthy level of open source software (OSS) use within government agencies during the past year.

By Tim Lohman | 12 December, 2011 12:33

Tags: open source, Australian Government Information Management Office, agimo

Next Generation IT Platform (NGP) value will come: NAB

National Australia Bank (NAB) chief executive, Cameron Clyne, has sought to reassure shareholders that the benefits of the company’s Next Generation IT Platform (NGP) will come.

By Tim Lohman | 27 October, 2011 12:00

Tags: IT transformation, National Australia Bank, internet banking, NAB

End user contracts needed to regain control of BYO devices

IT departments should look to BYO device contracts with company employees as the means for balancing the needs and desires of end users with the requirements of the organisation to manage risk and control cost.

By Tim Lohman | 27 October, 2011 09:40

Tags: BYOD, Gartner, mobility, BYO device, tablet PCs

Telecom shareholders approve demerger

New Zealand Telecom (ASX: TEL) shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favour of demerging its infrastructure business Chorus to allow the company to participate in the country’s Ultra-fast Broadband Network (UFB) project.

By Tim Lohman | 26 October, 2011 11:37

Tags: Networking, UFB, Chorus, fibre, telecom, Telecommunications, broadband

Vodafone upgrading customer service platform

Vodafone is to roll out a new customer service system to help capture the increasing number of social media communications the telco is experiencing with its customer base.

By Tim Lohman | 26 October, 2011 11:08

Tags: Vodafone, twitter, social media, Facebook

VHA wary of NBN customer lock-in

While offering neither fixed line calls or fixed broadband services, Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) believes the National Broadband Network (NBN) will still deliver the telco an increase in business.

By Tim Lohman | 25 October, 2011 08:57

Tags: wireless, fibre, vha, broadband, NBN

NSW govt calls for ICT industry comment

The NSW government is calling on the ICT industry to help shape the recent Digital Economy Action Plan through detailed comment and formal submissions on the plan and its terms of reference.

By Tim Lohman | 24 October, 2011 11:27

Tags: Digital Economy Industry Action Plan, nsw, ICT industry

Woolworths launches Android app

Woolworths has launched its shopping app for Android, following strong demand from its iOS cousin.

By Tim Lohman | 06 September, 2011 10:52

Tags: ios, woolworths, Android, coles

Climate science chewing up supercomputing resources

An "infinite" demand for Australia’s supercomputing resources could threaten the quality of climate change science if more high performance computing isn’t found, a leading academic in the field has warned.

By Tim Lohman | 05 September, 2011 15:00

Tags: supercomputers, climate change, supercomputing

Convergence breaking regulations: ACMA

The rapid convergence of communications and media has caused a meltdown in the effectiveness of existing regulatory arrangements, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

By Tim Lohman | 29 August, 2011 11:51

Tags: Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), government, ACMA, convergence

Vic Electoral Commission votes for new Personnel Management System

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is set to roll out a new Personnel Management System, allowing the commission to centrally manage and provide more consistent staff pay.

By Tim Lohman | 24 August, 2011 11:48

Tags: Personnel Management System, Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), government

Attorney-General's Dept to get its records in order

The federal Attorney-General's Department (AGD) is to drop its TRIM-based records management system and move to one which integrates with the agency’s new Microsoft SharePoint environment.

By Tim Lohman | 24 August, 2011 10:25

Tags: AGD, Attorney-General's Department (AGD), sharepoint 2010, government

Canon print acquistion boosts CSG results

The acquisition of Canon’s print services group has helped IT services company CSG (ASX: CSV) record solid increases in revenue and profit for the year to 30 June 2011.

By Tim Lohman | 23 August, 2011 11:41

Tags: csg, Canon, business

Facebook VOD revs up with Top Gear

Fans of Top Gear can now watch episodes of the BBC car show via Facebook thanks to a new video-on-demand application developed by the public broadcaster.

By Tim Lohman | 23 August, 2011 09:56

Tags: Facebook

Turnbull warns of above CPI NBN price rises

Opposition communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has warned that a special access undertaking (SAU) lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) could see National Broadband Network (NBN) prices rise dramatically in future years.

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