Stories by Adam Bender


Usage alert compliance a priority as TCP code enforcement heads into year three

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) hopes to cut bill shock with a renewed emphasis in the coming year on enforcing data usage alerts under the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code, according to an ACMA official.

By Adam Bender | 24 October, 2014 15:10

Tags: TCP code, regulation, usage alerts, bill shock, telecom, unauthorized customer transfers, consumer protection, telcos, prepaid mobile, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), regulatory compliance, complaints, tio

Court delays NBN Co, Pipe Networks battle

The court battle between NBN Co and TPG has been postponed for two weeks.

By Adam Bender | 24 October, 2014 13:43

Tags: fibre to the basement, FTTB, National Broadband Plan, TPG, nbn co, court, Pipe Networks, NBN

Investor visa overhaul to boost venture capital for startups

An overhaul of the significant investor visa will increase startup access to venture capital in Australia, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

By Adam Bender | 23 October, 2014 15:58

Tags: funding, startups, significant investor visa, Ai Group, Venture capital, government

TIO task force to field NBN grievances

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has had to set up a special team to handle rising complaints about the National Broadband Network.

By Adam Bender | 23 October, 2014 08:00

Tags: customer service, complaints, tio, national broadband network, customer satisfaction, telecom, NBN, broadband

Bunnings drives productivity with iPod Touch rollout

Bunnings is aggressively developing mobile apps for its retail employees following a deployment last Christmas of 1500 iPod Touch devices to store staff, according to the company's mobility team leader.

By Adam Bender | 22 October, 2014 08:30

Tags: Bunnings, mobile device management (MDM), apps, consumerisation of IT, coles, Suncorp, ipod touch, bring your own device, mobile, bring your own application, BYOD, BYOA, mobility

Laptops to be managed more like mobiles: AirWatch CEO

Integration with VMware will help AirWatch expand its mobile device management (MDM) to laptops and the Internet of Things, according to AirWatch CEO John Marshall.

By Adam Bender | 21 October, 2014 15:42

Tags: mobile device management (MDM), AirWatch, Internet of Things, mobility, laptops, mobile, VMware

Enterprise must shake core to be innovative: Telstra

To be innovative, a large corporation must do more than build an "innovation centre," according to panellists from Telstra and major Web companies.

By Adam Bender | 20 October, 2014 18:20

Tags: investment, innovation, startups, enterprise, Partnerships, innovation centre

Nine ASIO breaches of wiretapping laws reported in 2013-14

ASIO breached laws governing telecommunications intercepts on nine occasions in the 12-month reporting period ended June 2014, according to a report released by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS).

By Adam Bender | 17 October, 2014 10:47

Tags: warrants, national security, ASIO Act, surveillance, wiretapping, warrantless surveillance, ASIO, IGIS, breaches, TIA Act

NSW govt seeks apps on education, World War I

The New South Wales government has announced a competition for apps based on open public data.

By Adam Bender | 16 October, 2014 15:23

Tags: App Development, apps, nsw, open data, public data, government, competition

CBA opens Innovation Lab inside Sydney HQ

Leading on technology is a “life-and-death matter” for Commonwealth Bank, according to CEO Ian Narev.

By Adam Bender | 16 October, 2014 12:45

Tags: innovation, startups, CBA, accelerator, technology, commonwealth bank, commbank, banks, incubator, financial institutions, Innovation Lab

CommBank CEO says Albert 'took longer than we thought it would'

Security concerns have delayed the release of Commonwealth Bank’s Android-based EFTPOS terminal, CBA executives have revealed.

By Adam Bender | 16 October, 2014 11:20

Tags: payment terminals, pos, security, Eftpos, Android, commonwealth bank, banks, financial institutions, Pi, bank, Albert

Canva creates iPad app

Sydney startup Canva will move into the mobile space with the release of a graphic design app for the iPad.

By Adam Bender | 16 October, 2014 08:00

Tags: startups, guy kawasaki, creative, Lars Rasmussen, Canva, graphic design

NRMA embraces startups, eyes emergency digital assistance

The 94-year-old NRMA seeks to reinvent its business for the 21st century through startups and a digital twist on its roadside assistance program.

By Adam Bender | 15 October, 2014 13:31

Tags: Jumpstart, startups, roadside assistance, emergency digital assistance, cars, smartphones, startup accelerator, mobile, emergency computing assistance, NRMA, business transformation

Startups applaud death of Labor tax rules on employee share options

Australia’s startup scene has welcomed changes by the Abbott government to taxation of employee stock option plans (ESOPs) as a positive first step toward a thriving startup ecosystem.

By Adam Bender | 15 October, 2014 10:54

Tags: funding, Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP), startups, tax, Tony Abbott, employee stock option plans, regulation, competitiveness agenda, Startup

Startups win reform in Abbott's competitiveness agenda

The Australian government will reform how employee share options are taxed to make it easier for startups to attract and retain talent, as part of a $400 million Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda unveiled today by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

By Adam Bender | 14 October, 2014 15:12

Tags: funding, ICT education, STEM education, startups, taxes, tax, Tony Abbott, competitiveness agenda, Australian Government

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