Stories by Adam Bender


Sedgman unearths greater value for cost with ITSM switch

Sedgman has cut its IT service management costs in three by shifting ITSM platforms, according to Sedgman IT Manager, Andrew Reid.

By Adam Bender | 17 April, 2014 10:25

Tags: Sedgman, Cloud, IT Service Management (ITSM), mining, Front Range HEAT, Case Study

TPG should pay rural levy for each FTTB service: NBN Co

NBN Co has proposed that TPG and other infrastructure competitors cross-subsidise the rural National Broadband Network build when they cherry-pick high value customers in urban areas with fibre-to-the-basement.

By Adam Bender | 16 April, 2014 12:44

Tags: Bill Morrow, universal service obligation (USO), TPG, fibre, national broadband network, financial results, NBN, broadband

NBN Co hits 105Mbps in limited FTTN trial

NBN Co achieved 105 megabits per second download speeds in a of test of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology at a shop on the New South Wales Central Coast.

By Adam Bender | 16 April, 2014 10:09

Tags: Bill Morrow, FTTN, fibre to the node, national broadband network, nbn co, umina, NBN, trial

In pictures: Australia's first Bitcoin ATM pops up in Sydney

Get ready to buy and sell Bitcoin at the mall. ABA Technologies has launched Australia's first Bitcoin ATM machine in Sydney.

By Adam Bender | 15 April, 2014 12:32

Tags: gallery, currency exchange, Sydney, cryptocurrency, pictures, Bitcoin, ABA Technologies, photos, cash machine, ATM machine, Westfield

Market failures stifling Australian startups: StartupAUS

Australia’s tech startups are urging the government to better promote entrepreneurs and innovation.

By Adam Bender | 15 April, 2014 09:55

Tags: startups, economy, Australia, entrepreneur, government

Cyclone cuts through telecom networks in Queensland

Australia’s telcos are busy restoring services following Tropical Cyclone Ita’s landing in Queensland over the weekend.

By Adam Bender | 14 April, 2014 13:17

Tags: ADSL, cyclone, landline, Telco, optus, mobile, broadband, Telstra, outages, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, networks, ITA

Parliament should unite to remove innovation barriers: Clare

The government and opposition can agree to fix issues holding back Australian startups and innovation, according to Communications Shadow Minister Jason Clare.

By Adam Bender | 09 April, 2014 13:56

Tags: ICT skills, innovation, share options, startups, copyright reform, crowdfunding, Parliament, politics, Jason Clare

Labor urges end to TPG FTTB rollout

The government must stop TPG from poaching high value customers from the NBN, said Communications Shadow Minister Jason Clare at the CommsDay conference today in Sydney.

By Adam Bender | 09 April, 2014 11:59

Tags: FTTB, renegotiation, TPG, national broadband network, MyBroadband website, government, NBN, Telstra, politics, Jason Clare, Malcolm Turnbull

Key challenges ahead for new NBN Co CEO

Bill Morrow has formally taken the reins of NBN Co as the company undergoes a controversial transition to a multi-technology National Broadband Network.

By Adam Bender | 08 April, 2014 12:49

Tags: Bill Morrow, negotiation, renegotiation, ziggy switkowski, nbn co, government, NBN, Telstra

Data opportunity 'enormous' for energy sector: ElectraNet

Big data analytics will be critical to the future of the electricity industry, according to the senior IT manager of ElectraNet.

By Adam Bender | 07 April, 2014 15:30

Tags: vendor relationships, electricity, security, big data, social media, energy, ElectraNet, Case Study, virtualisation, analytics, Dell

Virgin drops data overage fees by 75 per cent

Data-hungry customers at Virgin Mobile will soon feel less pain for going over their monthly limit.

By Adam Bender | 07 April, 2014 14:08

Tags: data, excess, virgin mobile, bill shock, wireless, mobile, fees

Paper company IT head takes digital notes

The IT manager of Avery Products Australia, a large paper company, has revealed that an electronic pen is critical to his workflow.

By Adam Bender | 03 April, 2014 11:22

Tags: Kaz Capital, Evernote, Avery, Livescribe, electronic pen, smartpen, SmartDigitalMedia, Notes, note taking, digital

Glasses seller makes customer the designer with 3D printing

Sydney startup Sneaking Duck has announced it will personalise glasses frames for customers by using 3D printing.

By Adam Bender | 02 April, 2014 16:00

Tags: marketing, glasses, eyewear, 3d printing, Sneaking Duck, personalisation, Startup

Google Glass app tells you when you're broke

Pocketbook is building a Google Glass app that will let users see if they can afford the goods or services they’re eyeing

By Adam Bender | 02 April, 2014 10:46

Tags: wearable devices, wearable computing, startups, Pocketbook,, finance, banks, Google Glass

Optus must allow customers misled by ad to cancel service

Optus customers who signed contracts after seeing a January ad comparing the sizes of the Optus and Telstra network should be allowed to cancel their contracts without penalty, the Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled.

By Adam Bender | 01 April, 2014 13:41

Tags: marketing, advertising, ad, Supreme Court of Victoria, lawsuit, misleading, optus, Telstra, courts

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