Stories by Renai LeMay

Telstra considering shift to Windows Live

Australia's biggest telco Telstra is considering dumping the email, blogging, photos and online storage platforms used by customers of its BigPond internet service provider division and migrating customers to Microsoft's Windows Live platform.

AFP drops charges on Google Street View blunder

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has dropped charges against Google related to the collection of Wi-Fi data by its Street View cars, noting the data collection may have been "inadvertent" rather than a deliberate privacy breach.

Filter gets a new date: Mid-2013

Legislation supporting Labor’s mandatory internet filtering project may not hit parliament until mid-2013, according to advice provided to Stephen Conroy by his department — a timeframe which may make it an issue in the next election.

Carr backs venture capital to tune of $80m

The Federal Government has injected $80 million into four Australian venture capital funds, with the aim of stimulating innovation and accelerating commercialisation in early stage Australian companies.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Australian pricing

Today sees the Australian launch of the tablet device which global gadget blog Engadget has labelled "the first true competitor to Apple's iPad" -- Samsung's Galaxy Tab.

Optus launches 'My Tab' Android tablet

Fresh on the heels of Telstra's launch of its own self-branded Android tablet device, Optus has confirmed it will launch a similar tablet at a price point $20 cheaper than Telstra.

Corporate Express deploys Cisco infrastructure

Business support specialist Corporate Express has deployed Cisco’s combined server and network infrastructure as part of plans to fully implement virtualisation and private cloud computing within its operations.

Qantas looks to cloudy skies

Chris Seller is Qantas' chief IT architect and head of Operations for its Corporate Services and Technology division. The executive is a veteran of the airline, having held senior IT roles within its ranks for over a decade, including as the head of IT for its Jetstar subsidiary. Seller took some time out recently to speak about Qantas' cloud computing strategy and the issue in general.

Conroy to discuss Tassie NBN joint venture with Bartlett

Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, confirmed this week that he would meet with Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett, to discuss the commercial structure of the NBN in the state amid criticism from the Opposition that a planned joint venture with State Government-owned utility Aurora Energy has not eventuated.

Adam Internet joins terabyte party

Adelaide-based Adam Internet has become the latest internet service provider to offer its customers a broadband plan with a terabyte or more of download quota included.

Westpac deploys VCE private cloud

Top-tier Australian bank Westpac this afternoon revealed it had over the past year deployed its own private cloud computing facility within its operations, working closely with the VMware, Cisco and EMC cloud consortium to do so.

Australian cloud market crowds up as Fujitsu moves in

The Australian market for cloud computing services intensified further this week, with several major IT services firms releasing details of their push to win business from large organisations increasingly demonstrating an appetite for the next generation platform.