Stories by Rohan Pearce


NBN Co talks up potential of HFC, wireless

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:05

NBN Co has talked up a planned increase to the maximum speed offered on the fixed wireless component of the National Broadband Network and the potential of the company's HFC network to hit gigabit speeds.

Telstra CEO David Thodey retires

By Rohan Pearce | 20 February, 2015 08:33

Telstra's chief financial officer, Andrew Penn, will from 1 May replace David Thodey as chief executive officer.

CommBank building on 'technology advantages', CEO says

By Rohan Pearce | 11 February, 2015 16:34

The Commonwealth Bank has announced statutory net profit after tax of $4.535 billion for the half year ending 31 December, up 8 per cent compared to the half ending December 2013.

ICAC inquiry to probe allegations of dodgy IT invoices

By Rohan Pearce | 04 February, 2015 12:21

New South Wales' Independent Commission Against Corruption has announced it will later this month launch a public inquiry into the conduct of an IT manager accused of issuing false invoices while employed at three NSW universities.

Abbott pushes data retention in Press Club address

By Rohan Pearce | 02 February, 2015 14:00

The government's counter-terrorism efforts and its plan to implement a controversial mandatory data retention scheme made the cut in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's highly anticipated National Press Club address.

IBM appoints new local MD

By Rohan Pearce | 07 January, 2015 11:42

IBM has announced a replacement for former Australia and New Zealand managing director Andrew Stevens, who retired in 2014. Stevens had been IBM's A/NZ MD since January 2011.

Avaya finds growth in mid-market

By Rohan Pearce | 04 December, 2014 10:01

Avaya sees opportunities for growth in the Australian mid-market as it continues its move from a primarily hardware and software company to a software and services business, according to Tony Simonsen, Avaya's MD for Australia/New Zealand.

Hellmann Australia dumps SAN

By Rohan Pearce | 18 November, 2014 08:48

Logistics company, Hellmann Australia, has moved from a conventional blade server and SAN setup to converged infrastructure in order to switch from big bang upgrades to incremental storage and compute capacity increases.

Data retention laws 'can't be and they won't be' used against pirates: Brandis

By Rohan Pearce | 04 November, 2014 09:07

Attorney-General George Brandis has said that the government's proposed data retention laws "can't be and they won't be" used to pursue Australians engaged in online copyright violation.

'Service revolution' driving customer growth at Westpac: Kelly

By Rohan Pearce | 03 November, 2014 14:17

The 'service revolution' strategy that Westpac embarked on this year has helped drive customer growth for the bank according to chief executive Gail Kelly.

Australia backs copyright crackdown in TPP

By Rohan Pearce | 17 October, 2014 14:20

Leaked details of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations reveal that Australia is pushing an approach to copyright enforcement in the region that appears to ignore broader public interest concerns in favour of the supporting rights owners.

Curriculum review falls short on ICT, says ACS

By Rohan Pearce | 13 October, 2014 13:18

The Australian Computer Society hit out at a recommendation of the government-commissioned review of the Australian school curriculum that the 'technologies' subject should be introduced at Year 9 as an elective for students.

Microsoft goes for government with Azure

By Rohan Pearce | 07 October, 2014 08:30

As the official launch of Microsoft's local region for its Azure cloud computing approaches, the vendor has announced the completion of an Industry Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) audit.

Why GE Australia wants to invest in software innovation

By Rohan Pearce | 02 October, 2014 08:00

GE Australia CIO Mark Sheppard has pitched the creation of a local ‘software centre of excellence’ to GE's global CEO, Jeff Immelt, as part of a process of the conglomerate devolving more software development to regional subsidiaries.

Senate rejects attempt to limit ASIO hacking powers

By Rohan Pearce | 25 September, 2014 14:14

The Senate has rejected an attempt by the Greens to impose a limit on the number of devices that can be covered by a single computer access warrant obtained by ASIO.