Stories by Rohan Pearce


iiNet board opts for certainty with TPG

The certainty of the revised TPG offer for Internet service provider iiNet was a key factor in the ISP’s board recommending it over a competing offer from M2, according to iiNet chairperson Michael Smith.

Written by Rohan Pearce07 May 15 08:00

NBN Co talks up potential of HFC, wireless

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce26 Feb. 15 13:05

Telstra CEO David Thodey retires

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

Written by Rohan Pearce20 Feb. 15 08:33

CommBank building on 'technology advantages', CEO says

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce11 Feb. 15 16:34

ICAC inquiry to probe allegations of dodgy IT invoices

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce04 Feb. 15 12:21

Abbott pushes data retention in Press Club address

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce02 Feb. 15 14:00

IBM appoints new local MD

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce07 Jan. 15 11:42

Avaya finds growth in mid-market

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce04 Dec. 14 10:01

Hellmann Australia dumps SAN

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce18 Nov. 14 08:48

Australia backs copyright crackdown in TPP

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce17 Oct. 14 14:20

Curriculum review falls short on ICT, says ACS

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce13 Oct. 14 13:18

Microsoft goes for government with Azure

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce07 Oct. 14 08:30

Why GE Australia wants to invest in software innovation

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.

Written by Rohan Pearce02 Oct. 14 08:00

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