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Stories by Adam Bender


NBN Co chief expects Telstra, Optus talks to end in 2014

By Adam Bender | 23 October, 2014 14:31

National Broadband Network negotiations with Telstra are on the “home stretch” and could be submitted for government approval by the end of the year, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

NSW govt dives deeper into data, digital

By Adam Bender | 22 October, 2014 15:02

The New South Wales government has revealed plans to digitise public records and make it easier for agencies to share data.

Bunnings drives productivity with iPod Touch rollout

By Adam Bender | 22 October, 2014 08:30

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.

Enterprise must shake core to be innovative: Telstra

By Adam Bender | 20 October, 2014 18:20

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

Nine ASIO breaches of wiretapping laws reported in 2013-14

By Adam Bender | 17 October, 2014 10:47

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).

NSW govt seeks apps on education, World War I

By Adam Bender | 16 October, 2014 15:23

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

CBA opens Innovation Lab inside Sydney HQ

By Adam Bender | 16 October, 2014 12:45

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

NRMA embraces startups, eyes emergency digital assistance

By Adam Bender | 15 October, 2014 13:31

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.

Startups win reform in Abbott's competitiveness agenda

By Adam Bender | 14 October, 2014 15:12

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.

Atlassian CEO gets why startups want to leave Australia

By Adam Bender | 14 October, 2014 07:30

Atlassian founder Scott Farquhar said he would not stay in Australia if he was starting a tech company today.

Cloud-first strategy at News Corp requires new skills

By Adam Bender | 08 October, 2014 15:21

The CIO of News Limited Australia has set a goal of moving 75 per cent of the organisation’s compute into the cloud by the end of 2015.

Eftpos goes live with payments infrastructure overhaul

By Adam Bender | 01 October, 2014 10:40

Eftpos has switched on new centralised payments infrastructure that is meant to speed up the rollout of products including Eftpos online and mobile payments.

NRMA accelerates startups with Jumpstart

By Adam Bender | 29 September, 2014 09:52

The National Roads & Motorists’ Association (NRMA) is the latest large organisation to engage with Australian startups, launching an accelerator program called Jumpstart.

IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

By Adam Bender | 18 September, 2014 14:44

Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability

By Adam Bender | 16 September, 2014 14:10

Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.