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Stories by Adam Bender


NBN Co aims to serve 1 million premises by next July

By Adam Bender | 28 August, 2014 14:28

NBN Co aims to have National Broadband Network service available to about 1 million homes and businesses in financial-year 2014-15, up from 552,000 in FY 2013-14, CEO Bill Morrow said today as the company announced financial results for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

Are startups and enterprises better together?

By Adam Bender | 27 August, 2014 14:32

Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.

IBM launches on-shore SoftLayer cloud services in Australia

By Adam Bender | 26 August, 2014 10:44

SoftLayer will launch its first Australian data centre next month in Melbourne, the cloud provider and its parent IBM have announced.

More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft

By Adam Bender | 20 August, 2014 09:53

Australian workers still appreciate their playtime in an always-connected world, according to a study released today by Microsoft.

Android sales up, but iPad 2 is Australia's favourite tablet

By Adam Bender | 19 August, 2014 10:22

Android has the edge over Apple in tablet sales for the first time in Australia, according to a Telsyte report on the six-month period ending 30 June.

Australia Post links up with myGov for digital mail delivery

By Adam Bender | 18 August, 2014 15:32

Australians can now have digital messages from myGov forwarded to an Australia Post digital mailbox under a trial by the Department of Human Services.

Canberra public Wi-Fi network to power smart parking

By Adam Bender | 12 August, 2014 13:57

Smart parking, lighting and waste management could soon be coming to Canberra, according to the ACT government official leading the city’s digital city initiative.

Bendigo Bank says it beats PayPal on trust

By Adam Bender | 11 August, 2014 11:58

Banks can win against the fast-growing PayPal because they are more trusted by customers, according to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank managing director, Mike Hirst.

Study Group automates admissions with cloud BPM

By Adam Bender | 06 August, 2014 13:52

Study Group is moving its admissions process into the cloud as part of a larger strategy to move away from bespoke systems over the next two to three years.

Perth mayor drills down on big data

By Adam Bender | 05 August, 2014 15:55

The Lord Mayor of Perth has embraced big data to help the city better plan for population growth and make smarter infrastructure decisions.

Former Telstra official slams Labor's NBN

By Adam Bender | 05 August, 2014 11:00

“NBN Co was not fit for purpose,” according to the Coalition government’s latest report on the National Broadband Network.

Vodafone says it's 'right in the middle' of turnaround

By Adam Bender | 30 July, 2014 09:25

Vodafone is halfway through its three-year turnaround initiative, Vodafone's chief marketer Kim Clarke this week told the ADMA Forum in Sydney.

Connected home brings new revenue opportunity for telcos: Ovum

By Adam Bender | 28 July, 2014 14:07

The rise of the Internet of Things could allow telcos to provide a “quint-play” of services, according to an Ovum report.

IRESS fights Allen Curve, 'shotgun emails' with unified desktop

By Adam Bender | 24 July, 2014 14:24

Australian software company IRESS hopes a unified desktop can bring global staff closer and make them more productive, according to chief operating officer, Steve Barnes.

Good data the key to responsive change: Baxter Healthcare

By Adam Bender | 24 July, 2014 11:54

Baxter Healthcare has used business intelligence data analysis to reduce errors and enhance customer experience, according to Baxter Healthcare IT director, Marise Hannaford.