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Stories by Adam Bender


Sydney financial tech startup hub to open in May

By Adam Bender | 03 March, 2015 15:52

A new co-working space in Sydney hopes to bring together financial tech startups into 1230 square metres of collaborative office space.

How Suncorp and Helloworld are driving into digital with data

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 17:00

Suncorp and Helloworld see their digital strategies as critical to survival in an increasingly data-driven world, according to executives from each company.

$2.8 million upgrade for NSW Government Radio Network

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 16:13

The New South Wales government revealed a $2.8 million upgrade of the radio communications network used by the state’s emergency services.

Data makes Internet of Things more than ‘tinkerer’s dream’: Microsoft

By Adam Bender | 25 February, 2015 15:06

What makes Internet of Things special? It’s not the things, according to a Microsoft official.

Telstra wins $12.5 million Allianz contract

By Adam Bender | 25 February, 2015 10:21

Telstra signed a $12.5 million, three-year contract with Allianz Insurance to provide voice, data and more than 800 mobile services.

Telstra to stay on course with new CEO

By Adam Bender | 20 February, 2015 11:38

Andrew Penn said to expect business as usual when he takes the reins of Telstra from departing CEO David Thodey on 1 May.

Vic gov and Motorola renew emergency services network contract

By Adam Bender | 17 February, 2015 08:00

The Victorian Government has signed a $41.5 million extension on a contract with Motorola Solutions to manage the government’s emergency services data network.

AGL tests virtual reality for employee training

By Adam Bender | 11 February, 2015 10:24

A trial of Samsung Gear VR at AGL Energy Limited (AGL) will explore how virtual reality can assist in training new employees, among other potential opportunities.

Australian data requests to Twitter rise slightly but still low

By Adam Bender | 10 February, 2015 10:15

Twitter received 10 emergency requests for user data from the Australian government in the second half of 2014.

After Spotify deal, Vodafone eyes video opportunity

By Adam Bender | 09 February, 2015 13:36

Signing video and other content deals will play a big role in a three-year Vodafone strategy to grow the business, according to Vodafone CEO Iñaki Berroeta.

VMware unveils hybrid cloud product updates for Australia

By Adam Bender | 05 February, 2015 15:59

VMware locally announced the launch of a series of product updates, including for vSphere and its VSAN storage platform.

Cisco, IBM go in to bat for Melbourne Cricket Ground upgrade

By Adam Bender | 04 February, 2015 12:23

The Melbourne Cricket Ground will deploy a stadium Wi-Fi network and IPTV system as part of a major technology upgrade announced with Cisco, IBM and Cockram Construction.

End user computing to 'make a comeback' in 2015: Forrester

By Adam Bender | 02 February, 2015 15:33

For the first time in years, businesses in Australia and New Zealand are expected to increase hardware spending, according to a Forrester report.

BlackBerry Classic unlikely to make 'momentous shock' to market, says analyst

By Adam Bender | 29 January, 2015 10:10

The release of a familiar handset could help BlackBerry improve its market share but is unlikely to win back all of the enterprise customers the phone maker lost to Apple and Android, according to analysts.

The battle to bring your own app

By Adam Bender | 28 January, 2015 11:15

Mobility has brought a new challenge to the CIO’s doorstep: A generation of employees who want their own apps. CIO Australia looks at whether it’s time to beat them, or join them.