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Stories by Adam Bender


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.

Dropbox lures business users from consumer product

By Adam Bender | 24 July, 2014 08:00

Dropbox has revealed additional IT admin controls as it continues its bid to lure business customers.

Dick Smith replaces legacy IT infrastructure by stealth

By Adam Bender | 23 July, 2014 15:13

The IT manager of Dick Smith says he is replacing legacy systems by stealth as the consumer electronics retailer navigates a business turnaround.

Australians support biometrics at airports

By Adam Bender | 22 July, 2014 15:39

Nine in ten Australians are willing to hand over biometric details including fingerprints when travelling across international borders, according to an Accenture survey.