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Australia Post focuses on e-commerce

By Hamish Barwick | 07 December, 2011 16:01

The internet might be blowing over Australia Post’s letter business but it is turning out to be the saviour of the parcel division, according to CEO, Ahmed Fahour.

IT investment up in 2011: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 07 December, 2011 08:51

Investing in new hardware and software has been the number one priority for IT managers and chief information officers in 2011 for the first time in five years, according to a new IDC Australia report.

CBA to seek ideas with IdeaBank

By Hamish Barwick | 06 December, 2011 10:09

Developers and consumers with concepts for new banking applications could be $10,000 richer if the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) chooses their idea submission to its new website, IdeaBank.

NBN Co submits special access undertaking to ACCC

By Hamish Barwick | 06 December, 2011 09:10

An NBN Co special access undertaking (SAU) has been submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) which guarantees fixed wholesale prices for the next five years to service providers.

In pictures: Telstra, Google open Android retail store

By Hamish Barwick | 05 December, 2011 12:04

Telecommunications company, Telstra, has unveiled a store in Melbourne specifically for devices running on the Android operating system (OS) called Androidland.

Security to have the most impact on industry: ACS

By Hamish Barwick | 05 December, 2011 09:52

Cloud computing, security and the offshoring of companies are likely to have the greatest impact on the ICT industry in the next 10 years, according to an Australian Computer Society (ACS) Victoria survey.

Linfox drives business development with virtual smart board

By Hamish Barwick | 02 December, 2011 09:57

Getting staff across multiple sites to contribute in business development meetings has become easier for Melbourne-based logistics firm, Linfox, following its trial of an iPhone application called Innoboard.

Salmat restructures to focus on digital services division

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 16:44

Following a full year 2011 profit dip of 26.8 per cent, Australian call centre provider, Salmat (ASX: SLM), has outlined that it will be focusing on its digital services division in 2012.

Australia to reach 35 million mobile subscriptions by 2015: Telsyte

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 11:54

The Australian mobile services market is expected to grow from 29 million subscriptions to 35 million by June 2015 due to the increasing popularity of tablets, according to telecommunications analyst firm, Telsyte.

Clive Whincup steps into Westpac Group CIO role

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 09:59

The Westpac Group has found a new CIO, Clive Whincup, from within its internal ranks.

Q&A: Programmed Group CIO, Mike Disbury

By Hamish Barwick | 30 November, 2011 13:37

Mike Disbury has been chief information officer of Perth-based project services company, Programmed Group, for five years.

Government agency IT budget cuts confirmed: Swan

By Hamish Barwick | 30 November, 2011 09:58

The Gillard government’s treasurer, Wayne Swan, has indicated in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) that there will be a 20 per cent cut in capital expenditure for government agencies with IT projects worth less than $10 million under the knife.

Salmat to implement Avaya call centre technology

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 11:50

Australian call centre provider, Salmat (ASX: SLM), has signed a five-year deal with Avaya for an undisclosed sum to implement a communications platform across its Australian and New Zealand operations designed to improve customer call resolution.

Will 04 mobile numbers run out by 2017?

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 10:10

Australian telecommunication service providers may have to create new mobile number ranges to replace the current 04 number which is in danger of running out, according to ACMA.

Information glut costing Australia $3 billion a year: Survey

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 08:10

Unstructured data coupled with IT outages could be costing the Australian economy up to $3 billion each year, according to storage vendor Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

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