Stories by Rohan Pearce


Labor slams NBN over Optus HFC network revelations

Labor’s broadband spokesperson, Jason Clare, has slammed NBN over revelations the company may overbuild some areas covered by Optus’ HFC network.

CSC unveils revised UXC acquisition deal

CSC will acquire ASX-listed IT services company UXC, it confirmed today.

The 6 challenges to Australia’s ability to innovate

Compared to many other countries Australia is an exceptional when it comes to research, but the nation is still struggling to commercialise its inventiveness, according to Innovation Australia chair Bill Ferris.

Telco industry group warns against expanding website blocking

Communications Alliance, a group representing Australian telecommunications and Internet service provider businesses, has warned against expanding the scope of a law employed by government agencies to block public access to websites.

Government lacks enthusiasm for Harper Review IP recommendations

The government will implement in whole or in part 44 of the 56 of the recommendations in the Competition Policy Review, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced today.

Encrypted comms present a challenge for ASIO, Turnbull says

During a national security statement to parliament Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the government is looking at ways security agencies' can counter the use of encrypted communications channels by terrorists.

Heed lessons of NSW LifeLink debacle, auditor says

An audit of NSW's law and order and emergency services agencies has recommended that lessons from state's 'LifeLink' project be taken on board by the Department of Justice.

In brief: SugarCRM serves SaaS offering out of Australia

SugarCRM will launch an Australian data centre for its CRM software-as-a-service, the company announced today.

NSW bans possession of blueprints for 3D printing firearms

Possessing files that can be used to 3D print firearms will soon be illegal in New South Wales after new legislation, passed last week by state parliament, comes into effect.

University of Newcastle plans Windows 10 rollout

The University of Newcastle plans to roll out Windows 10 across its campuses. The rollout across the university's campuses is a world first for the operating system, according to Microsoft.

WA govt looks to as-a-service model for IT

Western Australia's government is seeking to shift from its traditional ICT procurement model to a cloud-heavy, as-a-service model.

Drupal 8 released

The long-awaited eighth edition of open source web platform Drupal has been released.

Commonwealth Bank backs blockchain conference

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and research organisation COALA are teaming up to host a series of Sydney workshops that will examine the potential of blockchain-based technology.

Microsoft CRM offering added to certified cloud list

Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM Online offering is being added to the Australian Signal Directorate’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL), the software vendor’s Australian CTO has revealed.

NSW rail operators need more Opal data, audit finds

Sydney Trains and NSW Trains are currently not able to access all the information they require from the Opal electronic ticketing system, according to a report released today by the NSW Auditor-General.