Stories by Rohan Pearce


Bluedot Innovation aims for the enterprise

Although Australian startup Bluedot Innovation counts SMBs among its customers, co-founder Filip Eldic said the intention has always been to develop a cloud platform that could location services to enterprises.

Telstra launches its telemedicine service

Telstra Health, the telco's healthcare focussed business, has officially launched its ReadyCare service.

Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office reveals CEO

The government's Digital Transformation Office will be led by Paul Shetler.

NBN issues quarterly construction update

NBN has issued its quarterly construction update, adding 200,000 more premises to the rollout.

The other data retention: Concerns over opt-out eHealth model

The government's move to change the current national eHealth record rollout to an opt-out model has raised concerns among privacy advocates.

Australian IT spending to reach $78.1 billion in 2015: Gartner

Gartner is forecasting Australian IT spending to grow 2.1 per cent this year, reaching $78.1 billion.

M2 completes Call Plus acquisition

M2 has completed its acquisition of New Zealand Internet service provider Call Plus, the company announced.

ACCC recommends more information sharing by NBN

NBN would be compelled to share more information about the rollout of the National Broadband Network with retail service providers (RSPs) under a recommendation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Government rejects NBN recommendations

A terse government response to a report from the Senate's NBN committee contains no surprises.

CenITex to live on in Victoria

Victorian shared services organisation CenITex will live on as an ICT provider, the government has revealed.

SA government looks for ICT innovation

South Australia will seek expressions of interest from the private sector for the revamp of government ICT systems.

Westpac invests in bitcoin startup

Reinventure, a $50 million VC fund whose largest investor is Westpac, has made a "strategic investment" in bitcoin-focussed startup Coinbase.

Infrastructure remains big barrier for big data

Existing infrastructure not being up to the task has topped a list of challenges when it comes to Australian organisations implementing big data projects, according to a new study.

Telstra hits back at ACCC over wholesale price cuts

Telstra has described as "disappointing" a draft decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that will see a significant drop in the prices the telco charges for a number of wholesale services on the copper network.

Steeper price cut for Telstra's wholesale broadband services on the cards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is eyeing a steeper cut than previously mooted to the pricing of the Telstra wholesale services regulated by the competition watchdog.