Stories by Rohan Pearce


MYOB's engineers speed innovation with microservices

There is a revolution going on in the software engineering world, according to MYOB's CTO, Simon Raik-Allen: The shift away from building monolithic applications to microservices.

'Managed cloud' a return to Rackspace's roots, says CTO

The announcement earlier this year that Rackspace would stop offering commodity IaaS cloud services represents something of a return to the company's roots, according to the company's global CTO, John Engates.

Data retention: It's really, really important (but we still can't give you any details)

As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.

Remote management delivers for West Gippsland school

Chairo Christian School in Victoria has implemented a remote management platform for PCs as it prepares for growth in the number of devices used by students and staff on its cross-campus network.

Call for release of Trans-Pacific Partnership text

Forty-eight non-government organisations have issued a call for the release of the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

Microsoft adds support for Bitcoin

Microsoft has announced it will support the use of the Bitcoin crypto-currency for purchasing digital goods.

Government wants NBN Co ready for potential break-up

The government has no plans to disaggregate NBN Co but will direct the company rolling out the National Broadband Network to implement a number of measures that will give future governments the ability to more easily split the organisation into independent businesses.

Site blocking 'unlikely to be an effective' in piracy fight: Labor

Labor's communications spokesperson, Jason Clare, claims the anti-piracy measures announced yesterday by the government have "passed the buck back to industry".

Praise, criticism for government's copyright proposals

The federal government today revealed a handful of proposals aimed at quelling Internet piracy in Australia.

Copyright clampdown: Scheme to block pirate websites 'open to abuse'

Despite government assurances, an anti-piracy scheme that will in some circumstances force ISPs to block access to websites could potentially censor unrelated material, according to intellectual property academic Dr Matthew Rimmer.

Government will force ISPs to block websites in piracy fight

As part of its crackdown on unauthorised downloading of copyright material, the government will push ahead with the introduction of a scheme that will allow rights holders to apply for court orders to force ISPs to block websites.

In brief: Telstra invests in BPM software firm

Telstra has invested in software company Panviva. Panviva is a Melbourne-headquartered company that produces business process management software.

Pirates pay for content, Choice survey finds

People who engage in regular unauthorised downloading of copyright material are also more likely to pay for online and offline content than Australians who don't engage in piracy, according to a new survey by consumer advocacy group Choice.