Stories by Adam Bender


UTS teaches cloud to business students

The University of Technology, Sydney, is taking MBA students to the cloud using software from NetSuite.

Australian gov must support mobile with more spectrum: AMTA

The government should release more wireless spectrum to support the mobile industry in Australia, according to a Deloitte report commissioned by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).


Nokia Lumia gets lift from elevator company

The Australian office of a lift and escalator company has seen more than 70 per cent of employees use Nokia Lumia handsets running versions of Windows Phone under its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy. However, a recent Forrester study painted a less rosy picture for the popularity of Windows Phone in Australia.

CommBank unveils MyWealth investing website

Recent core IT upgrades helped Commonwealth Bank of Australia launch a new investing website in less than nine months, CBA officials said at today’s launch of the MyWealth website.

No one should control Web: Berners-Lee

The creator of the World Wide Web warned not to hand over power of his invention to the government.

ADSL broadband slows remote medical education

Australia should invest in faster broadband for regional areas to promote telehealth and clinical education, according to the head of a non-governmental organisation that trains general practice doctors.

David Jones unwraps iPad app as part of e-commerce drive

David Jones has launched a magazine app for the iPad as part of the Australian retailer’s push into e-commerce.

Queensland parliamentary service seeks telecom review

The Queensland parliamentary service wants to upgrade telephone infrastructure and move to IP-based unified communications, according to a tender published this month.

Google+ finding its feet with businesses

Google continues to tweak its Google+ social media platform as the company seeks to gain traction among businesses.

Will Twitter sway elections in Australia?

Social media is expected to play a significant role in political messaging leading up to the federal election on 14 September. However, finding an effective social strategy may be no easy task.


Tennis grand slam champions win in the Twitter-verse

Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka have unsurprisingly topped IBM’s social media rankings for the event.

Telstra, New South Wales announce tech training for seniors

Telstra and the New South Wales government have announced a broadband adoption effort targeting seniors.

Small businesses kept on hold by telecom customer service: ACCAN

Nearly a third of small business owners suffer from significant customer service issues with phone and broadband providers, according to a report released by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Mobile data pricing: Australia vs. the world

Australians can find cheaper data rates than Americans for top smartphones but smaller data buckets Down Under can result in extra fees.

Australian analysts cautious about BlackBerry 10's prospects

Australian analysts have set conservative expectations for the BlackBerry 10 ahead of its launch tomorrow. Meanwhile, an Ovum analyst predicted the release may only serve to draw out the demise of Research In Motion (RIM).

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