Stories by Adam Bender


Videoconferencing links Westpac SME experts to remote branches

Westpac is rolling out videoconferencing to its branches around Australia to remotely connect small businesses with financial experts at the bank’s headquarters.

In photos: Cisco Live 2015

Some 5500 people attended the annual Cisco Live conference in Melbourne.

Etihad Stadium deploys public Wi-Fi, IPTV

Sports fans now have more ways to connect with the footie at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne after a venue-wide deployment of free Wi-Fi and an IPTV system by Cisco.

Cisco announces US$15 million Internet of Everything hub for Australia

Cisco will open a US$15 million 'Internet of Everything' innovation centre in Australia later this year, the networking vendor announced at its annual Cisco Live event in Melbourne.

Cisco, Telstra seek to ignite collaboration with Spark

Cisco and Telstra took the wraps off of a work collaboration app designed for mobile devices.

Telstra to wholesale 4G from June 2016

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) on the Telstra network could launch 4G plans in the middle of next year, under a timeline revealed today by Telstra.

IT transformation to fuel Williams F1 racing success

Williams Martini Racing believes an IT transformation can help get its Formula One racers back into pole position, according to the team’s IT manager.

Network goes the distance for UK racing team at Australian F1 Grand Prix

A managed network allows the UK headquarters of Infiniti Red Bull Racing to collaborate during races in real-time with the drivers and pit crew at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Huawei invites Australian ICT undergraduates to China

Tech students at Australian universities will be able to travel to China under a partnership announced between Huawei and the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN).

Updated: Mobile payments in Australia: state of the banks

Major Australian banks have made mobile payments a priority tech initiative and are in various stages of rolling out technology that lets customers pay with smartphones. Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are so far leading the pack, but ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank (NAB) say they are planning to make their own moves soon.

CommBank expands Android NFC payments

A Samsung Galaxy S4 is no longer required to tap and pay using the Commonwealth Bank mobile app for Android.

Google, ACCI team to get small businesses online

Google has joined forces with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to get more small businesses online.

Optus sweetens play for Netflix-hungry Australians

Telstra's competitors continue to latch onto the arrival of Netflix in Australia, with Optus announcing six free months of the service included with some of its mobile and broadband plans.

Salesforce, StartupAUS partner to promote Australian startups

Salesforce announced a partnership with StartupAUS and the launch of a Salesforce for Startups program in Australia.

Apple Watch has style, lacks distinction: analysts

Analysts have had mixed first opinions on the Apple Watch following its launch overnight.