Stories by Adam Bender


Cloud-first strategy at News Corp requires new skills

The CIO of News Limited Australia has set a goal of moving 75 per cent of the organisation’s compute into the cloud by the end of 2015.

Clipp adds 300 pubs to tab with ALH Group deal

Mobile bar tab startup Clipp has doubled its number of pubs after signing an agreement with the Australian Leisure & Hospitality (ALH) Group.

Australian mobile networks win kudos but many black spots remain

A report benchmarking the mobile networks in Australia has given high ratings to the country's three telco network operators. The report was released the same day the federal government released applications for a $100 million program that aims remedy poor mobile coverage in regional areas.

Telstra, Tata ink Indian interconnection

Telstra will expand further into India through an agreement with the telecom provider Tata Communications.


UPDATED: 4G in Australia: The state of the nation

The top three Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. Customers are just starting to see the new plans and rollout is expected to intensify through the year and well into 2013.

Industry floats TCP code revisions to reduce red tape

Communications Alliance seeks to address “information overload” for telecom customers with fresh revisions to the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) code.

Optus enterprise plans to evolve for NBN

Optus has lifted the curtain on its National Broadband Network plans for enterprise by announcing Optus Evolve voice and data services over the NBN.

12 telecom providers violate TCP code

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has slapped 12 telecom companies for failing to comply with its consumer code.

Wotif sale to Expedia approved by ACCC

Australia’s competition regulator has given the all clear to the $703 million travel website acquisition of by US giant Expedia.


NBN Co eyes FTTN trial extension

NBN Co is set to expand the scope of its National Broadband Network fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) construction trial, according to the company’s chief customer officer, John Simon.

Will enterprises skip Windows 8 for 10?

Microsoft’s big reveal of Windows 10 has created the possibility that many enterprises won’t ever adopt the Windows 8 operating system.

Eftpos goes live with payments infrastructure overhaul

Eftpos has switched on new centralised payments infrastructure that is meant to speed up the rollout of products including Eftpos online and mobile payments.

Smart Sparrow wins Gates e-learning grant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has selected Australian e-learning startup Smart Sparrow for a grant in a $20 million international competition to develop next-generation courseware.

Ingogo raises $9 million from Australian investors, crowdfunding

After a pivot into mobile payments, Ingogo has raised $9.1 million in a pre-IPO funding round.

Telstra to trial public Wi-Fi network in November

The first Wi-Fi hotspots under Telstra’s $100 million plan to canvas Australia with public Wi-Fi are set to come online in November.