Stories by Adam Bender


MyChemist eyes 8-inch Dell tablets for shop floor

The pharmacy group that includes MyChemist and Chemist Warehouse may soon give Dell tablets to store staff as part of a planned hardware refresh, said the group’s CIO Jules Cardinale.

ANZ Innovyz startup program enters Sydney

The Adelaide startup accelerator sponsored by ANZ Bank has announced it will open a new program based in Sydney.

In Pictures: Dell Enterprise Forum Australia

Business customers descend on Melbourne for Dell's annual event.

Australian customers upbeat on Dell going private

Customers at the Dell Enterprise Forum in Melbourne said they are pleased that the vendor has gone private.

Dell thinks long term after going private

Going private will give Dell the “passion and energy” of a technology startup, said Dell's vice president for Australia and New Zealand, Joe Kremer.


Seek ramps up development as competition rises

Seek has overhauled its job search functionality as part of a broader development push at the Melbourne-based Web company.

Australians use up nearly a day on the Internet every week

Businesses are spending more on online advertising to engage Australians whose online activities now consume nearly an entire day each week, according to a study released today by Nielsen.

Virgin Mobile matches Vodafone double-data offer

Virgin Mobile will double data for a limited time on selected postpaid plans, following a similar offer by Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

AMTA, ACCAN debate state of mobile coverage

No government intervention is needed to improve mobile network performance in Australia, according to Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) president Chris Althaus.

ACCC signs off on iiNet FTTH sale to NBN Co

NBN Co’s purchase of iiNet’s fibre-to-the-home network in the ACT has been approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

No seat at NBN committee table for Turnbull, Clare

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has slammed a Senate committee on the NBN that was established to monitor the Coalition’s 60-day review.


Optus talks to government about NBN backhaul

Optus shares concerns about the high cost of backhaul for mobile services but is not ready to take a position on opening the NBN to mobile operators for that purpose, according to Optus chief country officer Kevin Russell.

Optus sees higher net profit after job cuts

Job cuts contributed to an increase in net profit at Optus in the quarter ending 30 September, despite falling revenue.

Melbourne Water outsources IT management

UXC Connect has signed a $20 million infrastructure outsourcing contract with Melbourne Water.

Pocketbook wins $500,000 from VCs

Australian venture capitalists have deposited $500,000 into Pocketbook, a Sydney finance management startup that has built the Australian equivalent of