Stories by Adam Bender


NBN Co buys VDSL2 vectoring gear from Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has revealed NBN Co is one of the customers for its VDSL2 vectoring products used for fibre to the node (FTTN).

St. George Bank pings branch customers with iBeacon

St. George Bank customers will receive personalised messages on their Apple iPhone or iPad when they walk into branches participating in the Westpac subsidiary’s trial of iBeacon technology.

Australia Post digital mailbox exits beta

Australia Post has revealed that its digital mailbox service left beta testing and has been formally released.

Natures Organics renews IT environment

Natures Organics is upgrading its IT systems as the natural cleaning products business seeks to polish operations and support a brand image of sustainability.

Telstra to extend 4G network to the sky

Airplanes may soon no longer provide a refuge from work emails: Telstra has revealed it is testing 4G services for commercial flights.

$100 million submarine cable planned for NT, WA

Natural gas projects in north-west Australia will soon get a boost from a new submarine cable system connecting Darwin in the Northern Territory and Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Westpac taps Telstra for telecom upgrade

Telstra has landed a five-year telecom services agreement with Westpac that will support the bank’s 2017 strategy.

Christchurch law firm adopts VDI after earthquake

After catastrophic earthquakes in Christchurch toppled its New Zealand law office, Duncan Cotterill implemented desktop virtualization to provide stronger disaster resilience, according to the law firm’s CIO at the time.

Defence Housing Australia CIO keeps eye on the 'human element'

Defence Housing Australia has increased customer satisfaction by placing its focus on the end user while developing a mobile app for its travelling employees, according to CIO Shane Nielsen.

Google Apps seen as critical for Fairfax cost cutting

Fairfax Media plans to let its Microsoft Office licence wither away while the company makes Google Apps its primary productivity suite, according to Fairfax Media CIO Andrew Lam-Po-Tang.

Victoria to spend $6 million on CenITex transformation

The Victorian government has allocated $6 million of its 2014-15 budget to outsourcing ICT infrastructure and services provided by CenITex.

ACCAN rejects repeal of telco privacy rules

A government proposal to reduce privacy regulations on telecom carriers has met with resistance from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Conroy asks why Vertigan panel bothering with NBN analysis

A National Broadband Network review panel will finish its cost-benefit analysis comparing different NBN approaches even though the government has already decided to go ahead with a multi-technology model, said the panel’s chair, Michael Vertigan.

Digital demand drives Westpac investment

Westpac is upping its investment in technology as customers perform more of their transactions digitally.

Australian zeal for mobility exceeds ROI

Australian organisations are making little progress on their mobility initiatives even with a great deal of enthusiasm for the projects, according to a report by consultancy firm Accenture.