Stories by Adam Bender


Surface 2 takes flight at Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines has continued its Windows device journey, announcing that it will provide Microsoft Surface 2 tablets to its 11,000 pilots worldwide.

BYOD 101: Getting user buy-in

Employees may want to choose the device they use for work, but that doesn’t guarantee they will automatically buy into a business’s new bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy, according to analysts.

Hutchison Telecom not sure why shares spiked

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has asked Hutchison Telecom why the price of its shares has increased by 25 per cent in a single week.

Startup snapshot: Drivelist

Drivelist is a Sydney startup that wants to make test driving a car as easy as ordering a pizza, according to co-founder Shane Herft.


International roaming warnings start tomorrow

An international mobile roaming standard taking effect tomorrow will provide SMS warnings about international call fees to Australians travelling abroad.

Cloud is the future: NSW government

The new finance minister and CIO of the New South Wales government have said they will gently push state agencies toward the cloud.

NBN Co downgrades 2014 target as Turnbull commences revamp

The NBN Co has proposed to cut in half its most recent target forecast for premises past by 30 June next year, communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed.

Tablet, smartphone sales continue 2013 slide

It has not been a great year for mobile device sales in Australia and New Zealand, according to an IDC report released today.

Surface adoption by enterprise low as Microsoft unveils new tablets

Microsoft still faces a long road convincing enterprises to choose its Surface tablets over the Apple iPad, according to analysts.

Can Foxtel pre-empt Netflix with Presto?

A new subscription video offering from Foxtel appears to be a defensive move against new challengers coming into the Australian market, according to market analysts.

Optus taps Visionstream for 4G LTE build

Visionstream has won a $240 million contract with Optus to build and upgrade mobile sites for the number-two telco’s LTE network in Australia.

Perth law firm wards off Dropbox with SaaS content management system

Lavan Legal is deploying a cloud-based document management system to keep ahead of the consumerisation of IT.


Upstarts partnership helps local startups hire overseas

Several Australian startup accelerators have partnered with oDesk to help startups find low-cost freelancers from around the world.

Co-working brings savings, networking for tech startups

Co-working spaces offer collaboration and cost savings for tech startups looking to get their ideas off the ground, according to the heads of startups and co-working spaces in Australia.

NAB rolls out BYOD to 450 staff

National Australia Bank has successfully piloted bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and plans to roll out the program to more of its employees, says NAB general manager of infrastructure, Kari Schabel.