Stories by Adam Bender


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.


Telstra to supress malware on BigPond

Telstra will add DNS-based malware suppression to the BigPond network this October, becoming the first ISP in Australia to deploy the technology, the telco has announced.

After losing laptop funding, WA high school goes BYOD

After federal funding dried up for schools to buy laptops for students, educators have had to come up with new ways to deliver a 1:1 computer-to-student ratio.

Vic government opens geospatial data

The Victorian government has made more than 1000 datasets available to the public under its ICT strategy, technology minister Gordon Rich-Phillips said today at the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards.

Startup snapshot: Showgizmo

Showgizmo is a mobile app developer from Wellington, New Zealand, that seeks to replace paper at major conferences and trade shows around the world.

Anittel guides Tasmania into the cloud

The Tasmanian government has awarded Anittel a two-year contract to provide an infrastructure-as-service (IaaS) offering, which enables agencies to purchase varying quantities of storage and compute infrastructure from the telco service provider.

Taxi startup catches $3 million in funding round

The money continues to roll in for taxi apps, with Sydney startup goCatch today announcing it has secured $3 million capital in its latest investment round.

Optus adds TD-LTE 4G in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Optus has switched on an additional 4G network powered by time-division (TD) LTE technology, providing better capacity for compatible 4G devices.

Dodo adapts to market with business intelligence

Dodo has adjusted marketing and its range of energy and telecom services over the last three years based on insights learned from a business intelligence (BI) platform, according to M2 Telecommunications consumer director, Boris Rozenvasser.


Victoria to trial emergency communications on any device

The Victorian government has announced $533,400 for a pilot program that will allow the state's emergency services organisations and volunteers to communicate wirelessly over a common channel on any smartphone.

Vic government invites private sector to replace CenITex

The Victorian government has requested ICT services from the private sector to replace its internal provider CenITex.

Startup scene upbeat on Coalition election win

The election of the Coalition could be positive for Australian technology startups that have largely been neglected by the federal government, according to members of our startup scene.

PayPal taps Bluetooth for contactless payments

PayPal has embraced Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology for payments after writing off Near Field Communications (NFC).

Yahoo says no to 34 per cent of Oz government data requests

Yahoo knocked back a third of government requests for user data in Australia, according to a transparency report released by the Internet company.