Stories by Adam Bender


Vodafone completes VoLTE trial

Vodafone has completed a trial of 4G voice calls that provide faster call connections on compatible mobile phones.

VMware unveils hybrid cloud product updates for Australia

VMware locally announced the launch of a series of product updates, including for vSphere and its VSAN storage platform.

KPMG asks startups to 'energise' natural resources sector

A tech startup accelerator based in Perth aims to spur innovation in the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector.

No rush for enterprises to deploy 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Wireless vendors are pushing the 802.11ac standard because it offers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds yet, but most Australian businesses can afford to wait another year before upgrading their Wi-Fi networks, according to analysts.

Cisco, IBM go in to bat for Melbourne Cricket Ground upgrade

The Melbourne Cricket Ground will deploy a stadium Wi-Fi network and IPTV system as part of a major technology upgrade announced with Cisco, IBM and Cockram Construction.

Foxtel pitches unlimited Presto as streaming war heats up

Foxtel has confirmed its new broadband service will include unlimited streaming of Presto, the Foxtel-owned movie and TV streaming subscription service.

Sydney startup raises $11.5 million for crowd-sourced media platform

Sydney startup Newzulu will continue its global expansion after successfully raising $11.5 million in capital, the crowd-sourced media company announced.

OtherLevels returns from abroad, might list on ASX

Mobile marketing startup OtherLevels has revealed plans to expand its presence in Australia after moving its headquarters to San Francisco from Brisbane in 2012.

End user computing to 'make a comeback' in 2015: Forrester

For the first time in years, businesses in Australia and New Zealand are expected to increase hardware spending, according to a Forrester report.

Qantas tests virtual reality for in-flight entertainment

Forget in-flight iPads; Qantas is about to pilot virtual reality goggles on the heads of its customers.

Data retention: Industry uncertainty dismissed as 'hearsay'

The parliamentary committee overseeing data retention legislation has requested more evidence that companies are unclear as to whether they will be forced to keep customer data under the government's proposed data retention scheme.

BlackBerry Classic unlikely to make 'momentous shock' to market, says analyst

The release of a familiar handset could help BlackBerry improve its market share but is unlikely to win back all of the enterprise customers the phone maker lost to Apple and Android, according to analysts.

Fletcher mulls reverse auctions for broadcast spectrum

Australia will consider reverse auctions of broadcasting spectrum akin to the approach legislated three years ago by the US, according to Paul Fletcher, parliamentary secretary to the minister for communications.

Google asks Australians to spruik Apps for Work

Australians can get $15 for each person who signs up to Google Apps for Work based on their recommendation under a referral program launched locally today.

IPv4 exhaustion stunts Internet growth in 2014

Expansion of the Internet slowed in 2014 as the number of available IPv4 addresses neared exhaustion, according to a report by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the regional Internet registry for the Asia Pacific.