Stories by Andrew Hendry

ICT industry unites to provide bushfire victims with new PCs, services

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is working with the support of Computers Off Australia and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to provide free, fully operational computers to families and small businesses devastated by the Victorian bushfires.

Internet filtering pilot announced: Six ISPs on board

Communications minister, Stephen Conroy, has announced six ISPs will participate in the first phase of the Federal Government’s controversial plan to introduce mandatory filtering of Australia’s Internet feed.

Gartner: Sun will shine after 2009 doom and gloom

The sun will shine again after this year's doom and gloom, according to Gartner's 2009 CIO Agenda survey.

Telstra workers announce five days of rolling stoppages

The Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) has advised Telstra customers that services could potentially be disrupted from the weekend onwards due to five days of rolling stoppages.

Telstra, Optus and Hutchison in access disputes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has received five access dispute notifications, four of which are between Optus and Telstra.

Senate passes motion to publicise ACCC, expert panel reports on NBN

The Senate has passed a motion that will see reports on the NBN bid by the ACCC and the expert panel made public the day after the winning bid is announced.

New $220m Polaris datacentre unlikely to suffer Melbourne blackout fate

The master planner behind the new Polaris datacentre in Queensland has cited key differences in its redundancy model that would prevent the kind of total power failure that left a Melbourne datacentre in the dark, this week.

Major Melbourne datacentre suffers complete power failure

An iPrimus datacentre in King St, Melbourne, suffered a complete power outage on Sunday, including failure of the emergency diesel backup system.

NBN expert panel info: Please sir, can I have some more?

The government’s decision to veil recommendations made by the National Broadband Network (NBN) expert panel from public scrutiny has garnered mixed opinions from the telco industry.

NBN: Analysts, industry divided on consortium speculation

Speculation that bidders for the National Broadband Network (NBN) tender may be asked to form a consortium has met varied opinions from analysts and telco players.

IDC’s top 10 telco predictions for 2009

Analyst firm IDC has predicted Australia’s telecommunications industry will enjoy sustained growth of 3-4 per cent in 2009, despite the economic downturn.

ACS: Satyam scandal highlights need for strong corporate governance

The Satyam scandal and ongoing global financial crisis has spurred the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to call for a stronger focus on corporate governance and professionalism within Australia’s ICT community.

Report: Australian broadband performance on the rise

Australian Internet surfers enjoyed significant improvements in performance during the last quarter of 2008, according to new international research.

ACMA hits Optus with $110,000 fine for Spam Act breach

Optus has paid the second highest penalty to date for alleged breaches of Australia’s spam legislation.

Federal, state and local Governments set national broadband priorities

Australian Governments of all levels have jointly released a framework to accelerate the development and use of broadband in Australia to ensure the country remains domestically and internationally competitive.