Stories by Andrew Hendry

Malware, spam, botnets growing faster than ever before

The spam and malware tsunami continues to cast a mounting shadow over the Internet this week.

New peak representative body for telecoms consumers

Following his concerns over consumer representation in the communications sector, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced funding this week to assist in the proposal for the establishment of a new telecommunications consumer peak body.

The low-down on Open Source Law

Open Source Law founder, Brendan Scott, discusses the legal implications of FOSS in Australian government and enterprise organisations.

Austrade to IT companies: Don't forget Asia

Austrade is urging Australian ICT firms to act on the potential Asia has for growing their businesses internationally.

Linux-powered clarinet playing robot wins international prize

A team of experts and students from NICTA and the University of NSW have won first place in a major international technology competition for developing a robotically operated, computer-driven clarinet that runs on Linux.

Developing the world's first universal Internet radio platform

Torian Wireless, the Australian developer of the world's first universal Internet radio platform, iRoamer, has agreements with manufacturers that will see the first commercial batch of products with the iRoamer technology launched next month.

Microsoft answers interoperability concerns

The launch of Microsoft's new interoperability principles have been both cautiously welcomed and sceptically scrutinised as the company goes about convincing the IT industry that it is genuine in its pursuit to provide interoperability with rival products, more consumer choice, less vendor lock-in and greater collaboration with the open source community.

ACS: Too many Govt hoops stifling IT innovation

As part of its submission to the National Innovation Review, the Australian Computer Society has called on the government to simplify what it sees as an overly complex set of application hoops that companies and organisation's must jump through in order to gain R&D tax offsets and grants. It has also asked the government to double the $1 million R&D tax offset threshold.

Hosted email cuts law firm's spam woes

South Australian-based law firm Piper Alderman has turned to a hosted email security service to cut out the 9000 spam emails it received each day.

Aussie ICT industry lacking in confidence: survey

The overall sentiment regarding key company performance indicators like sales and profitability growth amongst Australia's ICT industry has deteriorated by about 10 percent over the past year, according to the latest bi-annual KPMG Communications Alliance Industry Pulse Survey.

Competition imperative for NBN success says anti-Telstra lobby group

The T4 group has made available on its Web site presentations made by economic and telecommunications industry experts at the T4 national broadband network regulatory seminar, held in Canberra last week.

NSW Health nurses data warehouse, wins award

The New South Wales' Department of Health was recently named a laureate of the 21st Century Achievement awards for improving the performance of its critical healthcare information system and data warehouse.

ACCC admits to failure of anti competitive Telstra measures

The ACCC admitted last week to a Senate standing committee that the operational separation legislation introduced in 2005 to control anti-competitive behaviour by Telstra has failed.

Aussies top US, Europe in falling victim to cyber crime

Just days after the ederal government announced its StaySmartOnline initiative, a study by security software maker AVG has found that Australians fall victim to cyber crime at a higher rate than users in the US, Brazil and seven other major European countries.

Australia $897m worse off under Telstra national broadband network: report

A report released today by the Centre for International Economics (CIE) claims that Australian consumers would pay 15 percent more for broadband services if Telstra wins the contract to build and manage the new national broadband network.

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