Stories by Renai LeMay

Corporate Express deploys Cisco infrastructure

Business support specialist Corporate Express has deployed Cisco’s combined server and network infrastructure as part of plans to fully implement virtualisation and private cloud computing within its operations.

Qantas looks to cloudy skies

Chris Seller is Qantas' chief IT architect and head of Operations for its Corporate Services and Technology division. The executive is a veteran of the airline, having held senior IT roles within its ranks for over a decade, including as the head of IT for its Jetstar subsidiary. Seller took some time out recently to speak about Qantas' cloud computing strategy and the issue in general.

ACCC reverses decision on Telstra price regulation

Prompted by months of complaints from telcos like Internode and iiNet about price cuts by Telstra's retail division, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week published an open letter stating that there might be a case for 'declaration', or tighter regulation, of Telstra's ADSL broadband services.

Conroy to discuss Tassie NBN joint venture with Bartlett

Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, confirmed this week that he would meet with Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett, to discuss the commercial structure of the NBN in the state amid criticism from the Opposition that a planned joint venture with State Government-owned utility Aurora Energy has not eventuated.

Updated: Turnbull proposes bill demanding NBN cost benefit analysis

Shadow communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, today revealed he had garnered Coalition support for a private members' bill that would force Labor to disclose key financial details of its flagship National Broadband Network (NBN) project and conduct a cost-benefit analysis into its construction.

Adam Internet joins terabyte party

Adelaide-based Adam Internet has become the latest internet service provider to offer its customers a broadband plan with a terabyte or more of download quota included.

Gillard: Filter is a “moral question”

Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday took the high ground in defending Labor's mandatory internet filtering project, describing the issue of how to ensure Australians didn't get access to the wrong content as a "moral question".

Westpac deploys VCE private cloud

Top-tier Australian bank Westpac this afternoon revealed it had over the past year deployed its own private cloud computing facility within its operations, working closely with the VMware, Cisco and EMC cloud consortium to do so.

ATO downplays Lockheed deal cost

The Australian Taxation Office has clarified that its five-year desktop services contract with defence giant and IT contractor Lockheed Martin actually has a total pricetag of $283.4 million - not the $380 million it mistakenly published through the Government's tendering system.

Australian cloud market crowds up as Fujitsu moves in

The Australian market for cloud computing services intensified further this week, with several major IT services firms releasing details of their push to win business from large organisations increasingly demonstrating an appetite for the next generation platform.

NEHTA releases health identifier plan

The nation's peak e-health group has released a comprehensive set of documents that outline how the Federal Government's $466.7 million electronic health record/health identifier project will be implemented over the coming years, and how it will work in practice.

$380m baby: Tax’s desktop deal revealed

The Australian Taxation Office has revealed that its five-year desktop services contract with defence giant and IT contractor Lockheed Martin has a total pricetag of $380 million — a number 25 per cent higher than it had initially estimated.

Telstra unveils Android tablet

Australia’s biggest telco, Telstra has flagged plans to launch its own Android-based handheld tablet device into the midst of a market which is about to explode with options from Apple, Samsung, Dell and more.