Stories by Renai LeMay

Conroy to receive secret filter forum report

The Greens have dug up a handful of further details about Labor’s controversial mandatory filter project through the questions on notice procedure, including the fact that Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will shortly receive a report on a confidential online forum held by his department on the topic in April this year.

Wong passes AGIMO baton to Gray

Incoming Minister for Finance and Deregulation Penny Wong appears to have passed responsibility for the Federal Government’s peak IT strategy group to Special Minister of State Gary Gray.

Adam Internet signs up for FetchTV

Adelaide-headquartered internet service provider (ISP) Adam Internet has signed up to use FetchTV’s wholesale internet television platform to deliver entertainment to its customers, a move which grows FetchTV’s ISP roster to three after iiNet and Internode got on board earlier this year.

AFACT hit by second round of DDoS attacks

The loose-knit confederation of internet activists who organise under the banner "Anonymous" have launched a renewed distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) this week as part of "Operation Payback".

Telstra unveils machine to machine portal

It’s not just humans who use Telstra’s Next G mobile network to place calls and share data. Increasingly, inanimate objects — cars, vending machines and even digital photo frames are doing the same. And Telstra hopes they will do it even more.

Telstra negotiates on wholesale broadband pricing

The wholesale arm of Australia's biggest telco Telstra has declined to engage in what it described as a "public battle" with its customer Internode, in the midst of delicate negotiations that are slated to affect Internode's ADSL broadband pricing around the nation.

Telstra playing favourites, Internode claims

Internode late last week speculated that Telstra’s wholesale division was giving some retail internet service providers better deals because they hadn’t built out their own competitive broadband infrastructure as some like Internode, iiNet and TPG had.

Suncorp admits to internet banking outage

Tier two banking and insurance giant Suncorp today acknowledged it had suffered some internet banking problems over the past week flowing from an upgrade conducted over the weekend, with some customers concerned about a loss of functionality from the service.

Salesforce.com responds to Oracle Aussie play

Software as a service vendor, Salesforce.com, has delivered a backhander to its big brother Oracle following the decision to start providing its on-demand customer relationship management tools from a Sydney data centre.

Oracle plans Aussie CRM on-demand hosting

Technology behemoth Oracle has become one of the first multinational software giants to buck the trend and start offering software as a service from an Australian data centre.

Optus still considering Tasmanian NBN offering

The nation's second-largest telco, Optus, is still considering whether to provide retail fibre to the home services over the Tasmanian leg of the fledgling National Broadband Network, despite its biggest rival Telstra joining the party.