Stories by Renai LeMay

Internode slashes terabyte pricing

Internode has cut the prices on its new terabyte broadband plans by $30 a month, bringing them into closer in line with what the national broadband provider’s competitors are charging.

Conroy fires back in broadband battle

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this afternoon returned fire back on his new shadow, Malcolm Turnbull, accusing the Liberal heavyweight of mindless opposition on the National Broadband Network issue.

NEHTA issues core e-health tender

The Federal Government today delivered the health sector a much clearer picture of how its giant $466.7 million electronic health records project will be delivered, with the initiation of a major purchasing initiative for the project through the nation’s peak e-health body.

Police crack down on counterfeit goods

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have embarked on a major crackdown of counterfeit goods, including pirated software, computers and CDs and DVDs, in a move hailed by as a victory by software companies such as Microsoft and representatives of the music and film and TV industries.

Qld Education CIO seeks deputies

The chief information officer of the Queensland Department of Education and Training has advertised for several deputy executives as the department looks to bulk up its strategic IT management talent.

Agriculture startup receives $1.5m boost

Perth-based venture capital firm [[xref:|Yuuwa Capital]] has injected $1.5 million worth of investment into data capture and management player [[xref:|Agworld]], which focuses specifically on the agricultural industry.

Uni gives iPads to science students

The University of Adelaide is ditching paper-based textbooks in favour of iPads and will hand out free devices to students enrolling in a science degree in 2011, claiming the new Apple tablets will revolutionise the way science is taught at the institution.

Adelaide Uni students to receive free iPads

The University of Adelaide is calling it quits with paper-based textbooks and will hand out free iPads to students enrolling in a science degree in 2011, claiming the new Apple tablets will revolutionise the way science is taught at the institution.

ATO finalises $60m desktop contract

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has signed contracts with Lockheed Martin — a US technology giant more known for its strengths in the construction of fighter jets and missiles than in enterprise IT services – to provide desktop PC and other end-user computing services, in a deal estimated at $60 million a year.

Wireless a focus as NBN Co ramps jobs

The National Broadband Network Company this week advertised several dozen new jobs as it dramatically ramped up hiring in the wake of political certainty over its future, including several wireless roles that will play a key role in its rollout of next-generation wireless infrastructure around the nation.

Regional NBN puts emphasis back on wireless: Slattery

Labor’s deal with the independents to roll out the National Broadband Network to regional areas first means it will now necessarily have to place a big emphasis on the wireless component of the network’s construction, according to Pipe Networks managing director and long-time NBN critic Bevan Slattery.

Keycorp asks shareholders to accept Archer offer

Payments technology group Keycorp (ASX:KYC) is pushing for its shareholders to accept a cash offer from Australian private equity firm Archer Capital which has the potential to lift the struggling company.

Abbott pledges NBN vigilance

Tony Abbott has warned Julia Gillard's government-in-waiting that the Opposition will be "hyper-vigilant" in its monitoring of Labor's National Broadband Network project for screw-ups.