Stories by Renai LeMay

Atlassian partners score $60 million funding

Fast-growing Australian software company Atlassian this morning revealed it had taken a $US60 million minority investment from US-based venture capital firm Accel Partners, with a long-term view to a public listing in the US.

NetApp secures CenITex storage deal

Dimension Data and storage vendor NetApp have won a deal to provide storage, backup and recovery services to Victorian IT shared services agency CenITex, in what is being described as a private cloud computing deal.

Trujillo speechwriter joins NBN Co

A speechwriter for Telstra's controversial American former chief executive, Sol Trujillo, has joined the company charged with building and operating the National Broadband Network.

Telstra spied on union calls, claims CEPU

One of Telstra's main unions has accused the telco of listening in on its conference calls with unionised staff in an attempt to pick up intelligence on its industrial action and bargaining plans.

Promotions abound at NBN Co

One of the chief benefits of getting in on the ground of a fast-moving startup company is a speedy ascension up the promotion curve as the company grows.

AAPT completes collaboration migration

Australian telco AAPT has switched the remainder of its 1200 staff off Microsoft's Exchange collaboration platform and onto Google's rival Gmail offering after running a trial of 250 staff on Gmail for the past two months.

SA Health chief bans iPads among staff

The chief executive of South Australia's health department issued a sternly worded letter to all staff in late May warning them off corporate purchases of Apple's flagship iPad device until the department's IT team could properly assess the device.

Industry reacts to Net filter delay

There were mixed reactions from politicians, industry and lobbyists on Friday to communications minister, Stephen Conroy’s revelation that the Government’s controversial internet filtering legislation would be delayed for a year while a review was held into the Refused Classification category of content which the filter would block.

iSOFT completes delayed HealthSMART project

iSOFT today said it had completed the rollout of new patient management systems in mid-June to Victorian hospitals under Victoria's delayed HealthSMART project begun back in 2003, as financial problems continue to plague the Australian e-health giant.

Video: FetchTV's user interface demoed

iiNet chief technology officer, Greg Bader, recently showed off the user interface for the upcoming FetchTV Internet protocol television (IPTV) device, which the ISP will be offering outside of regular monthly data quotas.

NBN could be opt-out in Tasmania: Premier

Tasmanian State Premier David Bartlett has committed to ask the Tasmanian NBN Company whether it would be feasible for Tasmanians to be required to opt-out from having the planned optic fibre cables connected to their premises -- reversing the current policy where they are required to opt-in.

CIO leaves NSW Education to join Qantas

Outgoing NSW Department of Education and Training chief information officer, Stephen Wilson, will join the airline as its head of technology, reporting to executive manager of corporate services and technology, David Hall.