Stories by Tim Lohman

Rio Tinto flags further automation technology investment

Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) has sung the praises of the greater use of automation technology in its Australian mining operations, suggesting that remote controlled trucks, trains and mining equipment will play an increasing role in the mining giant’s business.

NAB: Tech investment paying off

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has again moved to reassure shareholders that its investment in its Next Generation Banking IT platform (NGP) is paying off.

SingTel reports stable Optus full-year results

SingTel has reported that its Australian subsidiary, Optus, has achieved an operating revenue of $9.37 billion, up 1 per cent, and an EBITDA of $2.36 billion, up 2 per cent for the full year to 31 March 2012. Net profit for the year was up 2 per cent to $787 million.

DoHA to get new financials software suite

The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) is moving to address weaknesses in its ability to meet financial management requirements through the adoption of a budget management and forecasting software suite.

Google, Facebook, ISPs dodge Australian content requirements

Major foreign online media companies such as Google and Facebook will not be obliged to produce Australian content or contribute to an Australian content fund if the findings of the Convergence Review Final Report are adopted by the Federal Government.

Defence needs its own app store: ADF CIO

The Australian Defence Force will seek to create its own Apple-like app store as a means to more quickly deliver applications and capabilities to service and support personnel.

Computer games to come under stricter classification than film

Computer games are likely to be subject to stricter classification standards than those applied to film once the new R18+ classification system is introduced in Australia in January 2013, the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee has heard.

Singtel, Optus announce mobile advertising push

Optus and parent company Singtel will make a major push into the mobile advertising market following a company-wide restructure and $US321 acquisition of mobile marketing company Amobee.

iiNet concludes Internode acquistion

iiNet has confirmed the completion of its [[artnid: 411072 |acquisition of Internode|new]], some five weeks after it first announced its intention to acquire the South Australia-based internet service provider.

Megaupload takedown won't kill Cloud storage

The closure of file storage site Megaupload should not be read as a failure of the Cloud computing model, according to University of Sydney’s Chair of High Performance Computing and Networking, Professor Albert Zomaya.

Govt ICT spending tops $5b annually

New figures released by the Department of Finance and Deregulation show the Australian government is a major supporter of the ICT industry, spending on average $5 billion per year on technology products, services and skills.