Stories by Stephanie McDonald

CSIRO's new division led by farmer's daughter

A farmer’s daughter who studied peanuts in India for her PhD is heading up a new division for the CSIRO, and she's hoping data-driven research will help to facilitate real world decision-making for industry and the government.

Silcar scores NBN contract renewal

Silcar’s National Broadband Network (NBN) contract has been renewed by NBN Co for work in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

Visionstream stays mum on subcontractor layoffs

Labor MP Ed Husic has reassured IT industry body TasICT that the rollout of National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania will be completed by the planned target of 2015, amid speculation that a key NBN partner in the state is having issues with its subcontractors. Some 208,400 homes and businesses are expected to be covered by the fibre network in the state.

Syntheo's NBN contracts won't be renewed

The embattled Syntheo joint venture between Lend Lease and Service Stream will not have its National Broadband Network (NBN) contracts extended following the completion of its work in progress, expected to be finished by early 2014.

iiNet to acquire Adam Internet for $60m

iiNet has entered into an agreement to acquire Adam Internet for $60 million in cash following Telstra's announcement that it had not received approval from the competition regulator in time for its planned acquisition of the independent ISP to go ahead.

Telstra finalises eHealth investment

Telstra has completed an investment in electronic health operator IP Health, which provides patient information to medical practitioners on their smartphones and tablets.