Stories by Stuart Corner

GitHub looks beyond code to collaboration

GitHub — the global service, recently acquired by Microsoft, that provides Git-based online source code repositories accessible by multiple developers — is widening its focus beyond code to offer support for the whole software development lifecycle, and for collaboration around any kind of data or document.

New Zealand to beef up schools’ Internet service

The New Zealand government-funded, student-focused managed network run by Crown Company Network for Learning (N4L) that provides internet services for more than 800,000 students and teachers in 2400 schools across New Zealand will receive its first major refresh since its launch in 2013.

Hawaiki cable comes into service

The US$300 million, 15,000km Hawaiki submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States has gone into commercial service after a 27 month construction by TE SubCom.

Data literacy now a key workforce skill, says Qlik CEO

Data literacy, according to Mike Capone, CEO of analytics software company Qlik, is to the information age what traditional literacy — reading and writing — was to the industrial age: a skill essential to anyone wanting to fully participate in the workforce, and one required by all organisations for every facet of their operations.

Telstra turns on LTE broadcast technology

Telstra has turned on LTE broadcast technology throughout its network, enabling real-time data to be multicast to all users on a cell site instead of each user requiring a separate strea

Kaspersky talks up transparency initiative

Russian anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab’s campaign to counter the damage to its reputation and its revenues inflicted by the US and other governments in recent months rolled into Sydney this week, with the company holding a press lunch to flesh out details of its recently announced plans to open a ‘transparency centre’ in Switzerland.

Flinders Uni turns to cloud solution for identity management

South Australia’s Flinders University has deployed Okta’s cloud-based identity management system to provide single sign-on for staff and student access to more than 70 university applications and to streamline on-boarding of students.

DocuSign taps Azure for local hosting

Digital signing company DocuSign has installed its software in three Microsoft Azure data centres in Australia – in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra – to enable it to meet the on-shore storage requirements of Australian government customers.

MEF’s grand vision: To rescue telcos from commoditisation

MEF, formerly the Metro Ethernet Forum is on a mission: To save the world’s telcos from being relegated to providing basic connectivity in every greater volumes without proportionate increases in revenues, according to its senior vice president Dan Pitt.

Brisbane-developed software powers new PCCW Global SD-WAN service

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT (Hong Kong Telecom), has launched a global software-defined wide area network service (SD-WAN) using technology from recently acquired Console Connect, a US startup that conducted most of its R&D and software development in Brisbane.

Aussie mobile service provider Kogan coming to NZ

Australian Securities Exchange listed online retailer and mobile virtual network operator Kogan.com (ASX: KGN) will offer telecommunications services in New Zealand under an agreement with Vodafone.