If someone gave you AU$93.5 million to spend, would you forget it? I wouldn't either. But this is exactly what seems to have happened in the aftermath of the 2007/8 federal budget, which was widely lambasted by many observers -- including yours truly -- for its lack of funding for meaningful ICT related initiatives.
A view from the trenches of Australian telecommunications. As the name implies, it’s a two-way conversation and we ask you not to pull any punches ... we won’t.
Australia’s first-world economy relies on first-rate IT and telecommunications innovation. David Braue, an award-winning IT journalist and former Macworld editor, covers its challenges, successes and lessons learned as it uses ICT to assert its leadership in the developing Asia-Pacific region – and strengthen its reputation on the world stage.
With so many mobile phones and plans in the market, it's easy for truly innovative services to get lost in the noise.This is the only reason I can think of to explain why there hasn't been a wholesale rush to mobile carrier 3, which with the launch of its X-Series content and calling bundle, recently put its boot up the collective backsides of the entire mobile industry.
Government's broadband strategy goes missing
It's hardly news that Telstra's corporate philosophy has become one of incessant whinging and strongarming since CEO Sol Trujillo rolled into town, but over the past week the company took its rhetoric to another level ...
Australians have a right to know exactly what the G9 is planning.
Back in mid-February of this year, I almost attended a conference held in Sydney by technology vendor CA. I say "almost" because I registered for the event, put it into my diary, and was fully planning to show up.
The multi-billion dollar merger of local insurers Suncorp and Promina has raised some interest (to put it mildly).
This afternoon I caught up with the local arm of arguably the world's largest telco, AT&T. Hold on, you say -- didn't the American government break up AT&T back in the 1980s in an attempt to promote competition in the country's telecommunications sector?
How did your business fare when massive earthquakes wreaked havoc with telecommunications cables off the coast of Taiwan last Boxing Day? Yes, it was a public holiday in Australia.
It's a well-known Australian joke that retailer Harvey Norman's prices are "hardly normal". After all, you can usually buy the same electronic parts online or at a smaller store slightly cheaper than you can at the retail king.