Preparing for the NBN is far and away the last priority for Australian IT managers, according to survey findings that suggest they're more concerned about finding the skills to support BYOD, mobility and cloud rollouts.
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.
As large as the US mainland but with a smaller population than Texas, Australia relies on ICT innovation to maintain its position as a first-world democracy and a role model for the developing Asia-Pacific region. Award-winning journalist David Braue has covered Australia’s IT and telecoms sectors since 1995 – and he’s as quick to draw lessons from their failures as to laud their successes.
When it came time to find the best location for its new Melbourne-area hospital, private healthcare group Epworth Healthcare turned to geospatial analytics to find the most underserviced area and deliver exactly the services its population requires.
It was bound to happen: with Conroy no longer able to protect NBN Co's Mike Quigley, the embattled CEO has called it quits – or so he says. Yet as the Game of Thrones-styled political cleansing continues, can Labor assert its NBN legitimacy?
Despite increasing security threats and competitive pressures, a Capgemini straw poll of banking and financial services executives has found one-third aren't modernising their systems and just 6% are enhancing their IT security.
Stephen Conroy's self-sacrifice gave Labor the chance to appoint a boring, if reliable, NBN steward in Anthony Albanese. But was putting Australia's largest-ever technology project to a self-professed technophobe a mistake? Or a masterstroke of electoral brilliance?
The newly freed app will test how far Twitter is willing to go to ban rebel applications
Storage, backup and security appliance provider Barracuda Networks will launch an Australia-based cloud service within months as it upscales its international investment to support the extension of its core capabilities into the cloud.
Forget waiting for the election: Judging by the rhetoric now coming from the highest levels, Labor has already lost the election and we should apparently start redecorating the NBN now. Let's hope the Coalition has more planned than just gutting NBN Co.
Mobile banking boosts customer transaction levels, but its impersonality erodes relationships — and opens big-bank customers to poaching from smaller, nimbler opponents. ANZ CIO Anne Weatherston explains how one of the Asia-Pacific region's largest banks is fighting back.
Australia's largest casino hotel plans to build on a maintenance-systems upgrade with increased mobile support and augmented-reality tools.
The console-gaming market is at a major inflection point, but this week Apple was more interested in design geekery than mounting a challenge against Sony and Microsoft in that multi-billion dollar industry. Apple has all the ducks lined up – so why did it just blow its biggest-ever gaming opportunity?
Many banks treat mobile banking like an ancillary service channel, but it’s becoming the main game for USAA and Australia’s Defence Bank at an "incredible" rate, bank strategists say.
Forget fibre to the premises vs. fibre to the node; the growing range of problems with Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) confirms the biggest battle awaiting the presumptive Coalition government will be bringing contractors in line.
A proclivity for teaching web-design skills over hard-core data science will leave Australia struggling to meet rapidly increasing demand for business intelligence and big-data specialists, the local head of R&D with Dell Software has warned.
In the wake of the TransACT buy, other private operators with tiny networks must be wondering whether they can offload their infrastructure to NBN Co, too.