The future for Telstra, NBN and business IT

The future for Telstra, NBN and business IT

Summary: It's all about the future on Patch Monday this week. What key technology trends does your business need to consider in the coming financial year? And what does yesterday's agreement between Telstra and the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) mean?

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It's all about the future on Patch Monday this week. What key technology trends does your business need to consider in the coming financial year? And what does yesterday's agreement between Telstra and the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) mean?

Cloud computing, collaboration and mobility are the current big themes for business IT, according to Mark Settle, CIO of BMC Software. However, every business needs to assess the situation for itself. And, as he explains in a wide-ranging conversation, often the factors affecting a company's success in implementing these new technologies is more about organisation issues and politics than the technology itself.

Two challenges, for example, are defining what set of tools an employee needs to be productive and, in a time when employees are used to choosing their own tools at home, how organisations can provide more flexibility in their operating environments.

Then, to clarify the Heads of Agreement between Telstra and NBN Co, we bring you some snippets from Telstra's conference call for analysts, focusing on the key elements.

Plus we have the usual idiosyncratic look at the rest of the week's IT news headlines.

To leave an audio comment for Patch Monday, Skype to stilgherrian, or phone Sydney 02 8011 3733.

Running time: 26 minutes, 32 seconds

Topics: Cloud, Broadband, Government, Government AU, Telcos, Telstra, NBN

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust.

He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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