The Apple iPhone 5 may be designed more to woo consumers than businesses, but that won’t stop employees from bringing their shiny new smartphones into the workplace. This may put more pressure on businesses to develop bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, analysts say.
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The ACMA proposed prioritising more spectrum for mobile broadband in an updated Australian radiofrequency spectrum plan. The ACMA is seeking comment on the plan, which will go into effect on 1 January.
Sustainability has risen in importance for Australian organisations, according to Maureen Clifford, CEO of environmental and IT consultant Ndevr.
Melbourne IT reported progress on a proposal to strengthen trademark protections for organisations as ICANN gets set to roll out more than 1000 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
The Internet Industry Association has asked for more information on the government’s proposal to require retention of Internet user data for two years, said IIA CEO Peter Lee. Lee, who became the IIA’s CEO in July, said other current areas of focus include updating the iCode and reforming copyright laws.
The telecom industry has slammed data retention proposals by the government at an Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference today in Sydney.
The NBN should heat up telco competition in a broadband market that has been dominated by Telstra, said Optus, Vodafone and iiNet officials on a panel at the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference in Sydney. However, they said the national network won’t resolve all inequities in the telco industry.
Even with the National Broadband Network (NBN), more work remains to bridge the digital divide between regional and metropolitan areas in Australia, said advocates for rural communities at the the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference in Sydney.
Video could be a competitive differentiator for financial institutions as banks increasingly use technology to gain an edge on rivals, according to a Telstra white paper published Wednesday. Telstra is seeking to sell network management and unified communications services to banks to handle technological challenges that come with a move to videoconferencing.
The NBN has driven Telstra to overhaul internal processes to become more competitive, according to Telstra director of products and IT enablement, Jenny Wood.
Melbourne IT is busy securing servers after customer AAPT was breached by Anonymous, the company's CEO, Theo Hnarakis, said in a conference call about its first-half 2012 results.
2G wireless networks are likely to shut down in Australia and around the world before the end of the decade, according to telecom industry analysts.
The proposal is meant to prevent bad actors from registering. For example, a fraudster could set up a domain like redcross.charity to solicit donations.
The Australian government said it will look at how to improve telecommunications for people with disabilities.
The Parliamentary committee investigating IT pricing will increase pressure on major IT vendors as public hearings continue, said MP Ed Husic. The ongoing inquiry is a product of a campaign by Husic to find out why Australians pay more for IT software and hardware than other countries.