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Stories by Tim Lohman

No classified data on misplaced USB stick: Defence

Australia’s data loss prevention and encryption vendors will no doubt be salivating at the Defence’s confirmation that a USB stick allegedly found by a radio announcer on a Qantas flight does indeed contain Defence information.

Written by Tim Lohman14 March 11 09:56

Federal Gov't releases data.gov.au

The Federal Government is calling on the commercial, research and community sectors to make greater use of public sector information recently made available on the new data.gov.au website.

Written by Tim Lohman11 March 11 11:13

Telstra slaps down direct NBN Co access for utilities

Telstra has argued that utilities companies should not be able to source carriage services from the NBN Co directly, instead that retail services providers, such as itself, be allowed to continue charging the sector for connectivity.

Written by Tim Lohman09 March 11 12:46

Optus calls for NBN volume discounts

Optus will push for NBN Co to be given the power to offer volume discounts to service providers on the National Broadband Network (NBN) under legislation currently in Senate Committees hearing.

Written by Tim Lohman09 March 11 11:50

WA Police upgrading digital radio network

Western Australia Police will rip and replace its regional analogue radio system and move to digital as a means of providing secure and robust communications for front-line officers across the whole state.

Written by Tim Lohman09 March 11 09:57

Free calls for charities no stunt: VHA

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has played down the suggestion that its decision to make calls to selected charities free is little more than an effort to put a positive spin on what has been a troubled three months for the merged telco.

Written by Tim Lohman09 March 11 08:57

Anittel appoints Kazacos as MD

Anittel (ASX: AYG) chief executive, Ilkka Tales, has resigned his role to allow current chairman, Peter Kazacos, to pilot the company in his new role as managing director.

Written by Tim Lohman08 March 11 11:00

ICT needs more women: ACS

Women have an integral role to play within the Australian information technology and communications industry, according to the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Written by Tim Lohman08 March 11 13:19

DFAT to upgrade high security network

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to upgrade the security of its international communications network with an enterprise-grade Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).

Written by Tim Lohman08 March 11 12:37

NSW Libs to can FirstNet e-health system

The NSW Opposition has committed to canning the state government’s FirstNet computer system in hospital emergency departments if improvements to the troubled system cannot be made.

Written by Tim Lohman07 March 11 15:49

R18+ games rating decision due July

A decision on the introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games could arrive as soon as July, the Minister for Justice, Brendan O’Connor, has said.

Written by Tim Lohman07 March 11 10:59

Westpac confirms Net banking issues

Westpac has confirmed it is the latest bank to experience issues with its online banking portal, with some customers unable to log in to the service early this morning.

Written by Tim Lohman03 March 11 16:02

Greens to block telco interception bill

The Greens will seek to block the federal government’s proposed Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, communications spokesperson, Scott Ludlum has told the Senate.

Written by Tim Lohman02 March 11 12:32

CommBank: Netbank transfers fixed

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has confirmed that outstanding issues with its online banking portal NetBank have now been resolved.

Written by Tim Lohman02 March 11 10:55

ACMA to roll out spectrum auction system

The Federal Government is moving forward with its plan to sell off Australia’s 700 MHz spectrum, with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) signalling its intention to source an auction system to allocate spectrum licences.

Written by Tim Lohman02 March 11 10:36