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Stories by Tim Lohman

OpenWorld 2011: Decade of high 'lights on' IT spend industry's fault

Despite a decade of vendor promises, the IT industry has largely failed to lessen the percentage of tech budgets dedicated to ‘keeping the lights on’ at the expense of freeing up spend for innovation, Oracle OpenWorld 2011 attendees have heard.

Written by Tim Lohman04 Oct. 11 04:44

Woolworths launches Android app

Woolworths has launched its shopping app for Android, following strong demand from its iOS cousin.

Written by Tim Lohman06 Sept. 11 10:52

Federal Attorney-General slams WikiLeaks again

Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has again labelled the release of thousands of US embassy cables by WikiLeaks as a threat to national security.

Written by Tim Lohman31 Aug. 11 09:53

Convergence breaking regulations: ACMA

The rapid convergence of communications and media has caused a meltdown in the effectiveness of existing regulatory arrangements, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Written by Tim Lohman29 Aug. 11 11:51

Attorney-General's Dept to get its records in order

The federal Attorney-General's Department (AGD) is to drop its TRIM-based records management system and move to one which integrates with the agency’s new Microsoft SharePoint environment.

Written by Tim Lohman24 Aug. 11 10:25

Turnbull warns of above CPI NBN price rises

Opposition communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has warned that a special access undertaking (SAU) lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) could see National Broadband Network (NBN) prices rise dramatically in future years.

Written by Tim Lohman23 Aug. 11 09:56

Canon print acquistion boosts CSG results

The acquisition of Canon’s print services group has helped IT services company CSG (ASX: CSV) record solid increases in revenue and profit for the year to 30 June 2011.

Written by Tim Lohman23 Aug. 11 11:41

McAfee finds purpose post-Intel acquisition

McAfee is making progress defining and communicating its new role and strategy following its acquisition by Intel last year for $US7.68 billion, according to the security vendor’s global chief technology officer, George Kurtz.

Written by Tim Lohman19 Aug. 11 10:45

Equinix mulls Melbourne data centre

Data centre provider Equinix is mulling construction of a Melbourne facility in response to growing demand from customers at its Sydney 1 (SY1) and Sydney 2 (SY2) facilities.

Written by Tim Lohman11 Aug. 11 15:39

Online safer for problem gamblers: Sportsbet chief

Despite the potential for minors to accrue debts, online gambling companies operating inside Australia provide offer greater protection against problem gambling than retail outlets, according to Sportsbet chief executive officer, Cormac Barry.

Written by Tim Lohman11 Aug. 11 11:46

CBA ICT spend increases in 2010/11

The Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) has recorded a notable increase in IT spending to $1.104 billion for the year to 30 June 2011, an increase of seven per cent year on year.

Written by Tim Lohman10 Aug. 11 13:25

Issues raised over NBN’s role in disaster communications

The National Broadband Network (NBN) will play a minor role in providing communications in a major natural disaster due to its low levels of redundancy and availability, according to the country’s fifth largest ISP, Internode.

Written by Tim Lohman09 Aug. 11 14:34