Closed-door talks and excessive self-interest in governance hurts the Internet, said a Google official and other Internet stakeholders on a panel this morning at the Australian Internet Governance Forum. The secret Trans-Pacific Partnership talks received particular criticism.
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New South Wales is seeking to improve communication between the public and government through consolidation and new technologies, NSW Customer Service Commissioner Michael Pratt said at an Australian Information Industry Association lunch today.
Google has found two additional disks containing Wi-Fi data collected by Street View vehicles during 2010 in Australia. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has asked Google to delete the newly discovered disks.
The absence of near-field communication (NFC) in iPhone 5 has surprised NAB and other banks, according to NAB's technology head of strategy and innovation, Denis Curran. It’s an example of why banks must be agile with their IT strategy in an age of increasing digitisation, he said this morning at the Information & Data World Symposium in Sydney.
Cloud provider Ninefold averted a potential headache trying to bill for an non-traditional self-service business model when it found Zuora, according to Ninefold chairman and co-founder, Peter James.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has set prices and conditions for the non-NBN local bitstream access service (LBAS) in a final access determination.
The Australian government says agencies have made "good progress" toward enabling IPv6 by year end. However, Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) President Narelle Clark said she has doubts that this will happen without a formal mandate like the one in the US.
Increased education about the benefits of digital health records will drive their adoption in Australia, according to healthcare software developer iCare.
ANZ Bank will invest $1.5 billion over five years in mobile, videoconferencing and other upgrades in an effort to enhance customers’ banking experience.
Communications minister Stephen Conroy asked his opposition to apologise for what he called “outrageous claims” that the NBN will cost up to $100 billion.
Enterprise social networking is “the new battleground for all enterprise collaboration vendors,” according to Ovum analyst Richard Edwards.
Macquarie Telecom has been recommended to provide cybersecurity services for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and 11 other agencies.
A draft ICT plan for Victoria aims to control costs of ICT purchases and projects.
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.
NBN Co lodged its revised special access undertaking (SAU) with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), setting wholesale prices for the NBN for 30 years.