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Stories by Adam Bender

AARNet test shows how NBN can bring industry into the classroom

Fibre broadband connections enabled 20 TAFE students at Holmesglen to learn graphic design from real industry practitioners over HD videoconferencing. The AARNet pilot project was a “proof of concept” that can be copied across Australia as quickly as the NBN is deployed, AARNet business development manager, Jamie Sunderland, told <I>Computerworld Australia</I>.

Written by Adam Bender04 July 12 00:06

IIA names Peter Lee as new CEO

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has named Peter Lee as its new CEO. The IIA had been without a CEO since Peter Coroneos retired in June last year.

Written by Adam Bender02 July 12 14:52

Telstra Global reveals virtual contact centre from IPscape

Telstra Global expanded further into business cloud services, announcing a Virtual Contact Centre (VCC) powered by contact centre technology provider IPscape. The deal is for Asia but rollout in Australia is planned shortly.

Written by Adam Bender02 July 12 14:26

New Zealand bank wants to be Facebook friends

Tellers at ASB Bank in New Zealand are providing financial advice to customers over Facebook and attracting interest from around the globe. ASB opened the world’s first Facebook-based virtual bank branch in September 2010 and soon plans an upgrade to its mobile app allowing customers to send payments direct to Facebook friends.

Written by Adam Bender02 July 12 11:00

NBN builders say they haven't pulled plug

Transfield and Silcar denied a report that they had pulled out of the next round of NBN construction deals. <I>The Australian Financial Review</I> reported Wednesday that Silcar and Transfield had decided against participating due to “delays caused by poor planning.”

Written by Adam Bender27 June 12 15:39

Vodafone 4G Arrives 2013, HSPA+ this September

Vodafone has targeted the end of the year to complete rollout of its new mobile network supporting HSPA+ and 4G LTE. The carrier said the $1 billion, 2-year investment would result in better mobile coverage, increased data speeds and better network reliability.

Written by Adam Bender26 June 12 15:15

Enterprise networks face accelerating obsolescence

An accelerating network obsolescence cycle is leaving many Australian businesses in the dust, according to a new report by Dimension Data, a provider of networking services.

Written by Adam Bender26 June 12 10:33

Australian ICT jobs market slow but steady: Peoplebank

Hiring for information and communications technology jobs across Australia is steady but employers are showing caution, said Peoplebank as the major ICT recruiter announced the results of its quarterly salary index for June 2012.

Written by Adam Bender26 June 12 09:10

Optus shows the money in bid to overtake Telstra

Optus plans to spend $2 billion over the next two years on 4G services in an effort to take on Telstra. A SingTel official revealed the plan in an interview with <I>The Australian Financial Review</I>.

Written by Adam Bender25 June 12 15:33

Telstra signs $474 million contract with Human Services

Telstra has won a five-year, $474 million contract from the Department of Human Services to build and manage a unified communications network, according to the telco. The network will connect all of the Department and its master programs, it said.

Written by Adam Bender25 June 12 15:22