Mitchell Bingemann

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HP EDS union set to shake up IT services market

HP EDS union set to shake up IT services market

HP’s US$13.9 billion acquisition of EDS will beef up its competitive muscle, creating an IT services company to rival market leader IBM, according to analyst firm Gartner.
May 14 2008 2:35PM
HP signs off on EDS acquisition for US$13.9 billion

HP signs off on EDS acquisition for US$13.9 billion

HP has signed a deal to buy outsourcing giant EDS for US$13.9 billion.
May 14 2008 8:01AM
Optus becomes number two telco to offer iPhone in Australia

Optus becomes number two telco to offer iPhone in Australia

Optus has ended industry speculation about its plans to stock Apple’s iPhone by officially confirming it will carry the popular handheld device when it launches in Australia later this year.
May 13 2008 7:43AM
Telstra lodges $5 million bond for national broadband network

Telstra lodges $5 million bond for national broadband network

Telstra has taken a step closer towards securing the Federal Government’s $4.7 billion national broadband contract by being the first company to lodge its $5 million bidder's bond.
May 12 2008 3:43PM
iiNet acquires Westnet for $81 million

iiNet acquires Westnet for $81 million

iiNet has cemented its position as Australia’s third largest ISP, behind Telstra and Optus, with today’s announcement that it has purchased fellow WA-based ISP, Westnet, for $81 million in cash.
May 8 2008 3:57PM
Vodafone confirmed as Australia’s first iPhone seller

Vodafone confirmed as Australia’s first iPhone seller

Vodafone Australia has officially confirmed it will be Australia’s first mobile service provider to stock Apple’s much lauded iPhone.
May 6 2008 4:41PM
Internode protest brings Tassie broadband to the boil

Internode protest brings Tassie broadband to the boil

The state of broadband in Tasmania has suffered a setback as national ISP Internode suspended a range of its Internet services in protest to Telstra’s dominance in broadband backhaul capacity.
May 6 2008 4:28PM
Commonwealth Bank to invest $580 million on IT refresh

Commonwealth Bank to invest $580 million on IT refresh

The Commonwealth Bank plans to spend $580 million over the next four years in a major information technology refresh aimed at replacing legacy systems more than 40 years old.
Apr 30 2008 12:38PM
Google ditches green search engine for planting trees

Google ditches green search engine for planting trees

A free-to-use search engine that promises to plant trees in exchange for Web searches has been dumped by Google for allegedly violating terms of the search giant’s advertising platform, AdSense.
Apr 24 2008 11:23AM
One quarter of Australians go online for Government contact

One quarter of Australians go online for Government contact

A Government-sponsored report that measures the uptake of government services through varying communication channels has found that a quarter of all Australians now conduct the majority or their dealings with government online.
Apr 23 2008 4:33PM
NAB deposits $100 million for new ATMs

NAB deposits $100 million for new ATMs

National Australia Bank (NAB) is ready to roll out a new suite of self-serve ATMs as part a seven-year $100 million managed services deal with ATM manufacturer NCR.
Apr 23 2008 12:53PM
Microsoft releases XP SP3 but gives no word on reprieve

Microsoft releases XP SP3 but gives no word on reprieve

With the clanging of Windows XP’s death knell ringing loud and clear in the lead up to its June 30 cutoff, Microsoft today has released the final Windows XP Service Pack to computer builders and volume licensing customers.
Apr 22 2008 2:39PM
Opinion: The National Broadband Network's untenable tender

Opinion: The National Broadband Network's untenable tender

A collective sigh could be heard from the telco industry when the Government finally released a request for proposal (RFP) for its $4.7 billion national broadband network (NBN) on April 11. But far from being a sigh of relief, this was instead the disappointed murmur from an industry once again let down by a Government kowtowing to the dominant telco players.
Apr 21 2008 11:59AM
Red Hat scraps plans for Linux PCs

Red Hat scraps plans for Linux PCs

Hopes of Red Hat releasing a desktop version of Linux for consumers were scratched today as the company announced no such plans would eventuate in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, its long awaited Red Hat Global Desktop Linux remains on indefinite hold, despite being slated for an original launch date of August 2007.
Apr 17 2008 4:11PM
Farewell CDMA: Conroy confirms closure

Farewell CDMA: Conroy confirms closure

It’s final. Telstra’s moribund CDMA mobile phone network will cease to be come April 28, after Communications Minister Stephen Conroy today confirmed that Telstra has met the requirements to allow its closure.
Apr 15 2008 2:11PM
Conroy calls for $4.7 billion Govt funded FttN proposals

Conroy calls for $4.7 billion Govt funded FttN proposals

Construction of the Federal Government’s proposed $4.7 billion National Broadband Network could begin as early as October after the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy issued a Request for Proposal late last week.
Apr 15 2008 1:31PM
Federal Government orders $16 billion ICT review

Federal Government orders $16 billion ICT review

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner has appointed the former head of Britain’s Treasury to spearhead an independent review of the Federal Government’s $16 billion ICT bill and curb spending where necessary.
Apr 14 2008 3:55PM
Red Hat leads open source contributions to Linux Kernel

Red Hat leads open source contributions to Linux Kernel

Linux distribution vendor Red Hat has streaked ahead as the leading corporate contributor to the ongoing open source project, the Linux Kernel.
Apr 10 2008 4:09PM
Queensland Uni giving schools the quickest Internet in the land

Queensland Uni giving schools the quickest Internet in the land

The University of Queensland is paving a high-speed broadband revolution for school communities with a new network that allows them to connect to the internet at a speed of one gigabit a second (Gbps).
Apr 9 2008 4:14PM
Oracle goes social with latest CRM offering

Oracle goes social with latest CRM offering

With the latest release of Oracle’s On Demand CRM solution, the company is not only touting the rise of social networks but making them the core of its functionality.
Apr 3 2008 3:26PM

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