Munir Kotadia

Munir has been interested in technology since he got a Commodore 64 in the early 80s. That inspired his passion for technology and all things electronic. He later studied computer science and learned to program in BASIC, Pascal and Modula-2 before going on to learn about HTML and Web-based technologies.

Mun’s diverse background in the technology sector ensures that he is able to apply this experience of the market place to demystify user and enterprise security concerns.

From 1996, he became part of a small team that created [.tv], the UK’s first television channel dedicated to computers and technology with SKY News. He produced television programs covering a broad range of consumer and SOHO issues including a future technology guide for gadgets, an Internet users guide, a hardware buyers guide and a technical trouble shooting program called "Chips with Everything".

Mun first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. Following this, he wrote in a freelance capacity for the IT and Technology industries. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

With his wealth of experience, he has reported for Sky News and has made guest appearances on Radio 5 Live (UK) and the BBC World Service and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Munir was recognised as Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the same year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

You can follow Munir on Twitter at @mkotadia.

Recent articles by Munir Kotadia

Video: Rovers prepare for Martian winter

Video: Rovers prepare for Martian winter

Spirit moves to phase 2.
Mar 31 2010 1:31PM
Energy Australia explores network tie-up with NBN Co

Energy Australia explores network tie-up with NBN Co

Two of Australia's biggest network providers collaborate on the last mile to the home.
Mar 24 2010 3:00PM
Bootleg video: Telstra 'dual carrier' 42 Mbps trials

Bootleg video: Telstra 'dual carrier' 42 Mbps trials

Bootlegged at Telstra Next G event.
Mar 24 2010 2:54PM
Analyst: Feds got data centre policy wrong

Analyst: Feds got data centre policy wrong

No metrics to hold large agencies accountable.
Mar 23 2010 3:41PM
Crunch: Minister is a n00b; Violence at Telstra

Crunch: Minister is a n00b; Violence at Telstra

Telstra execs beat each other with laptops.
Mar 19 2010 12:22PM
Video: Telstra outlines LTE trial roadmap

Video: Telstra outlines LTE trial roadmap

Still gas left in HSPA tank.
Mar 18 2010 2:15PM
Ubuntu 'trusted client' secures Windows and Citrix

Ubuntu 'trusted client' secures Windows and Citrix

Even from a malware-infected PC.
Mar 18 2010 1:30PM
NSW to relax content blocking on school netbooks

NSW to relax content blocking on school netbooks

Home privileges talked up as 60,000 new devices announced.
Mar 15 2010 2:10PM
QLD Rail tests Cisco's IME videoconferencing

QLD Rail tests Cisco's IME videoconferencing

Dimension Data on board too.
Mar 12 2010 1:48PM
Video: LHC on the brink of 7 TeV

Video: LHC on the brink of 7 TeV

CERN Large Hadron Collider to be revved up this month.
Mar 12 2010 6:48AM
Crunch: Telepresence and the end of the world

Crunch: Telepresence and the end of the world

Sydney gets telepresence but with CERN ramping up the LHC, Coco doesn't believe anybody will be around to use it.
Mar 12 2010 6:45AM
Video: Building a supercomputer for Happy Feet 2, Mad Max 4

Video: Building a supercomputer for Happy Feet 2, Mad Max 4

Builds 6,000 core grid in E3's new Sydney data centre.
Mar 10 2010 1:58PM
Video: First ASKAP radio telescope is listening

Video: First ASKAP radio telescope is listening

35 more identical telescopes expected by 2013.
Mar 8 2010 3:00PM
Commentary: Is it safe to use Windows for internet banking?

Commentary: Is it safe to use Windows for internet banking?

NSW Police follows up on our October story.
Mar 5 2010 4:03PM
Crunch: Kickstart special; Kahuna to invite Thodey

Crunch: Kickstart special; Kahuna to invite Thodey

Also, a serious message for all security vendors.
Mar 5 2010 7:11AM
Video: E3's ever expanding Sydney Pegasus data centre

Video: E3's ever expanding Sydney Pegasus data centre

Massive new space allocated for server rooms.
Mar 5 2010 6:29AM
Video: Xobni turns Outlook into social networking hub

Video: Xobni turns Outlook into social networking hub

Also teaches Google something about search.
Mar 4 2010 10:02AM
Opinion: 3 switcheroo makes Telstra seem like good value

Opinion: 3 switcheroo makes Telstra seem like good value

Switch back - or I might switch off.
Feb 26 2010 3:11PM
Crunch: Telstra fails at cool; Intel leads IIA boogie

Crunch: Telstra fails at cool; Intel leads IIA boogie

Tech's big kahunas attack customer ear drums.
Feb 26 2010 11:11AM
Sheraton gets Australia's first public telepresence room

Sheraton gets Australia's first public telepresence room

$500 per hour.
Feb 24 2010 1:04PM

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