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Displaying items by tag: Angus Kidman

Monday, 09 July 2018 10:51

NBN users too scared to switch providers

Users of the Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, are a loyal lot, sticking with their current network service providers despite the possibility of saving up to $500 by switching providers, according to a newly published report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Many Australians wish they could switch back to their previous Internet service rather than having to use the country's national broadband network, the NBN, according to newly published research from comparison website, finder.com.au.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian Internet users are collectively prepared to spend $267 million in total in one year to get a better Internet access, but they want a steadier service free of buffering and dropouts if they are going to fork out their hard earned cash.

Published in Internet of Things

Australians are loyal to their mobile phone operators, staying with them through thick and thin, with a newly published report finding that switching is in the too-hard-basket for many mobile users, and others find comparing their options too confusing.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Aussies lost or destroyed their smartphones at a rate of 1370 per day — or 2.5 million smartphones in the last five years — and, it seems, millennials are the worst offenders.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 28 July 2017 10:45

Aussies still hang on to their landlines

In the era of mobile phones and smartphones many Australians still find it difficult to give up their trusty landline phone services, with a new survey revealing that 55% still have a landline phone.

Published in Home Tech

Australians are paying through the nose to the tune of more than $10 million for going over their mobile data limits when using their smartphones.

Published in Mobility

Letting staff choose their own preferred mobile platform is "a catastrophe waiting to happen" and will ultimately restrict the ability of businesses to exploit mobile platforms, the security chief at BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion has said.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:44

Aussie PDF developer prepares to tackle Adobe

Australian PDF software developer Nitro PDF is planning on a combination of a 'freemium' software marketing plan and an expanded channel presence to help it eat into Adobe's dominant market share for PDF creation and management software.

Published in Market
Monday, 22 February 2010 13:35

Aussies to join AFCOM advisory board

Two Australians will join the advisory board for the world's major data centre user organisation as it looks to expand its activities down under.

Monday, 22 February 2010 13:23

RightNow plans Facebook, MySpace expansion

On-demand CRM vendor RightNow is expanding the range of social networks its software can interact with in a bid to help companies avoid embarrassing experiences like Southwest's recent run-in with film maker Kevin Smith.
Saturday, 20 February 2010 16:56

ATO claims good progress on systems upgrade

The Australian Taxation Office says it is making good progress on its biggest systems upgrade in 30 years, but 300,000 delayed tax returns still hang in the balance.
Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 05 December 2008 04:35

Dell to sell through The Good Guys

Dell is continuing its push into the Australian retail market, announcing a deal with The Good Guys to sell its consumer range of PCs and notebooks through the 87-store chain.
Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 03:29

IT management key to Vegas' flashest hotel rooms

When Vegas' new CityCenter resort opens in late 2009, its hotel rooms will contain state-of-the-art technology for customising entertainment, lighting and heating options -- but getting that to happen is only possible because of careful planning and cost management by its IT department.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 27 November 2007 17:16

Speed, not savings, is key to SaaS

While saving money is often cited as the key driver for adopting software as a service (SaaS), ensuring better performance is often just as big a consideration, according to new research by the Yankee Group.
Published in Strategy
Cost savings are often promoted as a major reason for automating systems provisioning, but ensuring compliance can be just as important a goal, according to a senior IT manager at AMD.
If there's one advantage Microsoft's Hardware division should have over everyone else making cameras, mice and keyboards, it would be the ability to write supporting software that worked pretty well with Windows. So it's both annoying and mysterious that the drivers for its latest notebook web cams are proving problematic to the point of being literally unusable with Vista.

Published in Transit
Thursday, 20 September 2007 23:33

Virtual environments are processor pigs

New research has confirmed what many a hard-core gamer already knows: the more realistic the virtual environment you're playing in, the more your processor is getting thrashed.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 20 September 2007 21:28

Wintel cold war gets a virtual thaw

The sometimes frosty relationship between Microsoft and Intel thawed slightly today, with Intel inviting Microsoft to demonstrate its forthcoming Windows Server 2008 during its developer forum. Hedging its bets, however, Intel was also keen to talk up its increasing commitment to Linux and open source.
Published in Open Source
Intel's ultra-mobile computing plans for Menlow and Moorestown continue to advance, and the processor giant is talking up partnerships with Ubuntu, Adobe and even Apple as it gets ready for a 2008 release of Menlow-based devices and the eventual appearance of multi-core mobile systems. However, its silent feud with Microsoft doesn't seem to have cooled down much.

Published in Home Tech

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