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Displaying items by tag: Stuart Corner

Thursday, 20 June 2013 08:53

In search of patent trolls

The recent intellectual property suit filed against ZTE in Australia by 'patent troll' Vringo has brought the contentious issue of patent trolls to our shores from the US where feral trolls are such a pest that the Obama Administration is trying to get legislation through Congress that will curb their actions, but that is not going to be easy. Patent trolls are protean creatures. One man's patent troll is another man's legitimate licensor of intellectual property.

Published in Cornered!

MOOCs: massive, open online courses. And that's according to no lesser personage than Bob Metcalfe, widely recognised as the co-inventor of ethernet and the formulator of the prediction on networking now known as Metcalfe's Law.

Published in Cornered!
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:52

How Telstra will leverage its LTE lead

Australians' love affair with smartphone and tablets and their insatiable appetite for content and applications have been good to Telstra. They have boosted its first mover advantage with LTE significantly, but that advantage will be magnified even further when Telstra introduces joyn.

Published in Cornered!

For many, the question of what will drive demand for the NBN's bandwidth remains unanswered and while the there are multiple initiatives seeking to provide answers, Australia would do well to emulate the USA where a new body, US Ignite, has been created to do just that, but with very broad membership and hugely ambitious goals.

Published in Cornered!

Deloitte Australia has teamed up with US based Kaggle to exploit opportunities thrown up by a growing shortage of data scientists - people skilled in the use of big data analytics.

Published in Strategy

A new industry alliance, the CloudEthernet Forum, has been formed to address the issues raised by virtualisation and cloud services spread across geographically dispersed data centres.

Published in Networking
Friday, 24 May 2013 02:13

5G breakthrough? 5G baloney more like

Here we go again. News of another wireless 'breakthrough' has become mainstream news and sent press and commentators into a flurry of speculation as to whether or not it spells doom for the NBN.

Published in Cornered!
Monday, 20 May 2013 13:07

Canberra gets first Optus TD-LTE services

Optus has launched TD-LTE mobile services in Canberra for data only: it will offer a TD-LTE dongle and TD-LTE pocket WiFi hotspot, both will operate on HSPA+ or 3G networks outside TD-LTE coverage areas.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:30

Docking the deskphone market

Watching ShoreTel demonstrate its iPhone/iPad telephone handset dock last week I decided I was witnessing the beginning of the end for the deskphone as we know it.

Published in Cornered!

Specialist IT&T recruitment company, Talent International, has launched a loyalty program designed to retain contractors - claimed to represent the first such program in the IT recruitment industry - along with other initiatives designed to make its services more attractive to both IT professionals and employers.

Published in Recruitment
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:09

How long's a piece of copper?

The answer to that question is important. The bandwidth that the Coalition will be able to deliver to customers over its proposed fibre to the node network is highly dependent on the length of copper from the node to the customer, but neither it nor anybody outside Telstra seems to know what the average distance from nodes in the current network is.

Published in Cornered!
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 16:20

ShoreTel turns iPad & iPhone into a deskphone

IP telephony and unified communications systems vendor ShoreTel has released a dock for iOS devices that, in conjunction with ShoreTel's softphone app, turns the mobile device into a desktop speakerphone.

The organiser of a celebration next month of the 40th anniversary of the invention of ethernet is using the occasion to highlight the need for economies in the western world to maintain the culture of innovation that spawned the creation of ethernet.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 14:01

Before moving house, check for mobile coverage

I've had a nightmare week. As a work from home journalist I'm totally dependent on Internet and telephone access but I found myself totally cut off after I moved house.

Published in Cornered!

Adaptive Planning, a provider of cloud-based business analytics software has announced NSW Businesslink as a new client and has announced Adaptive Consolidation, a cloud-based solution for comprehensive close-and-disclose financial consolidations and analysis.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 17:14

Businesses unprepared for NBN

A survey of 167 Australian businesses undertaken for Macquarie Telecom by Deloitte Access Economics has found the majority expecting significant disruption and opportunity from the NBN but few prepared for the disruption of markets and business practices that it would bring.

Published in Networking

US based Workshare has launched an Android app that enables documents to be exchanged securely via the cloud and for different versions to be compared. Its launch follows that of a similar app for iOS earlier this year.

Published in Security

Recruitment company, Talent International, has enlisted Sir Richard Branson to help it launch a new initiative that is says will shake up a recruitment industry that has become tired and stale.

Published in Strategy

Large companies around the world are planning significant spending on unified communications and collaborations solutions, and their preference is to run these systems in house but to have them managed by an external provider.

Published in Market
Thursday, 04 April 2013 12:49

40th anniversary of first cellular phone call

Cellular mobile telephony is 40 years old. Martin Cooper, general manager of Motorola's Communications Systems Division made the first cellular call, to his rival at AT&T's Bell Labs, from the streets of New York City on April 3 1973.

Published in Development

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