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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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