Rohan Pearce

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Rohan Pearce is the editor of Computerworld Australia with a background in tech journalism that predates the iPhone. He is a nerd with an interest in open source who still hasn’t been able to throw out his Red Hat 3.0.3 CDs Just In Case. Also, he has cats.

Australian Army trials 3D printing

Why Taronga Zoo rolled out Workplace by Facebook

Why Taronga Zoo rolled out Workplace by Facebook

Taronga Zoo’s HR chief says the organisation has been using Facebook’s enterprise collaboration platform as a way of pushing out key messages to a highly heterogeneous workforce comprising both employees and a large number of...

SAP Ariba helps Coles cut procurement costs

SAP Ariba helps Coles cut procurement costs

Coles Group’s chief executive, Steven Cain, says that the retailer’s implementation of SAP Ariba is already “enabling procurement savings and streamlining processes”.

Telstra's profit drops in first half

Telstra's profit drops in first half

Telstra’s first-half profit 7.6 per cent to $1.14 billion, the telco reported today, with total income declining 2.8 per cent to $13.4 billion.

TPG-Vodafone merger to go ahead after Federal Court ruling

TPG-Vodafone merger to go ahead after Federal Court ruling

A merger of TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has received the greenlight from the Federal Court, with Justice Middleton this morning overruling the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s opposition to the telco...

CBA aims to slash its application footprint by 25 per cent

CBA aims to slash its application footprint by 25 per cent

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia currently runs around 3500 applications and chief executive Matt Comyn wants to slash that footprint by 25 per cent as part of CBA’s ongoing simplification efforts.

NBN fibre to the node speeds still falling short, ACCC says

NBN fibre to the node speeds still falling short, ACCC says

The latest edition of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Measuring Broadband Australia report reveals that fibre to the node (FTTN) continues to trail other NBN fixed-line technologies when it comes to delivering the...

New South Wales transport data integrated into OpenStreetMap project

New South Wales transport data integrated into OpenStreetMap project

Transport for New South Wales has signed a waiver with the OpenStreetMap project, allowing the open data initiative to employ a number of the government’s geospatial data sets.

NBN Co operating expenses, capex drop as rollout nears finish line

NBN Co operating expenses, capex drop as rollout nears finish line

Although NBN Co’s losses deepened in the first half of its financial year, if the payments to Telstra and Optus for migrating their customers to the National Broadband Network are discounted the company’s earnings soared 264 per cent...

Vocus to upgrade NT Internet backbone

Vocus to upgrade NT Internet backbone

Vocus will invest $10 million in upgrading its fibre infrastructure across the NT as part of the ‘Terabit Territory’ initiative. The telco said today it would upgrade the Territory’s Internet backbone to 20 terabits per second,...

Telstra kicks off next stage of IPv6 shift for mobile network

Telstra kicks off next stage of IPv6 shift for mobile network

Telstra will today begin the transition to IPv6 Single-Stack across its mobile network.

Data retention: Telcos sometimes handing over web-browsing history, Ombudsman says

Data retention: Telcos sometimes handing over web-browsing history, Ombudsman says

Commonwealth Ombudsman Michael Manthorpe says that ambiguity in Australia’s data retention regime means that on some occasions law enforcement agencies have been able to obtain details of an individual’s web browsing history without a...

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