Stories by Tim Lohman

  • 2008 spam was 62 trillion messages: McAfee

    The global energy bill required to transmit, process and filter spam e-mail in 2008 totaled some 33 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), according to a new report commissioned by security software vendor McAfee and carried out by ICF International.

  • Qantas to shed 1750 staff

    Qantas has announced that it is to shed some 500 management positions as the economic crisis bites hard into its bottom line.

  • US FTTH model could cut NBN costs, risk: Internode

    Much of the risk and associated cost with the roll out of the federal government’s proposed $43 billion national broadband network (NBN) could be averted through modeling its roll out on AT&T’s US U-Verse fibre to the home network, a senior ISP network engineer has said.

  • Conroy defends NBN funding arrangements

    The federal government has defended itself from Opposition criticism of the way in which it proposes to fund the company which will build the $43 billion national broadband network (NBN) announced yesterday.

  • NSW govt ups first home owners grant fraud detection

    The NSW Government will soon have a new weapon to combat fraudulent claims for the First Home Owners (FHO) grant. The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) has announced it has begun implementing a new online name and address search application, Informatica Identity Resolution (IIR), which will allow it to dramatically improve its detection rate on FHO grant fraud.

  • Telstra goes live with T-Suite SaaS platform

    Telstra has announced that its software as a service (SaaS) platform T-Suite has gone live. The platform, launched in beta in November last year, allows organisations to lease software from the telco for a recurring monthly fee.

  • Bankwest to cut 400 staff

    Bankwest has announced that a “handful” of IT staff and more than 50 IT contractors will be made redundant as the bank deals with the global economic crisis.

  • Cloud computing may spawn compliance as a service

    With the growth of cloud computing, enterprises may soon be having conversations about compliance as a service as they seek to deal with the legislative and compliance requirements around protecting personally identifiable customer data.