Stories by Tim Lohman

2012: Year of machine to machine (M2M) communications?

Machine to machine (M2M) communications may have had a subdued year in Australia during 2011, but telco services provider Verizon Business is expecting big things of one of the underlying technologies of smart grids, smart homes and e-health in 2012.

AGIMO releases government Cloud guides

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has released draft Cloud Better Practice Guides to aid Federal Government agencies to make more informed decisions when procuring Cloud services.

AGIMO signs Funnelback for Govt search

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has signed former CSIRO spin-off Funnelback as its provider of Government Search Services for a period of up to six years.

CSIRO sourcing new servers, desktops, laptops

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)is on the hunt for a new provider for its desktops, laptops and servers for a period of up to five years.

Victoria makes play to continue ICT lead

The Victorian state government has upped the stakes in the current game against NSW and Queensland to make it the dominant information and communications technology state.

Optus grows its mobile base

Optus has grown its mobile customer base to 9.23 million as at 30 September 2011, up 131,000 or four per cent year on year.

Almost 200,000 telco complaints in the past year: TIO

For all the talk of reforming telecommunications customer service in the past year, almost 200,000 new consumer complaints were received by the office of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) in the last 12 months.

News Ltd moving into MMOs and online fantasy games

News Limited has flagged that it is to make a push into massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and ‘online fantasy games’ as part of an effort to capture a slice of the growing online gaming market.

Don't make ISPs online problem gambling policemen: IIA

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has cautioned against placing the onus of protecting problem gamblers on internet service providers, instead arguing that problem gambling must be managed at the point of service access.

NBN Co's fixed CVC pricing comes under criticism, again

The bandwidth pricing that the NBN Co charges retail service providers (RSPs) has again come under fire with suggestions that some RSPs may need to substantially increase the prices on some faster speed plans — particularly in regional areas — due to the economic impacts of fixed connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) pricing.