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  • Careers Q&A: Dodo's Larry Kestelman talks the broadband business

    As Dodo takes on iiNet, TPG and Internode in the world of competitive broadband plans, chief executive, Larry Kestelman, talks to <i>Computerworld Australia</i> about the importance of knowing business over technology, and his motivations behind the Australian ISP's vision.

  • Careers Q&A: Internode's Simon Hackett

    From owning one of Australia's only all-electric Tesla Roadster sports cars to inventing an internet-controlled toaster in the 1990s, Internode's managing director, Simon Hackett, isn't an ordinary pluck from the IT crowd. Instead, the ISP's founder has managed to get through life having only had one job interview, and has witnessed the internet landscape in Australia go from birth to maturity over the past 25 years. Hackett talked to <i>Computerworld Australia</i> about the magic of the Apple II, working in the university internet sector and why his success story is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon.

  • Careers Q&A: Integ's Ian Poole

    Once a division of Alcatel, managed services integrator, Integ has become a significant part of the local industry in its own right, providing a multitude of voice and communications services to businesses, as well as networking, infrastructure and applications. Coming off the back of a double digit increase in profits, Integ's chief executive officer, Ian Poole, talks to <i>Computerworld Australia</i> about the challenge of change in the industry and the importance of the customer.

  • Careers Q&A: Vocus' James Spenceley

    Recent winner of Ersnt & Young's 2010 Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, Vocus Communications chief executive, James Spenceley, has accomplished a fair amount in the past 15 years, from starting his own service provider to sparking industry-wide discussion on the National Broadband Network (NBN) through the [[Artnid:358962|Alliance for Affordable Broadband]]. As Spenceley recovers from the recent AusNOG conference, he speaks to <i>Computerworld Australia</i> about how he got started and the importance of passion in the industry.

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  • Careers Q&A: Happen Business' Paul Berger

    Happen Business' technical director, Paul Berger, has had a fairly meaty history in IT. Entering the industry with an electronic background, he is responsible for building a popular kit computer in the mid-1980s - the Applix 1616 - and the partner he built it with is now a co-maintainer of both the ext3 file system and the Linux kernel. His hardware business was responsible for most Netcomm repairs thanks to Berger's relationship with Netcomm managing director, David Stewart, and his Jim2 software is popular amongst IT shops handling multiple repairs.