Stories by Renai LeMay

  • AAPT completes Gmail journey

    Australian telco AAPT has switched the remainder of its 1200 staff off Microsoft's Exchange collaboration platform and onto Google's rival Gmail offering after running a trial of 250 staff on Gmail for the past two months.

  • Promotions abound at NBN Co

    One of the chief benefits of getting in on the ground of a fast-moving startup company is a speedy ascension up the promotion curve as the company grows.

  • Defence picks Global Switch datacentre

    The Department of Defence has inked a new 10-year lease agreement with datacentre specialist Global Switch that will kick off its wide-ranging datacentre consolidation project.

  • Internode, iiNet, VHA won't filter for now

    National broadband provider Internode this afternoon stated that -- unlike Telstra, Optus and Primus -- it would not voluntarily filter its customers' internet for websites that are known to contain child pornography and child abuse material, while iiNet said it would wait to see the detail in the proposal and VHA is awaiting a code for the mobile industry.

  • UPDATED: Gillard says Conroy will get filter into shape

    The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, today said she understands concerns about the Government's controversial mandatory internet filtering policy, but Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was putting effort in to get the policy into shape.

  • Gillard ducks filter questions

    The office of new Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has declined to answer questions about the Labor leader's personal views on her party's mandatory internet filtering policy, directing enquiries to Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy.

  • yARN: Wake up and smell the democracy, Stilgherrian

    I couldn’t help but laugh when I read Stilgherrian’s rant on ABC Unleashed about how Australia’s “digital elites” may understand technology but somehow don’t get the apparently unbelievably complicated world of Federal politics.

  • Tasmania to consider NBN opt-out model

    Tasmanian State Premier David Bartlett has committed to ask the Tasmanian NBN Company whether it would be feasible for Tasmanians to be required to opt-out from having the planned optic fibre cables connected to their premises - reversing the current policy where they are required to opt-in.

  • Telstra cuts HTC Desire price as Nexus One launches

    The nation's biggest telco Telstra has taken a slice out of the cost of its flagship Android-based smartphone, the HTC Desire, just hours before rival Vodafone is slated to start selling Google's Nexus One handset, which has similar specifications and was also built by HTC.