Stories by Renai LeMay

  • Qantas lounges go exclusively Apple

    Tough luck if you're a Windows 7 fan. The nation's largest airline Qantas yesterday announced it would go Apple-only in its frequent flyer lounges around Australia, giving travellers access to "the latest generation Macs" in a national rollout.

  • Telstra’s Android tablet to cost just $299

    It’s no Apple iPad. But for the price Telstra will charge for it, it might not have to be. Yesterday Telstra detailed for the first time the complete specifications and pricing of its new T-Touch Tab Android tablet device, which it will start selling in Australia on November 2.

  • In Pictures: Inside IBM’s mobile datacentre

    IBM recently launched its Portable Modular Data Centre solution in Australia. The unit is basically a self-contained datacentre located in a mobile shipping container. Prices range from US$700,000 to US$3 million, with site preparation and installation services not included. The launch follows similar product offerings by rivals such as Sun Microsystems (now owned by Oracle) in Australia over the past few years.

  • Coalition has each-way bet on Telstra break-up bill

    Shadow Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, claims the Coalition would oppose parts of Labor’s controversial legislation to restructure the telecommunications sector and break up Telstra but would welcome other sections that it found logical.

  • ACCC considers regulating Telstra’s DSL

    The National Broadband Network is on its way and legislation supporting the separation of Telstra’s retail arm from its other assets has been tabled. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission may not have finished with Telstra just yet.

  • VHA reveals massive 3G network expansion

    Mobile telco VHA has unveiled a giant expansion of its consolidated 3G mobile network. It includes the construction of a new network using the same 850MHz spectrum that Telstra has made popular with its rival Next G offering.

  • Offshore cloud not an issue, claims NetSuite CEO

    Zach Nelson, the flambuoyant chief executive of Software as a Service (SaaS) player, NetSuite, has claimed his company’s Australian customer base wasn’t phased by the fact that its datacentres are hosted in the US, in a visit to Sydney in which he also commented on the impact of the National Broadband Network.

  • ATO clarifies: Lockheed deal worth $283m

    The Australian Taxation Office has clarified that its five-year desktop services contract with defence giant and IT contractor Lockheed Martin actually has a total price tag of $283.4 million — not the $380 million it mistakenly published through the Government’s tendering system.