Leading expert Dr Stephen Hanly has been lured back to Australia as the inaugural CSIRO-Macquarie University Chair in Wireless Communications.

The Chair has been funded by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund together with Macquarie University with the aim of facilitating world leading research in wireless communications through collaboration between CSIRO and the University.

A parliamentary inquiry has published a report that has found that more must be done by the Federal Government if the National Broadband Network (NBN) is to experience maximum uptake and usage throughout the country.

The Federal Government has announced it will be calling for comments from stakeholders on the draft program guidelines for the Digital Local Government Program.

Telstra's cloud computing service has received the Red Hat Enterprise Linux certification that will allow the company to run the Red Hat cloud computing software application, which is widely regarded as one of the world's premium service providers in the area.

Serco Australia, the local arm of UK-based service and management provider which was a month ago awarded the contract to manage Western Australia’s new Fiona Stanley Hospital, has awarded the IT contract for the hospital to British Telecommunications.

US security software giant Symantec has announced Brenton Smith as the new vice president of the company’s cloud computing business in the Asia Pacific region.

Jean-Pascal Beaufret, the chief financial officer of the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co), has announced he will be stepping down from his position in January next year.

California-based networking technology company, Juniper Networks, has opened its new Melbourne office, creating 50 new jobs with plans to nearly double staff numbers within the next three years.

The Managing Director of Apple’s Australian arm Tony King is reportedly planning to meet Federal Labor MP Ed Husic over the company’s pricing mark-ups in the Australian market.

Australia’s largest software maker MYOB has been sold for an undisclosed amount to US-based private equity group Bain Capital.

Google’s smartphone platform, Android, has overtaken Apple’s iOS in domestic sales for the first time in the product’s history.

Google has announced that it will acquire  mobile handset producer Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion (AUD$12.06).

The Joint Standing Committee on Cyber Safety has published its report into the Federal Government’s Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011.

The winners of the  Australian Information Industry Association's  2011 iAwards have been announced, with the peak performers of the information technology industry honoured at a gala donner in Melbourne attended by industry leaders, the Governor of Victoria and Senator Stephen Conroy.

ANU scientists have successfully bent light beams around an object on a two dimensional metal surface, opening the door to faster and cheaper computer chips working with light.

A consortium led by Accenture has been awarded the contract to deliver IT infrastructure for the Federal Government’s $466 million e-health records system.

National E-Conveyancing Development Ltd, the company charged with developing a national electronic system for property exchange, has signed a master agreement with Accenture to design and build a national e-conveyancing platform for Australia.

Western Australian energy utility Horizon Power has signed a three year ICT managed services contract with Japanese IT services giant Fujitsu, in one of the vendor’s first major deals in the state since opening a new datacentre in the region in late 2010.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has released further details on its multicast product that will be designed to allow retail service providers to deliver high-quality, high-definition video channels over a fibre network.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced it will offer rebates on capacity charges for Internet service providers (ISPs) in the early days of the network’s uptake.

Australia’s online advertisement market is set to top $3 billion in annual worth after the sector experienced a boom in value in the year to 30 June, according to a report published by IAB Australia.

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