Wireless + mobility

Mitigating mobile information security risk with mobile device management (MDM)

04 April, 2012 by Stephen Withers

The proliferation of mobile devices - company-owned and BYOD - is boosting corporate productivity. But it also presents a new management issue to IT, which needs straightforward ways to ensure these devices are appropriately and securely configured and to oversee compliance with usage policies. Stephen Withers explains how mobile device management (MDM) tools can help.


Mobile bankers to reach 550 million in 2016

23 March, 2012

The number of users of transactional mobile banking services will shoot from 185 million in 2011 to more than 550 million in 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research. This surge will come from a confluence of two factors: a growing user acceptance of push mobile marketing and a sharp rise in smartphone adoption.


Optus 4G network hits 70 Mbps in Bendigo trial

16 March, 2012

Optus today announced results of the first trial of its 700 MHz 4G network, which attained a peak download speed of 70 megabits in the field.


Customised applications a necessity for tablet success

09 March, 2012

Organisations must employ apps custom built for tablet computers if they are to derive value from such devices, according to a new report from analyst firm Ovum.


Australian mobile download speeds rise 10%, but upload speeds drop 30%

06 March, 2012

Mobile download speeds have risen 10% in the last year, while mobile upload speeds have dropped 30%, according to a new report from analyst firm IDC.


AirWave Audiomate AM8112 wireless headphones and AM8212 wireless headphones/headset

01 March, 2012

Audiomate, from AirWave, wirelessly enables headphones or headsets allowing users to make VoIP calls as far as 30 m from their computer.


Telstra launches 4G tablet and prepaid 4G mobile broadband

28 February, 2012

Telstra today launched a 4G tablet and a prepaid 4G LTE broadband modem. Until now, access to the 4G network was limited to post-paid mobile and post-paid dongle plans.


Huawei MediaPad and MediaPad colour Android tablets

31 January, 2012

Huawei has announced the latest version of its MediaPad will come pre-loaded with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The company has also unveiled its new MediaPad colour series - MediaPads in three new colours: shadow black, classic brown and passion pink, running on Android 3.2.


First Australian 4G smartphone to arrive 24 Jan

19 January, 2012

The HTC Velocity 4G - the first 4G to launch in Australia - will be available on Telstra’s 4G LTE network starting 24 Jan. The phone features a 4.5″ touch screen, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and an 8 megapixel camera. Keen customers can also pre-purchase the phone to have it delivered to them.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

16 January, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 1 GHz dual core application processor and supports HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21 Mbps and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver fast mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.


Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary implements 32 Mbps microwave link

09 January, 2012

The Royal Adelaide Zoological Society has deployed a 32 Mbps microwave data link to connect its head office in the Adelaide CBD to the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, located 25 km away. The link is being used for videoconferencing, VoIP and to replace old cash registers with online point-of-sale systems.


The impact of BYO device policies on ‘big data’, and how to deal with it

15 December, 2011

The trend of employees bringing their own devices into the workplace will grow rapidly in 2012. This will create even larger stockpiles of data for IT to sift through and manage. Clive Gold*, EMC, reports on the impact of ‘the consumerisation of IT’ on big data - what he calls “the biggest opportunity of this decade” - and how organisations can best tackle it.


Perisher snow resort implements tablet PCs for paperless ticketing system

14 December, 2011

Perisher snow resort has implemented a paperless ticketing system, by deploying tablet PCs and radio-frequency identification (RFID) gates.


Huawei Vision Android phone

14 December, 2011

The Vision smartphone has an aluminimum alloy unibody measuring just 9.9 mm at its thinnest point, a 3.7″ curved touch screen, 3D user interface and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.


NewSat signs 10-year contract with Middle Eastern telco

12 December, 2011

NewSat, an Australian satellite company, has signed a 10-year contract with a Middle Eastern telco for the provision of US$67.2 million worth of Jabiru satellite transmission capacity. The Ka-band satellite capacity purchased will enable the customer, which wishes to remain nameless at this time, to provide high-speed internet and data services across several regions within the Middle East.


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