Wireless + mobility

Students free to roam with wireless consolidation

16 August, 2011

New Zealand preparatory school Hereworth has upgraded its wireless network to improve its performance and manageability.

Telstra Mobile Device Management Portal cloud service

11 August, 2011

The Telstra Mobile Device Management Portal is a cloud-based service that allows organisations to manage security, updates, configurations and application delivery across phones and smartphones in their mobile fleet.

Telecom NZ names Mark Ratcliffe as demerged Chorus CEO

19 July, 2011

As part of Telecom New Zealand’s proposed functional separation, the company has announced that Mark Ratcliffe would become CEO of infrastructure business spinoff Chorus.

WLAN gives students a technological fair go

18 July, 2011

Students and teachers at Melbourne’s Bialik College have better access to networked resources and the internet thanks to a new virtualised wireless LAN.

Mobility needs an architecture

07 July, 2011 by Darren Besgrove*

Giving employees access to data and processes while in the field is becoming increasingly popular. IT often responds to this need by creating device-specific mobile applications for each specific function or process. But as the number of devices and applications grow, this ad hoc approach can become unmanageable. Darren Besgrove, Director at BlinkMobile Interactive, discusses holistic mobile service delivery platforms as an alternative.

Give up! Winning the mobility war by conceding

07 July, 2011

IT is engaged in a costly and lengthy military campaign with mobility. Upper management drafts fleets of new tablets, while users introduce their own mobile devices to the network. All of these must be secured and managed - refusing to do so can cost you your job. So what’s an IT manager to do? According to Joe Sweeney, analyst at IBRS, the only answer is to lay down your arms.

Research In Motion introduces BlackBerry trade-in program

06 July, 2011

Australian BlackBerry owners looking to purchase a newer model phone may be eligible for up to $120 credit if they trade in their existing BlackBerry, as part of Research In Motion’s new Trade-Up program.

Nokia E7 smartphone with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

15 June, 2011

The Nokia E7 smartphone with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync provides direct, real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes and other personal applications.

Win a $25,000 WLAN for your K-12 school

06 June, 2011

In a competition open to Australian K-12 schools, Wavelink is giving away a $25,000 wireless LAN, including installation and support.

First mainland NBN trial launched in Armidale

19 May, 2011

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) went live for the first time on mainland Australia yesterday, with the launch of the first mainland trial for the network, in the regional town of Armidale.

HTC Incredible S smartphone

18 May, 2011

The HTC Incredible S smartphone, available on the Optus network, features a contoured body that highlights the internal hardware components of the device.

IBM Virtual Desktop for Smart Business

13 May, 2011

The IBM Virtual Desktop for Smart Business aids workforce mobility by providing anytime, anywhere access to corporate data from mobile devices, such as tablets or laptops. It has been designed for small to medium businesses.

Salvation Army enlists mobility for aged care centres

11 May, 2011

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, which has offered care to the aged community since 1899 in Australia, has deployed a fleet of ruggedised tablets and medical devices across two of its facilities.

Internode turns 20

09 May, 2011

Australian internet service provider Internode celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday.

The evolution of the smartphone

06 May, 2011 by Brad Reed*

As demand for smartphones in Australia continues to rise, vendors must provide new product innovations to compete for customer interest. Brad Reed, Senior Marketing Manager at LG Electronics, explains how he expects the arenas of mobile hardware, operating systems and application ecosystems to evolve in the coming year.

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