Stories by Rohan Pearce

Developers push paperless, Cloud-based future for minesites

The paperless office is still far from a reality for many -- if not most -- industries. But there's a big difference between having a stack of snail mail correspondence taking up desk real estate and juggling multiple technical drawings, when primitive document management practices can have financial, safety or legal implications

Written by Rohan Pearce15 June 12 16:26

ICANN screws up (again)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' program to expand the number of domains on the internet has suffered another embarrassing setback.

Written by Rohan Pearce15 June 12 12:29

Australian banks, universities set sights on new top-level domains

More than 30 Australian businesses and non-profit organisations have applied for new top-level domains, under a process managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which will result in a dramatic expansion of the internet's namespace.

Written by Rohan Pearce14 June 12 11:17

LinkedIn: No account breaches in wake of hack

Social networking site LinkedIn has revealed details of attempts to increase security in the wake of 6.5 million usernames and hashed passwords being published on a Russian hacker forum.

Written by Rohan Pearce13 June 12 16:07

WA physiotherapist seeks .physio domain in ICANN TLD round

Tonight, at 10pm Australian EST, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will unveil the list of applications for new top-level domains (TLDs), which will allow organisations to register 'dot word' domains along the lines of .bank and .web.

Written by Rohan Pearce13 June 12 10:34

ICANN batching process for new TLDs still a sore point for some

On Wednesday the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is responsible for maintaining the internet's domain name system, will reveal the list of applications for the first round of new generic top level domains (gTLDs).

Written by Rohan Pearce12 June 12 11:36 A 'small claims court for the internet'

In the world of freelance Web design and contract programming, it's not unheard of for client and contractor to come to (virtual) blows. And it's not unusual for a freelancer to be burnt when a client refuses to pay up, citing one excuse or another. And what can you do about it?

Written by Rohan Pearce06 June 12 12:17

Amazing NASA photos of the Venus transit

The transit of Venus has provided an amazing opportunity for images as it passes between the Earth and the Sun. NASA has taken some stunning images of the second planet from the Sun during the transit. There won't be another sight like this one until 2117, as it only happens every 105 or 121 years.

Written by Rohan Pearce06 June 12 14:24

BYOD 101: Creating a BYOD policy for users

Bring your own device (BYOD) is already a reality. Ninety five per cent of the 600 IT and business leaders in the US surveyed for the latest Cisco IBSG Horizons Study indicated their organisations permitted employee-owned devices in the workplace.

Written by Rohan Pearce30 May 12 13:49

Google offers in-app subscriptions for Android

Google has begun offering the option of in-app subscriptions for Android applications hosted on Google Play (the app store formerly known as the Android Market)

Written by Rohan Pearce30 May 12 11:00

End of the road for Cisco's Cius tablet

It's the end of the line for Cisco's Android-based Cius tablet, the company's OJ Winge, senior vice-president, TelePresence Technology Group, revealed in a blog post last week.

Written by Rohan Pearce28 May 12 12:13

Gear and gadgets at CeBIT 2012, Sydney

Techworld Australia dropped down to CeBIT at Darling Harbour to have a look at some of the gear and gadgets on offer.

Written by Rohan Pearce25 May 12 12:09

What went wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope (and what managers can learn from it)

There's nothing unusual about having a bad day at the office. But some people have worse days than others, and in his time Charles (Charlie) Pellerin has had a few notable ones. Not many people find themselves having to explain why an organisation has invested a decade and half and in the vicinity of $3 billion on a project that has failed.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 March 12 14:35

Hadoop: How open source can whittle Big Data down to size

In 2011 'Big Data' was, next to ‘Cloud’, the most dropped buzzword of the year. In 2012 Big Data is set to become a serious issue that many IT organisations across the public and private sectors will need to come to grips with.

Written by Rohan Pearce02 March 12 16:25