Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 25 years of experience working in Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.
Prior to getting my hands on a review unit of the HP ENVY x2, the new hybrid Windows 8 notebook and tablet PC from Hewlett-Packard, I felt a sense of quiet anticipation that perhaps this could be a great come-back product for the troubled computer giant. Sadly, however this machine is the exact opposite and a disappointment on many fronts.
The latest findings of a new survey reveal that the majority of businesses are now implementing BYOD for media tablets and smartphones and this poses a significant potential threat to the security of their data.
There has been a lot written about the respective merits and demerits of FTTH and FTTN as competing broadband deployment technologies, some of it quite informative but sadly much has been utter tripe. The fact is ubiquitous rollout of a FTTH network in a country like Australia can only achieve take-up by creating a monopoly and shutting down competition.