Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.
Nokia has announced the sale of its HERE digital mapping and location services business to a consortium of German car companies comprising Audi, BMW and Daimler AG. The fourth major German manufacturer Volkswagen is not part of the group.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has signed a deal with Optus for the Australian carrier to sell its handsets locally.
NBN says the current construction workforce will double to 9000, announcing $40 million for a ‘training and awareness campaign’ to attract more installers.