Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire. He is one of Australia’s longest serving and most experienced IT journalists. He is author of the only definitive history of the Australian IT industry, ‘A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.’

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 weekly IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 16:53

Internet 50 years old today

On 29 October 1969 the first message was transmitted over ARPANET, the forerunner to the Internet. UCLA student programmer Charlie Kline used the University’s SDS Sigma 7 computer to login to an SDS 940 computer at Stanford Research Institute at Stanford University in Silicon Valley.

Monday, 21 October 2019 16:50

Is Huawei really a threat? (Opinion)

The USA and Australia have both banned Huawei from government contracts. The reasons have never been spelt out. Meanwhile the company is leading the way in 5G and Australia will – yet again – pay more for inferior technology.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:27

Broadband forum calls for standards

5G standards have been introduced, but not fully implemented. Each vendor knows its take on the subject, but the real value is in listening to what the attendees actually say.

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