Ben Grubb

Ben Grubb is the author of popular Australian technology blog, Tech Wired.

Having had experience working as an IT professional, Grubb brings a wealth of hands-on knowledge to the job of writing about the IT industry.

At iTnews, Grubb’s favourite job is attempting to decipher what technology-related policies are being discussed at Australian Parliament House and how they impact the industry.

Recent articles by Ben Grubb

ISPs pilot box to test Australian broadband speeds

ISPs pilot box to test Australian broadband speeds

Enex device rolled out to customers of 40 ISPs.
Ry Crozier , Ben Grubb Jan 18 2010, 3:48PM Services
Telstra scraps wireless excess usage charges

Telstra scraps wireless excess usage charges

Introduces new plans.
Ben Grubb Jan 15 2010, 8:52AM Mobility
Unlicensed software users fined $300K

Unlicensed software users fined $300K

BSA recommends firms carefully manage their software assets.
Ben Grubb Jan 14 2010, 11:30AM Finance
ACMA blacklist costs $400,000 to run

ACMA blacklist costs $400,000 to run

And likely to increase.
Ben Grubb Jan 14 2010, 9:00AM Security
Apple set to unveil beachside suburb store

Apple set to unveil beachside suburb store

Local Apple dealer has known about it for two years.
Ben Grubb Jan 7 2010, 5:28PM Sales & Marketing
NBN tenders are not secret: Conroy

NBN tenders are not secret: Conroy

Conroy denies 'secret' NBN tenders.
Ben Grubb Dec 29 2009, 5:07PM Collaboration
Brave Labor MP rejects Conroy's filter plan

Brave Labor MP rejects Conroy's filter plan

Calls it a "diversion" from tackling broader issues.
Ben Grubb Dec 17 2009, 8:42AM Collaboration
Conroy reveals plans to censor the internet

Conroy reveals plans to censor the internet

Mandatory ISP-level filtering comes to Australia.
Ry Crozier , Brett Winterford , Ben Grubb Dec 15 2009, 3:55PM Services
DiData sells $330K of Cisco kit to Catholic schools

DiData sells $330K of Cisco kit to Catholic schools

Dimension Data signs its first Australian Cisco UCS customer.
Ben Grubb Dec 11 2009, 12:37PM Services
Grant calls on IT industry to widen the NBN scope

Grant calls on IT industry to widen the NBN scope

Time to start preaching to the masses.
Ben Grubb Dec 11 2009, 9:38AM Training & Development
Internode eyes mobile voice services

Internode eyes mobile voice services

Looks to offer a postpaid mobile voice service.
Ben Grubb Dec 10 2009, 12:32AM Collaboration
Corning Cable Systems awarded NBN fibre contract

Corning Cable Systems awarded NBN fibre contract

Connects three Tasmanian communities to FTTP.
Ben Grubb Dec 8 2009, 9:06AM Collaboration
Abigroup to construct Perth's Vividwireless network

Abigroup to construct Perth's Vividwireless network

Secures a piece of the $50 million deployment.
Ben Grubb Dec 7 2009, 3:42PM Collaboration
Government to collect biometrics from asylum seekers

Government to collect biometrics from asylum seekers

Scheme labelled "dangerous".
Ben Grubb Dec 7 2009, 3:16PM Security
Victorian council prepares for bushfire disaster

Victorian council prepares for bushfire disaster

Teams up with Global Storage.
Ben Grubb Dec 4 2009, 12:32AM Training & Development
Melbourne Airport goes wireless in network overhaul

Melbourne Airport goes wireless in network overhaul

Deploys a vast amount of Cisco kit.
Ben Grubb Dec 2 2009, 4:26PM Collaboration
JB Hi-Fi, Overclockers websites compromised

JB Hi-Fi, Overclockers websites compromised

Users document their infections.
Ben Grubb Nov 30 2009, 2:41PM Security
Christian Lobby buoyant on filtering after meeting Conroy

Christian Lobby buoyant on filtering after meeting Conroy

Claims it was not privy to ISP-level filtering report.
Ben Grubb Nov 27 2009, 8:43AM Software
Minchin quits shadow communications portfolio

Minchin quits shadow communications portfolio

Reverses earlier assurances.
Ben Grubb Nov 27 2009, 8:11AM Collaboration
Attorney General rejects cyber crime portal

Attorney General rejects cyber crime portal

Says it could interfere with evidence.
Ben Grubb Nov 26 2009, 4:50PM Security

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