Munir Kotadia

Munir has been interested in technology since he got a Commodore 64 in the early 80s. That inspired his passion for technology and all things electronic. He later studied computer science and learned to program in BASIC, Pascal and Modula-2 before going on to learn about HTML and Web-based technologies.

Mun’s diverse background in the technology sector ensures that he is able to apply this experience of the market place to demystify user and enterprise security concerns.

From 1996, he became part of a small team that created [.tv], the UK’s first television channel dedicated to computers and technology with SKY News. He produced television programs covering a broad range of consumer and SOHO issues including a future technology guide for gadgets, an Internet users guide, a hardware buyers guide and a technical trouble shooting program called "Chips with Everything".

Mun first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. Following this, he wrote in a freelance capacity for the IT and Technology industries. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

With his wealth of experience, he has reported for Sky News and has made guest appearances on Radio 5 Live (UK) and the BBC World Service and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Munir was recognised as Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the same year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

You can follow Munir on Twitter at @mkotadia.

Recent articles by Munir Kotadia

Video: Data breaches to cost more in the cloud

Video: Data breaches to cost more in the cloud

Australian Cost of Data Breach report released.
Liz Tay , Munir Kotadia Apr 9 2010, 8:29AM Security
Analyst: Feds got data centre policy wrong

Analyst: Feds got data centre policy wrong

No metrics to hold large agencies accountable.
Munir Kotadia Mar 24 2010, 8:28AM Strategy
Becrypt avoids security resellers for Trusted Client

Becrypt avoids security resellers for Trusted Client

For now.
Munir Kotadia Mar 17 2010, 3:22PM Security
DiData tests Cisco's IME videoconferencing

DiData tests Cisco's IME videoconferencing

Technology integrated at the backend.
Munir Kotadia Mar 12 2010, 2:30PM Collaboration
Sheraton gets Australia's first public telepresence room

Sheraton gets Australia's first public telepresence room

$500 per hour.
Munir Kotadia Feb 25 2010, 8:49AM Collaboration
Video: AFACT demands Govt curb online piracy

Video: AFACT demands Govt curb online piracy

Hollywood needs time to consider an appeal.
Brett Winterford , Munir Kotadia Feb 4 2010, 1:28PM Collaboration
Video: Malone calls for film industry to embrace the net

Video: Malone calls for film industry to embrace the net

Calls for cooperation rather than litigation.
Brett Winterford , Munir Kotadia Feb 4 2010, 1:19PM Collaboration
The future of the battery: Coke, metal or leaves?

The future of the battery: Coke, metal or leaves?

CSIRO pours cold water on Coke power.
Munir Kotadia Jan 20 2010, 9:03AM Strategy
Facebook McAfee 'fans' to get free security suite

Facebook McAfee 'fans' to get free security suite

Around 350 million Windows and Apple Mac users eligible.
Munir Kotadia Jan 14 2010, 8:59AM Strategy
Video: Alignment with Cisco made EDC a success

Video: Alignment with Cisco made EDC a success

Cisco alignment was worth millions.
Sholto Macpherson , Munir Kotadia Dec 15 2009, 1:13PM Sales & Marketing
Report finds most data breaches are 'utterly preventable'

Report finds most data breaches are 'utterly preventable'

SQL injection attacks still a major headache.
Munir Kotadia Dec 9 2009, 4:15PM Security
ACMA slams retailers over Spam Act breaches

ACMA slams retailers over Spam Act breaches

Online retail industry 'on notice'
Munir Kotadia Dec 1 2009, 11:56AM Software
Telstra opens security monitoring facility in Canberra

Telstra opens security monitoring facility in Canberra

Telstra SOC integrated with GOC and MNOC.
Munir Kotadia Nov 24 2009, 12:38PM Security
Analysis: iPhone malware evolution on overdrive

Analysis: iPhone malware evolution on overdrive

Massive mobile phone virus in 2010?
Munir Kotadia Nov 24 2009, 8:29AM Collaboration
Jailbroken iPhones hit by botnet threat

Jailbroken iPhones hit by botnet threat

Ban jailbroken iPhones from the enterprise?
Munir Kotadia Nov 23 2009, 9:15AM Mobility
Google Chrome OS 60-times smaller than Windows

Google Chrome OS 60-times smaller than Windows

Encrypts all user data too.
Munir Kotadia Nov 20 2009, 4:33PM Software
Australia's fastest supercomputer unveiled in Canberra

Australia's fastest supercomputer unveiled in Canberra

1,200 percent more powerful than predecessor.
Munir Kotadia Nov 16 2009, 4:31PM Data centre
Booming AVG goes viral to boost its 2,600 resellers

Booming AVG goes viral to boost its 2,600 resellers

More than 60 percent growth last year.
Munir Kotadia Nov 11 2009, 12:12PM Security
Commentary: Experts in denial about Mac security?

Commentary: Experts in denial about Mac security?

How important is security when buying a Mac?
Munir Kotadia Nov 6 2009, 2:53PM Security
VMware demos RDP killer

VMware demos RDP killer

Smarter than the average protocol.
Munir Kotadia Oct 29 2009, 3:04AM Mobility

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