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

Startups tout their wares at Tech23

Startups tout their wares at Tech23

Innovative applications highlighted.
Munir Kotadia Oct 28 2009, 1:57PM Security
RFID starts to find its place in life

RFID starts to find its place in life

RFID has moved beyond the hype into a potentially game-changing technology.
Munir Kotadia Oct 27 2009, 4:21PM Mobility
Commentary: Microsoft can help kill fake antivirus threat

Commentary: Microsoft can help kill fake antivirus threat

Redmond should whitelist legitimate security firms.
Munir Kotadia Oct 21 2009, 1:10PM Security
Integ adds conferencing, collaboration to VoIP

Integ adds conferencing, collaboration to VoIP

$1,400 per month for up to 5 users.
Munir Kotadia Oct 21 2009, 6:00AM Services
NetSuite predicts disaster for traditional resellers

NetSuite predicts disaster for traditional resellers

Specialise or die.
Munir Kotadia Oct 20 2009, 12:06AM Collaboration
Google Wave secured with 'crypto fairy dust'

Google Wave secured with 'crypto fairy dust'

Wave goodbye to email spoofing.
Munir Kotadia Oct 16 2009, 7:56AM Collaboration
NSW Police: Don't use Windows for internet banking

NSW Police: Don't use Windows for internet banking

Cybercrime expert endorses Linux, iPhone when banking online.
Munir Kotadia Oct 9 2009, 7:57AM Software
Enex to offer Windows 7 compatibility testing

Enex to offer Windows 7 compatibility testing

Developers, developers, developers: $300 to test your app.
Munir Kotadia Oct 8 2009, 7:56AM Services
McAfee picks first Australian tech partner

McAfee picks first Australian tech partner

Makes customers of both companies safer.
Munir Kotadia Oct 7 2009, 1:14AM Software
Symantec: Microsoft is putting customers at risk

Symantec: Microsoft is putting customers at risk

AVG and Avast "better" than Microsoft Security Essentials.
Munir Kotadia Sep 30 2009, 4:33PM Security
Photos: Inside Virgin Mobile's flagship Sydney store

Photos: Inside Virgin Mobile's flagship Sydney store

Millionth customer to sign up this week?
Munir Kotadia Sep 29 2009, 3:00PM Sales & Marketing
Analyst: Conroy's Telstra threat just a 'negotiating tactic'

Analyst: Conroy's Telstra threat just a 'negotiating tactic'

Hope is not lost for Telstra.
Munir Kotadia Sep 16 2009, 11:47AM Strategy
Victoria loses $75m software investment, 2000 jobs

Victoria loses $75m software investment, 2000 jobs

Mahindra Satyam pulls out of Geelong project.
Munir Kotadia Sep 12 2009, 12:49AM Software
ISP faces $1m fine for stealing from customers

ISP faces $1m fine for stealing from customers

ACMA flexes its regulatory muscle.
Munir Kotadia Sep 4 2009, 3:57PM Collaboration
Jetstar to deploy 3G netbooks at departure gates

Jetstar to deploy 3G netbooks at departure gates

Along with an SMS boarding pass.
Munir Kotadia Sep 4 2009, 8:50AM Collaboration
Telstra turns to Twitter for customer support

Telstra turns to Twitter for customer support

Now we are tweeting.
Munir Kotadia Aug 28 2009, 1:26PM Services
Photos: Inside Telstra's Global Operations Centre

Photos: Inside Telstra's Global Operations Centre

Ten years on, the world finally gets a look inside.
Munir Kotadia Aug 28 2009, 9:16AM Collaboration
Experts doubt DIAC bio-database can stop ID fraud

Experts doubt DIAC bio-database can stop ID fraud

Fingerprint sharing a small step for IT security.
Munir Kotadia Aug 26 2009, 12:10AM Security
Future Fund dumps $2.4 billion of Telstra shares

Future Fund dumps $2.4 billion of Telstra shares

Analysts say a trimming of the Telstra fat was inevitable.
Munir Kotadia Aug 24 2009, 8:21AM Finance
Cisco flaw enables 'simulated' DDoS attack

Cisco flaw enables 'simulated' DDoS attack

Patch Cisco routers immediately, expert warns.
Munir Kotadia Aug 21 2009, 3:41PM Security

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