by David Thodey

Online piracy is an important issue that often leads to heated debate with passionate views on all sides. But it is a debate we must have, as more needs to be done to help protect copyright in this country.

There have been a range of views expressed as part of the Government’s consultations around changes to copyright law and there will be further discussion when Malcolm Turnbull hosts a public forum on the issue next week. Telstra is actively participating in this policy process (see our submission here) because this issue is important to our customers and we believe industry needs to take the lead in achieving a reasonable, practical solution to the problem.


by Lani Boldt

I have eight weddings from now until April. Eight! One of those, however, is my own and a piece of sage advice I was given was to ensure I had a wedding social media policy.

It sounds a little controlling, but there is truth to thinking about how you want one of your biggest days shared with the world.

Let’s admit it; most of our friends are avid fans of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Live posting, hashtaging and tweeting a big event is fast becoming the norm. Yet, while you may assume social media is a welcomed wedding guest, it’s important to consider that the bride and groom might not always agree.


by Erez Yarkoni

The love affair between cloud and business is growing. We know this because a recent IDC Survey of Australian enterprises indicates plans to adopt a hybrid cloud are at around 80 per cent.

With this number so high, how do we best manage the move between traditional IT, public and private cloud environments?

We also know flexibility and choice is a priority for customers, which is why I’m pleased to confirm that Telstra is taking steps to enable this while making the process less complex. We plan to do this by expanding our cloud services portfolio and offering the best in market solutions with a single service management experience.

Our vision? To provide a range of next generation platforms that complements our strategic cloud partnerships. Today we’re announcing that we are partnering with VCE, a joint venture between EMC and Cisco with investment from VMware and Intel to offer private Cloud – Vblock™ Systems.


by Kevin Joyce

One of the things I love about working in apps at Telstra is creating experiences for our customers when they unbox a new phone. With each version I have the ability to bring your feedback to life.

And that’s exactly what we’ve done with the Telstra App for Android – formerly known as TelstraOne.

We reached out to our Google+ community to test-run the BETA version and incorporate their feedback in order make sure Telstra customers have a great experience on their device. As a highly engaged community of tech enthusiasts, we knew they’d be honest – and honest they were!


by Tim O'Leary

I’m pleased to share with you Telstra’s Bigger Picture 2014 Sustainability Report.

Our approach to sustainability has evolved and matured considerably over the past few years, and FY14 has been no exception.

This year, we’ve worked to address the issues that matter most to our business and stakeholders, and to embed social and environmental considerations into the heart of our business.

Current contributors

David Thodey

Chief Executive Officer


Lani Boldt

Local Social Media Community Manager, QLD

Communications, Telstra

Erez Yarkoni

Executive Director – Cloud

Telstra Global Services

Kevin Joyce

Product Manager

Telstra Retail