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Oct
31
2014
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by Suzanne Gomes

Weekends come and go, but last weekend was the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers.

The women’s cancer fundraiser drew 756 participants and raised funds critical for research and care at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

The second annual Weekend commenced in Brisbane and I, along with a team of six Telstra colleagues, gave it our all.

My team members, pictured right, were Sam Frawley (Team Captain), Deb Dobie, Amanda Gamosh, Debby Jackson and the wife of one of our Field Managers, Kyran Hynes.

Oct
31
2014
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by Tracey Grimson

Welcome to your weekly Telstra Media wrap, where we bring you the hottest news stories every Friday.

This week saw the launch of the Melbourne Cup/Spring Racing hub off the Telstra Media homepage, aggregating social and editorial content into a dynamic hub for Spring Racing enthusiasts. 

Oct
30
2014
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by Jay (Telstra)

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming – it must be spring!

If you’re like me, however, and you suffer from hay fever, your best friend at the moment is the closest box of tissues, toilet paper, or a trusty shirt sleeve! Desperate, I know, but desperate times call for desperate measures!

For anyone that suffers from hay fever, it’s always a delicate balance between packing your pockets with tissues, or just hoping that allergy tablet kicks in so you don’t end up sniffling repeatedly in front of a group of people on that packed train or your colleagues in a meeting room.

Hay fever is serious business, affecting  1 in 5 people across Australia –almost 5 million people! And that’s nothing to sniff at!

So what can us hay fever sufferers do when we are at our worst in spring? Outside of blowing our nose to death, scratching our eyes and popping allergy tablets, of course. As with most things these days, we are no longer alone; there are now apps and websites that can help us predict the pollen levels where we live. This enables us to plan in advance for those high level pollen days when it’s not appropriate to have a tissue stuck up our nose, or we aren’t wearing our emergency snot sleeves.

Oct
28
2014
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by Brendan Donohoe

Most businesses spend almost half their time on administration and logistics tasks. The bad news? Administration and logistics are here to stay. The good news? We can help you work smarter!

We’re building on our success as a Cloud provider for our business customers with the launch of the Telstra Apps Marketplace and two new apps, Box and DocuSign. The Telstra Apps Marketplace is a one-stop shop and management portal, making it easy to find and buy great cloud-based business, mobile and communications apps. The Telstra Apps Marketplace will make it easy for Telstra partners to manage apps on their customers’ behalf too.

Oct
27
2014
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by Andrew Volard

The Samsung GALAXY Note 4 will begin pre-order today, Monday 27 October. For those of you planning to buy Samsung’s latest big-screen wonder on our mobile network, details of our Note 4 plan pricing are below.

The Note 4 is capable of doing some amazing things on our network when it comes to speed. The Note 4 can deliver mobile web speeds faster than our regular 4G supporting our customer’s growing appetite for video on the go and fascination with sharing life through social networking sites.

Current contributors

Suzanne Gomes

Director Field Wireline Services

Customer Service Delivery

Tracey Grimson

General Manager, Content Publlishing

Telstra Media

Jay (Telstra)

Local Social Media Community Manager, VIC/TAS

Communications, Telstra

Brendan Donohoe

Executive Director, Solution Sales

Telstra Business