Convergence > Collaboration technologies

Slack establishes APAC headquarters in Melbourne

01 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Business group messaging app developer Slack has established an Australian presence with the opening of a new office in Melbourne, which will also serve as the company's APAC headquarters.


Collaboration key to competitiveness for ANZ businesses

16 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While ANZ business leaders overwhelmingly believe that technology-enabled collaboration is key to competitiveness and can transform their workplace, only one in five believe their current tools are optimal.


Atlassian becomes highest-valued Aussie tech company

10 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian collaborative technology vendor Atlassian has been valued at a record $6.03bn following a stronger-than-expected IPO on the Nasdaq.


NEC OneBox Appliances

23 October, 2015

NEC Australia has launched NEC OneBox Appliances, an integrated hardware and software solution for Oracle technology and application stacks.


Inefficient meetings cost mid-size companies $5.3m a year

19 May, 2015

Employees are having more meetings than ever, with the average employee having five per week and executives in some industries having up to 10.


Virtual collaboration tools that unite your business

02 April, 2015

Leveraging high-quality collaborative tools for online screen sharing and audio that require little (if any) intervention from the IT department can help you to effectively interact with colleagues and clients alike, as well as to grasp new business opportunities.


ShoreTel Mobility 6 and Conferencing iOS applications

06 March, 2013

ShoreTel has released its Mobility 6 and Conferencing iOS applications for free on iTunes.


Videoconferencing saves McDonald Jones Homes $16K a year

16 October, 2012 by Andrew Collins

McDonald Jones Homes, a residential home builder, has deployed a videoconferencing system across its disparate offices, saving $16,000 a year on travel costs and staff time. The company has 210 staff spread across multiple locations in NSW, including four main offices and around 15 display homes, all of which are staffed. As the company is distributed across the state, travel costs were proving expensive.


Leadership change for Avaya Business in ANZ

17 February, 2012

Avaya has announced that Rob Wells, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), will leave the company on 17 February to pursue a different path with a start-up venture. Rick Seeto will assume the leadership of the business in ANZ until a permanent appointment is made.


Smart Technologies Smart Vantage interactive whiteboard management software

19 January, 2012

Smart Vantage is a web-based software application that provides educational and IT administrators with insights into device performance and how, when and in what subject areas smartboard interactive whiteboards and projectors are being used throughout schools and across entire districts or regions.


Quest Site Administrator for SharePoint

18 January, 2012

The latest release of Quest Site Administrator for SharePoint includes central reporting capabilities for SharePoint Online in Microsoft Office 365 and helps users understand, manage and secure multiple SharePoint installations from a single product whether on-premises, in the cloud or a hybrid of both.


HP and Microsoft cloud-based collaboration services

12 December, 2011

HP and Microsoft have announced a four-year initiative to deliver Microsoft’s communications and collaboration applications via global private and public cloud services.


Rural e-health trailblazer goes virtual

07 March, 2011

Bruce Winzar says, “It’s a complete misnomer that you have to be good at maths to pursue a career in computing.” Winzar has certainly seen the pace of growth in computing and applications for business grow unabated. This is one of the main reasons he is still stimulated by what technology can do. He started his computing career as a student at Bendigo Institute in 1971 on an ICL 1901 which used punch cards for programming and data input.


PLC is the most connected school globally

02 February, 2011

The new Senior School Centre at Pymble Ladies’ College was opened on Saturday 29 January 2011 by the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir.


Collaboration technologies and the future of business meetings

26 November, 2010

Collaborative technologies are changing the way we work and meet, in many cases due to the time and cost benefits. Premiere Global’s (PGi) Paul Crighton* outlines the evolution of these technologies and how the road warrior is an endangered species.


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