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Private cloud to become the new ‘normal’ for IT infrastructure

01 September, 2010

Research finds 72% of Australian IT decision-makers are on the journey towards the cloud with expectations for private cloud to become the new ‘normal’ for IT infrastructure.


VMware vSphere 4.1 virtualisation platform

03 August, 2010 by

The VMware vSphere 4.1 virtualisation platform enables enterprises and service providers to lay the foundation for cloud computing by aggregating a pool of computing resources that can be accessed on-demand while enabling policy-based automation and management.


Blue Coat Assessment Service

03 August, 2010 by

The Assessment Service cloud-based reporting and analytical service enables Blue Coat channel partners to remotely conduct an extensive analysis of an enterprise network.


NEC's cloud computing gets a tick from Aged Care industry

28 July, 2010

NEC Australia has formed an exclusive ICT partnership with Australia’s two aged care peak bodies - Aged Care Association Australia (ACAA) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) - to advance the use of cloud computing in the aged care industry.


AMP selects CSC's cloud services

26 July, 2010

AMP, one of Australia’s leading wealth management companies, has selected one of CSC’s growing number of cloud computing services after an extensive evaluation.


CIO implements cloud-based applications

07 July, 2010 by Merri Mack

Having been CIO of South East Water in Victoria for six years has not diminished Marcus Darbyshire’s excitement for the job. In fact, he says he has the best job in the company. How many people can say that and actually mean it? Voice&Data’s Merri Mack finds out why.


Salesforce Chatter Cloud 2 enterprise social collaboration app

02 July, 2010 by

Salesforce Chatter is a Cloud 2 enterprise social collaboration application that is social, mobile and real time, and allows employees to collaborate across their company using social features like profiles, status updates and real-time feeds.


NetApp ApplianceWatch PRO 2.1 cloud computing accelerator

11 June, 2010 by

NetApp’s integration with Microsoft technology is claimed to streamline data centre management and accelerate cloud computing. Customers can use familiar Microsoft management tools to monitor and manage their virtual environments that include NetApp storage and build internal and public clouds.


Citrix Cloud Solutions and XenServer 5.6

09 June, 2010 by

Cloud Solutions allows cloud providers to create services addressing individual business needs. Also announced is XenServer 5.6 to give enhanced virtualisation management capabilities for all elements of server virtualisation. As well, a virtualised delivery infrastructure for Microsoft 2010 applications and NetScaler 90-day Burst Pack licences have been announced.


NetSuite Manufacturing Edition SaaS solution

09 June, 2010

Manufacturing Edition is aimed at mid-market and fast-growing manufacturers, enabling them to manage all front- and back-office operations in a single, fully integrated SaaS solution.


Is outsourcing your security the best option?

18 May, 2010 by Andrew Collins*

Andrew Collins takes a quick look at the pros and cons of cloud-based hosted security solutions.


Amazon Web Service's first Asia Pacific region platform launched

13 May, 2010

Amazon Web Service has announced the launch of its first Asia Pacific region platform. Asia Pacific-based businesses or global businesses with customers based in Asia can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. The first AWS Asia Pacific Region (located in Singapore) is now open and any business or software developer can sign up.


NetSuite SuiteFlow graphical workflow management software

12 May, 2010 by

NetSuite SuiteFlow graphical workflow management software allows users of cloud computing business suites the ability to develop, automate and streamline complex business processes.


Cloud computing saves a million a year

12 May, 2010

Sydney-based Fresh Produce Group (FPG) replaced multiple software systems, including a DOS-based financial system which was actively used by only a handful of accounting staff, and Excel spreadsheets which were used to compile forecasting and inventory, with a NetSuite cloud computing ERP system. The company improved its net profit margin by 100% and realised savings of approximately $1 million a year.


Eliminating the performance barriers to cloud computing

30 March, 2010 by Steve Dixon*

Cloud computing is becoming an important new tool for IT managers in controlling the cost and complexity of business-critical applications and data. The technology is compelling to enterprises because it allows them to consolidate resources, provision services more quickly and even rationalise costs more effectively with new business models. But there are limitations that often limit the effective gains of a scalable cloud computing model.


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