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It's time for a serious talk with the CFO

18 March, 2015 by Kevin Noonan, Research Director, Ovum*

The time has come to look beyond asset ownership as the best way of delivering efficient and effective IT solutions, and focus more on financial management's Holy Grail of outcome-based pricing, argues Ovum's Kevin Noonan.

Govt picks nine more providers for cloud panel

24 February, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

iiNet, Dimension Data Australia and seven more providers have been added to the whole-of-government cloud services procurement panel.

Cloud services driving MYOB sales

09 February, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud-based MYOB services now account for 67% of the company's new customer registrations across Australia and New Zealand, according to CEO Tim Reed.

AWS unveils cloud email service

02 February, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Amazon Web Services has announced plans to launch a managed business email service over the AWS cloud during the next quarter.

4 in 5 large Aussie companies embrace the cloud

12 January, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud adoption has reached a tipping point, with four in five large Australian companies using or planning to use the technology for mission-critical applications, a survey suggests.

IBM expands cloud centres around the world

22 December, 2014

IBM has announced an expansion of its global cloud computing network to 40 cloud centres with 12 new locations to help enterprise clients move to hybrid cloud computing.

Microsoft to host Office 365, CRM suite in Aust

11 December, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft will start hosting its cloud-based Office 365 and Dynamics CRM suites in Australian data centres from March next year and has added more local partners to its network of providers.

Dimension Data to build government-managed cloud

26 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Dimension Data has established the Canberra Managed Cloud Platform, purpose built for Australian Government agencies, and the Department of Finance has signed on to use it.

Fire & Rescue NSW to deploy on IBM Cloud

20 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government agency FRNSW has tapped IBM to deploy an as-a-service based IT delivery platform over IBM Cloud infrastructure on the dedicated NSW Government Data Centre. migrated to govCMS

12 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The first Australian government website has been onboarded onto the dedicated govCMS platform, a Drupal-based content management system.

Telstra, VMware to bring vCloud Air to Australia

06 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra will host VMware's vCloud Air platform on its Australian data centres in a bid to make it easier for companies to adopt dedicated and hybrid cloud services.

Google ups the ante with cloud price cuts

05 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Responding to recent price cuts from rivals AWS and Microsoft, Google has announced sweeping price reductions to its own cloud services while also introducing new features and enhancements.

Australian finance departments slow to adopt cloud

03 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian finance managers generally agree that their department's information management and analytics processes can be improved, but have so far been slow to turn to the cloud for a solution.

Australian cloud market to hit $4.55bn by 2018

23 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Data-intensive applications are stimulating spending on cloud services among Australian organisations, particularly IaaS and SaaS, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Avoid the dangers of an accidental cloud architecture

07 October, 2014 by Sean Hooper, Director of Strategic Programs, Oracle Asia-Pacific

An estimated 86% of Australian companies adopted cloud in some shape or form in 2013, according to IDC. But most are doing so in piece-meal fashion, resulting in an accidental cloud architecture that makes doing business much harder and more fragmented.

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