The Commission of Audit's phase one report argues that the government should have a digital-first policy for all interactions with government, and a cloud-first policy for ICT service procurement.
The cloud is sometimes touted as a money-saver, or at least a way to make management of expenditure easier - by turning CAPEX into OPEX. But there are hidden costs (like bandwidth) that should be taken into account when planning a cloud deployment.
IBM has revealed plans to open 15 new data centres this year, and to make recent acquisition SoftLayer the foundation of its global cloud portfolio.
Fronde CTO James Valentine believes 2014 will be a turning point for cloud adoption.
The cloud is probably the most hyped concept in IT right now, and also the one greeted with the most cynicism by wary IT pros. We spoke to three IT leaders to get their honest thoughts on three aspects of the cloud: the OPEX/CAPEX argument, end-user adoption of cloud tools and potential government surveillance of cloud data.
System integrators face different barriers to most organisations when it comes to the cloud. What are some of these barriers and what can be done to overcome them?
Traditional bitter rivals in the IT vendor space appear to be putting their differences aside and forming partnerships with one another in a bid to expand their cloud footprints.
Hybrid deployments represent the most efficient way to make use of cloud resources, according to University of Sydney researchers.
More and more companies are introducing cloud services. However, only very few actually plan their steps in a long-term manner or ask themselves even basic questions.
The Asia Cloud Forum, an online media portal, has been created to represent the interests of enterprise users, governments, telcos, vendors, policy makers and others with a stake in the development of cloud computing in Asia.
The cloud promises many tantalising benefits for businesses. But tackling the cloud unprepared can leave you with a bevy of problems.
The ACS has launched a consultation to help it develop a Consumer Cloud Protocol, designed to improve confidence in cloud services by encouraging vendors to be transparent about key issues.
Nearly nine in 10 Australian enterprises are making use of cloud computing, and business units are increasingly assuming direct responsibility for acquisition of cloud services.
There’s recently been some backlash against cloud providers, including Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, for having ‘dirty clouds’.
Hewlett-Packard Australia (HP) has been ordered to pay $3 million for misleading customers and retailers regarding consumer guarantee rights.