Microsoft last night launched a preview build of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Known as the ‘Consumer Preview’, the build is essentially a beta version of the OS and is available for download from Microsoft’s website.
Compuware Corporation has announced the release of dynaTrace 4.1, claimed to be the first application performance management (APM) solution to provide full support for IBM WebSphere Message Broker. This latest release includes additional user experience management (UEM) capabilities, enhanced visualisation and integration with Compuware Gomez Real-User Monitoring - Data Center. dynaTrace 4.1 brings APM to IBM WebSphere environments including WebSphere Message Broker, application servers and portal servers. End-to-end transaction tracing and UEM combine with enhanced visibility to provide development, test and operational insight into WebSphere infrastructures.
SilkTest 2011 from Micro Focus includes collaborative test automation features designed to enable business domain experts to collaborate on test automation and drive productivity, reliability and cost savings.
Server virtualisation is growing ever more popular thanks to its potential to drive down costs and increase flexibility. But pre-virtualisation server performance metrics no longer apply, making any application performance problems hard to diagnose, leaving users wondering where their app went and IT with no answer. Rafi Katanasho, Compuware, explains what you can do about it.
The HSBC Waratahs rugby team has taken a step to communicate more directly with members and supporters by implementing mobile information services. Mobility is enabling the team website to become a larger part of match travel arrangements, the pre-game conversation, and in-game reporting.
FireMonkey is a CPU- and GPU-powered business application platform that enables developers to create native applications for Windows, Mac and mobile (iOS).
HP has announced its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite, comprising software solutions that improve collaboration among application delivery teams, enabling organisations to accelerate business innovation and lower operational costs.
Software AG has released webMethods 8.2 and ARIS 7.2 that utilise the newly integrated webMethods (business process management) and ARIS (business process analysis) platforms. The joint release includes enhanced process model interoperability, business-driven event processing and support for web-oriented architecture that allows organisations to manipulate WOA resources with REST-style services such as enterprise mashups, web and mobile applications.
Western Australia has become the first state to implement an electronic trading system for medical goods and services that complies with the latest national e-procurement specifications developed by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).
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As the Director of the South Australian (SA) Government ICT Service Delivery Group reporting to the SA Government CIO, Stephen Schmid firmly believes the economic challenges that we all are facing the world over need to be met with innovative solutions - interoperable, open solutions that can be shared between governments, industry, and with the education and community sectors. Merri Mack spoke to Schmid to find out how passionate he is about bringing his beliefs to fruition and what he enjoys about his current role.
F5 Networks’ BIG-IP v10.1 includes the claimed first geolocation services database that identifies the physical location of a user by monitoring additional contextual information for BIG-IP products.
Mater Health Services, which operates the Mater group of seven Queensland hospitals, has linked over 95 clinical systems to fulfil their vision for a single Electronic Patient Record (EPR) by implementing the InterSystems Ensemble rapid integration and development platform.
As a cooperative company currently comprising 23 private health insurers across Australia, HAMBS provides a health fund management application for its members, along with related IT services and application hosting.
More than 80% of organisations worldwide say they measure the value of their investments in IT, yet fewer than 60% use a framework or follow guidelines for selecting the investments.