IT Management > Enterprise software

Simplifying network administration in an Alcatel-Lucent VMware virtual environment

01 July, 2013

VMware's server virtualisation allows IT organisations to use network computing and storage resources more efficiently. But a virtual infrastructure requires a different set of management tools than those used to manage a physical infrastructure.

Will Windows 8 win by stealth?

06 June, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Microsoft’s latest operating system has been subject to much derision, confusion and rejection. The new tiled interface has received the greatest criticism, but perhaps Microsoft’s game is to take a longer view.

The Windows XP countdown is on

26 April, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Next April, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Since its release in 2001, Windows XP has gone on to become Microsoft’s most successful operating system release. But that popularity means that many customers now have to map a migration path to their next desktop system.

IBM inquiry heats up; Windows 8 hamstrings PC sales

16 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

This week: the inquiry into the Queensland Health payroll fiasco hears fresh admissions of IBM exploiting leaked documents from rivals, while analysts peg Windows 8 as the reason for dramatic drops in PC shipments.

Microsoft faces bribery investigation; “Greedy” vendors face Aussie pricing inquiry

26 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

US feds are investigating claims Microsoft and some of its business partners bribed government officials around the globe in return for software contracts. Meanwhile, executives at Microsoft, Apple and Adobe faced tough questions from Australian MPs at an inquiry into why Australians are charged more than those in the US for identical products.

AppSense DesktopNow management suite

20 February, 2013

AppSense DesktopNow helps organisations implement solutions for a range of IT priorities including Windows 7 migration, desktop optimisation, BYOD, mobile data access and user rights management.

Centrify Suite 2013 security and compliance solution

12 February, 2013

The Centrify Suite 2013 security and compliance solution features privileged user management and auditing for Windows systems as well as sudo migration tools for Linux systems.

Should you buy Office 2013?

05 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft Office is considered a staple of office life by many, and if numbers are anything to go by, people like it, or at least can tolerate it; the product had one billion users halfway through 2012. But with the release of another version, users and IT departments alike are left wondering: should I bother upgrading?

Are Windows 8 tablets the answer?

10 January, 2013 by Joseph Sweeney, Advisor, IBRS*

If you think Windows 8 tablets are the answer to the mobile device management problem, maybe you need to change your thinking.

Quest Software MessageStats 7.0 and MessageStats Business Insights

11 December, 2012

MessageStats Business Insights helps IT managers detect, analyse and investigate inappropriate use of corporate email as outlined by organisations’ corporate email use policies, including excessive personal usage and social networking, as well as communication with competitors.

Why Windows 8 will succeed

30 November, 2012 by Anthony Caruana

There are many Windows 8 naysayers out there. But have they got it wrong?

How DHHS saves up to $200K annually with insourcing and enterprise software

13 November, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Charged with saving $100 million, Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has brought previously outsourced solutions back in-house, using its existing enterprise software to develop internal solutions.

The strong and the weak: the problem with artificial intelligence

13 November, 2012 by Andrew Collins

While popular science fiction considers the main question around artificial intelligence to be how will we overthrow our eventual machine oppressors?, many academics are not even sure true AI is possible. Dr Kevin Korb, a Reader at Melbourne’s Monash University, will give a seminar on this topic later this week.

Epicor HCM version 5.7

07 August, 2012

Epicor Software Corporation has announced the availability of its latest human capital management (HCM) solution. Epicor HCM version 5.7 is a complete human resource information system that automates HR processes, enabling companies to track, manage and analyse employee data throughout the entire employee life cycle.

Solarwinds Web Help Desk software

02 August, 2012

Help desk software is an essential component of running an effective IT organisation. SolarWinds Web Help Desk is a cross-platform, web-based solution that allows IT professionals to remove complexity from their IT service processes and to improve service to their end users through practical, flexible tools.

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