IT Management

Does your big data strategy deliver?

07 January, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Three years ago, concepts like BYOD, big data and the cloud were barely on the CIO’s roadmap. Today, they dominate discussions whenever technology is mentioned in the C-suite. Of those, big data is the one that can potentially have the most impact on your company’s bottom line.

Beyond the big data hype curve

18 December, 2012 by

Big data is here and IT leaders are wondering how to successfully pull together the technical and business elements to deliver a coherent strategy that delivers value. Anthony Caruana spoke with a panel of experts to find out how to deliver big data success.

Are you ready for 2013?

14 December, 2012 by Anthony Caruana

Now that we know that the Mayans got it wrong and there’s probably not going to be an apocalypse before next year, we can start looking at 2013 and beyond.

The 20-hour work week

13 December, 2012 by Elizabeth Rudd, Director, FutureNous

The idea of a 20-hour work week sounds perfect. But will the road to this utopian dream bring us to nirvana or some darker place?

Kiwi technology sets sights on America’s Cup

12 December, 2012 by

The technology industry is growing rapidly - in third place just behind dairy and tourism for GDP - and there are products and services bearing Made in New Zealand being used all over the world. However, as technological innovation gets more advanced, so too does the competitive landscape.

Quest Software MessageStats 7.0 and MessageStats Business Insights

11 December, 2012 by | Supplied by: Quest Software Pty Ltd

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.

BYOD decline? Not quite yet

07 December, 2012 by Anthony Caruana

Nucleus Reseach says that BYOD will be in decline next year. We're not so sure.

ECM, case management & the customer service Holy Grail

05 December, 2012 by Tass Melissinos, Manager, Enterprise Content Management Solutions, IBM Australia and New Zealand | Supplied by: IBM Australia (Software Group)

Do our enterprise content management systems and our business use work together or get in each other’s way? Great benefits can be derived by integrating content capture and distribution coherently rather than relying on brute force to make ECM deliver the best possible customer service.

Yellowfin Storyboard business intelligence presentation software

03 December, 2012 by | Supplied by: Yellowfin Australia

Storyboard is a presentation and collaboration platform for business intelligence (BI). It offers an interactive PowerPoint-style presentation module for BI content.

Melbourne IT to sell business units; Samsung and Dell printers remotely exploitable; Feds launch Warrnambool exchange fire inquiry

03 December, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins looks at the big stories in IT from the last seven days, including Melbourne IT’s latest strategy to turn around its recent tradings slump, a vulnerability in some Samsung and Dell-branded printers that could allow attackers access to your network and the launch of an inquiry into the recent destruction of Telstra’s Warrnambool telephone exchange.

Why Windows 8 will succeed

30 November, 2012 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: Microsoft Pty Ltd

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

Beware social media snake oil salesmen

20 November, 2012 by Andrew Collins

The explosion of social media has given rise to the self-styled social media strategist. But with no formal qualification system in place for social media experts, you should be careful whose social media advice you trust.

SAS High-Performance Marketing Optimization analytics

20 November, 2012 by | Supplied by: SAS Institute Australia Pty Limited

SAS High-Performance Marketing Optimization applies analytics to tens of millions of rows of customer data to help marketers solve complex business issues such as how to maximise profit, enforce contact policies and stay within budget.

Is big data worth the effort?

13 November, 2012 by Anthony Caruana

Despite all the hype surrounding this topic, I’m going to suggest that the entire big data phenomenon is not only overhyped but an evolution rather than revolution.

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.

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