IT Management

Windows 7 mainstream support to cease in January 2015

15 July, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft will discontinue 'mainstream support' for Windows 7 in January next year, and will provide the much leaner 'extended support' until 2020.

PC sales finally show signs of stabilising

14 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After two straight years of quarterly declines, global PC sales increased a marginal 0.1% during the second quarter, Gartner estimates.

1 in 4 Aust workers expect tech to make them obsolete

10 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A quarter of Australian workers expect to be made redundant due to advances in technology, and a majority view temporary work as a good stepping stone to a full-time job, a survey shows.

Wireless chip may boost data farm energy efficiency

10 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A design for a chip that uses wireless transmission to send data between cores could improve energy efficiency at data farms by up to 20%, while also improving processing speed.

National Map consolidates government geospatial data

09 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The communications ministry and NICTA have launched the National Map Open Data initiative, a single map that contains a variety of government geospatial data.

Cisco and Flinders University ink deal

08 July, 2014

Flinders University and Cisco have signed an agreement that lays the foundations for Flinders to lead Australia in some of the most innovative parts of the internet.

Half of enterprise devices are ageing or obsolete

07 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Product refresh cycles have slowed to a crawl worldwide due to the lingering effects of the financial crisis, with more than half of the devices on enterprise networks past end-of-sale, a report shows.

NZ emerging as key nearshoring location for Australia

07 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cultural and commercial similarities and the promise of discounts of up to 30% make New Zealand an ideal nearshore outsourcing option for Australian businesses, Ovum argues.

Google to host analytics conference in Aust

02 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google will host the 2014 Google Analytics User Conference in Sydney and Melbourne in September to discuss the rollout of its new Universal Analytics upgrade.

Aust students head to China for Huawei training course

30 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A group of 13 Australian undergraduates have joined students from 29 other countries in China to take part in the Huawei Telecom Seeds for the Future training program.

A third of AU businesses taking orders online

26 June, 2014

Around 30% of Australian businesses took orders online during the FY12-13 financial year, and over a quarter had a social media presence, ABS figures show.

1 in 3 ANZ CIOs outsource mainframe app development

25 June, 2014

When legal changes require modification to an organisation's mainframe applications, a third of ANZ CEOs choose to outsource the app development and testing work, a survey suggests.

Report on hiring trends for IT professionals

23 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Robert Walters

Approval for new projects will drive an increase in hiring of IT professionals across Australia, according to the latest report from recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

The true cost of mobile enterprise apps can be high

23 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With business use of mobile apps certain to increase, CIOs need to start planning to address the high total cost of developing and maintaining them, UXC Connect's Denise Carson argues.

After BYOD and BYOA, here comes DYOA

23 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The growing develop your own application (DYOA) trend is driving demand in the platform-as-a-service market, according to a survey of IT leaders in eight countries including Australia.

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