IT Management

IBM, Theiss use big data to predict mining gear failure

24 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IBM Research and contract miner Theiss have announced a collaboration aimed at developing big data tools to improve the efficiency of mining equipment maintenance.


Telstra's Sensis to cut 800 Australian jobs

20 February, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Telstra's advertising and directories arm, Sensis, revealed this week that it will chop 800 jobs around Australia, sparking fiery responses from the unions.


Big data getting faster, smarter, stronger

19 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Three emerging big data trends promise to improve the business case for Australian enterprises' adoption of the technology, according to Deloitte.


Australian IT salaries to grow 2.3% in 2014

17 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IT recruitment is expected to increase overall in Australia in 2014 according to a Robert Walters report, with significant variation expected between the jobs markets of different states.


Defence extends Fujitsu contract in $170m deal

17 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand has won a three-year, $170 million extension to its distributed computing contract with the Department of Defence.


Dimension Data sells off distribution business

13 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Dimension Data will sell its Express Data and Express Online businesses - its only distribution assets - to hardware distributor Dicker Data.


CSIRO using big data to study superannuation

10 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers from the CSIRO, Monash University and other institutions will use big data and economic modelling to study how well the Australian superannuation system is working.


Telemarketers up for back pay after Ombudsman action

10 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Call centre operators Telco Services Australia and Trimatic Contract Services have agreed to reclassify their workers as employees and pay back pay to settle legal action from the Fair Work Ombudsman.


HP: fraud victim or tax dodger?

10 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

HP has restated Autonomy's pre-acquisition profit by 81% as part of its allegations of financial improprieties at the software company. But Autonomy's former managers claim the move may be aimed at minimising HP's UK taxes.


Microsoft reveals new CEO amid board reshuffle

06 February, 2014

Microsoft's board of directors has appointed Satya Nadella as its new CEO and member of the board of directors effective immediately, while also announcing a slight reshuffle of its board.


Australian contact centres look to hybrid model

06 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's contact centre applications market will grow a modest 6.2% between 2012-2019, with spending shifting towards cloud and hosted product offerings, according to Frost & Sullivan.


Converga buys Speedscan in expansion push

06 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Sydney-based Converga has acquired document process outsourcing provider Speedscan to help improve its reach in its core markets of A/NZ, the US and the Philippines.


Lenovo to buy Motorola for US$2.91 billion

04 February, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Lenovo will buy handset manufacturer Motorola Mobility from Google for approximately US$2.91 billion under a new agreement between the companies.


Arciteca developing clinical data management system

04 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Arciteca and the CRC for Mental Health have joined forces to develop a system aimed at allowing medical researchers to more easily manage and share clinical data.


Enterprises taking back digital lead from start-ups

30 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Technology-focused start-ups have typically been more nimble, disruptive and fast-growing than their more established rivals, but larger companies may start seizing back the initiative.


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