IT Management

Google buys AI start-up for US$600+ million

30 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Google will purchase artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind under a new deal reportedly worth upwards of US$600 million.


Vodafone names new CEO

30 January, 2014

Vodafone Romania CEO Inaki Berroeta will replace Bill Morrow as the CEO of Vodafone Australia, commencing March 2014.


Australian ICT employers expect tougher 2014

30 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian ICT employers are bracing for what they expect will be more challenging market conditions this year, with workers increasingly feeling the pressure.


2014 to be the year of apps and smart devices

29 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New developments in connected devices and smart apps will allow businesses to improve productivity and transform their interactions with consumers, Salesforce.com's Derek Laney predicts.


Lenovo to purchase IBM x86 server business for US$2.3 billion

28 January, 2014

Lenovo plans to purchase IBM's x86 server business for a cash and stock package worth around US$2.3 billion dollars under a new definitive agreement between the two companies.


The future of 'pervasive BI'

28 January, 2014 by Dr Rado Kotorov*

Many business intelligence (BI) tools present a 'one-size-fits-all' solution. But the BI tools of the future might look quite different.


Optus Business wins $30m deal with UGL

24 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus Business has picked up a five-year, $30m deal to manage engineering company UGL Limited's ICT systems and mobile fleet.


Vic govt seeks feedback for ICT Strategy revamp

23 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria's technology ministry has called for consultation on the next stage of its ICT Strategy project, seeking feedback on ways to benefit from trends including mobility and cloud computing.


Social networking the new self-therapy

23 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Frequent use of social networking is subconsciously causing users to reflect on their behaviour and improve themselves, Queensland researcher Dr Theresa Sauter argues.


Telstra buys O2 Networks for $60 million

22 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Telstra has acquired network solutions provider O2 Networks in a deal reportedly worth $60 million.


Analysis: Sensis sale part of Telstra transformation

21 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra's $454m sale of a 70% stake in Sensis is likely aimed at helping the company pursue its goal of growing through expansions into Asia, cloud services and new digital media.


Intel to chop 5% of workforce, denies "layoff"

20 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Intel plans to cut its global headcount of around 107,000 by about 5% this year, equalling a total loss of more than 5000 jobs.


Rumour: Windows 9 coming next year

16 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

The next iteration of Microsoft's Windows is slated to ship in April 2015 and will likely be called Windows 9, according to supposed inside sources at the company.


Google's US$3.2bn Nest Labs purchase raises privacy concerns

16 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Google this week announced it plans to purchase home automation company Nest Labs for US$3.2 billion in what pundits are labelling a move into the Internet of Things. Users, however, have raised privacy concerns about the purchase.


Defence drops distributed computing tender

14 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Defence has frozen a plan to bundle two IT outsourcing contracts into a "distributed computing" tender, and has instead extended an existing contract with Unisys in a $52m deal.


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