IT Management

DCIS taps IBM for new mainframe

04 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NT government department DCIS has contracted IBM to provide a new mainframe system, as part of its regular four-year IT refresh.

CIOs may not be enough for govt organisations

31 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The increasing importance of digital assets to government processes will prompt a number of state organisations to create new dedicated C-level roles, Gartner predicts.

Start-ups to vie for prizes in Sydney on Friday

31 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Eleven teams with unique start-up ideas are finalists in this year's Sydney Genesis Entrepreneurship Challenge, competing for $13,000 in cash.

Three risks of poor software licence management

31 October, 2013 by Susan Lang*

With an increasing number of devices being used across the enterprise and the eagerness with which many individuals, departments and branches tend to pursue their own software purchasing plans, is it any wonder that few organisations are able to easily identify their true software licensing costs?

Preparing for the big data revolution

30 October, 2013 by Alan Perkins*

The businesses that succeed in the future will be those that gather information for analysis today, argues Rackspace's Alan Perkins.

Up to 100 lay-offs at M2 Telecommunications

29 October, 2013

M2 Telecommunications may lay off up to 100 staff in a "partial restructure" of its business, following the company's acquisitions of Dodo and Eftel earlier this year.

Understanding DevOps (Part 2) - Five best practices of deploying DevOps

28 October, 2013 by Sumal Karunanayake*

In the second instalment of this DevOps series, we look at five best practices for embracing DevOps in the IT organisation.

Understanding DevOps (Part 1) - Taking the pain out of application development and delivery

24 October, 2013 by Sumal Karunanayake*

The first article in this two-part series introduces the concept of DevOps, which is purported to help IT organisations deliver higher quality applications at a faster pace without having to spend more money.

NEC, NT to launch IT apprenticeship program

23 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NEC Australia and the NT government will next year launch an IT apprenticeship initiative which will aim to produce 50 work-ready apprentices over five years.

Conroy misses out on Shadow Comms Ministry

22 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Labor MP Jason Clare has been appointed Shadow Minister for Communications, with Labor's recent communications ministers Stephen Conroy and Anthony Albanese being passed over for the role.

HealthShare NSW taps Oracle for hardware revamp

21 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Oracle has won a deal to provide the hardware for a project by HealthShare NSW - NSW Health's shared services arm - to deploy a new technology platform.

Zettaset sues Intel in big data stoush

17 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Big data vendor Zettaset has sued Intel, claiming the chip maker misappropriated trade secrets related to its Hadoop management software.

How to promote and enable innovative thinking in your team members

16 October, 2013 by Simon Raik-Allen*

You can't just throw a bunch of smart people into a room full of sticky notes, whiteboards and Nerf guns and expect that three hours later, your next big product will emerge. MYOB CTO Simon Raik-Allen explains how to get the most out of the development process.

Most bank transactions to move to cloud by 2016

16 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Six in 10 will process the majority of their transactions in the cloud by 2016, according to a Garner report predicting key movements in seven industries.

Google's shared endorsements and the "creepy line"

16 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google's plan to use more Google+ profile data in advertising serves as both a potential model for other companies' big data monetisation efforts and as a cautionary tale.

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