IT Management

SAS High-Performance Marketing Optimization analytics

20 November, 2012 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

How DHHS saves up to $200K annually with insourcing and enterprise software

13 November, 2012 by Andrew Collins | Supplied by: TechnologyOne

Charged with saving $100 million, Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has brought previously outsourced solutions back in-house, using its existing enterprise software to develop internal solutions.

Print savings impact bottom line

08 November, 2012 by Anthony Caruana

Anthony Caruana, editor of Technology Decisions magazine and IT manager at a Melbourne school, explains how he rejuvenated his company’s managed printer contracts, realising significant cost savings in the process.

Vodafone to slash 500 jobs; Microsoft faces Windows 8 lawsuit; UK judges punish Apple

06 November, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins looks at the biggest IT stories from the last seven days, including big staff cuts at Vodafone Australia, a patent infringement lawsuit aimed at Microsoft’s Windows 8 interface and Apple’s defiance of a UK court.

Migrating to SharePoint 2013

30 October, 2012 by Chris McNulty, strategic product manager, Quest Software

SharePoint is a powerful tool for enterprise collaboration - when used well. With the release of SharePoint 2013 pending, now is a good time to examine your organisation’s use of the tool, and the merits of migrating to the new version.

PowerCenter Big Data Edition data analytics

30 October, 2012 | Supplied by: Informatica Australia Pty Ltd

Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition helps enterprises augment traditional transactional data with social, mobile, cloud and machine data.

The data centre of the next decade

25 October, 2012 by Anthony Caruana

We are in the middle of the third great revolution of technology delivery. The ages of the mainframe and the PC are quite dead. Anthony Caruana looks to the future and ponders the question: what will your data centre look like in 2025?

Software AG webMethods 9.0 big data management product suite

23 October, 2012 | Supplied by: Software AG

The webMethods 9.0 suite combines management of big data from multiple sources with automated business processes and applications deployed in the cloud, on mobile devices or in-house.

Anonymous dumps WikiLeaks; iiNet launches Optus-based 4G

15 October, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins takes a look at the more interesting tales from IT in the last seven days, including a spat between Anonymous and WikiLeaks, and iiNet’s new 4G wireless broadband plans.

iPhone 5 workers on strike?; Microsoft support scam disassembled; Huawei declared US security risk

10 October, 2012

Andrew Collins considers the more curious tales from IT in the last seven days, including continued workers strikes at the Foxconn factory responsible for producing iPhone 5 units; a blow to the guts behind a Microsoft support telemarketing scam; and the US’s opinion on Huawei’s trustworthiness.

Encouraging innovation by promoting failure

04 October, 2012 by Tracey Tritsch

When it comes to generating new ideas, many find themselves stuck in the past, able only to produce rehashes of existing concepts. Tracey Tritsch considers why this is so, and the role risk and failure play in innovation.

App stores - coming to an enterprise near you

03 October, 2012 by Brian Prentice, Research Vice President, Gartner*

The sheer number of mobile apps and the success of the app store model in delivering them has piqued the interest of many enterprises. The dynamics that drive public app stores are consistent with those that will ultimately drive private app stores in the enterprises, says Gartner Research Vice President Brian Prentice.

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