IT Management

ICT Geelong appoints new chair

12 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Sky Software CEO Nick Stanley will head up ICT Geelong, the advocacy group formed to promote the region as a major Victorian ICT precinct.

Have you got a 'big data problem'?

10 September, 2013 by Hugh Rogers*

Hugh Rogers argues that we should worry less about the theoretical discussions about what is big data and focus more on the practicalities of how it can deliver value to an organisation.

Huawei, ACT govt plan work experience program

05 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Huawei and the ACT government have negotiated for two ACT students to visit Huawei R&D facilities every year for a three-week work experience program.

Verizon buys out Vodafone joint venture for US$130 billion

05 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Verizon Communications has bought Vodafone's portion of the two companies' joint venture, US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless, for US$130 billion (AU$142 billion), in what is reportedly the third-largest announced corporate deal in history.

NBN Co deputy chair quits for contractor gig

03 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN Co deputy chair Diane Smith-Gander has resigned from the company to take up the role of chairman at Transfield Services, an NBN contractor.

Aussie tech sector salaries up 3.2%

02 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian tech sector remuneration grew 3.2% from June 2012 to June 2013, ahead of public sector wage increases. But this still represents a slowdown from a year earlier.

ISPs challenging Telstra's business internet lead

30 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra still has a commanding lead in the business fixed internet market, but its rivals are making inroads in segments such as the professional services sector.

Five tips to avoid corrupt IT contractors

29 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from NSW's ICAC details five steps to help organisations avoid the corruption that can come when dealing with external IT contractors.

Australia's first start-up festival to begin in September

27 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Startup Spring 2013 will be a three-week festival designed to promote local tech start-ups and encourage more Australians to become technology entrepreneurs.

Ballmer announces retirement, retirement, retirement, retirement

27 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced last Friday that he will retire within the next 12 months. He will remain as chief executive until a successor is chosen.

Using big data to improve the customer experience

27 August, 2013 by Ananth Siva, Managing Director - Asia-Pacific, [24]7

Big data is rapidly emerging as an important resource for enhancing customer relationships. Teamed with predictive analytics tools, it can be used to improve loyalty, increase sales opportunities and boost the bottom line.

Software licensing: the 'trust but verify' approach

22 August, 2013 by Tom Canning*

Successful business relationships depend on trust between buyers and sellers. However, the software industry has historically struggled with trust as it relates to the exchange of fair value. Many companies find themselves with unintentional overuse despite their desires and best intentions to avoid it.

NZ's broadband pricing plan is fair: IDC

21 August, 2013

The NZ government's proposal to regulate lower wholesale broadband prices is an even-handed approach, which could be key to the success of its UFB fibre project.

Cisco to slash 4000 jobs as profits grow 18%

20 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Networking vendor Cisco will cut 4000 jobs - 5% of its workforce - in a bid to free up resources for its faster-growing segments, and for future acquisitions. The announcement comes on top of an 18% year-on-year increase in fiscal fourth-quarter profits at Cisco.

Regulation should not drive risk, security planning

09 August, 2013

Regulatory compliance should not be the main driver of risk and security planning, Gartner says. Compliance should instead be a by-product of effective risk management.

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