IT Management

iiNet cops $102,000 fine for bus ad

25 June, 2013

The ACCC has fined ISP iiNet $102,000 for failing to “prominently” display the total minimum cost of its Naked DSL service in an advertisement on a Sydney bus.

Change at helm for Technology Decisions

24 June, 2013

After playing a key role in the successful launch of multichannel IT media brand Technology Decisions, Anthony Caruana will hand the editor role to colleague and former Voice+Data editor Andrew Collins, starting next month.

The challenges of complexity

19 June, 2013 by Elizabeth Rudd, Director, FutureNous

As business cycles get crunched and we’re more connected with our stakeholders, businesses need to adapt to a world where decisions can have far-reaching and unexpected effects.

IBM Australia may axe 1000 jobs

18 June, 2013 by Andrew Collins

IBM’s global job cutting has hit Australia, with several sources indicating local layoffs have already begun. Australian layoffs are rumoured to total 1000.

No excuses on compliance

12 June, 2013

Over the last couple of years, the IT landscape has made significant changes and there are more to come. With mobility, BYOD and cloud services changing the security profile of businesses and greater focus on regulatory compliance by regulators, the nature of managing compliance in IT departments is changing.

Queensland Govt to slash 1700+ IT jobs

11 June, 2013

The Queensland Government will cut at least 1700 public sector IT jobs over the next two years, as part of a cost-cutting strategy that will see the government outsource some of its IT and communications needs to the private sector.

Print overhaul nets bus company 750% more pages per toner

07 June, 2013

ComfortDelgro and Cabcharge (CDC) has replaced its old printer fleet with new print devices and technologies. The company is saving 40% on its total monthly cost per copy fee and getting 15,000 pages per toner, compared to the 2000 of the previous system - an increase of 750%.

Will Windows 8 win by stealth?

06 June, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: Microsoft Pty Ltd

Microsoft’s latest operating system has been subject to much derision, confusion and rejection. The new tiled interface has received the greatest criticism, but perhaps Microsoft’s game is to take a longer view.

The great disruptor

05 June, 2013 by Alan Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Computer Society | Supplied by: Australian Computer Society

Today, Australia is facing disruption on a number of fronts. Our resources boom is cycling down, equity is volatile and investment credit available to business is entering a new era of caution. Many eyes are looking to ICT even as technology itself continues to disrupt key areas of our lives such as health, retail, education, entertainment and even our sense of community and identity.

Government loosening dependence on Microsoft: common document format for government agencies

30 May, 2013

The government wants to use an open standard for the common document format to be used by government agencies, loosening the current reliance on formats with Microsoft requirements. All archived documents should be saved in a standard format.

The statistics behind 457 visa rort claims

29 May, 2013 by Andrew Collins

The Australian federal government recently claimed that the IT industry accounts for “most” of the 457 visas granted to allow overseas workers to work in the country, and that IT salaries have dropped as a result. But these claims aren’t necessarily supported by official Department of Immigration statistics.

Five-step IT strategic planning guide

23 May, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

Every CIO will, at some point, have to create or update a strategic plan for how technology will meet the needs of the business. This can be a daunting task.

Dell Toad Business Intelligence Suite 2.0

21 May, 2013

Dell has announced Toad Business Intelligence Suite 2.0, a solution that lets organisations access and extract meaningful information from traditional and non-traditional data sources.

Will the federal Budget matter?

16 May, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

With the expectation, if the polls are to be believed, that we’ll have a new government installed in September, does the federal Budget mean anything to the IT industry?

Especially for startups: CeBIT StartUp 2013

14 May, 2013

CeBIT StartUp 2013 is a dedicated three-day event for Australia’s vibrant and growing startup ecosystem.

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