IT Management

Progress Software SOA enterprise integration solution

20 October, 2011

Progress Software has released an SOA enterprise integration solution. The solution is intended to reduce the time it takes to deploy IT infrastructure and accelerate the time it takes to derive value from such infrastructure implementation.

Maximizer CRM 12 mobile CRM solution

19 October, 2011

The Maximizer CRM 12 mobile CRM software is compatible with the latest mobile devices and features enhanced web access performance, expanded customisation options, full integration with LinkedIn and expanded capabilities in business intelligence, measuring marketing ROI and iCalendar and SharePoint integration.

Waratahs tackle fan engagement with mobility

19 October, 2011

The HSBC Waratahs rugby team has taken a step to communicate more directly with members and supporters by implementing mobile information services. Mobility is enabling the team website to become a larger part of match travel arrangements, the pre-game conversation, and in-game reporting.

TaxiEpay fares well with managed systems

18 October, 2011

Live TaxiEpay, a mobile EFTPOS solution provider for taxis, has adopted a managed systems environment to help it process POS transactions.

Telecom wholesalers failing to deliver

17 October, 2011

Wholesale telecoms suppliers are failing to deliver high-quality products and services to their customers and, as a result, are ill-equipped to deal with intense market competition. That’s the message from a new Ovum report, Wholesale Customer Survey 2011.

Growth in ANZ business software market could lead to better software

26 September, 2011

The market for business software in Australia and New Zealand will grow to a value of US$7.3 billion in 2015, according to a new report from analyst firm Ovum. The resultant interest from software vendors could lead to better software for buyers.

MicroStrategy Gateway for Facebook

22 September, 2011

Gateway for Facebook is a cloud-based service that can interconnect enterprise IT environments and enterprise applications with the Facebook social graph.

SAP Business ByDesign business management software

22 September, 2011

SAP Business ByDesign, the software-as-a-service business management software, is now available in Australia.

Embarcadero FireMonkey app development platform

21 September, 2011

FireMonkey is a CPU- and GPU-powered business application platform that enables developers to create native applications for Windows, Mac and mobile (iOS).

Acorn mobilises database’s roots

19 September, 2011

Drivers at vehicle specialist Acorn Rentals can now access the company’s internal database from their iPads. This has helped improve administration efficiency and increased the mobility of the team.

AAPT saves trees, $750,000 with document management

19 September, 2011

Following a review of its document management processes, Australian telco AAPT has achieved significant reductions in consumption of power, paper and toner. The company predicts this will lead to a saving of $750,000 within four years.

Love or money?

07 September, 2011 by Diane Fernley-Jones*

With IT underpinning so many parts of a business, a CIO carries many responsibilities. Yet the importance of the role is often unrecognised by the board, and the business itself. So what gets a CIO out of bed in the morning? Merri Mack talks to Diane Fernley-Jones, CIO at Leighton Contractors, about the rewards of being a CIO.

Feds invite consultation on Telecommunications Act penalties paper

06 September, 2011

The federal government has released a consultation paper on the proposed new penalties for unruly telcos, and asked for public input on the paper. The paper details new penalties to be specified in infringement notices issued under the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Businesses don’t see benefits of going green

01 September, 2011

Most companies are not taking action to make their operations more sustainable, believing such ‘green’ activity to be a burden on the business, and are missing out on the benefits of sustainability in the process.

Steve Jobs’ exit from Apple won’t have immediate effect

26 August, 2011

Although much hoopla has surrounded Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple, his exit is unlikely to have an immediate effect on the company, according to one analyst firm.

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