Cloud computing, virtualisation, unified communications and smarter ways of conserving energy in data centres were the main issues for our crystal ball gazers for 2009. Security, as usual, is still a focus and it seems it always will be with the cyber criminals always being one step ahead of the security industry. These issues will still be important for 2010 according to our pundits but we can add the National Broadband Network, the continuing explosion of data and what that means to storage, mobile broadband, 4G, desktop virtualisation and machine-to-machine technology.
Microsoft is in the running to win the best of the best employer award run by Hewitt Associates. The winner will be announced in March 2010.
Telsyte has released its annual top 10 predictions, outlining the 10 major developments that will shape the Telcoms industry in 2010.
Things are looking up globally for ICT service revenues. Revenues have not reached the heights before the GFC struck but they are definitely improving.
It's business as usual for 3Com despite Hewlett-Packard's projected acquistion of the company which should come to fruition in 2010. 3Com has just appointed a new Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
NICTA's Australian Technology Park Laboratory and corporate head office has opened. It will cater for 134 researchers, corporate staff and 63 PhD students to support collaboration.
IDC sizes the potential reduction in greenhouse gases from focused use of information and communication technologies with the results to be announced prior to the United Nations' COP15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Integ Group has introduced iTaaS Conference Centre software-as-a-service, enabling conferencing via audio, web and video.
The eCopy PaperWorks document distribution software is designed to streamline document distribution and workflow.
While CIOs continue to focus on maximising the value of their data centre investments, we’ll see vendors develop technologies like virtualisation and automation that will help to drive down costs and improve quality of service as they mature and gain traction. HP’s Mark Nielsen outlines how customers will benefit from increasing flexibility of choice for their infrastructure, either by building it themselves, outsourcing it or tapping into cloud-related services.
Business process management (BPM) was unheard of just a few years ago, but the concept has now taken centre stage to become one of today’s most discussed business and technology management trends. Software AG’s Stephen Keys outlines the genesis of BPM and how it has evolved.
AARNet, the pioneer of the internet in Australia, has launched a book to commemorate its historical milestones. It is still going from strength to strength and will not rest on its so far admirable achievements, with a role to play as a testbed for the NBN and ensuring the regional blackspots, such as between Geraldton and Perth in Western Australia, are covered.
Mater Health Services, which operates the Mater group of seven Queensland hospitals, has linked over 95 clinical systems to fulfil their vision for a single Electronic Patient Record (EPR) by implementing the InterSystems Ensemble rapid integration and development platform.
The NetEvents APAC conference second day in Singapore promises to be just as interesting as the first day. The last debate will really encompass everything that has been analysed over the two days.
Eaton has introduced the Kyoritsu high-performance Digital Multimeter range. The range includes four models: the 1051, 1052, 1061 and 1062.