IT Management

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?

NZ bans software patents - sort of

14 May, 2013

The New Zealand government has declared that software alone cannot be patented under NZ law, in a move it hopes will please local software developers.

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.

Predicting stock market falls using Wikipedia

10 May, 2013

Researchers from the UK and the US claim to have found a link between reader activity on Wikipedia and subsequent falls on the stock market.

ACCC news: Excite Mobile guilty of “unconscionable” acts; ByteCard first to feel wrath of unfair contract laws

29 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Last week the Federal Court found SA-based mobile operator Excite Mobile guilty of “unconscionable conduct”, while the ACCC put new unfair contract laws to the test, launching legal action against ISP ByteCard for its allegedly unfair contracts.

The Windows XP countdown is on

26 April, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: Thomas Duryea

Next April, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Since its release in 2001, Windows XP has gone on to become Microsoft’s most successful operating system release. But that popularity means that many customers now have to map a migration path to their next desktop system.

Do you need a chief data officer? How about a chief digital officer?

23 April, 2013

Big data is causing many a CIO to reconsider how they manage information. But does data need representation at the executive level? Gartner thinks so.

Mobile wallets change how we pay

17 April, 2013 by Marie Holmes, Regional Director-Asia Pacific, Amdocs Digital Services | Supplied by: Amdocs

The emergence of mobile wallets in various markets is increasingly paving the way for the support of mobile payments through the partnership of financial organisations with communications service providers.

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