IT Management

Mapping childhood obesity factors in Australia

05 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Councils in South Australia will soon have access to information to help reduce childhood obesity, thanks to a geographic information system (GIS) project at South Australia’s Department for Health and Ageing.


AppSense DesktopNow management suite

20 February, 2013 | Supplied by: AppSense

AppSense DesktopNow helps organisations implement solutions for a range of IT priorities including Windows 7 migration, desktop optimisation, BYOD, mobile data access and user rights management.


SAS Visual Analytics visual data exploration software

14 February, 2013 | Supplied by: SAS Institute Australia Pty Limited

The new version of SAS Visual Analytics visual data exploration software includes added graphical display options and analytical capabilities. The in-memory solution allows users to examine data, execute analytic calculations on billions of rows of data and present results visually.


Centrify Suite 2013 security and compliance solution

12 February, 2013 | Supplied by: Centrify Asia Pacific

The Centrify Suite 2013 security and compliance solution features privileged user management and auditing for Windows systems as well as sudo migration tools for Linux systems.


Behaviour simulation software hits accuracy rate of 99.5% in water consumption prediction trial

12 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins | Supplied by: Intelligent Software Development

Water services provider Veolia has used Australian software in a European trial of water demand prediction, achieving an accuracy rate of 99.5%.


Should we destroy the Australian Computer Society?

12 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Recent public criticisms of the Australian Computer Society reflect a scepticism that runs deep in the Australian IT community. The ACS has its work cut out if it wants to be relevant in today’s IT world.


Should you buy Office 2013?

05 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft Office is considered a staple of office life by many, and if numbers are anything to go by, people like it, or at least can tolerate it; the product had one billion users halfway through 2012. But with the release of another version, users and IT departments alike are left wondering: should I bother upgrading?


Compuware Workbench mainframe application development interface

01 February, 2013 | Supplied by: Compuware Asia Pacific

Compuware Workbench is a standardised point-and-click mainframe application development interface.


Do you measure up?

30 January, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

IT departments have been measuring speeds and feeds for years now. Is that good enough?


IT enrolments drop further; Cisco sells Linksys to Belkin; ACCC pursues TPG

29 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins

This week in IT: Grattan Institute figures show yet another fall in IT enrolment share, Belkin buys Cisco’s home networking business and the ACCC seeks to overturn a court’s decision about TPG and misleading advertising.


Making a buck with your big data

22 January, 2013

The high costs associated with big data projects will push more and more organisations to use their stores of data as a direct revenue source in the coming years.


Micro Focus Rumba 9.0 terminal emulation

22 January, 2013 | Supplied by: Micro Focus Pty Ltd

Micro Focus has released Rumba 9.0 and Rumba+, which enable organisations to modernise the end-user experience in isolation from the application code. This can help increase end-user productivity and satisfaction without the risks associated with heavy-duty modernisation development projects.


The death of the PC; Graph Search big business for Facebook; Dell going private?

21 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In news this week, Facebook revealed its potentially lucrative Graph Search engine, anonymous sources claimed that Dell is going private and news agencies everywhere declared the PC as dead.


FrontRange HEAT Cloud 2012.3 ITSM platform

15 January, 2013 | Supplied by: Heat Software Pty Ltd

The HEAT Cloud 2012.3 ITSM platform is designed to support critical workflow-based service management tasks that range from service desk operations to more complex and configurable service management operations.


Slaying the green IT monster - gamification as the future of energy conservation

15 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins

With electricity prices reportedly set to rise faster than inflation in the long term, organisations are looking for new ways to encourage employees to cut down their electricity usage. Gamification - the application of game mechanics like levels and experience points to non-game contexts - may provide an answer to reducing end-user power consumption.


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