IT Management

Toshiba Portégé R830, Tecra R840 and Tecra R850 business notebooks

16 June, 2011

With Core i7 Dual-Core, the Portégé R830, Tecra R840 and Tecra R850 business notebooks have a magnesium chassis with its exterior honeycomb structure incorporated into the interior resulting in a highly robust device that is resistant to heat, pressure and vibrations.

NICTA tests social TV recommendation engine

16 June, 2011 by Merri Mack

Australian research institute NICTA is trialling a technology that recommends media to consumers, based on their friends’ own media consumption. The technology may be used in future packages from service providers, Merri Mack reports.

Print review rescues water retailer from paper flood

15 June, 2011

Following an internal print review and subsequent print technology implementation, Victorian water retailer South East Water has dramatically reduced CO2 emissions, cut the amount of paper used per person and removed headaches suffered by its IT department.

ACMA to target ISPs and telcos with ‘bill shock’ scrutiny

01 June, 2011

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released a draft report detailing several consumer protection measures it plans to implement in order to pull misbehaving ISPs and telcos into line.

Conroy reveals Digital Economy Strategy details

31 May, 2011

The federal government has revealed its ambitions for broadband in Australia, with the release of its Digital Economy Strategy.The strategy includes spending details on a range of initiatives.

Netregistry offers free online accounting to customers

27 May, 2011

Domain registrar and hosting provider Netregistry will offer two years of free online accounting software to all of its 250,000 customers, following an investment in online accounting provider Reach Accounting. The first 3000 customers to sign up will receive a total of five years of free access.

Ovum PocketAnalyst Android app

26 May, 2011

The PocketAnalyst app is available to the Android smartphone platform and includes access to the latest insight and market analysis of Ovum’s global network of 150 analysts.

ACS appoints new CEO

25 May, 2011

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has appointed Alan Patterson as its new CEO, effective immediately. Patterson has experience in a wide of sectors including not-for-profit, healthcare, accreditation and training.

Spirent wins Test & Measurement World’s 2011 Best in Test Award

25 May, 2011

Spirent Communications has won Test & Measurement World magazine’s 2011 Best in Test award for the Network and fibre-optic testers category.

ERP prises open Clear Solar's financials

20 May, 2011

Clear Solar, one of Australia's largest solar power installation companies, has implemented a business-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, giving staff a better view of the company's financials and inventory.

Business intelligence and analytics top priority for ANZ CIOs

20 May, 2011 by Merri Mack

IBM held a CIO round table this week to coincide with the reveal of the results from its latest CIO Study. The study canvassed CIOs from the ANZ region and around the world on the role of the CIO and what’s on the CIO’s radar. Merri Mack was there to report.

Canon eCopy v5 scanning and workflow software

19 May, 2011

Canon has released eCopy v5 scanning and workflow software that enables the rapid deployment and management of eCopy across a business, with versions that scale to meet the performance requirements for workgroups, departments and global enterprises.

Software AG webMethods 8.2 and ARIS 7.2

19 May, 2011

Software AG has released webMethods 8.2 and ARIS 7.2 that utilise the newly integrated webMethods (business process management) and ARIS (business process analysis) platforms. The joint release includes enhanced process model interoperability, business-driven event processing and support for web-oriented architecture that allows organisations to manipulate WOA resources with REST-style services such as enterprise mashups, web and mobile applications.

Quest Software Toad Multi-DB Xpert/Developer/DB Admin DBA suites

19 May, 2011

Quest Software’s Toad Multi-DB Suites can be used by database administrators (DBAs) and developers to manage heterogeneous database environments.

Information management company reaps $150k pa saving following print review

19 May, 2011

Recall, an Australian secure document backup and destruction company, recently reevaluated its own printing environment and found it to be inefficient. Following an audit of the environment, Recall is now saving $150,000 each year on print management.

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