IT Management

The social media Trojan Horse

10 April, 2013 by Paul Higgins, Emergent Futures

Social media has the capacity to be the glue that connects your business with the rest of the world.

HP chairman steps down; European states consider legal action against Google

09 April, 2013 by Andrew Collins

HP’s chairman, Ray Lane, has stepped down after being narrowly re-elected at this year’s annual meeting. Meanwhile, regulators in six European states are looking at laying fines on Google for its 2012 changes to its privacy policies.

Australian businesses urged to move online

02 April, 2013

The IT industry has once again called for Australian businesses to move online, warning that they risk getting left behind by their more innovative competitors. There are some free tools to help - and we’re looking for more.

Turning social media into a business advantage

02 April, 2013 by Dr Roger Kermode, Chief Technologist, Communications, Media & Entertainment, HP South Pacific

The huge proliferation of social media and mobile technologies is fast becoming a game-changer for Australian organisations and their relationships with customers. This explosion in data, from consumers who are continuously connected, is now viewed by many companies as essential for effective customer engagement.

Microsoft faces bribery investigation; “Greedy” vendors face Aussie pricing inquiry

26 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

US feds are investigating claims Microsoft and some of its business partners bribed government officials around the globe in return for software contracts. Meanwhile, executives at Microsoft, Apple and Adobe faced tough questions from Australian MPs at an inquiry into why Australians are charged more than those in the US for identical products.

Digital currency Bitcoin soars as panic afflicts Cyprus

26 March, 2013

The panic in Cyprus surrounding plans to levy private citizens’ bank accounts to pay for a bailout has driven a steep rise in the value of digital currency, Bitcoin.

IT is no longer a black box

22 March, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

At the recent NICTA TechFest, held at Parliament House in Canberra, we had the opportunity to speak with Professor Robert C Williamson, the leader of NICTA’s Machine Learning team, about some of the big innovations he thinks CIOs need to keep their eyes on.

Gen-i kills 120 Aussie jobs; Qld Health payroll inquiry begins

19 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Last week the Australian branch of ICT services provider Gen-i announced it will cut approximately two-thirds of its staff, and an inquiry into the Queensland Health payroll fiasco, which is said to have burned many hundreds of millions of state funds and may have involved collusion, began.

Investing to boost Australian productivity

15 March, 2013 by Ian Oppermann*, CSIRO, Director of Digital Productivity and Services Flagship | Supplied by: CSIRO ICT

CSIRO recently launched Australia’s largest publicly funded research initiative focused on the digital economy. The Digital Productivity and Services Flagship (DPAS) is a $40 million research initiative focusing on the services sector and optimising the full value of national broadband infrastructure.

Compuware APM AJAX Edition 4 diagnostics tool

13 March, 2013

Compuware APM AJAX Edition 4 is a cross-browser diagnostics tool. The software helps developers test and diagnose performance issues across recent and legacy browser versions in Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Big data: it’s all about smart people

12 March, 2013 by Rami Mukhtar, NICTA Big Data Team Leader

Big data is not about the technology. Big data is not about the next big thing in the IT department. Big data is not all about the social media revolution. Big data is all about really smart people forging the tools to enable business and organisations to stop guessing about which decision is the right one to make.

HP board on the chopping block; 457 visa causing salary drop?

12 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

In the last week, financial advisory firms have called for HP shareholders to deny the re-election of several HP board members following recent poor acquisitions, and the Australian Minister for Immigration has claimed that 457 temporary work visas have caused a drop in IT salaries.

The ethical footprints of big data, business intelligence and data mining

06 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

With the increasing popularity of big data, business intelligence, and data mining and analytics, our ethical footprints are becoming both more expansive and harder to see.

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.

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