IT Management

Managed IT contract pays off before first bill is paid

17 May, 2011

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute was in an odd position: its servers were working perfectly, but had run out of warranty. The company was not in a financial position to replace the servers, however, so it instead engaged a third party to manage the equipment, supported by service level agreements (SLAs).


Quest Software Office 365 migration support

12 May, 2011

Quest’s comprehensive suite of pre-migration assessment, migration and coexistence solutions simplifies Microsoft cloud deployments with Office 365 migration support for Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Good Gmail and Exchange.


ACS calls for detailed federal ICT strategy in response to budget

12 May, 2011

In its analysis of the Australian federal goverment's 2011 Budget, the Australian Computer Society has called for more details on ICT awareness plans, ICT education placement and e-health investment.


NVIDIA to acquire baseband processor developer Icera

10 May, 2011

Under a new agreement announced today, GPU and chipset manufacturer NVIDIA will acquire Icera, a basedband processor developer, for a cash sum of US$367 million.


Will the NBN drive cloud uptake?

06 May, 2011 by Andrew Collins

Certain parties - corporate and political - like to tell us that the NBN is going to enable a raft of broadband services for Australians. So what does the NBN have in store for cloud services? Andrew Collins puts the question to those in the know.


No presence on Facebook means no credit

05 May, 2011 by Merri Mack

A company without a Facebook profile is just asking for the world to guess at its social worth, one media guru has claimed.


Government calls for comment on ‘small telco red tape’ changes

03 May, 2011

The federal government has called for public comment on a draft document detailing regulatory changes that it claims will reduce red tape for small telecommunications carriers in Australia.


Vocus completes Perth iX data centre acquisition

03 May, 2011

Telco connectivity wholesaler Vocus Communications has acquired data centre business Perth iX. This follows Vocus’s recent acquisition of 59 km of dark fibre in Sydney and Melbourne.


Convergence Review Committee calls for public input

28 April, 2011

Submissions are open for public comment on the Australian federal government’s Convergence Review initiative, following the release of a document framing the review’s core principles.


Media specialist takes final spot on Convergence Review Committee

21 April, 2011

Media specialist Louise McElvogue has taken the third and final spot on the federal government’s Convergence Review Committee, which will review Australia’s media and communications regulatory framework.


Quest Notes Migrator for SharePoint software

19 April, 2011

The Notes Migrator for SharePoint can be used for migrating Lotus Notes, Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr and Domino.Doc applications to SharePoint and SharePoint Online. It streamlines the process of migrating to SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 365, while providing high data fidelity and requiring fewer development resources.


Windows Intune cloud-based PC management tool

18 April, 2011

Windows Intune, a cloud-based PC management tool, provides management and security capabilities through a single, web-based console to give employees access to what they need, when they need it, from anywhere with an internet connection and on a wide variety of devices.


Swifter cloud deployment with business automation

18 April, 2011

Web hosting service provider Usonyx has adopted a business automation system, allowing it to increase productivity by 20% and reduce customer support calls by 20%.


CSC to acquire Australian e-health vendor iSOFT

04 April, 2011

Global IT services company CSC will acquire Australian e-health solution provider iSOFT in order to strengthen its existing products and its healthcare integration and services portfolio.


Crisis symposium to examine social media during disasters

31 March, 2011

An Australian symposium on the role of social media during disasters will assess the role of tools such as Twitter and Facebook in the recent Queensland floods, Christchurch earthquake and in future crises.


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