IT Management

Productivity boost from IT management suite

14 May, 2010

With more than 300 stores across Australia and New Zealand, and nearly 5000 team members, the Super Cheap Auto Group Limited (Super Cheap Auto) has grown to become one of the largest retailers in the region.

E-health gets budget boost

13 May, 2010

The e-health records project has been given a boost in the federal government Budget to the tune of $466.7 million over two years but what will this achieve and is it a sensible use of funds?

Hewlett-Packard energy-efficient systems

12 May, 2010

Hewlett-Packard has announced a number of products to assist businesses to manage power costs, including the Compaq 8100 Elite Desktop PC series that features 89% energy-efficient power supplies, supports energy-saving technologies such as solid state drives (SSDs) and offers the company’s power-management solutions.

Ideas International inks global licensing agreement

12 May, 2010

Ideas International forms a licensing agreement with CiRBA, a global data centre intelligence software provider.

Outsourcing your security

11 May, 2010 by Andrew Collins

Today, you have several options if you want someone else to take care of your IT security. Andrew Collins explores the pros and cons of each.

Energy-efficient reseach centre for communications industry

29 April, 2010

Bell Labs, University of Melbourne and the Victoria state government are teaming up to open an eco-oriented research centre in Australia.  The AU$10 million centre will focus on researching energy-efficient technology for the communications industry.

Tech companies amongst most regonised brands

28 April, 2010

The tech sector triumphs with Google, Microsoft, Apple and IBM scoring top marks in world's most valuable brands.

Opportunities for savvy IT companies abound

28 April, 2010

$37.5 billion of long-running IT contracts are set to expire in the next six months, providing opportunities for savvy IT providers.

HP completes 3Com acquisition

14 April, 2010

HP today announced it has completed its acquisition of 3Com Corporation at a price of $7.90 per share in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion.

Strategy determines structure

13 April, 2010 by Merri Mack

Curtin University of Technology’s students and colleagues benefit from its CIO Peter Nikoletatos’s fascination with technology and its potential. These lucky people get to use and experience the most innovative technology. Merri Mack speaks to Nikoletatos about what drives him.

The crucial role of the data centre

01 April, 2010

The topic of sustainability or green IT remains a key focus for everyone in the industry this year. On the bright side, doing business is more accessible than ever before. Advances in technology have reduced transaction costs, created broader access to global markets and advanced technologies, and levelled the playing field among small businesses, large corporations, emerging economies and industrialised nations. IBM’s Mark Latchford tracks the positive changes in sustainable IT.

Cooling tough economic times

01 April, 2010

The global financial crisis is the focus of almost everyone’s attention. Its effect on the ICT sector remains uncertain; however, it has taken the impetus off ‘going green’. Server Racks Australia’s Simon Dunphy elaborates on ways to move forward in the server room and data centre in times of reduced budgets and the need for increased efficiencies while also going green.

A fundamental shift in security

01 April, 2010

For a number of years, the security industry built effective defences from security threats using technologies including firewalls, anti-virus software and intrusion prevention systems. However, today, the majority of security threats have moved to the web instead of through email, and attackers’ techniques have matured. This shift, coupled with the proliferation of collaborative Web 2.0 sites, has changed the threat landscape and the way businesses need to think about security. Websense’s Adam Bradley walks us through the changing landscape.

Improving data centre efficiency

01 April, 2010

Clearly, improved electrical efficiency within the IT room - the ‘greening of the data center’ - is now a priority. APC’s Gordon Makryllos outlines why data centres are so energy inefficient and offers practical tips that they can use to become ‘green’.

Walk the talk

01 April, 2010

When ADC Krone talks the talk, it’s not just talking about quality and being environmentally responsible. It’s actually doing it and being able to demonstrate that it walks the talk, as Mike Hanahoe, director, Global Connectivity Solutions Asia-Pacific, explains.

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