Dave Buckmaster embarked on a career in IT following a chance encounter with some Microsoft books, which led to positions at Toyota, AMP and McDonald’s. Now the Technology Services Manager for Medibank Health Solutions, he speaks to Merri Mack about the importance of uptime to a business that operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Quest Software’s Toad for Oracle 11.5 includes several enhancements from the Toad Idea Pond, a user community where ideas for enhancing Toad are submitted, discussed and voted upon for inclusion in the next release.
Government funding of $233.6 million for personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHRs), announced yesterday in the 2012 Australian federal Budget, will boost both the health and ICT sectors in Australia, according to the Australian Information Industry of Australia (AIIA).
Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will see the mobile carriers share existing mobile sites and the infrastructure costs, over the next four years, to build additional mobile sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Geelong, Central Coast, Gold Coast and Canberra.
The Australian Red Cross has signed a three-year deal with Primus Telecom to provide a data network solution to its network of branch offices and other sites across Australia.
Visual Analytics is an in-memory business intelligence (BI) solution that uses a visual interface to provide analytics and business insights. Combining analytics, an in-memory architecture, intuitive data exploration, Hadoop support and information delivery options, including iPad, the in-memory engine is designed for business visualisation of big data on inexpensive, non-proprietary hardware, such as industry-standard blade servers.
Australian Hearing, an Australian Government agency and one of the world’s largest hearing services providers, has replaced its existing Wintel infrastructure with a new platform. The organisation also replaced its siloed, bespoke software collection with a suite of business software.
Network performance vendor Riverbed has appointed Avnet Technology Solutions as a distributor for the Australian market. Under the agreement, Avnet will distribute Riverbed products - including network optimisation and cloud data protection - in Australia. Avnet already distributes Riverbed products in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Around the globe, the role of CIO is changing. Once upon a time, the CIO was responsible for IT infrastructure, IT systems and their management. Now, CIOs are required have a deeper understanding of business strategy. Merri Mack talks to several IT executive officers about these changes.
OpenText Extended ECM Version 10 for SAP Solutions includes support for the SAP customer relationship management (SAP CRM) and SAP supplier relationship management (SAP SRM) applications, among numerous other enhancements.
Under a new initiative announced today, the federal government will provide up to $20.6 million worth of funding over the next two years to Australian health organisations for telehealth programs.
SAS has appointed new Australian leadership, with David Bowie taking the role of Managing Director of the Australian and New Zealand division of the company. Bowie was promoted from his previous position as the company’s marketing and services director.
Construction of NBN links to more than 3.5 million premises will be either completed or under construction by mid-2015, under a fibre rollout plan announced by the Australian federal government.
NBN Co has finalised a contract with Visionstream Australia for the construction of the remainder of the fibre-based part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania.
Gen-i will build and deploy the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s cloud-based identity and access management service, as part of a five-year contract announced by the company today.