IT Management

Medibank’s Dave Buckmaster on the importance of IT uptime

14 May, 2012 by Merri Mack

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 Toad for Oracle 11.5 database development tool

10 May, 2012

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.


Budget a boon for e-health

09 May, 2012

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, VHA joint venture

07 May, 2012

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.


Primus Telecom signs three-year data network deal with the Australian Red Cross

30 April, 2012

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.


SAS Visual Analytics in-memory business intelligence

30 April, 2012

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 replaces Wintel system with Oracle platform

24 April, 2012

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.


Riverbed appoints Avnet as new Australian distributor

23 April, 2012

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.


The changing nature of the CIO role

16 April, 2012 by Merri Mack

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 10 enterprise content management

14 April, 2012

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.


Feds offer $20 million to health orgs in telehealth pilot funding program

04 April, 2012

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 appoints David Bowie as Australian and NZ Managing Director

03 April, 2012

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.


NBN construction to reach 3.5 million premises by mid-2015

30 March, 2012

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 signs Visionstream for Tasmanian rollout

26 March, 2012

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 to deploy cloud-based access management for NZ Ministry of Education

22 March, 2012

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.


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