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.
Avaya has entered into an agreement to acquire Radvision, a provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks. The transaction is worth approximately US$230 million.
Both private and public cloud storage technologies can be powerful tools, helping IT to deal with dynamic demands and floods of data. But when employing public cloud services, organisations must carefully consider the potential pitfalls in order to mitigate risk. Gene Ruth, Research Director, Gartner, explains what to look out for.
The Australian government’s schemes to move to a low-carbon economy ignore the potential role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) warned today.
Big data - the accumulation and subsequent mining of large data stores - carries great potential for businesses looking to gain insight into their markets or customers. But while the concept of big data is simple, the management of big data is not. Bruce Coulthard, Senior Solutions Consultant A/NZ at Quantum, argues that big data demands a complex, diversified approach from IT.
The Exalytics In-Memory Machine features in-memory business intelligence (BI) software and hardware for analytic and performance management applications.
SingTel (aka Singapore Telecommunications), owner of Australia’s second largest telco, Optus, today announced a revamp of its organisational structure.
Microsoft last night launched a preview build of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Known as the ‘Consumer Preview’, the build is essentially a beta version of the OS and is available for download from Microsoft’s website.
Complaints from small businesses about their telecommunications services increased 52% in the last financial year, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) revealed today.
Compuware Corporation has announced the release of dynaTrace 4.1, claimed to be the first application performance management (APM) solution to provide full support for IBM WebSphere Message Broker. This latest release includes additional user experience management (UEM) capabilities, enhanced visualisation and integration with Compuware Gomez Real-User Monitoring - Data Center. dynaTrace 4.1 brings APM to IBM WebSphere environments including WebSphere Message Broker, application servers and portal servers. End-to-end transaction tracing and UEM combine with enhanced visibility to provide development, test and operational insight into WebSphere infrastructures.
Westpac Life New Zealand Limited, part of the Westpac Group, the New Zealand financial institution, has implemented data integration software to help power its strategic initiatives around customer centricity and big data.
MicroStrategy 9.2.1m includes multiple enhancements to MicroStrategy Mobile including pre-cache folders, adaptive mobile caching, offline interface enhancements, mobile analytical engine optimisations, network quality monitoring and a timeline widget.
The panel presiding over Australia’s telecommunications Convergence Review has a tough task, one that many won’t appreciate - particularly given the Review’s recent interim report carried such divisive and controversial recommendations. John Stanton, CEO of Australia’s Communications Alliance, takes a look at the ramifications of some specific elements of the interim report.
The popularity of media tablets is growing in Australia, with 2.6 million people already using one and an estimated 11 million predicted to be using one by 2016, according to analyst firm Telsyte. The 2016 estimate of tablet users - 11 million - is half of Australia’s present-day population (22 million).