IT Management

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.

Avaya to acquire videoconferencing vendor Radvision

16 March, 2012

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.

How to integrate public cloud-based storage into your storage strategies

15 March, 2012

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.

Government carbon schemes ignore ICT

15 March, 2012

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.

Diversity the key to managing big data

12 March, 2012

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.

Oracle Exalytics in-memory business intelligence

12 March, 2012

The Exalytics In-Memory Machine features in-memory business intelligence (BI) software and hardware for analytic and performance management applications.

SingTel announces organisational restructure

05 March, 2012

SingTel (aka Singapore Telecommunications), owner of Australia’s second largest telco, Optus, today announced a revamp of its organisational structure.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available

02 March, 2012

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.

Telecoms complaints from small businesses grow 52%

29 February, 2012

Complaints from small businesses about their telecommunications services increased 52% in the last financial year, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) revealed today.

Compuware dynaTrace 4.1 application performance management for IBM WebSphere

27 February, 2012

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 peers into future with big data technologies

16 February, 2012

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 business intelligence platform

16 February, 2012

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.

Convergence Review’s thankless task

14 February, 2012 by John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

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.

11 million Aussies to use media tablets by 2016

14 February, 2012

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).

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