IT Management

CA Mainframe Chorus updated

15 December, 2011

CA has added two integrated roles in the latest release of its Mainframe Chorus unified management workspace: Mainframe Chorus for Security and Compliance Management and Mainframe Chorus for Storage Management.

Cloud-based security surges in 2011, will continue to grow

15 December, 2011

The Australian market for security-as-a-service - IT security delivered through the cloud - grew 17.2% during 2011, reaching a value of $38.4 million, according to Frost & Sullivan.The firm predicts that the cloud security market will continue to grow at a CAGR of 16.6% through to 2016.

HP ProLiant G7 servers

15 December, 2011

HP has introduced ProLiant G7 servers featuring AMD Opteron 6200 series processors. It is claimed they can improve data centre efficiency, scalability and performance up to 30% to support large-scale, virtualised and database workloads.

Micro Focus SilkTest 2011 application testing software

13 December, 2011

SilkTest 2011 from Micro Focus includes collaborative test automation features designed to enable business domain experts to collaborate on test automation and drive productivity, reliability and cost savings.

ICT Geelong receives $100,000 grant

09 December, 2011

The Victorian government has injected $100,000 into ICT Geelong, a body representing the ICT (information, communication and technology) industry in the Victorian city of Geelong. The funding is provided under the Victorian Government’s Innovation Through Clusters program, and will support the growth of ICT in the region over the next two years, according to the government.

CRM in the age of social media

07 December, 2011

The company call centre was once the primary (and a private) port of call for irate or frustrated customers. Now, many are turning to social media, airing their complaints on Twitter or Facebook for the world to see. Robert Allman, of Dimension Data Australia, looks at how to build a competent CRM architecture in this age of social media, and public complaint.

Motorola to build $40 million emergency services radio network in WA

06 December, 2011

Motorola has secured a five-year contract worth $40 million to build a digital radio network for Western Australia’s emergency services. Once completed, the network is expected to be valued at more than $120 million and become one of the largest networks of its kind in terms of sheer geographic footprint, coming in at a total of 45,000 km2.

StruxureWare Central v7.0 infrastructure monitoring

06 December, 2011

StruxureWare Central v7.0 includes updates over previous versions as well as the introduction of a virtual machine version of the application. The product provides a way for organisations to monitor their company-wide physical infrastructure: power, cooling, security and environment.

Telecom NZ completes demerger

01 December, 2011

Telecom New Zealand has completed the separation of its infrastructure department, Chorus, from the main body of the company. Chorus is now an entirely stand-alone company.

Numara Cloud IT operations management solution

30 November, 2011

Numara Cloud is a cloud-based IT operations management (ITOM) solution. The set of IT service life cycle, endpoint life cycle and mobile device management solutions supports physical, virtual and mobile devices.

OpenText Tempo cloud-based document sharing

30 November, 2011

OpenText Tempo, available in January, is a document sharing solution that allows enterprise users to share and manage content in secure folders on smartphones, tablets, PCs and laptops.

Rebel Sport implements automated IT management systems

30 November, 2011

Sporting goods retailer Rebel Sport has deployed automated IT systems management software across 130 stores in Australia and New Zealand, as well as its head office. The decision to implement the solution came after Rebel had been grappling with costly, complex, outdated and disparate software solutions for years.

How to assess the carbon footprint of your storage arrays

28 November, 2011 by Clive Gold, Vice-Chair, SNIA ANZ

With the government finally putting a price on carbon, IT managers around Australia will now have to pay close attention to the efficiency of their storage arrays. Clive Gold, Vice-Chair of SNIA ANZ, explains the rationale behind the association’s new Emerald program, and how you can use it to assess the impact of the carbon price on your own equipment.

Capgemini, IBM, Wipro rank as top three testing outsourcers

24 November, 2011

Capgemini, IBM and Wipro have secured the top three places in a new ranking of software and systems testing services providers. Analyst firm Ovum has published a report benchmarking 13 software and systems testing services providers. Capgemini scored the top spot, with IBM and Wipro tying at number two.

Aussie optic fibre manufacturer wins $60m NBN contract

21 November, 2011

Warren and Brown Technologies, an Australian manufacturer of optic fibre products, has won an equipment contract with NBN Co worth up to $60 million over five years.

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