IT Management

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.


NICTA wins international award for face recognition technology

15 November, 2011

Face recognition technology that improves the speed and accuracy of identifying faces in CCTV footage has won NICTA an international ICT award.


Dude, where’s my app?

04 November, 2011 by Rafi Katanasho*

Server virtualisation is growing ever more popular thanks to its potential to drive down costs and increase flexibility. But pre-virtualisation server performance metrics no longer apply, making any application performance problems hard to diagnose, leaving users wondering where their app went and IT with no answer. Rafi Katanasho, Compuware, explains what you can do about it.


Just another face in the crowd?

04 November, 2011 by Conrad Bates

Aggregating reams of data on your users and customers, then mining that data for business intelligence, is powerful indeed. But combining these otherwise disparate stockpiles of personal data has grave ethical implications, particularly if these datasets should ever fall into the wrong hands. Conrad Bates, from C3 Business Solutions, discusses these considerations and the need for ethics standards for information management.


Windows Phone to rival BlackBerry by 2016

02 November, 2011

Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone, will continue to gain traction in the Asia Pacific business smartphone market over the next five years, ultimately rivalling the market penetration of RIM’s BlackBerry in 2016.


Panasonic Australia CF-H2 Field Toughbook tablet

24 October, 2011

Panasonic Australia’s ruggedised Toughbook, the CF-H2 Field, is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5-2557M vPro processor (1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz). It has USB, serial and ethernet ports, and a TransflectivePlus screen, suitable for varying lighting conditions.


Micro Focus Silk for SAP solutions

21 October, 2011

Micro Focus Silk, a set of integrated modules for use with SAP solutions, provides application life cycle support for SAP applications and all current industry requirements for testing.


Progress Software SOA enterprise integration solution

20 October, 2011

Progress Software has released an SOA enterprise integration solution. The solution is intended to reduce the time it takes to deploy IT infrastructure and accelerate the time it takes to derive value from such infrastructure implementation.


Waratahs tackle fan engagement with mobility

19 October, 2011

The HSBC Waratahs rugby team has taken a step to communicate more directly with members and supporters by implementing mobile information services. Mobility is enabling the team website to become a larger part of match travel arrangements, the pre-game conversation, and in-game reporting.


Maximizer CRM 12 mobile CRM solution

19 October, 2011

The Maximizer CRM 12 mobile CRM software is compatible with the latest mobile devices and features enhanced web access performance, expanded customisation options, full integration with LinkedIn and expanded capabilities in business intelligence, measuring marketing ROI and iCalendar and SharePoint integration.


TaxiEpay fares well with managed systems

18 October, 2011

Live TaxiEpay, a mobile EFTPOS solution provider for taxis, has adopted a managed systems environment to help it process POS transactions.


Telecom wholesalers failing to deliver

17 October, 2011

Wholesale telecoms suppliers are failing to deliver high-quality products and services to their customers and, as a result, are ill-equipped to deal with intense market competition. That’s the message from a new Ovum report, Wholesale Customer Survey 2011.


Growth in ANZ business software market could lead to better software

26 September, 2011

The market for business software in Australia and New Zealand will grow to a value of US$7.3 billion in 2015, according to a new report from analyst firm Ovum. The resultant interest from software vendors could lead to better software for buyers.


SAP Business ByDesign business management software

22 September, 2011

SAP Business ByDesign, the software-as-a-service business management software, is now available in Australia.


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