IT Management

Feds invite consultation on Telecommunications Act penalties paper

06 September, 2011

The federal government has released a consultation paper on the proposed new penalties for unruly telcos, and asked for public input on the paper. The paper details new penalties to be specified in infringement notices issued under the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Businesses don’t see benefits of going green

01 September, 2011

Most companies are not taking action to make their operations more sustainable, believing such ‘green’ activity to be a burden on the business, and are missing out on the benefits of sustainability in the process.

Steve Jobs’ exit from Apple won’t have immediate effect

26 August, 2011

Although much hoopla has surrounded Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple, his exit is unlikely to have an immediate effect on the company, according to one analyst firm.

Eftel acquires telco wholesaler Platform Networks

23 August, 2011

Eftel will acquire wholesale telecommunications service provider Platform Networks under a new agreement announced today.

Motorola purchase allows Google to challenge Apple

19 August, 2011

Google’s move to buy mobile manufacturer, Motorola, will put Google in good stead to challenge Apple more directly, according to analyst firm Ovum.

HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite

16 August, 2011

HP has announced its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite, comprising software solutions that improve collaboration among application delivery teams, enabling organisations to accelerate business innovation and lower operational costs.

Dataweave OnlineDBA remote database monitoring service

16 August, 2011

Dataweave OnlineDBA is a flexible, 24/7 remote database monitoring service for critical business databases. Suitable for businesses of any size, it gives IT teams access to Dataweave’s expert certified DBAs, at typically less than half the cost of hiring an in-house DBA.

MicroStrategy Cloud business intelligence cloud service

15 August, 2011

MicroStrategy Cloud is a cloud-based platform-as-a-service.

New federal customer service instrument targets tardy telcos

10 August, 2011

Australian telcos may have to lift their levels of customer service, following the federal government’s announcement of an instrument to enforce the Customer Service Guarantee (CSG) standard, in order to better protect telecommunications users.

Conroy calls for comment on Digital Hubs, Digital Enterprise draft guidelines

08 August, 2011

The Australian federal government has called for public comments on draft program guidelines for the Digital Hubs and Digital Enterprise programs. The programs are intended to provide guidance on making the most of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Big data? Big database technologies

05 August, 2011 by Guy Harrison*

As organisations continue to horde massive volumes of data for analysis - producing so-called ‘big data’ - database management technology must evolve to keep up with the challenge. Guy Harrison, head honcho of R&D at Quest Software, explains the technologies that can help cope with these massive data volumes.

NBN goes live in Melbourne

04 August, 2011

The Melbourne suburb of Brunswick became the first metropolitan area in Australia to feature National Broadband Network (NBN) coverage today, as Prime Minister Julia Gillard activated the network in the area.

Details emerge on Telecom NZ structural separation

26 July, 2011

Telecom New Zealand has released specifics of its proposed structural separation, which would allow its infrastructure business, Chorus, to participate in the country’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative.

Mining consultancy suite on business software

15 July, 2011

KRC Mining Consultants has implemented a suite of Oracle software spanning enterprise resource planning, human resources, financials, document management and project management.

Laptop’s rugged charm wins over Barwon Water

14 July, 2011

Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation, Barwon Region Water Corporation, has deployed 45 rugged laptops across its maintenance vehicles.

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