IT Management

Cloud computing, virtualisation and identity federation key issues

17 November, 2010

The Experts Conference survey predicts cloud computing, virtualisation and identity federation will be key issues for 2011.

Turning OS migration into opportunities

16 November, 2010 by Paul Kastner*

Migrating to a new operating system (OS) can be a mammoth task for organisations - from hardware compatibility checks, system requirement planning, backup of important data, down to the actual execution to hundreds or thousands of systems across an organisation and its remote offices.

Energy Australia selects ConnectedGrid for its smart grid infrastructure

16 November, 2010

Energy Australia goes with smart grid infrastructure to improve reliability.

Demand declines for  IT contractors for federal government projects

16 November, 2010

The Peoplebank Intermedium Federal ICT Labour Hire Index tracks reduced reliance on - and demand spikes for - ICT skills.

Australians ahead in the security game

09 November, 2010

Australian organisations are doing well when it comes to security but could do better.

University of Wollongong gains R&D centre

09 November, 2010

Indian outsourcing company MphasiS sets up on University of Wollongong campus.

NICTA spin-off chalks up a billion mobile handsets

08 November, 2010

Software from NICTA spin-out company Open Kernel Labs has secured one million mobile handsets.

Internode eyes ‘crunch time’ after one-year IPv6 trial

05 November, 2010

As national broadband company Internode this week passes the 12-month milestone for its public trial of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the company expects 2011 will be “crunch time” for the internet.

Innovation R&D lab for Melbourne

04 November, 2010

Tellabs will create an innovation solutions research lab in Australia which is expected to generate up to 25 jobs by the end of 2011.

Video comms market grows by 3.5%

02 November, 2010

Frost & Sullivan reports the video communications market reaches $52.6 million as government and professional services firms step up deployments.

Apathetic attitudes to security when using social networking sites

01 November, 2010 by Scott McKinnel*

New research by Check Point and the Ponemon Institute has revealed nearly half of Australian employees rarely or never consider security issues when engaging in social networking sites, downloading internet applications, opening links or video streaming. This apathetic attitude can put organisations at severe risk, particularly as Web 2.0 presents increasingly sophisticated threats. It’s time employees took responsibility for their actions in the workplace.

CommScope enters Into merger agreement with the Carlyle Group

28 October, 2010

CommScope, provider of infrastructure solutions for communication networks, has entered into a merger agreement with the Carlyle Group in a transaction valued at $3.9 billion.

CPS Technology Group acquires Accent

27 October, 2010

CPS Technology Group, a  provider of integrated contact centre, unified messaging and hosted cloud and on premise-based solutionst has acquired Accent Business Technology (Accent), a provider of business technology solutions specialising in unified communications, mobility solutions, corporate IT solutions, integrated communication solutions and managed services.

IBM chooses Gold Coast for new software team

25 October, 2010

In a coup for the city, the Gold Coast has ‘outgunned’ rival cities to lure international IT specialist IBM to establish a new software development team.   

Will the Australian national e-health network survive the hung parliament?

18 October, 2010 by Andrew Collins*

Australia’s peculiar political predicament - a hung federal parliament - could mean any number of things for the national e-health network. Andrew Collins talks to the experts to find out how the national network is coming along and what the future may hold.

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