IT Management

Five tips to avoid corrupt IT contractors

29 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from NSW's ICAC details five steps to help organisations avoid the corruption that can come when dealing with external IT contractors.

Using big data to improve the customer experience

27 August, 2013 by Ananth Siva, Managing Director - Asia-Pacific, [24]7

Big data is rapidly emerging as an important resource for enhancing customer relationships. Teamed with predictive analytics tools, it can be used to improve loyalty, increase sales opportunities and boost the bottom line.

Australia's first start-up festival to begin in September

27 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Startup Spring 2013 will be a three-week festival designed to promote local tech start-ups and encourage more Australians to become technology entrepreneurs.

Ballmer announces retirement, retirement, retirement, retirement

27 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced last Friday that he will retire within the next 12 months. He will remain as chief executive until a successor is chosen.

Software licensing: the 'trust but verify' approach

22 August, 2013 by Tom Canning*

Successful business relationships depend on trust between buyers and sellers. However, the software industry has historically struggled with trust as it relates to the exchange of fair value. Many companies find themselves with unintentional overuse despite their desires and best intentions to avoid it.

NZ's broadband pricing plan is fair: IDC

21 August, 2013

The NZ government's proposal to regulate lower wholesale broadband prices is an even-handed approach, which could be key to the success of its UFB fibre project.

Cisco to slash 4000 jobs as profits grow 18%

20 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Networking vendor Cisco will cut 4000 jobs - 5% of its workforce - in a bid to free up resources for its faster-growing segments, and for future acquisitions. The announcement comes on top of an 18% year-on-year increase in fiscal fourth-quarter profits at Cisco.

Regulation should not drive risk, security planning

09 August, 2013

Regulatory compliance should not be the main driver of risk and security planning, Gartner says. Compliance should instead be a by-product of effective risk management.

Queensland Government bans IBM from future contracts

08 August, 2013

The Queensland Government has banned IBM from any future state contracts, following the release of a report into the state’s failed health payroll system, which lays significant blame at the vendor’s feet.

NBN contractor Syntheo pulls out of South Australia, Western Australia

08 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

NBN contractor Syntheo will pull out of NBN construction in South Australia and Western Australia in early 2014, after the company and NBN Co “mutually agreed” not to renew existing contracts that will soon expire.

CSIRO appoints data explosion leader

07 August, 2013

CSIRO has named Dr Bronwyn Harch as chief of its new research division CCI, which will focus on tackling challenges including the exponential growth in data being produced.

Micro Focus Enterprise Developer for IBM zEnterprise

06 August, 2013

Enterprise Developer for IBM zEnterprise is claimed to help customers optimise IBM mainframe application delivery.

Boffins develop ‘jigsaw puzzle’ software encryption

05 August, 2013

US computer scientists have developed a method for strongly encrypting software while allowing it to keep functioning as intended.

Telstra invests in IP Health

05 August, 2013

Telstra has made moves to bolster its new health business unit by investing an undisclosed sum in Australian medical record software vendor IP Health.

Australia’s fastest supercomputer goes live

01 August, 2013

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) HPC centre has formally launched the 1.2 Petaflop Raijin supercomputer.

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