IT Management

Kontron KTQM/67FLEX, KTQM/67ATXP and KTQ67/ATXE embedded motherboards

11 January, 2012

Kontron has launched three embedded motherboards in the ATX and Flex-ATX form factors with the 2nd generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 desktop and mobile processors.

IBM to acquire cloud-based software tester Green Hat

05 January, 2012

Under a new agreement announced overnight, IBM will purchase Green Hat, a vendor of cloud-based software quality and testing services. Green Hat uses cloud computing technologies to allow customers to conduct testing on a software application prior to its delivery.

Seagate completes Samsung HDD business takeover

21 December, 2011

Storage vendor Seagate Technology has completed its acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ hard disk drive (HDD) business, which was first announced in April 2011.

Business intelligence: buy or build?

20 December, 2011 by Adam Hawkins, Co-founder and Managing Director, Mercurial

Ten years ago, business intelligence (BI) solutions were only available to large organisations that could afford to spend time and money developing them in-house. With the advent of the cloud, this scenario is changing. Adam Hawkins, Co-founder and Managing Director, Mercurial, discusses the limitations of in-house business intelligence solutions, and looks at cloud-based solutions as an alternative.

Adlink Smart Panels

19 December, 2011

The Smart Panel range from Adlink Technology integrates three key components: a high-brightness LCD panel, a touch screen and main board to increase flexibility and reduce development time for designers of industrial panel computing applications such as factory automation equipment, transportation systems, multimedia navigation devices, advertising systems, interactive kiosks and medical care systems.

ACCC seeks public comment on revised Telstra separation

16 December, 2011

The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) is seeking public comment on the revised structural separation undertaking submitted by Telstra on 9 December.

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.

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.

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.

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