IT Management

Google's US$3.2bn Nest Labs purchase raises privacy concerns

16 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Google this week announced it plans to purchase home automation company Nest Labs for US$3.2 billion in what pundits are labelling a move into the Internet of Things. Users, however, have raised privacy concerns about the purchase.

Defence drops distributed computing tender

14 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Defence has frozen a plan to bundle two IT outsourcing contracts into a "distributed computing" tender, and has instead extended an existing contract with Unisys in a $52m deal.

Big data: real-world benefits and ethical implications

10 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Four experts converge to discuss the true meaning of big data, the real-world insights it can provide and the ethical implications surrounding big data analytics.

Drilling for data

19 December, 2013 by Rob Sobers*

The big question about big data remains: is this going to be another oil rush with a few winners and many losers, or will it enrich us all?

Search leads Australian online ad market growth

12 December, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The online search ad market in Australia is growing at a strong 16% CAGR, and Google rivals are starting to chip away at the web giant's dominance.

Qld Govt takes IBM to court over payroll system

10 December, 2013

The Queensland Government is pursuing IBM in court over the vendor's role in the state's failed health payroll system.

Teachers should encourage women into ICT industry: Deloitte

06 December, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A Deloitte report details how women remain underrepresented in Australian ICT, with a particular paucity at the top level, and calls on the industry and the education sector to respond.

Improving our future decisions

05 December, 2013 by Elizabeth Rudd, Director, FutureNous

There are four cognitive biases highly relevant to future decisions: confirmation bias, status-quo bias, projection bias and the current-moment bias. Learning about our own cognitive biases can help make better long-term decisions.

Helpdesk software boosts user support at the MAC

02 December, 2013

The MAC Services Group has replaced its helpdesk software, helping boost the quality and speed of the company's user support.

SEEK's Bassat named Australian Entrepreneur of the Year

25 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ernst & Young Australia has named SEEK co-founder Andrew Bassat its Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, while founder Dale Carr has won in the technology category.

Three big problems with big data projects

21 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

While a perfectly executed big data project can indeed reveal useful or surprising insights, there are some large stumbling blocks that can hamper the progress of big data projects.

TPP treaty threatens Aussie ISPs, IT Pricing Inquiry

21 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A leaked draft of the TPP trade treaty's chapter on copyright and IP has left pundits concerned about the potential impact on Australian ISPs and consumers.

Motorola Solutions names ANZ enterprise unit GM

20 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

David Arkles will take over from Neale Joseph as Motorola Solutions' general manager for enterprise solutions in Australia and NZ.

Microsoft ditches infamous employee evaluation scheme

19 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft is abandoning the major elements of its infamous 'stack ranking' system of employee evaluation, a system that critics claim stifled innovation at the company.

UXC unit wins $20m deal with Melbourne Water

13 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

UXC Connect, the ICT infrastructure and services division of UXC, has secured a $20m deal to provide a range of services to government organisation Melbourne Water.

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