IT Management

HealthShare NSW taps Oracle for hardware revamp

21 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Oracle has won a deal to provide the hardware for a project by HealthShare NSW - NSW Health's shared services arm - to deploy a new technology platform.

Zettaset sues Intel in big data stoush

17 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Big data vendor Zettaset has sued Intel, claiming the chip maker misappropriated trade secrets related to its Hadoop management software.

Google's shared endorsements and the "creepy line"

16 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google's plan to use more Google+ profile data in advertising serves as both a potential model for other companies' big data monetisation efforts and as a cautionary tale.

Most bank transactions to move to cloud by 2016

16 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Six in 10 will process the majority of their transactions in the cloud by 2016, according to a Garner report predicting key movements in seven industries.

How to promote and enable innovative thinking in your team members

16 October, 2013 by Simon Raik-Allen*

You can't just throw a bunch of smart people into a room full of sticky notes, whiteboards and Nerf guns and expect that three hours later, your next big product will emerge. MYOB CTO Simon Raik-Allen explains how to get the most out of the development process.

OSIA wants end to software patents in Australia

14 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Industry body OSIA is calling on Australia to follow in the footsteps of New Zealand and abolish software patents.

UPDATED: Alcatel-Lucent will cut 10,000-15,000 jobs

10 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Alcatel-Lucent will cut between 10,000 and 15,000 jobs worldwide before 2016, while also adding new positions to bring the net reduction to 10,000, as part of a plan to turn the company's fortunes around.

Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates' removal as chairman

03 October, 2013

Little more than a month after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his own impending retirement, some investors are pushing to get founder Bill Gates removed from his role as chairman of the board.

Sourcing talent in a global market

01 October, 2013 by Steve Shepherd*

Employers are struggling to source specialised talent. Some organisations are turning to big data to help find candidates with specialist skill sets.

Telstra to cut 1100 jobs - more layoffs possible

26 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Telstra will cut 1100 jobs by June 2014 as part of a restructure announced in May, the telco revealed yesterday afternoon.

NBN Co board resigns at Turnbull's request

24 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Six of the NBN Co's seven board members have offered their resignations, at the request of newly crowned Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Vic govt offering state funds for high-tech projects

23 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Under a state government program, Victorian companies can apply for vouchers worth up to $250K to support projects aimed at implementing cutting-edge technologies.

AU retail sector to spend $1.94bn on ICT this year

19 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian retail sector is expected to spend just shy of $2 billion on ICT products and services this year, according to IDC Australia.

Australia's new ICT ministers

19 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Incoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed his new ministry, confirming who will oversee the ICT-related portfolios in the new Coalition government.

Michael Dell buys Dell Inc for $27 billion

17 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Michael Dell has succeeded in buying back the company he founded in 1984, with Dell shareholders approving his joint bid with private equity firm Silver Lake to buy out the company and take it private, in a US$24.9 billion (approx AU$27 billion) transaction.

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