IT Management

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IT pricing inquiry “more than a PR move”: analyst

01 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The parliamentary committee reviewing IT pricing has confirmed that Australians unjustly pay on average 50% more for IT products, and recommended 10 actions to address the disparity.

How to execute better decision-making

31 July, 2013 by Glen Rabie, Yellowfin CEO and Co-Founder | Supplied by: Yellowfin Australia

Why do we hold meetings, jump on the phone or partake in impromptu hallway discussions when attempting to make a decision? Diverse opinions, backgrounds and expertise mean that we all approach the same question from different perspectives, sharing varied knowledge and experiences. It’s that multiplicity of input that helps us arrive at the best decision possible.

Resourcing the ICT industry

30 July, 2013 by Elizabeth Rudd, Director, FutureNous

The ICT industry has three areas of resource usage which currently provide opportunities for the industry to lessen its environmental impact: overall energy usage, electronic waste and rare earth metals. How these areas are managed impacts the industry’s future.

Providing staff with self-service business intelligence

30 July, 2013

Cosmetics Cubed, a company in the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) beauty industry, has implemented a business intelligence solution on a Debian Linux virtual machine. Staff can now conduct self-service data analysis.

Twitter to become closer to television

30 July, 2013

An academic study predicts that Twitter will soon become dominated by posts from celebrities and brands, to the extent that people will view it more like television than a two-way medium.

Knowledge management projects should focus on the practical

25 July, 2013

Organisations need to rethink their approach to knowledge management, putting greater emphasis on practical knowledge that can deliver measurable results, one recent report says.

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