IT Management

MicroStrategy 9.3 business intelligence software platform

24 September, 2012 | Supplied by: MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy 9.3 includes new capabilities and improvements to the data discovery software Visual Insight; increased support for advanced analytics from ‘R’ - an open source language for predictive analysis; and improved connectivity to Hadoop.


Australian researchers create operational silicon-based qubit

24 September, 2012

An Australian-led research team has successfully written data to and read data from a silicon-based quantum bit (qubit), essentially creating the world’s first working silicon-based qubit.


iPhone map failures, creepy data reveals, Internet Explorer warnings

24 September, 2012

Andrew Collins takes a look at the more curious tales in IT, including Apple’s poor-performing Maps app, Victorian police tapping into myki data and the German government’s warning about Internet Explorer.


Google in trouble, social media snafus, iPhone 5 underwhelms

17 September, 2012

Andrew Collins looks at the past week in IT, including Google’s legal woes, even more social media messes and an underwhelming reveal from Apple.


Ray White Group deploys business intelligence from Tableau Software

17 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Real estate franchise the Ray White Group has deployed business intelligence software to help drive its geographical expansion strategy.


Tracking graduated students and donors with PeopleSoft Contributor Relations

11 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

The University of Ballarat (UB) has implemented a new system to help manage its alumni and its fundraising activities. The PeopleSoft solution, implemented with help from ASG Group, has revealed 95,000 previously unidentified graduates from the university.


Egg on Nokia's face, fed govt's ambiguous plan

10 September, 2012

We take a look at the more interesting stories in IT from the last week, including Nokia’s Lumia trickery and the Australian federal government's ambiguous data retention plan.


Quest Software Toad Business Intelligence (BI) Suite

04 September, 2012 | Supplied by: Quest Software Pty Ltd

Toad Business Intelligence (BI) Suite is a suite of tools that links traditional and non-traditional data sources to bridge the gap between business intelligence environments and distributed big data sources.


Twitter hospitalisation, clandestine patent talks and Michael Malone cashes in

03 September, 2012

We take a look at the more interesting stories in IT from the last week, including media personality Charlotte Dawson’s hospitalisation following vicious Twitter exchanges, secret patent talks between Larry Page and Tim Cook, and Michael Malone’s sale of $13 million worth of iiNet shares.


New data centre creates jobs boost for Western Sydney

22 August, 2012

Up to 50 new jobs will be created in Western Sydney over the next three years following the announcement yesterday by cloud computing company Rackspace of its investment in a new multimillion dollar data centre in Erskine Park.


Opening up big data

21 August, 2012

The mountains of structured and in many cases unstructured data that is building everywhere is being seen as an opportunity, not a problem, in Europe where it is thought that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.


How to plan for the end of life (EOL) of your IT kit

20 August, 2012 by Stephen Withers

Diamonds might be forever, but IT is not. Technologies and products that were once hot are now as dated as Joan Collins’ shoulder pads, Red Symons’ Skyhooks make-up or Warwick Capper’s footy shorts. While the aforementioned treasures may be lost to us forever, it is possible to plan for the end of life (EOL) of your IT kit. Stephen Withers explains.


More organisations monitoring employees’ digital behaviour

15 August, 2012

Sixty per cent of corporations are expected to implement formal programs for monitoring external social media for security breaches and incidents by 2015, according to Gartner. Many organisations already engage in monitoring as part of brand management and marketing, but Gartner believes less than 10% currently use these same techniques as part of their security monitoring program.


Hostworks deploys Quest Software infrastructure management tool for Elastic Cloud

10 August, 2012

Hostworks, an Australian web hosting company, has implemented a systems monitoring and infrastructure management tool from Quest to help improve delivery of its Elastic (Cloud) Computing Platform (ECP).


Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0 for business applications

09 August, 2012

Oracle has announced the release of its Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0, which has been optimised for running business applications. The product helps to eliminate application and middleware deployment risk with one-click automated deployment of complex, multitier business applications.


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