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.
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, 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 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.
Epicor Software Corporation has announced the availability of its latest human capital management (HCM) solution. Epicor HCM version 5.7 is a complete human resource information system that automates HR processes, enabling companies to track, manage and analyse employee data throughout the entire employee life cycle.
Data integration software vendor Informatica has appointed Franco Flore as Channel Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Flore will be responsible for Informatica’s channel program in ANZ and will manage the local implementation of the company’s INFORM Partner Program for the channel.
Help desk software is an essential component of running an effective IT organisation. SolarWinds Web Help Desk is a cross-platform, web-based solution that allows IT professionals to remove complexity from their IT service processes and to improve service to their end users through practical, flexible tools.
VSS Monitoring has announced that it has earned the 2012 Global Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the infrastructure packet broker market from Frost & Sullivan. VSS Monitoring was recognised with this independent, third-party award due to its leading technical innovation, differentiated product offerings, extensive customer base and ROI/cost savings.
The $1.95 billion, federally funded Ipswich motorway upgrade included a requirement to monitor more than 40 communication cabinets for both physical security and environmental changes, such as flooding.
Australian company Barbador has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a services partner. The move will allow the company to help clients develop solutions based on Google’s cloud platform.
All too often, IT workers are handed a messy and mysterious IT system devised by someone else, a system with no rational structure, little documentation and no explanation of how it got so bad. Conway’s Law can help explain how the system got to that point and help to avoid making similar mistakes in the future. Justin Butcher, Analyst at IBRS, explains.
Ten years ago, the concept of subscribing to a service was a novel approach in the software industry. Now, with the increasing popularity of software as a service, the subscription model has become mainstream, giving rise to the subscription economy. Merri Mack explains the concepts behind the subscription economy and explores some of its ramifications.
Pronto Software has launched a carbon tracking application that allows users to monitor carbon consumption and output across a range of business operations and sectors.
BlinkMobile has announced the launch of its international language version of the Blink Mobility Platform. The Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is a cloud-based solution that enables enterprise-sized organisations to design, build, deploy and manage mobile services for internal and external users.
The number of outsourced home agents will double by 2015 thanks to innovations around security, vertical market expansion and forays beyond the traditional US market, according to analyst firm Ovum.