IT Management

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.

Epicor HCM version 5.7

07 August, 2012 | Supplied by: Epicor Software Aust Pty Ltd

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.

Informatica appoints channel sales manager for Australia and New Zealand

06 August, 2012

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.

Solarwinds Web Help Desk software

02 August, 2012

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 wins infrastructure packet broker market leadership award from Frost & Sullivan

01 August, 2012

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.

Motorway upgrade incorporates monitoring technology to protect comms assets

30 July, 2012

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.

Barbador joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

25 July, 2012

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.

How Conway’s Law can explain a messy IT system

19 July, 2012 by Justin Butcher*, Analyst, IBRS

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.

What is the subscription economy?

17 July, 2012 by Merri Mack

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 carbon tracking tool

16 July, 2012

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 Mobile Enterprise Application Platform for international languages

15 July, 2012

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.

Outsourced home agents market to double by 2015

10 July, 2012

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.

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