Drivers at vehicle specialist Acorn Rentals can now access the company’s internal database from their iPads. This has helped improve administration efficiency and increased the mobility of the team.
Following a review of its document management processes, Australian telco AAPT has achieved significant reductions in consumption of power, paper and toner. The company predicts this will lead to a saving of $750,000 within four years.
With IT underpinning so many parts of a business, a CIO carries many responsibilities. Yet the importance of the role is often unrecognised by the board, and the business itself. So what gets a CIO out of bed in the morning? Merri Mack talks to Diane Fernley-Jones, CIO at Leighton Contractors, about the rewards of being a CIO.
The federal government has released a consultation paper on the proposed new penalties for unruly telcos, and asked for public input on the paper. The paper details new penalties to be specified in infringement notices issued under the Telecommunications Act 1997.
Most companies are not taking action to make their operations more sustainable, believing such ‘green’ activity to be a burden on the business, and are missing out on the benefits of sustainability in the process.
Although much hoopla has surrounded Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple, his exit is unlikely to have an immediate effect on the company, according to one analyst firm.
Eftel will acquire wholesale telecommunications service provider Platform Networks under a new agreement announced today.
Google’s move to buy mobile manufacturer, Motorola, will put Google in good stead to challenge Apple more directly, according to analyst firm Ovum.
HP has announced its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite, comprising software solutions that improve collaboration among application delivery teams, enabling organisations to accelerate business innovation and lower operational costs.
Dataweave OnlineDBA is a flexible, 24/7 remote database monitoring service for critical business databases. Suitable for businesses of any size, it gives IT teams access to Dataweave’s expert certified DBAs, at typically less than half the cost of hiring an in-house DBA.
MicroStrategy Cloud is a cloud-based platform-as-a-service.
Australian telcos may have to lift their levels of customer service, following the federal government’s announcement of an instrument to enforce the Customer Service Guarantee (CSG) standard, in order to better protect telecommunications users.
The Australian federal government has called for public comments on draft program guidelines for the Digital Hubs and Digital Enterprise programs. The programs are intended to provide guidance on making the most of the National Broadband Network (NBN).
As organisations continue to horde massive volumes of data for analysis - producing so-called ‘big data’ - database management technology must evolve to keep up with the challenge. Guy Harrison, head honcho of R&D at Quest Software, explains the technologies that can help cope with these massive data volumes.
The Melbourne suburb of Brunswick became the first metropolitan area in Australia to feature National Broadband Network (NBN) coverage today, as Prime Minister Julia Gillard activated the network in the area.