IT Management

A passion for high performance and high availability

08 June, 2010 by Merri Mack

The challenge for Steve Maddocks, AARNet’s Director of Operations, is to keep AARNet’s vital network in an optimal state, which means high performance and high availability that meet the service level agreement of 99.999%. Achieving this gives him an immense sense of satisfaction. Maddocks explains to Voice&Data’s Merri Mack that the key to success is a strong emphasis on measurement.

Green IT partners combine for more accuracy

02 June, 2010

Connection Research and ComputersOff.ORG have announced a cooperative agreement to work together on green IT accreditation and market analysis.

Wodonga City Council provides responsive online services

01 June, 2010

One of Victoria’s fastest growing regional cities, Wodonga, has a municipal population of approximately 35,000 in a region of 170,000 people. The Wodonga City Council serves this rapidly growing provincial city and plays a vital role in raising community living standards through improved delivery of services to residents.

Pulsed laser will speed up information highway

01 June, 2010

Silicon chips may soon be able to transmit and process information at extremely high speeds using light, with help from a University of Sydney invention.

CrimTrac opens green data centre

31 May, 2010

CrimTrac gets cleaner, greener way of securing law enforcement data within the Canberra Data Centre.

Warren & Brown Technologies joins University of Melbourne (IBES) team

26 May, 2010

Australian-owned telecommunications product developer and manufacturer Warren & Brown Technologies (WBT) has become the latest company to join the Industry Partner Program at the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES).

Tomago Aluminium first win for new entity UXC Connect

26 May, 2010

UXC Getronics Australia has completed its integration into the UXC Group with the launch of significant changes to its client service offering and a re-branding of the company. The new entity, UXC Connect, will specialise in the delivery of ICT services and Integration solutions for business sustainability and will leverage the entire UXC group of ICT companies.

Raritan Dominion PX rack PDUs range

14 May, 2010

The Raritan Dominion PX range of rack power distribution units allows real-time remote power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW) and energy consumption (kWH) with ISO/IEC ±1% billing-grade accuracy.

Productivity boost from IT management suite

14 May, 2010

With more than 300 stores across Australia and New Zealand, and nearly 5000 team members, the Super Cheap Auto Group Limited (Super Cheap Auto) has grown to become one of the largest retailers in the region.

Kimberly-Clark field force stays in front with CRM

14 May, 2010

Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) had committed nearly six years to developing a highly successful instore business model for its consumer products field services team and was ready to drive productivity gains and increase sales opportunities with the support of a sophisticated CRM system.

E-health gets budget boost

13 May, 2010

The e-health records project has been given a boost in the federal government Budget to the tune of $466.7 million over two years but what will this achieve and is it a sensible use of funds?

Hewlett-Packard energy-efficient systems

12 May, 2010

Hewlett-Packard has announced a number of products to assist businesses to manage power costs, including the Compaq 8100 Elite Desktop PC series that features 89% energy-efficient power supplies, supports energy-saving technologies such as solid state drives (SSDs) and offers the company’s power-management solutions.

Ideas International inks global licensing agreement

12 May, 2010

Ideas International forms a licensing agreement with CiRBA, a global data centre intelligence software provider.

Outsourcing your security

11 May, 2010 by Andrew Collins

Today, you have several options if you want someone else to take care of your IT security. Andrew Collins explores the pros and cons of each.

Energy-efficient reseach centre for communications industry

29 April, 2010

Bell Labs, University of Melbourne and the Victoria state government are teaming up to open an eco-oriented research centre in Australia.  The AU$10 million centre will focus on researching energy-efficient technology for the communications industry.

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