IT Management

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.

Tech companies amongst most regonised brands

28 April, 2010

The tech sector triumphs with Google, Microsoft, Apple and IBM scoring top marks in world's most valuable brands.

Opportunities for savvy IT companies abound

28 April, 2010

$37.5 billion of long-running IT contracts are set to expire in the next six months, providing opportunities for savvy IT providers.

HP completes 3Com acquisition

14 April, 2010

HP today announced it has completed its acquisition of 3Com Corporation at a price of $7.90 per share in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion.

Strategy determines structure

13 April, 2010 by Merri Mack

Curtin University of Technology’s students and colleagues benefit from its CIO Peter Nikoletatos’s fascination with technology and its potential. These lucky people get to use and experience the most innovative technology. Merri Mack speaks to Nikoletatos about what drives him.

A fundamental shift in security

01 April, 2010

For a number of years, the security industry built effective defences from security threats using technologies including firewalls, anti-virus software and intrusion prevention systems. However, today, the majority of security threats have moved to the web instead of through email, and attackers’ techniques have matured. This shift, coupled with the proliferation of collaborative Web 2.0 sites, has changed the threat landscape and the way businesses need to think about security. Websense’s Adam Bradley walks us through the changing landscape.

Walk the talk

01 April, 2010

When ADC Krone talks the talk, it’s not just talking about quality and being environmentally responsible. It’s actually doing it and being able to demonstrate that it walks the talk, as Mike Hanahoe, director, Global Connectivity Solutions Asia-Pacific, explains.

The crucial role of the data centre

01 April, 2010

The topic of sustainability or green IT remains a key focus for everyone in the industry this year. On the bright side, doing business is more accessible than ever before. Advances in technology have reduced transaction costs, created broader access to global markets and advanced technologies, and levelled the playing field among small businesses, large corporations, emerging economies and industrialised nations. IBM’s Mark Latchford tracks the positive changes in sustainable IT.

Improving data centre efficiency

01 April, 2010

Clearly, improved electrical efficiency within the IT room - the ‘greening of the data center’ - is now a priority. APC’s Gordon Makryllos outlines why data centres are so energy inefficient and offers practical tips that they can use to become ‘green’.

Cooling tough economic times

01 April, 2010

The global financial crisis is the focus of almost everyone’s attention. Its effect on the ICT sector remains uncertain; however, it has taken the impetus off ‘going green’. Server Racks Australia’s Simon Dunphy elaborates on ways to move forward in the server room and data centre in times of reduced budgets and the need for increased efficiencies while also going green.

Google sponsors innovation award for computer science

22 March, 2010

Google Australia sponsors new innovation award for computer science.

IT industry set to benefit from global life science solution spending

22 March, 2010

The global life science industry is forecast to spend nearly $17 billion on commercial IT solutions this year (2010) as it seeks to address issues blighting the sector, according to independent technology analyst Ovum. This presents a massive opportunity for IT providers to move into a sector far behind other industries in the adoption of commercial IT solutions.

Maintaining electronic records key for legal firms

12 March, 2010

Regulatory compliance and meeting regulator requests for electronic records remain key challenges to the Australian legal corporate counsel.

Kathmandu scales the heights with Pronto

10 March, 2010

Kathmandu is an iconic outdoor equipment and clothing retailer that has been helping travellers reach the summit of their adventures for more than 20 years. The brand is synonymous with quality, functional design and rugged high performance.

We’re waiting and waiting for a national e-health network

08 March, 2010

The Federal Government first announced its plans for an all-encompassing national e-health network midway through the naughties. Fast-forward to 2010 and Australia is still waiting. Andrew Collins takes a look at the e-health roadblocks and the consequences of a long development time.

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