IT Management

Lion Nathan optimises operations

15 February, 2010

In an ongoing project to streamline Lion Nathan’s logistics processes, the company has gone live with Infor SCM Advanced Planning Optimisation across the seven breweries in Australia, enabling them to greatly reduce the complexity of their logistics and brewery planning operations. In addition, Lion Nathan has deployed Infor SCM Advanced Scheduler in the six main Australian breweries to provide an integrated, advanced, uniform scheduling process.

QoS may be the answer for mobile operators

09 February, 2010

Telsyte’s latest research into the Australian mobile market finds that while mobile broadband and smartphones have been a big boon to Australia’s mobile operators searching for growth, the decoupling of cost and revenue is forcing them to look for ways to ensure their profitability does not suffer as they continue to drive growth with non-voice services.

Inefficient document production costs councils millions

09 February, 2010

According to research from Objective Corporation - a provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions - councils could save half a billion dollars if they could be more efficient with document mangement.

At the forefront of change

08 February, 2010 by Merri Mack

As the Director of the South Australian (SA) Government ICT Service Delivery Group reporting to the SA Government CIO, Stephen Schmid firmly believes the economic challenges that we all are facing the world over need to be met with innovative solutions - interoperable, open solutions that can be shared between governments, industry, and with the education and community sectors. Merri Mack spoke to Schmid to find out how passionate he is about bringing his beliefs to fruition and what he enjoys about his current role.

Software AG webMethods 8 business integration software

05 February, 2010

Software AG has announced webMethods 8, the webMethods platform that offers functionality across Enterprise Integration, B2B, Business Process Management, BAM, and SOA Governance (CentraSite).

LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0

05 February, 2010

LANDesk Software has announced LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0 for software asset management, data centre readiness and increased integration and control so users can more easily discover, track and manage software licences.

F5 Networks BIG-IP v10.1 geolocation services database

05 February, 2010

F5 Networks’ BIG-IP v10.1 includes the claimed first geolocation services database that identifies the physical location of a user by monitoring additional contextual information for BIG-IP products.

Why green is green

02 February, 2010 by Andrew Goodlace*

The business benefits of eco products can rival the environmental advantages. Here’s why - and what it means to product design teams.

Integrated e-health a long way off

02 February, 2010

Australia’s national level e-health strategy is making slow progress.

Economic rebound will drive demand for ICT

28 January, 2010

Avaya survey indicates economic rebound will drive information and communications technology (ICT) in Asia-Pacific demand.

Growth of 4.5% predicted for ICT services market

27 January, 2010

2010 should be an optimistic year, sprinkled with a healthy dose of cautiousness. Ovum's 'ANZ Market Trends 2009: IT services forecast' indicates the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) market will show growth of above 4.5% in 2010.

Lost documents costing businesses time and money

20 January, 2010

Findings from a recent study commissioned by EMC Australia with analysis provided by independent IT industry analyst firm Hydrasight found that Australian businesses spend more than 20 hours per week on average looking for difficult-to-find records.

Symantec mobile security and management strategy products

12 January, 2010

Symantec has announced its mobile security and management strategy, including three products to help organisations secure and manage data on the rising number of mobile devices in the enterprise.

High-speed, untappable communications on drawing board

07 January, 2010

QuintessenceLabs, a leader in quantum communications technology for networking, communications, national security and defence, has teamed up with researchers at RMIT to develop quantum-optic encryption in a silicon photonic chip.

Predictions for 2010

05 January, 2010

Cloud computing, virtualisation, unified communications and smarter ways of conserving energy in data centres were the main issues for our crystal ball gazers for 2009. Security, as usual, is still a focus and it seems it always will be with the cyber criminals always being one step ahead of the security industry. These issues will still be important for 2010 according to our pundits but we can add the National Broadband Network, the continuing explosion of data and what that means to storage, mobile broadband, 4G, desktop virtualisation and machine-to-machine technology.

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