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Displaying items by tag: Beverley Head

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 06:58

SAP buys NetSuite?

NetSuite chief executive Zach Nelson was exuberant during the opening of the company’s annual conference announcing that arch rival SAP had spent almost $US1 million on NetSuite tools which were being used to run one of its operations.

Published in Development
Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:41

Carbon tax won't slow cloud: Pacnet

Regional ICT specialist Pacnet is more than quadrupling the size of its CloudSpace1 data centre in Sydney, apparently unfazed by the likely impact of the carbon tax and resulting electricity price rises estimated to be as high as 16 per cent.

Published in Networking
Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:22

CIOs reclaim IP networks

Telstra has launched the first in a suite of tools intended to return CIOs to the IP network driving seat, wresting back control from consumer devices.

Published in Development
Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:15

Charity begins in the cloud

Not for profit technology business Infoxchange Australia has signed up around 20 not for profit organisations to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud, and about 30 NFPs for a cloud based CRM system.

Published in Networking
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:50

Budget 2012: follow the money

The 2012 Federal Budget is a “budget of opportunity” for IT vendors – as long as they can follow the money.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 23:19

Budget 2012: winners and losers

The winners from Wayne Swan’s Budget 2012 are Australia’s battling classes. Technocrats got less of a look in.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The aged care and disabled sectors are in line for two of the biggest IT programmes unveiled in Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Budget 2012 which was otherwise fairly light on in terms of new ICT initiatives.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 22:24

Budget 2012: NBN trials star

Not content with investing $36 billion just to build the National Broadband Network, the Federal Government has set aside additional funds in the 2012-13 Budget to demonstrate its capabilities.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 22:22

Budget 2012: it's raining dollars and cents

In 2011 the Bureau of Meteorology attracted more than 3.3 billion page views – more than some porn sites. Not surprisingly the Government wants its cut of the digital dollar.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 22:17

Budget 2012: $467m prompts just one in ten

Just one in every ten Australians is expected to opt for a personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) over the next two years, despite the Government’s hefty $467 million investment in the programme.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 10:25

AMP signs $220 million IT gig

The 19 year old relationship between financial services business AMP and CSC has been extended for another four years in a deal worth more than $220 million.

Published in Deals
Monday, 07 May 2012 06:21

NSW plans escape from ICT dark ages

Four plum ICT jobs with salaries of more than $199,000 each are on offer in the NSW Government as the State works out how to implement its brand new ICT strategy which was unveiled in Sydney on Friday.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:00

Tools lift BYOD experience

In a bid to make virtualisation and cloud computing more palatable to enterprises which have a high concentration of mobile users, or are implementing a Bring your Own Device (BYOD) strategy, VMware has launched a fistful of new products and a public beta of a system that offers what it describes as 'Dropbox for the enterprise'.

 

Published in Development
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 17:43

SAP baits the IT skills hook

Software giant SAP has announced that it is extending its two year old Young ICT Explorers competition into NSW, with hopes to offer the programme to Victoria and Singapore next year as part of a bid to encourage school students to use technology creatively and also consider a career in ICT.

Published in Education
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 13:42

Cloud alliance tackles big data

The Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA) - formed of major end user organisations with a combined annual IT spend of $100 billion plus - which is focussed on the creation of standards for cloud computing and data centres, has turned its attention to big data.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 09:30

Supercomputers speed into higher ed

University and research supercomputing is being revolutionised by the march of platforms built using commodity graphics processor chips used in games machines and mobile phones. Queensland University of Technology and the University of Melbourne are the latest to take the plunge.

Published in Networking
Friday, 27 April 2012 16:16

Cloud via Canberra and Computer Power

PeterJamesMDNinefold webPeter James has arrived in the cloud - literally. He arrives for lunch sporting a Ninefold T-shirt, which seems to be his ubiquitous choice of garb these days.

Published in Profiler
Thursday, 26 April 2012 12:05

Leadership camp deadline looms

Applications to attend the 15th annual IT leadership programme specifically focussed on the needs of IT professionals working in the tertiary education sector close on Monday. This year's particular carrot is a very strong line-up of presenters with extensive and broad university experience.

Published in Education
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:18

Microsoft and CommVault launch cloud bundles

After working together for the last three years helping customers establish cloud based storage solutions Microsoft and CommVault have created a series of bundles that will allow people to use CommVault's information management system Simpana and Microsoft's Azure cloud for archiving, back-up and recovery.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:26

Brother, can you spare a cloud?

If you thought selecting a cloud service was tough, spare a thought for the vendors of clouds. For legacy technology companies the journey to offering cloud based services can involve the fighting of internal 'religious wars' as teams which have managed legacy business wage pitched battles against cloud upstarts for funds and management attention.

Published in Strategy

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