Stories by Rodney Gedda

SBS looks to Cloud services

By Rodney Gedda | 16 September, 2011 08:49

When Klaus Schelp started at SBS at the beginning of this year he focused on business outcomes ahead of technology operations. As the head of information technology at the national broadcaster, Schelp was met with increasing business demands for online collaboration without the on-premise infrastructure to support it. A journey to Cloud services looked increasingly compelling.

Beyond today’s Cloud to Outsourcing 3.0

By Rodney Gedda | 12 September, 2011 11:50

Today’s public Cloud services will combine with on-premise virtual private Clouds to deliver business services in the form of ‘Outsourcing 3.0’, according to IT industry analysts.

Linux Australia sorts out finances, keeps membership free

By Rodney Gedda | 04 August, 2011 11:40

Australia's peak body for Linux and open source software, Linux Australia, will change its constitution and financial year arrangement this month and has committed to offering free memberships for anyone interested in the organisation's programs and events.

OPEL would be serving bush broadband today: Turnbull

By Rodney Gedda | 03 August, 2011 14:37

Federal opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has used his National Press Club address to argue the decision to scrap the Howard government’s OPEL network for an NBN has denied the bush broadband services over the past three years.

Enterprise data warehouse key to national health reform

By Rodney Gedda | 03 August, 2011 10:01

The federal government’s Department of Health and Ageing is seeking information from suppliers in preparation for the upcoming national health reform enterprise data warehouse (NHR EDW) program.

Maritime Safety Authority eyes $10M storage upgrade

By Rodney Gedda | 02 August, 2011 15:31

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will spend upwards of $10 million on storage infrastructure and services over the next five years.

Hyundai goes all virtual, desktops next target

By Rodney Gedda | 01 August, 2011 15:49

Virtualisation is still growing strong among IT departments, but at the Australian operations of Hyundai cars, the company is running a 100 per cent virtual infrastructure and the IT head is liking the lack of support calls.

NBN costs 'thousands less' than today's fibre: Quigley

By Rodney Gedda | 29 July, 2011 11:01

At the launch of the next trial site of the National Broadband Network in Kiama, NSW today, NBN Co chief Mike Quigley said concerns about pricing for Internet access are unfounded as fibre connections cost "thousands" already.

Optus releases femtocell mobile 3G 'base station'

By Rodney Gedda | 28 July, 2011 15:59

Optus has released a portable 3G “hot spot” based on femtocell technology that can be used by its mobile service customers to get full coverage in areas without a regular base station nearby.

KDE releases 4.7 for refined user experience

By Rodney Gedda | 28 July, 2011 10:24

The KDE open source project has released version 4.7 of its KDE Software Compilation (SC) suite debuting support for the new Telepathy unified communications infrastructure and a new level of user experience, according to its developers.

Virgin Mobile: The telco without a CIO unifies IT, customer service

By Rodney Gedda | 27 July, 2011 15:55

While most Australian telcos have CIOs presiding over dedicated IT departments, mobile network operator, Virgin Mobile, has unified its project management, IT and customer service business units under the guise of its chief operating officer, Matt Anderson.

HP webOS TouchPad coming to Harvey Norman August 15

By Rodney Gedda | 26 July, 2011 13:07

HP has announced the local availability of its new webOS-powered TouchPad tablet PC with Harvey Norman set to offer the device from August 15 starting at $599.

Post-merger Vodafone, 3 unify project management

By Rodney Gedda | 26 July, 2011 09:31

With 5000 staff, 600 stores, 7.5 million customers and $4.4 billion in revenue, the merged Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has consolidated its project management office around one core application which it is now integrating with other business systems.

Former Google CIO says business misses key people marks

By Rodney Gedda | 25 July, 2011 11:49

The former CIO of Google and founder and CEO of ZestCash, Dr Douglas Merrill, says companies stuck in traditional management practices risk becoming irrelevant and leaders should not be afraid to do 'dumb' things.

Imixs open source BPM, workflow engine reaches 3.0

By Rodney Gedda | 22 July, 2011 10:03

The open source Imixs Workflow and BPM project has reached its third-generation with a framework now based on the Java EE 6 architecture.