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Affinity Education Group migrates 57 childcare centres onto single payroll system

By Hamish Barwick | 17 February, 2014 11:21

A project to migrate 57 childcare centres onto one cloud-based payroll system was achieved in nine weeks by Affinity Education Group (ASX: AFJ).

NICTA confirms Victorian job cuts

By Hamish Barwick | 10 February, 2014 14:06

National ICT Australia (NICTA) has confirmed that redundancies are planned at its Victorian Research Laboratory (VRL) after the Victorian state government announced funding reductions.

Clive Whincup to leave Westpac for Woolworths CIO role

By Hamish Barwick | 05 February, 2014 16:26

Woolworths has confirmed that Westpac Australia CIO Clive Whincup will be joining the company as its new CIO later in 2014.

Australian users migrating from Windows XP faster than US, UK: report

By Hamish Barwick | 05 February, 2014 10:25

The Australian user base for Windows XP is down to 7.8 per cent as users migrate to newer operating systems, according to new research by website analytics firm StatCounter.

Westpac Australia trialling Google Glass app

By Hamish Barwick | 04 February, 2014 13:55

Westpac Australia has confirmed that it is trialling an app for Google Glass following news this morning that Westpac New Zealand was trialling its Cash Tank app on the technology.

Non-profit Villa Maria to improve staff rostering with workforce management

By Hamish Barwick | 30 January, 2014 12:06

Villa Maria, a Victorian disability, education and senior services not-for-profit, is planning to roll out workforce management software during 2014 to 42 sites in order to improve staff rosters.

Telstra to cut print volumes following managed document services deal

By Hamish Barwick | 28 January, 2014 15:09

Telstra (ASX: TLS) plans to cut its printing volumes after expanding its relationship with Canon Australia to include managed document services (MDS) in January 2014.

Defence Housing Australia upgrades storage for future data needs

By Hamish Barwick | 23 January, 2014 12:05

Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has rolled out new storage hardware to improve its backup and disaster recovery requirements.

Martin Mercer to leave Optus for Melbourne IT CEO role

By Hamish Barwick | 17 January, 2014 11:46

Optus strategy and fixed managing director Martin Mercer has been confirmed as the new CEO of Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB). He will start at the online services company in April 2014.

Getting the financials right

By Hamish Barwick | 27 December, 2013 09:00

Demand for timely financial reports has lead ASX-listed Perth Internet service provider (ISP), iiNet, to ditch manual processes in favour of automated reports.

Farming data in the cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 19 December, 2013 15:01

Legacy storage infrastructure was holding the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia (DAFWA) back from new IT projects until it began a $3.6 million storage upgrade in mid-2013.

MyState rolls out Tata’s BaNCS core banking platform

By Hamish Barwick | 19 December, 2013 09:46

Tasmanian-based financial services group MyState (ASX:MYS) has replaced its Fiserv ICBS core banking platform with Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) BaNCS platform.

Shadow Comms Minister says ‘Australians want Labor's NBN’

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2013 11:25

The NBN Co’s 60-day strategic review of the NBN has generated a range of responses, with Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare saying that the Coalition government has broken its election promise to deliver 25 Mbps speeds by 2016.

NAB continues private cloud migration

By Hamish Barwick | 11 December, 2013 10:48

National Australia Bank (NAB)’s move to a private cloud infrastructure will continue well into 2015, the bank said this week.

NAB plans customer migration to NextGen platform

By Hamish Barwick | 10 December, 2013 16:42

National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced that 4 million customers will be migrated to its NextGen core banking platform over the next three years.

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