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Springfield Land Corporation buys Suncorp’s Polaris share

By Hamish Barwick | 28 February, 2012 09:42

Springfield Land Corporation is now the sole owner of the tier three Polaris data centre in Springfield, Queensland following its acquisition of Suncorp Bank’s half share for $110.5 million.

Hutchison Telecommunications Australia reports $167.7m loss

By Hamish Barwick | 24 February, 2012 16:44

Hutchison Telecommunications Australia (ASX: HTA) has reported a $167.7 million loss for the full year ended 31 December 2011, in contrast with its $73.4 million profit for the same period in 2010.

Talent2 signs Queensland government outsourcing contract

By Hamish Barwick | 24 February, 2012 11:12

IT services provider, Talent2 International (ASX: TWO), has entered the government space by signing a three-year Managed Service Program (MSP) deal with the Queensland government.

Dodo confirms cause of Telstra internet outage

By Hamish Barwick | 24 February, 2012 09:45

Internet service provider, Dodo, has confirmed that a fixed-line and mobile internet connections outage which affected Telstra (ASX:TEL) customers on 23 February was the result of a router hardware failure at Dodo.

Government agencies shouldn’t overlook Cloud approaches: Unisys outsourcing expert

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2012 16:11

Making use of Cloud approaches such as virtualization and automation is something Australian government agencies shouldn’t overlook, as it is a way to try Cloud computing without the risks, according to Unisys outsourcing expert Wayne Allen.

Virgin Australia to roll out Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2012 15:22

Airline operator Virgin Australia will begin offering passengers use of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet during flights, starting in April.

The challenges of business intelligence: Gartner BI summit

By Hamish Barwick | 23 February, 2012 12:02

Business intelligence (BI) investment will continue to be driven by IT in the future, but finding people with the right BI skills will be an ongoing challenge, according to a Gartner BI and Information Management Summit panel discussion.

ING Direct Australia shares 12 BI tips

By Hamish Barwick | 22 February, 2012 15:34

Implementing business intelligence (BI) can be a process fraught with pitfalls but avoiding this is easy if companies follow certain processes, advises financial services company, ING Direct Australia.

Toyota Australia puts BI in top gear

By Hamish Barwick | 22 February, 2012 11:25

Budget blowouts and delays were hampering IT projects at Toyota Australia until the car manufacturer rolled out a new business intelligence (BI) model.

Mirus Australia creates aged care BI

By Hamish Barwick | 21 February, 2012 15:42

In a bid to provide better patient data to care providers, aged care services firm, Mirus Australia, has developed an Aged Care Metrics (ACM) system which utilises business intelligence (BI).

Gartner BI Summit: The future of analytics

By Hamish Barwick | 21 February, 2012 12:18

Business analytics need to become easier to use in the future as Australia is faced with an analytics skills shortage that will not go away, according to a Gartner Business Intelligence (BI) and Information Management Summit panel discussion.

Woolworths opens virtual supermarket

By Hamish Barwick | 20 February, 2012 16:50

Supermarket operator, Woolworths, has unveiled a virtual supermarket on the walls of Town Hall station in Sydney.

Data#3 reports first half revenue of $435.8 million

By Hamish Barwick | 20 February, 2012 14:44

Brisbane-based ICT service provider, Data#3 (ASX:DLT), has reported that its first half of 2012 revenue reached $435.8 million, up 15 per cent from the same period last year.

Mobility putting pressure on data centre managers: Analyst

By Hamish Barwick | 20 February, 2012 12:22

Mobility and the unstructured data it creates is putting pressure on data centre managers to grow systems, according to the latest predictions from analyst firm Gartner.

iPad, Windows 8 top ANZ infrastructure spend in 2012: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 17 February, 2012 15:26

The Australia and New Zealand ICT infrastructure market will be characterised by changing investment priorities due to economic conditions, according to the latest predictions from IDC Australia.