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ANZ to deploy iPads following due process: Weatherston

By Hamish Barwick | 18 July, 2011 09:56

ANZ Bank's chief information officer, Anne Weatherston, has revealed that the banking group is investigating the rollout of iPads to senior management as part of its bring your own (BYO) computing policy and is at the beginning of a desktop virtualization process starting with its Active Directory.

Singapore Airlines CEO apologises for company's website issues

By Hamish Barwick | 15 July, 2011 15:37

The increasing ire of Singapore Airlines customers over continued problems with its new website which was launched on 22 May have led to its chief executive officer, Goh Choon Phong, being forced to publicly apologise.

Slideshow: ANZ Bank CIO Anne Weatherston announces five year IT roadmap

By Hamish Barwick | 15 July, 2011 11:55

ANZ Bank has announced its technology roadmap to 2017 which is designed to facilitate two decades of continued growth through the integration of Australia and New Zealand with the Asia Pacific to form a super-regional business.

Updated: Pacnet, Global Switch confirm data centre power incident

By Hamish Barwick | 14 July, 2011 15:41

Sydney-based data centre provider, Global Switch, has traced a power incident which affected some customers back to a unnamed contractor who accidentally initiated a fire trip system shutdown on one of its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) groups.

REA Group lists with hybrid Cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 14 July, 2011 11:35

Melbourne-based REA Group (ASX:REA), operator of property website, has implemented VMware's hybrid vCloud to aid its overseas expansion and Web application development over the next few years.

ASG Group, Vocus confirm customers will take carbon tax hit

By Hamish Barwick | 13 July, 2011 12:29

Data centre operators ASG Group and Vocus have confirmed that they will pass on some increases in energy costs associated with the Gillard Government's carbon tax to customers after 1 July next year.

Minerals and Metal Group mines hybrid Cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 13 July, 2011 09:35

Chinese-owned mining company, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG), has implemented Hewlett Packard's (HP) hybrid Cloud to overhaul its IT infrastructure as the company prepares for expansion into mineral rich countries over the next three years.

Cisco faces uphill battle in Aussie tablet market with Cius: Ovum

By Hamish Barwick | 12 July, 2011 11:48

Cisco will face an uphill battle when it charges into the already saturated tablet PC market with the 31 July Australian launch of its Cius dual IP phone and tablet device, analyst firm Ovum has argued.

NextDC predicts substantial power price increase for company following carbon tax

By Hamish Barwick | 11 July, 2011 16:06

NextDC chief executive, Bevan Slattery, has predicted that it may be incurring costs of "2.7 cents per kilo watt" at its Melbourne facility once the Gillard Government's carbon tax comes into affect on 1 July, 2012.

Facebook Skype arrangement to force telco's hand on mobile rates: Ovum

By Hamish Barwick | 11 July, 2011 10:46

Australian telecommunication providers may be forced to look at other revenue streams and cut calling rates in the future as Facebook and Skype begin offering free video calls, according to analyst firm, Ovum.

Aussie banks divided over mobile security education

By Hamish Barwick | 08 July, 2011 12:26

Some of the big four banks are divided over claims by a National Australia Bank (NAB) fraud specialist that more needs to be done to educate customers about the risks of banking using mobile devices

SKA telescope to generate more data than entire Internet in 2020

By Hamish Barwick | 07 July, 2011 12:05

The forthcoming $2.1 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope could generate more data per day than the entire internet when it comes online in 2020, according to the director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Professor Peter Quinn.

QBE Australia hunts for new CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 06 July, 2011 16:04

Listed insurance company, QBE Insurance Group, (ASX:QBE) is looking for a new chief information officer following a review of its IT functions that led to about 200 IT staff redundancies, mainly from its Sydney office.

AGIMO wraps up data centre panels for now

By Hamish Barwick | 06 July, 2011 15:21

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has all but finalised vendors for its data centre migration and facilities panels following an extensive selection process which began in November 2010.

Kiandra sets sights on state, federal ICT services contracts

By Hamish Barwick | 06 July, 2011 11:39

Melbourne-based services provider, Kiandra IT, has scored an ICT services contract with the WA Government to offer business intelligence (BI), SharePoint and custom software development services to all of its departments.

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