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Linfox drives business development with virtual smart board

By Hamish Barwick | 02 December, 2011 09:57

Getting staff across multiple sites to contribute in business development meetings has become easier for Melbourne-based logistics firm, Linfox, following its trial of an iPhone application called Innoboard.

Salmat restructures to focus on digital services division

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 16:44

Following a full year 2011 profit dip of 26.8 per cent, Australian call centre provider, Salmat (ASX: SLM), has outlined that it will be focusing on its digital services division in 2012.

Australia to reach 35 million mobile subscriptions by 2015: Telsyte

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 11:54

The Australian mobile services market is expected to grow from 29 million subscriptions to 35 million by June 2015 due to the increasing popularity of tablets, according to telecommunications analyst firm, Telsyte.

Clive Whincup steps into Westpac Group CIO role

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 09:59

The Westpac Group has found a new CIO, Clive Whincup, from within its internal ranks.

Q&A: Programmed Group CIO, Mike Disbury

By Hamish Barwick | 30 November, 2011 13:37

Mike Disbury has been chief information officer of Perth-based project services company, Programmed Group, for five years.

Government agency IT budget cuts confirmed: Swan

By Hamish Barwick | 30 November, 2011 09:58

The Gillard government’s treasurer, Wayne Swan, has indicated in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) that there will be a 20 per cent cut in capital expenditure for government agencies with IT projects worth less than $10 million under the knife.

Salmat to implement Avaya call centre technology

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 11:50

Australian call centre provider, Salmat (ASX: SLM), has signed a five-year deal with Avaya for an undisclosed sum to implement a communications platform across its Australian and New Zealand operations designed to improve customer call resolution.

Will 04 mobile numbers run out by 2017?

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 10:10

Australian telecommunication service providers may have to create new mobile number ranges to replace the current 04 number which is in danger of running out, according to ACMA.

Information glut costing Australia $3 billion a year: Survey

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 08:10

Unstructured data coupled with IT outages could be costing the Australian economy up to $3 billion each year, according to storage vendor Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

Banks encumbered with IT legacy, compliance: Experts

By Hamish Barwick | 28 November, 2011 12:29

Australian banks need to upgrade IT infrastructure and data gathering skills if they want to compete with new players such as Google, according to financial IT consultants.

Communications Alliance, ISPs propose file sharing Notice Scheme

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2011 14:29

In a bid to educate Australians about illegal downloads, the Communications Alliance has teamed up with Telstra Bigpond, iiNet, Optus, iPrimus and Internode for the creation of a Notice Scheme.

Dept of Environment and Climate Change shares Cloud migration lessons

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2011 12:15

IT staff at the Department of Environment and Climate Change in Canberra no longer have to be the “heroes” when equipment breaks down now that data and services have been migrated to the Cloud.

CBA's Kaching app still in test mode

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2011 10:22

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has revealed that its iPhone Kaching application, which was announced on 25 October 2011, is still not available from Apple’s App Store due to testing delays.

Programmed Group cuts down backup times — 70 per cent reduction

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2011 10:12

Changing over from ageing Symantec software to CommVault Simpana has cut backup times by 70 per cent for Perth-based project services company, Programmed Group.

Q&A: I-MED Network CIO, Bart Dekker

By Hamish Barwick | 23 November, 2011 14:20

Bart Dekker has been chief information officer of Sydney-based private medical diagnostic imaging group, I-MED Network, for seven years.

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