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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.

2012: The year of ‘big data’

By Hamish Barwick | 23 November, 2011 11:32

With the amount of information created and replicated expected to surpass 1.9 zettabytes in 2011, now is the time for enterprises to start using big data technology, according to analyst firm, IDC Australia.

Australian data centre market requires $8 billion construction boost: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 22 November, 2011 14:42

Some $8 billion worth of additional data centre facilities will be needed if Australia is going to have a sustainable IT economy in the future, according to analyst firm IDC Australia

In pictures: A closer look at the NSW Rural Fire Service digital video wall

By Hamish Barwick | 22 November, 2011 13:10

The NSW Rural Fire Service recently installed a video wall comprised of 100 NEC LCD screens in time for the bush fire season.

NSW Rural Fire Service uses digital video wall for bushfire season

By Hamish Barwick | 22 November, 2011 10:48

Replacing an aging projector setup with a digital video wall made up of 100 NEC LCD screens has already proven its worth for the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) after it was used in the recent Blue Mountains fires.

iiNet confirms TransACT acquisition

By Hamish Barwick | 21 November, 2011 14:15

iiNet (ASX: IIN) has confirmed reports that a voluntary suspension of its shares on 18 November was actioned in order to acquire Canberra-based telecommunications company, TransACT.

NBN Co hires its first chief operating officer

By Hamish Barwick | 21 November, 2011 11:56

Following a management restructure of NBN Co in August where chief financial officer, Jean-Pascal Beaufret, announced his retirement, the company has hired a chief operating officer.

NBN on a “knife edge”: Optus

By Hamish Barwick | 21 November, 2011 10:01

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is on a “knife edge” unless spending and pricing costs are regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), according to Optus chief executive officer, Paul O’Sullivan.

Paul O’Sullivan looks back at 20 years of Optus

By Hamish Barwick | 18 November, 2011 16:27

It was 20 years ago on November 19, 1991, when Optus was granted its carrier licence. Since then, the telecommunications company has survived many ups and downs.

Victoria ICT plan dependent on increasing student intake: ACS

By Hamish Barwick | 18 November, 2011 10:56

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has backed the Victoria government’s new ICT plan but urged it to increase IT student numbers.

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