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  • CIO Insights: Legacy systems – love them or leave them?

    In this fourth instalment of CIO Insights, we talk to three leading Australian technologists about whether or not to hold onto legacy systems for as long as possible, different approaches to modernising them, and how to go about making a business case for replacement.

  • Software AG acquires JackBe for mashup tooling, real-time analytics

    Software AG is adding mashup and real-time analytic capabilities to its lineup with the acquisition of JackBe. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed.

  • Racing and Wagering Western Australia off and running for Melbourne Cup

    The IT systems of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) are off and racing in time for this year’s Melbourne Cup, the culmination of a four-year modernisation program that includes the implementation of a Cisco Unified Computing System and intelligent network.

  • A business-focused approach in SOA design, governance

    If you listen to industry discussion of service-oriented architecture (SOA), you are likely to get the impression that SOA is best thought of as a technical approach for application integration. The reality is that SOA is much more.

  • Making enterprise architecture matter

    The right candidate needs to have some expertise in every layer of the technology stack, a keen understanding of the business, the ability to manage a matrixed (and peevish) group of siloed technologists, and the je ne sais quoi to sell concepts like service-oriented architecture to uninterested business executives.

  • TransGrid begins business process modelling project

    NSW state-owned electricity transmission network operator, TransGrid, has started a three-month business process modelling system (BPMS) project to deliver process modelling capability across its enterprise in a standard way.

  • Social media essential to IT service management: Analyst

    CIOs must start to think about integrating social media into their service desks as the technology becomes ubiquitous in everyday life, according to analyst firm, Ovum.

  • Dell introduces server with 96 CPU cores

    Dell on Monday introduced a server that can accommodate up to 96 CPU cores -- a big boost in the computational power provided by its hardware.

  • Amazon's Beanstalk aims to make Web Services easier to use

    Amazon on Wednesday planned to introduce an offering that combines its Web services into one tool that is aimed at making it easier for customers to use and fine-tune the services.

  • New higher education authority calls for fresh IT system

    The federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, is designing a new core information system for a new higher education agency – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) – which is scheduled to begin operating around mid-2011.

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