Stories by Mahesh Sharma

Greening your data centre from the grassroots

As data usage and electricity costs spiral out of control IT managers are leaving no stone unturned, even changing individual components to lower power usage and increase effectiveness.

Written by Mahesh Sharma27 Feb. 12 14:26

Data privacy legislation hampering cyber crime prevention: ACC

Organised crime groups have penetrated law enforcement bodies, and authorities are helpless to fight back due to restrictive data privacy legislation, according to the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) chief executive, John Lawler.

Written by Mahesh Sharma21 Oct. 10 11:54

Cloud floats through cybercrime legislation: Crime Commission

The head of the Australian Crime Commission has warned current law enforcement isn’t properly equipped to respond to attacks on cloud computing services, which is poised to be the next frontier for organised crime gangs to expand their syndicates.

Written by Mahesh Sharma19 Oct. 10 14:23

Exetel initiates legal action against telco ombudsman

The procedures used by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) to deal with customer complaints could soon be scrutinised by the Federal Court, after telco Exetel served the ombudsman with a statement of claim, alleging a number of breaches.

Written by Mahesh Sharma19 Oct. 10 13:42

Suncorp "agilises" its business, adopts BYO IT

Suncorp is "agilising" its business and extending agile practices to non-technology areas at the regional bank, following the successful use of the project management methodology in a range of IT projects.

Written by Mahesh Sharma20 Sept. 10 16:18

Bankwest feeds agile methods into CBA

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is watching the use of agile practices at recently acquired subsidiary Bankwest, which helped cut two-thirds out of the project deployment time. Bankwest chief information officer, Andy Weir, spoke about the bank's use of agile practices for a technology project to develop a debt management application at the <Agile Australia</i> conference in Melbourne.

Written by Mahesh Sharma17 Sept. 10 13:27

Revenge cycles spark move to agile

Governance is best defined as the rules for losing and a contract is a shopping list of the punishment to be meted out, according to Lonely Planet IT manager, Nigel Dalton.

Written by Mahesh Sharma16 Sept. 10 13:58

NBN Co leveraging ex-Telstra Agile skills

The people tasked with developing key customer portals for NBN Co will tap Agile methods honed in their previous roles at Telstra.

Written by Mahesh Sharma16 Sept. 10 10:07

DIAC IT service catalogue triggers technology overhaul

A spotlight has been shone on the technology services and costs across the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) courtesy of a recently launched IT service catalogue, which has triggered an overhaul of service delivery and IT spend and sourcing.

Written by Mahesh Sharma09 Sept. 10 10:10

Nextgen bets on 100gbps

Nextgen Networks has invested “tens of millions of dollars” to develop the capability to transfer data at speeds of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) over its network, as it targets Google and other content providers to underpin its push to become a leading player in the nation's high-speed broadband future.

Written by Mahesh Sharma08 Sept. 10 12:09