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Ruralco overcomes configuration, speed issues with Azure move

In the early 2000s, Australian agribusiness Ruralco moved its SAP infrastructure into a hosted data centre in Melbourne. But as the company grew, the hosting provider’s inability to scale the infrastructure and slow system performance hindered the efficiency of staff at 40 businesses across 500 retail outlets.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Dec. 17 12:20

IP Australia’s cloud and API play underway

Armed with a “mandate for change”, Kalra has ambitious plans for the agency. He has put in place a new strategy, restructured the technology team, and transformed the way staff work to make the agency more nimble, faster moving and ready for the future.

Written by George Nott11 Dec. 17 07:30

The cloud: It’s raining possibilities

Perhaps it feels as though the concept of cloud computing has been around for a long time, and that it’s an expected part of every CIO and CTO’s toolkit. It might be a surprise then to learn that cloud uptake is only at about 20 per cent, even though last year, spend grew by almost 50 per cent.

Written by Paul Robson30 Nov. 17 16:00

Amazon launches bare metal EC2 instances

Amazon Web Services is giving all users direct access to its underlying hardware with the launch of EC2 bare metal instances, the company announced yesterday.

Written by George Nott30 Nov. 17 09:20

10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.

Written by John Edwards14 Nov. 17 22:00

A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

When Oracle first announced its agreement to acquire NetSuite, back in July 2016, there was widespread agreement in the tech industry that the deal could allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, including smaller businesses, expand to more vertical industries and more countries, and accelerate Oracle's application software push into the cloud.

Written by Marc Ferranti09 Nov. 17 08:18

EU wants more complaints about Privacy Shield deal with US

European Union officials want more people to complain about Privacy Shield, the exemption to European Union data protection law that allows businesses to export personal information to the U.S. for processing.

Written by Peter Sayer19 Oct. 17 02:37

What is hybrid cloud computing?

How to architect a hybrid cloud and what Amazon, Microsoft and Google mean by hybrid

Written by Brandon Butler18 Oct. 17 02:43

CA names new ANZ managing director

​CA Technologies has named Janice Cox as its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

Written by George Nott03 Oct. 17 16:30

Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

Move to Java 8 overcomes limited Java class support, thread execution issues, and slower performance of Java 7, Google says

Written by Paul Krill28 Sept. 17 05:55

SAP wants to embrace all your data stores with Data Hub

If data warehouses are for tidiness freaks -- information packaged into neat inferences, sorted and stacked, the rest discarded -- and data lakes are for hoarders -- tip everything in, you never know what might be useful -- then SAP's new Data Hub may be for the rest of us.

Written by Peter Sayer26 Sept. 17 05:11
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