Study: Asia-Pacific ready to embrace SaaS model

Awareness and familiarity with Software-as-a-service (SaaS) across the Asia-Pacific region has reached an all time high, according to Springboard Research.

Written by Ross O. Storey25 Sept. 08 11:06

Aussie implementations impress ITIL guru

HP's David Cannon, co-author of the Service Operation book for latest version of ITIL, talks about why Australian adoption outstrips the US, what’s new in ITIL v3 and how to avoid common pitfalls

Written by Darren Pauli25 Sept. 08 08:00

What's Red Hat Doing in the Virtualization Business?

Even before Red Hat bought the virtualization company Qumranet, with its Linux KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) platform, Red Hat had made it clear that it was moving into virtualization in a big way. At its annual Red Hat Summit in June, the Linux powerhouse announced that it would be deploying its Embedded Linux Hypervisor, oVirt, which is based on KVM in its server line. This lightweight, embeddable hypervisor currently enables users to run run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows VMs on Linux.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols23 Sept. 08 10:37

IBM Launches Center for Social Software

IBM announced the opening of its Center for Social Software Wednesday, in a move Big Blue hopes will bring more of its Web 2.0 offerings to the enterprise and allow the vendor to solicit and exchange ideas with members of the business, technology and academic communities.

Written by C.G. Lynch19 Sept. 08 10:43

Hackers claim to break into Palin's Yahoo Mail account

A group of hackers that hit the Church of Scientology's site earlier this year have apparently cracked the Yahoo Mail account belonging to Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for US vice president, according to documents and screenshots posted on the Web.

Written by Gregg Keizer18 Sept. 08 08:41

IT to feel the heat from emissions trading

With national greenhouse emissions reporting underway for several months now, and as state and territory governments consider a national emissions trading scheme, Australia’s ICT industry should not be lulled into believing these measures will only affect the tall end of town.

Written by Andrew Hendry17 Sept. 08 08:49

SMX submitted to DSD for evaluation

Synergy Equities Group (ASX:SYG) subsidiary Data InCrypt will soon be submitting its SMX secure registered email suite for evaluation by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD).

Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling11 Sept. 08 14:58

National Innovation System Review urges Web 2.0 adoption

The federal government has released the report of the Review of the National Innovation System Venturous Australia, which details recommendations for remodeling the nation’s innovation system.

Written by Andrew Hendry10 Sept. 08 16:49

Terria bites back at Telstra’s monopolist accusations

The managing director of the Terria consortium, Michael Simmons, hit back at Telstra’s attack on comments he made yesterday regarding Terria’s desire for the government to preclude an alternative National Broadband Network (NBN), labeling it a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Written by Andrew Hendry10 Sept. 08 13:47

ISO-38500 and the road to real IT Governance

ISO-38500 has received unanimous support from the International Standards Organisation, with every country that voted approving the standard for fast-track acceptance.

Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling05 Sept. 08 13:56

Resources company redefines CEO-CIO relationship

CEOs and CIOs have been known to make strange bedfellows, but there is a new breed of younger more tech-savvy CIOs that are changing the relationship for good.

Written by Rodney Gedda05 Sept. 08 12:20

Scandal as UK crime domain sold to German

The now-defunct UK government agency responsible for investigating computer crime, the NHTCU, no longer owns its domain name after it was sold to an enterprising German internet marketer.

Written by Tom Jowitt04 Sept. 08 08:40

Local software to reduce hospital bottlenecks

New software developed by the Australian e-Health Research Centre claims to assist hospital emergency medical staff to better gauge demand on their services.

Written by Rodney Gedda02 Sept. 08 16:14

IDC study: Content management market is booming

The content management software market in the Asia Pacific region could be worth US$362 million by 2012, according to a study from research firm IDC.

Written by Jack Loo28 Aug. 08 10:29

US Terror threat system crippled by technical flaws

A US House subcommittee is charging that a US$500 million IT project intended to "connect the dots" on terrorists and help prevent another 9/11 is a failure; it can't even handle basic Boolean search terms, such as "and, or and not."

Written by Patrick Thibodeau28 Aug. 08 09:53

Opposition calls for separation, likens NBN process to Mugabe politics

Shadow Communications Minister Bruce Billson yesterday called on the nation’s telecommunications industry to adopt a less combative and more collaborative approach to the NBN debate. He also told attendees at the 2008 Australian Telecommunications Summit that the opposition backed the call for a structurally separate NBN proponent.

Written by Andrew Hendry28 Aug. 08 09:06

New iPhone Business Apps: Designing for Usefulness

When Apple launched its new App Store earlier this year, the assumption was that scads of businesses would develop applications for their iPhone-toting customers. Although there are more than 60 apps in the App Store's Business category, virtually no big-name companies have bothered to cough up one of their own. Since Apple plans to make at least 40 million iPhones in the next year, many of which will no doubt end up being used in the workplace, what's the holdup?

Written by Lisa Hoover26 Aug. 08 10:31

Transparency key recommendation in new privacy guidelines

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has issued a practical guide to businesses and government agencies showing them how best to respond in the event of a personal information security breach.

Written by Howard Dahdah25 Aug. 08 12:52
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