In a deal that will create the biggest independent IT services provider in Australia, technical services company UXC will snap up the Australian arm of work services firm Getronics.
Alan Chapman, acting CIO for the Queensland government talks to ZDNet.com.au about what makes his job unique, technologies on the way and the biggest threat to his organisation.
Telstra has officially switched on over 900 ADSL2+ exchanges, amid allegations of spin by the telco over its decision to back down on the issue of regulation.
Every time I build a new Windows computer, there are a dozen free and essential applications that I always install for other people. These applications all seem to fill essential functions and they all seem to be well-behaved installers and uninstallers, in other words it won't crash your computer or drag it down with gunk.
AOL's revenue and operating income continued to slide as the parent Time Warner focuses on advertising. For the fourth quarter, AOL reported operating income of $274 million on revenue of $1.
Mozilla said that it plans to release Firefox 2.0.
Processing virtualization, in the Kusnetzky Group model of virtualization technology, is technology that operates at or below the operating system level that creates a logical or virtual environment that differs from the actual physical environment in some way.There are a number of benefits to working in a logical or virtual environment - if the proper selection of technology is made.
The manufacturer has officially launched a product to downgrade Vista machines to XP, to meet customer demand.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft declares its modeling love with a new language, ‘D’Larry Dignan: Yahoo's conundrum: White knights are hard to find Dan Farber: Mitch Kapor: Microsoft+Yahoo, major integration challengeDavid Morgenstern: Will Microsoft support Windows on Macs?CIO Sessions: Discover Financial Services CIO: Diane Offereins Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Vista SP1 highlights in 60 seconds - The reasons why I'll be applying the service pack.
In the fight against security breaches, PGP Chief Executive Phil Dunkelberger cautions that encryption by itself is not the answer.
MySpace kicked off its developer program Tuesday by providing API's and development tools to tens of thousands of developers, with some unique diistinctions, and restrictions, that it hopes will result in high quality apps.Developers were invited to its "Sandbox" event in San Francisco to learn more about the rules and regulations for MySpace applications.
HSBC has appointed Brenton Hush to the position of chief information officer for its Australian operations.
Queensland's ICT spending will reach almost AU$1 billion this year, according to the state government's CIO, with AU$13 million going on security spending alone.
There's nothing wrong with senior Australian engineers, they just lack "world class experience", according to Google Australia's head of engineering, Alan Noble. Now he's heading to the UK to poach senior engineers from Australia's ex-pat community.
55% of online adults ask their physician for health- and wellness-related information, 59% resort to Internet-based resources, including Web sites, search engines, online advertisements, blogs, forums and social networks, according to iCrossing.
More than 50% of the companies surveyed said they do not allow employees to access typical Web 2.0 services from work –such as social networking sites, Internet video sites (YouTube) or virtual worlds (Second Life) – because they view such services a waste of the employee’s and the company’s time, according to IDC.
The well-known research firm Canalys released their latest smart mobile device report breaking down results from the 4th quarter of 2007, as well as summary results from the entire year. As expected, Nokia remained the global market leader with 52.9% of the market share in the 4th quarter. RIM finished in second place with 11.4% and Apple came in a surprising third in the world with 6.5% share. HTC was not specifically identified, but their numbers can be found in the 22.7% Others vendor and I personally want to see their numbers split out because I believe they have a significant market share as well with the majority of the Windows Mobile market.In looking at operating systems in the 4th quarter of 2007, Symbian led with 65% share, Microsoft's Windows Mobile was at 12%, RIM was third with 11%, Apple had 7%, and Linux was at 5%. The good news for us mobile fans is that converged device shipments rose 60% in 2007 over 2006.
The whole idea that some future world would see computing as a public utility originated with an off the cuff comparison between the reliability people expect utilities like the local telco to achieve and what they accept in internal information services.