Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

Summary: The CeBIT 2011 action is over now, with stalls being dismantled in front of the ZDNet Australia team's eyes last night. But while it was alive, it was bustling and full of tech. Take a look at some of the stalls we visited.

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  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    Toten sells cabinets to put your kit in. We were told that this market is bigger in Australia than in the US because, while US customers would buy a lot of equipment from one manufacturer and get the cabinet with them, in Australia, companies will often buy gear from different vendors depending on price, which would require the acquisition of a cabinet.

  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    Peter McRae, Macpro managing director, stands in front of his stall. Macpro sells ERP software for smaller businesses, and has been doing so for many years. McRae told ZDNet Australia that the company is working on a web-based product, because software-as-a-service is where the market is going.

  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    At the NICTA stand, we were shown a cost decision program being developed by the research organisation, which allows the input of various cloud variables — such as when a company would predominately use a cloud infrastructure service, the number of CPUs and virtual machines, the maximum CPU load per virtual machine and the database size. After these variables have been entered, a list of cloud providers and their costs, based on the company's needs, become visible. As prices change, the program will be updated automatically.

Topics: Broadband, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Servers, NBN

Suzanne Tindal

About Suzanne Tindal

Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.

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