Cloud

 

Mobility

Microsoft Australia boss Pip Marlow banking on Lumia to lift Windows Phone prospects

Pip Marlow, managing director Microsoft Australia.

Sylvia Pennington   iPhone, Android or Windows? A no-brainer for most Australian buyers, but Microsoft Australia boss has high hopes.

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Procurement

Infosys vies for government work

Jackie Korhonen from Infosys wants more government work.

Lia Timson    Indian outsourcer and systems integrator Infosys is gunning for a large slice of the Australian government sector hoping it will soon account for a third of its revenue.

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Data centre

Microsoft cloud coming to Australia in October

Demand for local data centres to reduce latency and preserve data sovereignty is likely behind Microsoft's decision to open Azure facilities in Australia.

Stuart Corner   Announcement on long-awaited Australian data centres expected in weeks.

Data analytics

Banks move with times

Australia's big four banks.

Beverley Head   Move over digital natives – the “data natives” are about to take over, and Australian banks have been warned to get ready.

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Private cloud

Telstra debuts managed private cloud

Telstra is launching a pre-packaged managed private cloud service.

Stuart Corner   Telstra is to provide a ready-packaged managed private cloud services for enterprises.

Bytes

News bytes for week of August 4, 2014

Australians are taking to Twitter.

It's all about cloud, funding and start-ups as the week gets off to a productive start.

Internet of Things

Eight weird and wonderful smart things

Analytica’s PeriCoach will tell you if youre exercising your pelvic floor enough.

Sylvia Pennington   From smart soccer balls to a pelvic floor gadget, the 'internet of things' and the cloud are delivering a plethora of weird and, sometimes, wonderful gadgets.

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Cloud

Microsoft's latest numbers explain its mega-layoffs, point to cloud

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company will no longer make Nokia phones based on the Android operating system.

Hayley Tsukayama   CEO Satya Nadella says agility is more important than scale.

Disruption

Technology making financial playing field uneven

Financial system inquiry chair David Murray

Beverley Head   The last time Australia's financial system was formally reviewed, 14 per cent of Australians had internet access from home - today the figure is 83 per cent. Technology has similarly revolutionised the world of banking and payments.

Bytes

News bytes for week of July 14, 2014

Swinburne University of Technology is now home to a joint NICTA software lab.

New NICTA software lab; NBN cost-benefit analysis (part 1) is out; billions invested in the cloud; and more.

News Bytes

News bytes for week of June 30, 2014

Hewlett-Packard HP.

Shell refuels with HP; Telstra invests in security software outfit; NAB's top tech women, Bitcoin start-ups wanted.

News Bytes

News bytes

Sebastian Eckersley-Maslin wants more wealthy individuals to back Australian start-ups in Australia.

Telstra to guard premises; Maestrano to orchestrate easier cloud; Talent unleashes awards.

Cloud

Optus gearing up to fight Telstra on cloud turf

Optus is to add Microsoft 365 to its business offerings.

Andrew Colley   Optus is preparing to tread on Telstra’s turf in the cloud computing market after securing a long overdue partnership with Microsoft.

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Expansion

Telstra takes cloud to US for global coverage

On the go: Telstra is opening a cloud hub on the east coast of the US to add to its global offerings.

Stuart Corner   Telstra has ramped up its push into the global IT services market with the opening of a Telstra cloud hub in the US.

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Bits and bytes

News bytes for week of June 16, 2014

Chris McNamara, chief operating officer, DesignCrowd.

Aussie DesignCrowd has just added 600,000 new users to its stable by buying a competitor; cloud investment is growing and which bank has a new CIO.

Wearables

Salesforce jumps into wearables

New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone (L), Gear 2 smartwatch (C) and Gear Fit fitness band. Salesforce wants to facilitate the adoption of the smartwatch and other wearable devices in business.

Lia Timson   Business cloud software company Salesforce is hoping to do to wearable computers what Apple did to smartphones: make them pervasive in the corporate world.

Leadership

Dell Australia farewells Kremer, moves Fox to top job

Angela Fox will be at the helm of Dell Australia and New Zealand from July 7.

Lia Timson   Joe Kremer, the long-serving managing director of Dell Australia New Zealand, is leaving the company at the end of July to pursue other interests.

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Data centres

Prefab data centres in vogue

A security officer stands watch at a data centre in Las Vegas. Data centres are the backbone of the web, carring out the demands of internet users.

Stuart Corner   Data centre infrastructure providers are seeing an upsurge of interest in their prefabricated or modular offerings, which are forecast to take a much bigger share of the market over the next few years.

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Cloud

SAP technology chief Vishal Sikka steps down in cloud overhaul

SAP is making arrangements to better respond to market demand for cloud services.

Serena Saitto   SAP, the largest maker of businesses-management software, shuffles executives to cope with demand for cloud services.

Digitisation

Schools jump online taking parents with them

Mouse

Sylvia Pennington   Australian schools have embraced online systems automating everything from canteen ordering to selling seats at the end of year concert.