Despite a decade of vendor promises, the IT industry has largely failed to lessen the percentage of tech budgets dedicated to ‘keeping the lights on’ at the expense of freeing up spend for innovation, Oracle OpenWorld 2011 attendees have heard.
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Woolworths has launched its shopping app for Android, following strong demand from its iOS cousin.
Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has again labelled the release of thousands of US embassy cables by WikiLeaks as a threat to national security.
The rapid convergence of communications and media has caused a meltdown in the effectiveness of existing regulatory arrangements, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is set to roll out a new Personnel Management System, allowing the commission to centrally manage and provide more consistent staff pay.
The federal Attorney-General's Department (AGD) is to drop its TRIM-based records management system and move to one which integrates with the agency’s new Microsoft SharePoint environment.
Opposition communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has warned that a special access undertaking (SAU) lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) could see National Broadband Network (NBN) prices rise dramatically in future years.
The acquisition of Canon’s print services group has helped IT services company CSG (ASX: CSV) record solid increases in revenue and profit for the year to 30 June 2011.
McAfee is making progress defining and communicating its new role and strategy following its acquisition by Intel last year for $US7.68 billion, according to the security vendor’s global chief technology officer, George Kurtz.
IT management and services company SMS Management (ASX:SMX) has reported strong revenue and earnings growth for the full year to 30 June 2011.
The Australia Council for the Arts is to replace is on the hunt for a new finance system following the decision to ditch its 20-year-old existing system.
Data centre provider Equinix is mulling construction of a Melbourne facility in response to growing demand from customers at its Sydney 1 (SY1) and Sydney 2 (SY2) facilities.
Despite the potential for minors to accrue debts, online gambling companies operating inside Australia provide offer greater protection against problem gambling than retail outlets, according to Sportsbet chief executive officer, Cormac Barry.
The Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) has recorded a notable increase in IT spending to $1.104 billion for the year to 30 June 2011, an increase of seven per cent year on year.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) will play a minor role in providing communications in a major natural disaster due to its low levels of redundancy and availability, according to the country’s fifth largest ISP, Internode.